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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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Editorial. Monroe 353
leiapnoneS Circulation, .Monroe 3SS
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mali. United
States and Canada, $3 00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
workers greatly in the majority in
Chicago, why is it no workingman is
mayor of Chicago? Answer Be
cause the workers wouldn't vote for
him. Too many of 'em WORK at
their work and PLAY at their poli
tics. It may be they get tired of be
ing workmen and like to be politic
ians as recreation. It's hard enough
work being workingmen while they
are at work. When the whistle blows'
they want to do something else. It'a
like bucking faro or roulette. It's
the other fellow's game. And those
who play it generally lose in the long
run. The percentage is against 'em.
People like to wear ribbons and
badges or party tags, labels and
uniforms. They used " to wear oil
cloth capes and caps and carry
torches as Democrats and Repub
licans. Just as other- men wear
plumes in their hats and carry swords
they never use. Some chauffeurs
wear livery a badge of servitude.
Housemaids wear apron and cap so
guests will know they don't belong
to the family, but are servants. Wait
ers, too, wear uniforms so guests
might not make a mistake and take
them for loafers or gentlemen.
When a man lets himself be tagged
as a Democrat or Republican, he
wears a mental uniform just as
much a badge of servitude as the
maids cap and apron and the chauf
feurs uniform. A good Democrat
a good Republican is a good soldier.
Obeys orders. He is marked
"TAKEN" and laid to one side. Tie
kicker, the insurgent well, the
bosses pay some attention to hiin.
Pat him on the back and get him m
line. Politics is about the only spori
left that men think they can afford
to play. But most of 'em are only
pawns in the game, and don't knpw
it. Watch how the bosses split 'em
up this spring. Some will be labeled
Democrats, some Republicans, othqjs
Socialists and they'll butt their
brains out butting each others heads.
Some of 'em will holler their heajis
off for a candidate who will let po
licemen beat 'em up after election.
What's the answer?
Shortly after the war broke out Og
den Armour, head of the beef trust,
ignored President Wilson's neutrality
proclamation and was in a thunder
ing big hurry to sympathize wifch
England. He wrote his London rep
resentative to hurry and notify Ue
British government that it had "our"
sympathy meaning the beef trust.
Probably Og thought that would, get
his beef safely past the British war
ships. But alas and alack, the allies
are now holding up Chicago me.$t
shipments, and Alf Urion, lawyer for
the beef trust, is in England as am
bassador extraordinary for Annqyv,
Swift et al. And all he wants is for
Johnny Bull to keep his hands pS.
Chicago beef. President WUsoh
might let the beef trust get itself qujt
of this particular hole without TJncle
Sam butting in. i
The lazier a man is the more wheat
per acre he can raise and the quicker
he can settle a public question. Thatfs
what he thinks.
Before sympathizing with the
under dog see what portion of .the
upper dog's anatomy his teeth ae
fastened in,

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