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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 03, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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earnest friends and admirers. But
each, is the candidate of a faction
and is standing as the representative
of that faction. Cruice is not a fac
tional candidate. No boss or ma
chine is back of him. Not even a
labor machinefox. labor splits up so
much politically that it has no ma
chine. I find his strongest supporters
are workers who love him for the
principles he has fought for In the
past If I were a workingman I would
support a man like Dan Cruice, and I
wouldn't care whether he was on the
Democratic, Republican, Progressive
or Socialist ticket
I would support him because of the
kind of MAN he is and because he be
lieves in principles of government
that mean government for the peo
ple instead of government for Special
But I would favor every voter figuring-
It out for himself just as I have
figured it out for myself. My opinion
fits me; it may not fit YOU. Each
of us must shape his conduct accord
ing to the light he has.
Telephone Service. Is YOUR
phone service rotten? Do YOU have
to wait too long for a connection?
Then write your alderman and also
Montague Ferry, City Commissioner
of Public Service. They are supposed
"to be public servants working for
If it be true that the Chicago Tele
phone Co. is retrenching by laying off
operators that may account for bad
service. And there is no reason for It
War or no war YOU have to pay the
same price for phone service. The
company's receipts don't go down.
They may be pinching out more prof
it, but that can be the only reason
for reducing the force.
Anyhow, if YOUR phone service is
rotten kick and kick like thunder.
Kick to your alderman. Wake him up
and make him get busy. Kick to Fer
ry. He's there to look after YOUR
interests and see that YOU get the
service that you pay for.
Don't expect the newspapers to
fight your phone battles. THEY get
big advertising and pay money to the
papers. And the papers keep mighty
quiet So do your own kicking.
Railroads Scared. The Chicago
Post, whose owner snuggles up pret
ty close to Rock Island and other
railroad interests, is throwing a cute
little fit because Uncle Sam is about
to buy some ships and go into that
Big Business wants ships to carry
our products to Europe and is afraid
to take the risk Itself. So it wants
Uncle Sam to do it.
Evidently the railroads are taking
a second thought, and the fear has
entered their soul that if Uncle Sam
makes good as a shipowner he might
be tempted to go into the railroad
business, too.
Of course, the excuse the Post
gives is -fear of violating neutrality
and getting In trouble.
I imagine the real reason is that
some of Schafer's railway backers
are afraid of that government own
ership thing.
But Woodrow needn't mind. Let
him go ahead and buy ships, and keep
'em after he gets 'em. We might
need 'em anyhow to haul government-mined
coal from government
owned mines in Alaska after the war
is over.
Editor Day Book: Swords and
guns are the weapons employed by
the European powers engaged ina ,
war due to the universal curse of the
mighty in all lands, actuated by a
frenzied desire to either rule or ruin.
Lockouts and law are equally dead
ly weapons of America's commercial
powers seeking to achieve a similar
purpose, as is evidenced by the. fol
lowing letter received by members or
Chicago Embroiderers' Union Nt .

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