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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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of the Democratic factions; he has a
legion 6f friends in all walks of life,
and as a campaigner will make his
opponents look like truck horses in a
stake race.
He has given out a comprehensive
platform with pep and ginger in every
line and without one word of bunk.
With his program carried out and it
will be with him as mayor Chicago
is bound to develop as it should.
The steel corset that has restricted
the spread of our business district,
with Wilson at the helm, will melt
like a snowball in hades all of which
is somewhat mixed, but nevertheless
The thinking voter will compare
the promises of all the candidates and
will act accordingly Wilson's plat
form is out and has been for two
weeks. The other candidates are still
waiting, trying to learn what the peo
ple want.
I might say that Wilson has the
"intestines" to do things. His op
ponents are bred from the well
known "weather vane" stock. I might
add, in conclusion, that I am a strong
Wilson partisan. You might not
have guessed it from the foregoing.
Louis P. Cardwell, 3611 North Sac
ramento av.
Editor Day Book If we are to
build a shelter house what chance
will the girls be given after they
come out of it? Or will that keep
others from becoming prostitutes?
Under the present system, when fa
thers do not earn enough to keep
their children at home, and when
men are not made to share any form
of punishment, there is no solution.
If girls were kept at home until they
are at least 16 years old, and if their
mothers would explain life to them,
instead of confounding innocence
with ignorance, the number of pros
titutes would be reduced. When a
woman earns $6 a1 week and then is
out of work for the greater part of
year, how is she going to live? She
has only three ways, starvation, sui
cide or prostitution. There is a tai
loring shop downtown of which I
know, where the girls must choose
give their bodies or lose their jobs.
After a woman has gone wrong once
society has no excuse for her, no
sympathy. Can they be blamed if
they prefer the hardships of their life
(if I may call it life) to the existence
of any working woman? S. J. W.
Editor Day Book While waiting
at the corner of 14th st. and Racine
av. for a car I noticed women with
babies on their arms waiting for the
same car. They were walking up
and down, holding their babes with
freezing hands. I took out my watch
and it was 7:30. The women kept
moving, trying to shelter their babies
from the cold, cutting wind. But no
car in sight. Again I looked at my
watch. It was 7:55 25 full min
utes and no car in sight When it
finally came it was packed like a
wagon full of hogs instead of peo
ple. I got my feet on the step and
hung on. The women were left
standing to wait for the next car.
If one of these women happened
to be the wife of one of the politi
cians who run the city a big fuss
would be made. This is the service
we get for 5 cents, while in some
other cities the people pay 3 cents
and are not jammed like a bunch of
hogs; and when any one wants to get
off their buttons are not torn off,
neither are they squashed and
stepped on as we are in this city,
where these politicians make the
The aldermen and politicians have
nerve enough to face the public be
fore election and promise to improve
service. The trouble is people forget
very quickly, and when election
comes around again they have for
gotten these broken promises, espe
cially by ignorant voters who sell
themselves for a drink of booze and a
cigar. This letter is to make some
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