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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 28, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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We have discovered something on
which the Chicago newspapers are
They all favor swatting the fly.
Which is what the fly gets for being
non-partisan and never advertising.
Those who believe in non-partisanship
owe a vote of thanks to the Mil
waukee Socialists for stimulating
non-partisanship in that city.
One victory by Socialists in a mu
nicipal election drove all the Demo
crats and Republicans into one party,
which calls itself non-partisan.
It wasn't much of a trick at that,
for there wasn't any real difference
between Democrats and Republicans.
The Marshall Field ads say: "No
effort will be spared to make the ser
vice in the new store exceed the high
standards hitherto attained."
That doesn't mean high standards
of wages .or anything like that. Be
cause there ain't no sich thing-.
Wages still 'have to stand on their
tip-toes-to peek, over the bread line.
Here's one -from Carson, Pirie,
Scott's ad: "Note the fabrics, note
the patterns, colors, style and last
ly tailoring. Of that we are proud."
Wonder what wages they pay the
help that do the tailoring of which
they are proud? '
Are they as proud of the wages
they pay as they are of the work they
get out of the yorkers? -
That boulevard link will cost over
$7,000,000, and about one-third of it
will come out of the pockets of tax
payers all over town.
It would be interesting to know just
what benefit the small home-owners
get out of it the ones who don't own
autos. . -
But then Chicago is accustomed to
being taxed for the benefit of the loop
and the few.
Most of Jthe street celaning is done
in the loop. We must keep pur front
yard clean for the benefit of strangers
who come to. town to buy in the loop
Strangers don't go down to see
Bubbly Creek, y'know.
Our political advice to Day Book
readers is to get all the information
then can and then vote as they darn
ed please.
Own yourselves. Control your own ,
votes. Do your own thinking and
your own voting. '
If you like what you have been get
ting all your lives, hang onto one of '
the other of the old parties or wear '
the collar of a boss.
The working class ought to know :
exactly what to expect in politics.
But don't give the municipal judges '
any more power than they have now,
unless you want human life made '
more of a tragic joke in Chicago than '
it is now.
The more power you give to the
courts the more power you give to '
newspaper bosses who want to con-'
trol courts by brow-beating judges.
And mighty few courts know how '
to use what power they have. - '
They are afraid of the newspapers, J
because they think the newspapers
mould public opinion and control1
votes. '
Lillian Bell Bogue got a divorce
yesterday. 1
Lillian is one of those' magazine '
writers who can tell any wife how to
get along with any husband.
The Ladies' Home Journal and the
Wonian's Home Companion have
printed oodles of copy from Mrs.'
Bogue on how to be happy though7
Another case of practice taking aG
smash at theory.
"You can't starve the railroads
without starving the country, says 1
the highly steamed Inter-Oash.
And you can't have robbery freight0
rates without robbing every Tom and
Bill who buys anything hauled over'
a railroad. 1
.Mme. Curie is the only person whoc
has received two Nobel prizes, 1

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