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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 13, 1913, Image 3

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prefer a seat in the street car NOW to a private flying machine a few cen
turies hence. -
There are oodles of men here on earth now who will pass up their
chance for hilltop real estate and flying machines, and let the millionaires
have 'em, for enough increase in wages to let them support their families
and keep, the boys and girls out of the stores and factories so they can go
to school.
It won't make any difference to the people now alive where they sleep
a hundred years from now, whether on the hilltop or in the valley. Flying
machines won't hold any more interest for them than trolley cars. For they
will all be dead.
But they have had their dreams, of course. We all dream dreams.
Most men "dream from boyhood of the time when they can have a family
and support it as an American family ought to be supported.
Thousands of girls now working in stores and factories have dreamed
of the time when they would be happy wives and proud mothers, presiding
over a happy home instead of a ribbon counter or some factory machine.
Thousands of girls have come to Chicago from small towns full of
dreams '"of success and happiness. Some of them have died without their
dreams coming true.
They didn't dream of owning flying machines that would take them to
hilltop palaces. They dreamed of common, every day justice and plain,
old-fashioned human happiness.
Why not make some of the ordinary dreams come true? Why not
help make some of the dreams come true than can come true?
Why doesn't the hilltop dreamer use his talent to get decent wages for
the workers of today the workers who will be content to have very ordin
ary homes down here on earth instead of a mile high on the hilltops, and
to get a seat on a trolley car instead of a ride in a flying machine. i
Quit dreaming, Arthur. Get down on earth. Help do the things that
can be done.
Rumors concerning the possible
strike of the street car men's union
are in the air following the refusal
of the local transportation commit
tee to insert a minimum wage clause
in the unification ordinance.
The ordinance passed fhe commit
tee after a representative of the cor
poration counsel's office declared the
city had no right to interfere with
the wage contract between the men
and the companies.
Attorney Jacob C. LeBoskey, rep
resenting the union men, bitterly de
nounced the ordinance, declaring it
unfair to the workingmen.
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"I fear I have made a mistake'."
"Why?" "He proposed in a taxi-cab.
The minute I accepted he paid the
fare and we got oat and walked!"
Washington, Nov. 13. An unofli- '
cial poll of the Senate disclosed prac- '
tical unanimity against armed inter
vention. Only one senator, Stone of
Missouri, favored that drastic course.
The majority of senators, however,
are leaning toward a solution of the,
question by raising the embargo on
arms, permitting the Constitutional-,
ists to fight it out with Huerta. .
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The Santa Fe express, No. 6, enj
route from Denver to Chicago, went,
into an open switch at Joliet today,
and the engine, tender and. baggage v
car were derailed. Engineer John1
Dugan was fatally scalded, and hisj
fireman, Edward Thompson, slightly,
injured. The passengers escaped unhurt.
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