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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
FniTOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 8. PKOOIA SX. CHICAGO, TLX
TeleDhOTieS Editorial, Monroo 353
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Entered as second-class matter April
ai. ivLA, oi ue posiomce ax unicaso,
lit, .under the Act of March 3, IS 7 a.
RUSHING CARS "The railroads
"will help the food situation," say the
Washington dispatches. "They are
relieving 'the car shortage by rushing
empty freight cars back to the vest."
Rushing them? How rushing
Why, xtyer single track lines, about
.nine' times in ten single track lines'.
To say nothing of other physical de
fects. . t
Of tie 245,624 miles of operated,
railroad in th'e United States only
27,60Hniles are double tracked.
How much "rushing" of empty
freight-bars or anything else can you
do over a single- track railroad, al
ready taxed seven times beyond its
To handle, even the ordinary traffic
of ordinary times, four-fifths of. the
single 'track lines should be double
tracked andjialf of the double track
ed lines-should be four tracked.
In such conditions, to talk about
"relief." furnished by the railroads is
a joke griin and sardonic, but still
But- If .congressmen and others
don!fc want to waste time In sucbarid
pleasantries, a fruitful subject for
them to study Is how much' the phy
sical "shortcomings of the. American
railroads- have' contributed to the
present congestion of food supplies.
Also,, how much of earned railroad i
income that should have been used
to kSep up physical efficiency has
been grabbed off to provide "melons't
and pay dividends on excessive stock
T1! nra -nrMilrl Via nr Inlra aViftltt fTiat u
but a lot of plain 'good sense.
Circus has offered ; Billy Sunday.
r$2-,000 a day." Tlead the clowns, we
suppose. . - t
Being pressed for food, DenmarkT
.climbs on the water wagon, but isj
hokest enough to admit that It's onlyL
for a short time.
Philadelphia editor says that "life
in the west has become just oneper-,-petual
huilt for the dollar." Nope!j
Not the dollar, the potato!
Understand some of Eu rope's t
crowned heads are good roller-skaters,
violinists and mimics. Theyf
might get time in vaudeville. over
iere when their jobs are gone. v -4
Contracting for California peaches ,
pat $40 per ton, and the trees haven't
even blossomed yet. Darned if theyJret
not going to beat US' on our scheme
of turning from a- potato to a peach.
WHAT. HO!; CHINA?
IF HONuNCLE SAMMY!
FIGHT ME FIGHT! J
SAM ALLU5 RIGHT
. ME STICK BY 5AM, g