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tically in the kindergarten stage. But,
perhaps there's no harm in repeating
an old .truth, and, come to think of
it, really that's about the biggest
crime anyone could commit, to quit
fhe quack newspapers for the quack
magazines. It's not only criminal, it's
foolish. What Barber et al. should
have done was to stick to the quack
newspapers, even if the quack maga
zines could deliver the suckers'
money quicker. Well, what's the use
of talking? Boys will be boys, and
it's quite natural for Jim Keeley and
the others to feel sore. They have
a grievance, and why should they not
air that grievance? And air it any
way they want to? Boys like to play,
that is, boys of the nature of the
quack press publishers. They like to
play with double-leaded type, neat lit
tle first page boxes, scare heads and
so forth. It makes no difference who
they put in those boxes. Sometimes
it's a politician who has insulted the
biggest boy .of the lot. ' Well, the
boys get together and decide to give
this here politician a dose of double
lead. Or the biggest boy may play it
alone for awhile and call it a scoop.
That's all right, too. Most of the
others (all but Andy) will agree that
it IS a scoop. But that little devil
Andy won't play fair. I kind of like
Andy a little better than the others
for that reason. AndyTl just steal the
stuff openly. And then the other boys
in the publishing game call Andy a
Say, let's cut this out for a while.
I'm getting tired. It's old, anyway.
Would never do for Bertie Taylor.
He would throw it right into the pick
ling vats. Well, our club is watch
fully waiting for the not far distant
day when the entire quack press will
be thrown into the pickling vats and
be seen only in the Field, Museum and
the Art Institute. Yours, on behalf
of the first Day Book Club, WHmette,
P. S. Not a sound from Glengko
since Day Book threw that scare into
Bertie. Tribune afraid of Day Book?
Or, is Wilmette to get all the free ad
NEW SOCIETY FAD IS STARTED
The "Dutch treat" is the latest so
ciety fad in elite Washington cir
cles; and Miss Flora Wilsondaughter
of the former secretary of agricul
ture, is sponsor for the new idea.
The guests at these "Dutch treats"
all mv for their own luncheon, or
still better bring their own things J
to eat, in the good, old-fashioned pic- t
Miss Wilson started the new ball
rolling by giving one of the'se "Dutch
treats" at Dower House.
Thirty-four men can find standing
room in one of the dippers of the new
Panama canal dredges that are now