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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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Political Bupk. Some of the men
who want to he mayor are working
off an awful lot of petty political bunk
in their speeches and statements to
the press. They tell what's the mat
ter with Chicago prate of crime,
economy, efficiency, franchises, etc.,
etc., and what they'll do If elected
Now they know and everybody else
knows that no man knows what he
will do or how he will do it when he
is elected mayor unless he has been
mayor and knows' something about
' the'job. Unless he is familiar with
the job. hell spend most of his time
for two years anyhow" getting onto
the job aside from parceling out the
loaves and fishes to his party friends.
A man whomever had any experi
ence s a banker might imagine what
heVould do if elected president of a.
bank, but he wouldn't know what he
was-talking about until he,learned his
A banker might imagjne how "Be
wouldrun a newspaper op a church,
but he would get his eyes open once
lje got on the job and find out much
he doesn't know about the other fel
low's business.'
The plain truth is that' candidates
in Chicago and all other cities are
after votes and make promises to
get in on. It is quite common for
them to forget promises once they
get to.
' I notice that most of the promises
are glittering generalities that mean
nothing but empty Vords. And I no
tice'that the candidates keep mighty
quiet about the. everyday things the
people are really interested in.
How do they stand on the tele
phone hierger?
HOW are they going to get good
service on street railways, when no
body has ever'been able to getjt un
der private ownership and never win,
no matter how earnestly they try.
How about jitney busses? gow ,
many of the candidates for mayor
and alderman will make a ightgtor
straphangers if elected? I mean a
real fight, not one of those phaaey
Bunk, bunk, bunk that's jhe
game. And the folks fall for it Ifok
how easy it is to pin a label on men
and women and get -them shouting
themselvesTed in the face for so'ma
man and his political pals la getSie
toffices. And all of them know Chat
after election they'll all get it ine
same old placer-yright in the neck7n
( t
A Bloodthirsty Judge. A federal
judge is an officer of 'the governmeift.
His public attitude while friendly Ra
tions are at war, should be in Har
mony with thel&eutral policy of tjie
president. A judge hasn't ne'cessatfly
any more brains than some other
man who isn'ta judge, but he has re
sponsibilities in his representativeca
pacity that require some judfc&l
judgment in his public utteranceson,
ticklish topics. '
Talking in a public school in To
ledo recently Judge John M. KflffS;
U. S. district judge, so far forgot hfin'
self as -to say:
"I am a German and I do jioteae
how soon some one drops TftOQ
bombs on the kaiser's head. I cRFnot
care particularly If it fs an Irish, Rus
sian or British airman that drogs
them, just so it is done." b
Quite properly the German-American
Alliance and the German His
torical Society of Toledo have Irade
complaint to President "Wilsonjae
mandfng an investigation and proper
disciplining of this judge wtiose
mouth went off at half-cock. u
That kind of assinine talkby fed
eral judge indicates that the partic
ular nian,. who in this instance hap
pens to be the judge, isn't fitted tem
peramentally to occupy the beach.
The calm, judicial temperament Is
sadly lacking in his mental' makiupr
and his remark about the kaiser
needlessly gives offense to hlsny
thonsands of patrjpUyAncangjtfr.

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