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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO, ILI
TplonhnnPt Editorial, Monroe 353
eiupilV'USit circulation, Monroe 34.38
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ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March 3. 1SJ9.
THAT PRIMARY. Trust the po
litical bosses to find a way out. When
the primary plan was voted a law in
Illinois it was thought a plan had at
last been perfected to end the hand
picking of candidates by the bosses
and corporations. But' through the
lethargy of the people the bosses are
again in the saddle.
The primaries are now swung
completely by a machine. The best
oiled political machine, the gang hav
ing the most payroll patriots in it,
names the candidates. No better ex
ample of this could be found than
the Seventh ward situation, where
Aid. Charles E. Merriam seems to he
the victor by the skin of his teeth.
The smug, respectable voters of
the Seventh ward refused to stir
themselves out and protect city coun
cil from the Lundin-Loeb-Barney
Snow raiders. As a consequence,
they nearly encompassed the defeat
of one of Chicago's most remarkable
The raiders knew the people
wouldn't get out and vote at a pri
mary; they knew It well from past J
experience. So they cnoked up the
city payroll with men pledged to Fet
zer, Barney Snow's candidate. The
payroll gang brought out their rela
tives and friends and the scheme
nearly "went over."
The voters should take warning
from the primary fate of Werner.
Buck and Kearns and make use of
their vote at all times in the future.
JHURRAH FOR THE KIDS. March
first! Sounds like. marbles, tops, rol
ler skates and baseball. Outdoor
sports and good times for our chil
dren. More power to them. There is
nothing on earth that does a little
fellow or a little girl more good than
fresh outdoor air and plenty of it.
Let 'em have it, folks.
We grown people watch our
youngsters or somebody else's
youngsters play to their hearts' con
tent And it carries us back to the
days when we, too, played to our
hearts' content. You never really
appreciate youth until you are
grown up. It's a blamed good idea to
give our children all the benefits of
youth and play that we can while
they are really in their youth.
No worries. Nothin' to fret about
No responsibilities! Just school and
play for the tiny tots and their older
brothers and sisters.
So let play be the watchword of
these early days of springtime!
And you might even get out and
play with your children. You are
only as old as you feel, you know.
DID YOU KNOW
It sounds unbelievable, but a Den
ver wizard has trained a telephone
operator so that she gets the correct
number the first time he calls.
Shows what patience will do.
The Amazons used one-sided hand
kerchiefs long before the Aztecs.
Rubbing liniment on the hall stairs
won't curb the pain of bumping down
them on your left hind ear.
By oiling the hinge on your collar
button frequently it will be found to
strengthen its life and insure its en
durance against gumchewing and arguing.