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THE DAY BOOK
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Entered aa econd-class matter 'April
21. 1314. at the postoffice at Chlcatro
1IL. under the Act of March 3, 1S7J.
MIDDLEMEN. Too many middle
men between producer and consum
er. Too many profits on all"we eat,
Farmers and workers .supporting too
many , families besides their own.
Buyers, brokers, wholesalers, retail
ers, speculators, railroads, express
companies and other middlemen rid
ing at ease on the backs of producer
and consumer. Got to kick some of
the parasites out from under.
WHAT'S THE ANSWER? Why
did the loop press announce a drop in
the price of grub-that didn't-arrive?
Was it to break the housewives' boy
cott? Didn't the" wise editors figure
it out that when housewives bought
their eggs, butter and potatoes they
would know whether the price was
down or not?
'SMATTER, OG? Armour must
be getting nervous. Conducting an
advertising campaign now to make
the folks believe he's a public bene
factor. But if Uncle Sam's investi
gators dig deep enough, they'll vy
likely find that Armour is not only
king of the meat business, but is also
the invisible government back of
Wetz, the dummy. egg king, to say
nothing of being the biggest specula
tor in grain and other foodstuffs. Our
leading- butchers have been .killing
hogs so long they're beginning to act i
OH, FINE! , KEEP A HEN! To
relieve the High Cost of Living,
Speaker Champ Clark recammends
that everybody keep a hen. Anybody, r
he says, with 20 square feet of
ground space, can keep a chicken. ,
Fine, Champ! This is an out-of
sight .scheme for the man in the hall
ropm at the boarding house.' All he ,
has to do is to stake out his hen to
the leg of the bed when he goes' to
work, and returning at 6 :30 he will
find- that the hen has cropped the ,
grass for six feet around the bed leg
and has laid at least one egg some-.
where on the counterpane. -'
f he lives in the city the police '
may arrest him for violating ordi-I
nances which exist against cackling
hens and crowing roosters within
the city .limits, but it is a dandy
scheme. By all means let everybody ,
every underpaid bookkeeper, every .
salesgirl behind the ribbon counter,
every mill hand and woman factory
worker keep a hen!
NONPARTISAN VICTORY. A,
victory of. tremendous political sig
nificance was won in .one state at
the- November election which has
been given but scant comment in the
press. It was the sweeping victory
of the farmers of North Dakota, who
secured, through their NoVpartisan
League, control of the legislature and '
elected most of their state candi
dates, including the governor and
three judges of the supreme court.
This victory means first, that the
people of North Dakota will pin their
own government. It also means that
the" middlemen, including grain deal
ers, railroads, flour manufacturers,
bankers, elevator owners, mine own
ers et al will have tougher sledding
in the future than they have had in
the past Among other things will
be, a state-owned and controlled ter
minal elevator, a state-owned pack
ing house, state-financed. and coa-.