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'filled the cities -with many thousands
tof unemployed men and "women
"who are willing to work and want
-work, but can't get it.
There are thousands of children in
"Chicago possibly some of them are
-orphans whdwUbe in luck if they
Sget a square meal on Christmas,
ptfany of them are war-orphans vic
Wtims of the industrial war that has
xieen going on in this country for
."years. Thousands of them are right
iere in Chicago. There are others in
Michigan, Colorado, West Virginia
5n fact, every state in the union.
But there are too many rigljt heer
$n Chicago. There is work enough
7or a newspaper to arouse public
sentiment to the point where some
thing will be done for our own war
victims, our own unemployed, our
own war children and war orphans.
The spirit which prjompts (Sftr peo
ple to sympathize with the war vic-
time of Europe is fine. Their gener
osity is great. But why not use some
of it on our own people?
Why not start a campaign to get
every industry busy as quickly as
possible Or stqrt public iiaprove
ments and use public money to make
work for the unemployed?
Every able-bodied man would rath
er work for his living than have
charity doled out to him. He'd rather
go to work than be investigated by
organized charity "skimped and
iced." He'd rather earn his bread
than have it as a handout.
Anyhow, let's have a little human
sympathy and humane charity begin
IT'S A SHELL GAME
"Why is it," inquires Ignatz, "that
oysters on the half shell cost the
same or more than ojiere on the
whole shell?" Peoria Journal.
"What makes you think his advice
always is good?"
"Because it is invariably so dis
agreeable to follow." Houston Post 1
LETTERS TO EDITOR
RICH AND POOR
Editor Day Book It doesn't look
as though we were ever going to
have anything anywhere near like
If Miss McKinney were a rich girl
and the man she is trying to prose
cute a poor man almost everybody
would believe her. Even the poorest
of the poor would say the man was
a brute and quite guilty and should
be punished to the full extent of the
Miss McKinney does not happen to
be a rich girl, but Mr. Weigle hap
pens to be a rich man, and, there
fore, Miss McKinney cannot possibly
tell the truth, according to the judg
ment of the people in general, al
though she is more apt to tell the
truth than any of the rest of them.
Whenever a poor girl makes a
complaint against a rich man almost
everybody says she is looking for no
tpriety or his money. But it isn't
so when a rich girl makes a com
plaint against a poor man. The poor
man is sure to get a hundred dollar
fine before the poor fellow has a
chance to explain or defend himself.
Thst kind of rotten dealing is here
and is sure to stay; and I hardly be
lieve woman's suffrage or anything is
going to alter it in the leaBt.
The poor man and the poor girl
hasn't the ghost of a show when it
comes to receiving real justice at the
hands of the rich, when it's the rich
they are fighting against.
The average person takes one
glance at the poor man and then an
other at the rich person who has
made a complaint and then the jig's
all up with the fellow who has no
money; and, of course, no friends.
You cajL't have friends unless you
Mr. Weigle is going tq get off with
out a scratch, and, no doubt, Miss
McKinney will be looked upon by al
most everybody as a trouble-maker
and a giddy, foolish girL