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

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others like myself could, drain out a
bountiful living from our toil?
" What real value would there be-in
rank and gold if there was. nothing
to buy and no one to buy from?
Some good man Friday would come
In handy about that time and it would
not be a matter or question of rank
and gold, either.
Of what value were rank and gold
when the Titanic went down or
wjien some treacherous Yolcano
belched out its death dealing lava?
What would this -world be if we
depended on rank and gold alone?
Civilization and all would sink -entirely
into obliteration. Frank
be qf 'interest to sum up some of the
effects of our present system of per
mitting private absorption and spec
ulation: in unearned increment or
ground values.
The census of 1910 shows an in
crease of 4 per cent in the cultivated
land area while -the population in
creased 21 per cent and land values.
114 per cent. The net result Qf all
this is congestioa or population, due
to the fact that the area of used
land, does not keep pace with the In
crease in the number of human be
ings. A 71 per cent increase in the price
of staple foods and higher rents, the
general result of which is our present
business depression, it iffobvious that
many lines of business must suffer
when the purchasing power of the
general public is curtailed by exces
sively high prices-for rents and food.
Single tax will remedy this situation.
J. Weilefr 1229 Macedonia st
BOIL 'EM DOWN I approve the
sentiments of "Brevity," published
recently. Persuade the boys (and
ladies) to boll 'em down. -They
ought to read them over carefully,
cut out unnecessary adjectives,
phrases, which rob so many commu
nications of strength. Remember,
boys, the motto of The Day Book:
Brevity, terseness, veracity.
If necessary, put on a limit Qf 200
words. We can all get our ineBsageg
into that space if we try,. It is ndt
commendable to tjuote whole chap
ters of Henry George. Most of us are
familiar with it We need jthe space
in our book. Boil 'em down!! John
Osborne, 4324 Broadway.
allow me to try and wake up Brother
Wells, author, of article, "Newspaper
Liars. Hull House Riot" Did the
trust press ever bait their hook with
the truth to- catch suckers. Brdther
Wells swallowed bait, hook and all
when he so innocently condemned
the starving unemployed for refusing
to take a doge of Aunt Jane's sooth
ing salve a well-known remedy, es
pecially prepared, under the employ
ers' pure food act, by 'Big Business,
with directions as follows: "Take one
dose just before marching, causing
ponfidence, rest andvslumber, with-1
out a parade or food until Lincoln's'
birthday. Then you will wake up
cured of the desire to work." The
small dose administered by Jane Aft
dams last Sunday has killed the un
employed movement, and thousands
of innocent readers, ike Brother
Wells, join the mourners with Jaig
and Big Business -j"
Has the trust press or Big Business
ever accused Miss Jane Addams of
breach of contract? . Y
Has any reader of The Day Book
seen one article written by Jane d
daras condemning the trust press lor
its treatment of labor? Or of Big
busines and Julius Rosenthal for
paying starvation wages to their
woman employes?
Do you- suspect Miss Addams of
being hungry while trying to admin
ister her soothing salve to the starv
ing unemployed that Sunday?
Did she serve hot coffee and rolls
from Hull House restaurant to cheer
them on their way?
"Did she invite them to luach at the

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