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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 07, 1912, Image 15

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just how many, and has three
- country homes and a town house
in the exclusive Back Bay district
J of Boston. .
And how has Wood huilt a
granite-hard trust on the founda
tion of a wobbly woolen concern?
- Bjr paying the maximum for his
mechanical equipment and the
minimum for his human equip
ment In other words, by depriv-
ing all the other little William.
. Woods of their heritage.
0 Walk through the wool trust
town of Lawrence. Little boy-
' and-girl-faces are pinched; man-and-woman
faces are pinched;
the bodies of all are cramped and
a'Stooped. .Every one in Lawrence
c looks as if he had never drawn a
full breath and never had time
to look up at the sky.
1 , And perhapsihey haven't. Far
"all'day long they stoop over whir
9 ring looms. And pay days never
: bring en6ugh, no matter how
f great the toil has been.
1 "Has William Wood really for
gotten those days at New Bed-
5 ford? Could he remember "and
c still not play fair with those who
work for him now just as he used
to work for his boss years ago?
There's a lot of good in this
K old world after all.
? While the politicakparties and
job-hunters are abusing one an
T other afid calling names, we no-
tice that more and more they are
getting it into their heads that it
isn't so easy to fool the people as
2 it used to be, and hence are try
?ing more and more to please the
people with their platforms and
Parties and politicians are now
advocating things they couldn't
see a few years ago. It is becom
ing more dangerous all the time
to represent the people while real
ly secretly serving Special Privi
lege. f
Even the Standard Oil crowd,
the most powerful group of finan
ciers in the world, is being smok
ed out, and'its method of corrupt
ing government and the courts
And the men 'who are really
trying to help humanity and
make the world better for every
body who's on the square, are
coming to the front politically.
.Some of the new reformers
have bad records to be sure, but
they are in the minority. Why,
we're willing even to have Per
kins, Munsey, Bill Flinnand a lot
of more millionaires get in the
game if they'll help push that Bull
Moose platform along. For it's
the platform we're interested in
more than we are interested in
Teddy or anybody else who is
running on it or supporting it.
If any of these big guys waver,
why' the crowd can push 'em to
one side and get on without them.
The movement is bigger than
Teddy or all of the 6ther Bull
Moose leaders who are trotting
along with them.
If it isn't bigger than its leaders
it isn't much of a party. But its
out in front of the stage now
where we can all look at it.' If it
doesn't perform right, we can shy
a brick or fake a swift kick at it,

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