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$ tional, but is rather local and selfish.
The American and Examiner re
flect, of course, the personal hostility
of Hearst and don't count for much,
The Tribune and-Ppst are playing
the Progressive gamefor reasons
best known to themselves. I imagine
that back in the secret sanctum of
the Tribune is a desire to regain po
litical control in Chicago, without be
ing forced openly to be tied up with
the played-out G. 0. P., with its dis
credited bosses in control of the or
ganization. The Herald is sparring for an open
ing, feeling around for a chance to
gain on the Tribune, and Examiner
in circulation and advertising, and
handicapped, by advertising needs, by
being tied up to Big Business.
The Daily News plays its old part
of a political eunuch nationally, with
an eye open to opportunity for local
Yet I doubt if a single one of these
papers will openly oppose Roger Sul
livan for senator; and if Roger is
the reactionary Bryan wquld have us
believe him I don't see why every one
of those papers shouldn't be for him.
It would be interesting if each of
the local newspapers would tell in
plain words just what it represents
and what it stands for outside of its
After all my guess is that the pa
pers are more interested In political
control of Illinois and Chicaeo than in
I ? national utilities in its national asnect.
k o o
C-h for a barber who does not talk!
Oh for an auto that does not balk!
Oh for a summer without a fly!
Oh for a baby that doesn't cry!
Oh for trousers that will not bag!
Oh for a job that will never fag!
Oh for a man who likes to wait
Oh for a woman who's never late!
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Of the total population of 2,537,1.67
in New Jersey 1,250,704 are womeri
LETTERS TO EDITOR
Editor Day Book: "The mode of
production in material life determines
the general character of the social,
political and spiritual processes of
These words, uttered by a German
philosopher over half a century ago.
still hold good today, and, when view
ed in the light of history, by its un
deniable application to past forms of
production, becomes an eternal tru
ism. If the Industrial Relations Com
mittee were aware of this fact they
would probably turn their much val
ued time into some other channels
and spare an already over-sensational
world the agony of being irritated to
what amounts almost a frenzy.
Here is what another thinker says;
and in a way this is complementary
to the first:
"More than a century has passed
since science laid down sound propo
sitions as to the origin of the uni
verse, but how many have mastered
them or possess the really scientific
spirit of criticism? A few thousands
at the outside, who are lost in the
midst of millions still steeped in
prejudices and superstitions -worthy
of savages, who are consequently
ever ready to serve as puppets for re
From the first proposition we de
duce the theorem that, given a defin- N
ite form of production, the mode of
reasoning of the average individual
will more or less conform to that
mode of production. Indeed, that is
well taken care of in the institutions
of learning which instill in the young
mind that everything is good, right
eous and should be that way. This
applies to all social institutions, from
serfdom to capitalism and after.
From the second declaration we
learn that the masses have not the
means or leisure time to absorb that
knowler which is requisite to bet
ter conditions. No one but a numb-