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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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proceed on the theory that every man is entitled to a
: wage that will enable him to marry, to have children, to
: educate them and to make them happy, healthy and com
fortable, while preparing them for the responsibilities
of citizenship.
That would mean that the father of a family should
receive a wage that will provide for the children while
they are going through the common schools and getting
their physical growth as well as mental development.
It would mean that fathers would not have to take
their boys and girls out of school and put them to work
1 in stores and factories at too early an age because his
wage wasn't sufficient to support them.
It would mean that every baby born would have a
chance to live by being properly nurtured, housed and
We of Chicago can start this new era with the street
1 railway companies. All of the money they take in
comes from the pockets of the people of Chicago and
through the use of the streets of Chicago. The city
meaning ALL of the people of Chicago have a 55 per
cent interest in the net profits of the company. What'
ever goes in increased wages to the men comes out of the
pockets of the people and the company in the proportion
of 55 to 45.
The profit is great enough to pay much higher wages
and grant much better working conditions without being
unfair to the owners of street railway bonds and stock;
and the peSple of Chicago should gladly give their share.
I hope the people will not lose their interest in the arbi
tration merely because they are comfortable again and
can get to and from their work without annoyance. I
hope the street railway owners will prove that they mean
what they say in that advertisement.
West Moreland, Kan., June 18.
Three persons lost their lives last
night when a bridge collapsed on the
Kssas Southern and Gulf Railroad,
A cloudburst weakened the structure.
The dead: Charles Morris, presi
dent of the road; Guy Morris, his
son; John Gunther, druggist. Five
passengers escaped.
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