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DAILY COMMENT ON
Now is a good time for organized
labor in Chicago to begin to clean
house and get only trustworthy lead
ers on the job.
Charity may cover a multitude of
Bins, but it can't cover the causes, of
the poverty it seeks to salve.
The best way for the United States
to relieve poverty would be for some
of its biggest contributors to pay Uv
ing wages to their employes.
Some employers find it pays to give
to chanty when they can give pea
nies and save dollars in wages.
If President Simon O'Donnell stays
on the job as editor-in-chief -of
Hearst's special edition Simon can't
wear the union label. Both Simon
and Assistant Editor Shaughnessy
will be on the unfair list.
We don't know what that water
carnival is all about. Somebo'dy's
playing with the lake, however. And
it costs money to get a seat.
William Hale Thompson seems to'
be on the job, and Mayor Harrison
kindly asked city employes to Con
tribute. Wh'at for?
When Tom L. Johnson was mayor
of Cleveland he had speaking stands
built in the city square and anybody
who wants to talk there can talk till
his proud heart busts. .
No cop will bother him. He can
get off his chest anything he has been
carrying around in, his system. ,
Tom was wise. Trouble -doesn't
come from free speech. It comes
only when somebody tries to sup
When coppers try to make I. W. W.'
orators stop" talking-they play right
into the hands of the I. W. W.
In Toledo the police judge, told I.
W. W. orators to talk their heads off
if they felt like it, to roast the police,
tiie courts, the judges and the mayor
and nobody would stop 'em so long
as they didn't blockade the sidewalk
Mayor Harrison would save trou
ble in -Chicago by issuing orders to
PEOPLE AND THINGS
the police to never interfere with free
speech. In Cleveland the police will
protect the speakers, no matter what
they talk about.
The result is that street orators
seldom attract a crowd, the orators
feel better for having unloaded, and
Let a cop step up and attempt to
stop a spellbinder, however, and you
have a crowd mighty quick.
" New York is so big that its influ
ence in state government must be
disturbing to the rest of the state.
The Tammany influence is too strong
for the state's good.
- Chicago would be as bad for Illi
nois if it had as vicious control as
that of Tammany. It might be. better
to make the big cities states "all by
Chicago has now more population
than several of the western states
There is always a clash between
rural members of a state legislature
and members from, the cities, and
their differences can never be recon
ciled. Absolute home rule for cities is the
only answer if cities are to remain
parts of states.
Scientists say: that men once went
on all-fours. They're showing signs
of reverting to that, on Broadway,
since the police don't interfere with
the slit skirt
An Ohio town proposes-to censor
pictures of Indians and burglars from
tie papers going into the home for
Sunday reading by the children.
Creates much discussion, for it is
feared that the next step will be cen
sorship of the pictures of actresses, .
models and bathers dressed only so
so, or hardly any.
Senator Burton presented a wo
man's suffrage petition without com-,
ment, hey? Maybe he'll say some
thing when the women get to peti
tioning for things about old bachelors.