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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. TEOniA ST. CHICAGO. ILIAj.
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mail.
United States and Canada. $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflee at Chicago,
I1L, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
UNCLE'S NEW PLANT. Of 100
or more cities bidding for the gov
i eminent armor plate plant about half
of them are inland points. Others
are seaports only by courtesy. There
are a number of qualifications to be
taken ito consideration in choosing
the site of the armor plate plant
apart from its location on navigable
waters, but that is surely one impor
tant one. Uncle. Sam has just had
an illustration o'f the folly of putting
this future industry at the mercy of
- Other things to be considered are
the proximity of the plant "to fuel and
material and the feasibility of pro
tecting it from attack by land and
.sea. Doubtless many of the cities
bidding, and perhaps some tha,t are
ngt, possess the qualifications' requi
site to a greater or lesser degree. The
thing to do, however, is to select the
one of all which' possesses them in
the GREATEST degree. Politics
must be eschewedTof course. Offers
of donations of' land for .site of, the
plant, cash bonuses and other like
inducements should not even be con
sidered. The United States govern-'J
ment does not need to go a-begging.
The armor plate plant will be a big
thing for some city, of cburse.
If the city which gets it happens to
be the very best location for the
plant it is welcome to its good for-
, tune, as far as we are concerned. I
not why -that's another story.
There must no tbe any juggling with
the armor plate plant proposition,
that's sure. And some of the fore
most "bids" for the plant sound
mightily like joking or juggling.
A WALL, PLEASE, GEORGE
When that London Chamber of Com
merce hornswaggles Great Britain
into the policy of high protection, on
the ground that the foreigner pays
the tax, we're going to use our influ
ence with King George to-have him
build a perfectly lovely tariff wall
In 1914 we exported 455,000,000
pounds of meat; in the next year
1,339,000,000 pounds, fresh beef
shipments jumping from 6,400,000
to 231,000,000 pounds.
War prices""eoaxed all that extra
meat over to Europe. What warring
Europe pays for our meat fixes the
price that we pay. Our packers com
plain about the scarcity of American
mea.ts. It is visiting Europe, and
nothing can stop it save a pretty lit
tle tariff walL Meanwhile, the pack
er skins both the foreign and domes
ONE HUMANE PROVISION
iH THE CRUEL WAR..
COMPARE j MAY I SIT A
LOVE. yUliffll 0AK?
TEACHING THE DISABLED
A USEFUL OCCUPATION