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MY 'ONE 5EST REASON FOR
VOTING FOR WILSON
By William Marion Reedy.
1 (Editor of Reedy's Mirror.)
I will vote for Woodrow Wilson for
president of the United - States be
cause he is the only candidate for
that office who has a constructive,
democratic American policy for war
or peace preferably peace. He has
strengthened our banking system,
paved the way for the farmed to util
ize his credit without paying tribute
to usury- set the country in the way
of readiness to engage in world com
merce without submission to foreign
control, struck a fatal blow to child
labor, established the eight-hour day
as the standard f or the workman and
made inevitable legislation for the
peaceful arbitration of disputes be
tween employer antf employe.
He has provided for an adequate
army and navy1 witft checks to pre
vent an orgy of naval and military
expenditure. IDs revenue measures
provide for getting the money from
the classof people whose possessions
most largely represent the appropria
tion of community-created values.
He has been, neutral between Eu
rope's belligerents in the only way
he could be neutral by standing for
the integrity of the lawv of nations,
for the rights of American life and
prosperity, for the ordinary dictates
of humanity. -
As to Mexico, he handled, a might
ily muddled situation in a manner to
avoid violating Mexican sovereignty
anfl at the samtime support the ele
ments there giving most promise of
ability to restore law and order.
' . Ml the things President Wilson has
dqne have been criticised severely,
but no critic has shown that what he
did was unnecessary to be done, or
could have been done better.
I am for Wilson and his program
because there is no alternative, per
sonal or political. I am for Wilson
as all friends of democracy and lib
erty were for Lincoln in the days
when those who were doing nothing I
for either were howling, "The war
is a failure."
Zq o -
"JUST A MINUTE!"
By Charles ET. Driscoll.
"Just a minpie!" said the fair one,
And I waited thirty-five;
Then I ventured, "Please, next Tues
day, Let me know if you're alive!"
So I lost a fine position
In the lady's good esteem,
And the next time that I meet her
She will greet me with a scream.
"Just a minute!" came the answer,
While I dangled on the phone;
So I held it forty minutes,
Then I smashed it with a stone.
I had asked for Doctor Killem,
For I fain would pay my bill,
But I took my dough and spent it,
And he's waiting for it stilL
If you have an ailing kitten, .
Or a yellow, jaundiced cow,
You won't tell it,N"Just aminute!"
You wjll go and dope it now!
If you have an office helper
Who says, "Just a minute, please!"
Catch him, tie him, crack his noodle;
He's a costly piece of cheese!
Father-was trying diplomatically
to get, little Johnny interested "in"
arithmetic. ' '
"Surely you want to -learn per
centages," he said. "That teaches
you how to figure the averages of
the baseball teams and players."
"What do I care?" retorted John
ny. "The fellers that play the game
don't have to do that. They hire
some cheap skate to "do it for 'em."
N. Y. World,