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Erickson, the novice, was the only
one jumping. He cleared five feet
eight inches that day," He had
k found hjs specialty.
Today iinckson is-jone 01 tne
world's best high jumpers. He is
also a good all-round athlete, and
although cast on slender lines, his
heart and limgs are tremendous
and his muscles are like spring
The opinion of these men who
have found a cure-all in athletics
is that it does everything that
much" advertised nostrums claim
to do. These splendid specimens
of manhood, living proof of the
value of out-of-door exercise, are"
the prophets who will spread the
doctrincwhich the puny and sure-to-die
. THAT 55 PER CENT.
The people of Chicago made" a
bad bargain when they went into
partnership with the street rail
way company, and sold out the
interests of employes and the peo
ple who ride on street cars for 55
per cent of the profits.
. Other cities that looked after
the interests of the people who
ride on the cars, didn't take a per
centage of the profits- they got
3-cent fares for the people, and
fairly decent wages for the em
ployes. And the city of Chicago is as
much to blame now as are the
owners of watered bonds and"
stocks in the company, because
the street railway employes don't
get wages enough to raise fami
lies. One trouble is that the poli
ticians in office represent big busi
ness more than they represent the
If they had really represented
the people, Chicago might have
been the first city in the country
to own its own street railway
Australian orphans become
waids of the state, receive allow
ances for support, are placed in
private families, and are fed and
clothed till their fourteenth birthday.
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