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somewhere. War Dogs and Men. I read some where the other day that one of the warring nations had a lot of Airedale dogs to be useclin the war. A point in favor of Airedale dogs was that they didn't require much food and could go a long time without either water or food. Besides that, they are strong. That's the kind of MEN the mas ters want, too strong men, men who don't require much food. A soldier need have only intelli gence enough to march, keep fighting on short rations, shoot straight and obey orders. If dogs could be trained to carry guns and shoot them straight, they would make good soldiers. Government Ownership. It's fun ny to see some of the bitter foes of government ownership FOR THE BENEFIT OP THE PEOPLE now strongly favoring government owner ship of ships, when they figure that the government-owned ships can safely haul the foodstuffs they have hoarded to the European market However, I am glad to see them admit that government ownership Is a good thing as to ships. It may help convince others that hat is good as to ships is good as to railroads and other public service utJHties. LETTERS TO EDITOR FROM BARRATT O'HARA Editor Day Book: Will you please inform your readers that I am still a candidate for the Democratic nomi nation for United States senator, that I am speaking to several thousand voters every night at street corners, that I am receiving practically the solid support of labor in every county of the state and that those of us who are very closely in touch with the situation my nomination on Septem ber 9 over Gas-man Sullivan and Straw-man Stringer appears positive- I ly assured? I make this request because the big business interests, that do not like me, and the big political interests, that serve Big Business, are taking advantage of the silence of the big newspapers concerning my candidacy '! to circulate rumors that I have with drawn from the race. The men who circulate these rumors are HIRED liars, and I respectfully request that your readers treat them with the con sideration that is due a yellow cur. I presume it Is well known to your ' readers that the State street barons haveHhreatened the big newspapers with loss of advertising patronage Jf any prominence or encouragement 4s given to my senatorial candidacy. In meek compliance with this ultimatum from State street, the down-town newspapers are refusing even, to print mention of the dates and locations of my meetings, while giving much space and press-agenting to the gas man and the gas-man's dummy can didate, Straw-man Stringer. If your readers will pass the word of this boycott on me, and the reason back of it, from mouth to mouth I ' imagine the big politicians and the big business interests will be shown how very little the people depend on the big newspapers for their informa tion and guidance. Yours sincerely. Barratt O'Hara. FOOD AND TRANSPORTATION Editor Day Book: The "it seems to me" philosophy of Mr. W. J. Smith, who writes under the above heading, ( is amusing. He considers thecold storage game a public benefit and that its object is to preserve food. He is woefully mistaken in that be lief and. he would walk around till the front and the back of his body met if he wanted any of that food supply, unless he came to their terms. His ideas of the law of supply and de mand are too weak to call for a reply. L-.