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THE DAY BOOK
At D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. FBORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Editorial, Monroe 3S3
leieptlOneS Circulation, Monroe 382
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 cents a Month. By MalL United
States and Canada, S3 00 a Tear.
Entered as aecond-clasg matter April
21. 1914, at the postoftice at Chicago,
I1L, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
THIS IS THE TIME WHEN Ma
and Pa and the kiddies grab a bushel
basket stuffed to the brim with good
things to eat and hit the trail to the
country grove, the city park or to
somebody's big back yard and picnic
all day long.
Of course, there is much to be said
against picnicking, and not the least
of the objections are these:
It always rains just about the time
Ma gets the dinner spread out on the
white tablecloth stretched out on the
Some stray pup always gets into
the lunch basket and makes away
with the best piece of the fried
Twenty billion ants and other
lunch-eating insects crawl into the
sandwiches and go to sleep.
Brother Willie always gets his best
Sunday pants torn.
Sister Susie gets her pretty white
dress daubed up with a varied as
sortment of jams and jellies and such
But the fact remains that there
isn't any other amusement in which
the great American public indulges
that gets the same whole-hearted
glad-hand as does this picnic idea
when Ma announces on the evening
before the day:
"Well, Pa, I've got everything ready
for the picnic tomorrow!"
There isn't anything else that will
make a fellow carry a great big lunch
basket all the way to the park and
two sleepy, tired kiddies all the way
back home again; but he will do it for
a picnic, not only once in his lifetime,
but every summer as long as Ma is
here to fix up a nice lunch, and the
kiddies are here to be taken.
Whenever you read an English
man's idea of "American Humor" and
feel inclined to heat up under the col
lar go to the nearest moving picture
show, watch a couple of "American
comedies" and do some thinking.
Possibly the German claim that we
are unfair in selling munitions of war
to the allies will be less violent when
they hear what the allies have to say
about the quality of the munitions.
Possibly it is true, but whenever we
hear of a banker dying of heart dis
ease we have a suspicion the doctor
gave the wrong diagnosis.
The Russians have captured the
city of Uraliah, where, we guess, the
war correspondents have their head
Boston has barred smut from all
theatrical productions; which means
barring 99 out of 100 New York
Now they are talking of taking tha
tariff out of politics, which is like ex
tracting the head from the tooth.
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WITHOUT TfiElA. PRiMK.
BUT THEY DO IT LIKE.
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