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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
500 S. PEOniA ST. CUICAGO, IMi.
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
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United States and Canada. S3 OU a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago
III., under the Act of March 3, ISiD
WOMAN'S WORK AFTER THE
WAR. The women of Europe have
been doing men's work and their
own while the armies of Europe out
line the frontiers of the nations.
Prophecies of what the status of
women will be after the war con
tinue to cover up much expensive
There's no need to state them
again. The gist of them is that
women are going to get the ballot as
a reward of merit and that low-priced
but well-trained female labor will
compete with and cut down the
male's wages and perhaps banish
him from the labor market.
But are men to have, after the war,
just about the same value as drones
in a beehive? .
In every adjustment of the rela
tions of men and women we reason
best when we start with their primi
tive instincts and habits.
Man's original'' "business" was
hunting and war. Woman probably
invented some of the "industries"
like weaving and bread-making.
She probably did the first plowing
and reaping, also, but she used a
crooked stick to turn up the ground
and some say she might still be
plowing that way had not man ham
mered out the plowshare for her.
That was easy for him, of course,
after he had learned to shape the
spear and the hunting knife. He
still practices this art as the great-1
f est of his businesses today, in the"
form of howitzers and shrapnel and
rails for transporting the machinery
of his war-game.
And gradually he converted all of
women's industries into profitable
businesses. Beer and wine-making
he took over years ago, weaving and
spinning almost within the memory
of man. Today he makes woman's
clothing for her in big factories, and
he has taken her canning and bak
ing out of the kitchen.
And she let him manage. In fact,
she assented most eagerly to all rt
these changes. Probably in earlier
stages of civilization she was just as
quick tO" take advantage of easier
conditions, none of which, by the
way, man arranged as any special
favor to woman.
And undoubtedly, after the war,
shB will shed the questionable joys
of making munitions and Tunning
street cars and return to the protect
ed home as fast as the soldiers lay
down their arms.
Are- there not enough intricate
after-the-war problems to be settled
without wasting brain power on one
which will settle itself?
COULDN'T BEAT UNCLE HI
Uncle Hiram from Podunk was
taken by his nephew into a down
town hashery for lunch.
"I guess I'll have some' coffee and
sinfcers," said the nephew.
"Did you say sinkers?" asked the
"I sure did, uncle." .
"Well," said Uncle Hiram, as his
eye fell on a spaghetti eater. "I
reckon 111 have a mess of fishin'
lines like that there feller is eatin
out of u bowl."
WHERE PA FELL DOWN
"We' dined out last night. Pa dis
graced us as usuaL"
"How was that?"
"He got to the end of the dinner
with three forks and two spoons stQ