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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1912, Image 12

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thing. Mike G'Pylpn, the great
air pilot, is bringing his whole
stable of aviators, sixteen count
th'em sixteen death defying, ci
garet smoking swashbucklers of
the planes.
As a special feature two of
them will be women, but what I
said about cigarets doesn't go for
them, because one of them is go
ing to be Me.
The other one is Tessie Flut
ter. She's been making such a hit
round the circuit that O'Pylon de
cided it was good business to sign
on another one, and that's how I
happened to ride in. Tessie seems
a right nice gurl, although she
blondmes dreadful.
We got quite chummy together
and went out to look over our ma
chines arm in arm. She uses a
Curlin-Martiss biplane, while I'm
to have a trim little Kazoo.
We walked together among the
hangars, 'swapped chewing gum
told each other what were our fa
vorite authors, and were admired
impartial by xubbernecks. We
also made ft up between us that
she was to wear a white sweater
and me a red one, and that weM
eat our meals together at the ho
tel. In fact, we swore eternal
We were on the program today.
Dtft didn't fly. Because hope de
ferred maketh the crowd come
England is talking now of un
taxing farm land and .giving a
bounty on hcjme-raised wheat Be
sides, to stir UDtheaJmeiJ.r
The average citizen can see on
every hand evidence that thou
sands upon thousands of dollars
are spent to nominate and elect
candidates to public office. He
knows that in many cases more
money is spent to get" an office
than the successful candidate
will draw In salary.
Where does all -this money;
come from?
It isn't contributed by the av
erage citizen. Itjhust come from
somebody who expects torget it
back, and much more to boot,
Big Business doesn't put money
into the political game for pa
triotism or the mere fun of the
thing. Every dollar spent in poli
tics is an investment.' And the
profit on that in vestment y ulti
mately comes out of the pockets
of the people.
Theoretically the candidate
elected becomes a public- serv
ant. But in fact he acts as a serv
ant of whoever put up the money
to elect him.
While seeking votes he talks of
public servants and what he will
do for the people. When he gets
into office, however, he generally
looks out for the interests of his"
friends and backers and forgets
the dear people.
1 There are exceptions to the
rule, of course. But it's a rule
just the same- The fact- is, poli
tics has become a business. The
so-called leaders play to get con- j
trol of government ; and hose
who help them get .control,, fully, ,
exneclctohay eoyern rnenfc -con-
14 . " J-'iAfc'iM

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