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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLI8HER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
SO events a Month. By Hall, United
States and Canada, 11.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
XI. 1911. at the postof flee at Chicago,
HI., under the Act of March 2, 137J.
SECOND MOTHERS. "Noisy
Johnny" and "Active Jennie" is a
good way to describe healthy Amer
Also their noise and activity are the
things that spell hope for them.
When Johnny's heels thump the
floor, or he slams a door or shrieks
with' glee; and when Jennie screams
with laughter and runs, it can be de
pended that the young animals'
brains and bodies are growing and
developing. The racket spells exer
cise merely CLEAN growth.
When play is over Johnny and
Jennie come down to brass tacks all
right, and puzzle over arithmetic or
grind away at the piano lesson with
all the sturdy pluck that you can ask.
But they are a noisy outfit! and
this brings us to second mothers.
Second mothers are those fine
women geniuses who 'preside over
the greatest of all American institu
tions the public school.
And, say, Daddies and Mommies, if
Johnny and Jennie your own two
kiddies get on your nerves, how
about the Second Mother who han
dles FIFTY of them five days each
week during the school season?
When Johnny gets mad at his Sec
ond Mother, or Jennie is "just too dis
gusted" with her Second Mother,
why, try to think what you would do
if you had 50 of these young storage
batteries to handle!
0jymaojtnSecond. Mothers Jy
toff the handle? certainly some of
them were not intended to be school ,
teachers; but what in the world
would the Daddies and Mommies of
America do without them?
So, let's see to it that the Second
Mothers have every chance to do the
best work that is in them.
Give them good buildings; don't
put too many pupils in a room; pay
them better wages. And above afl,
tell Noisy Johnny and Active Jennie
that they owe much to the Second
Mothers let's do the best we can for
the finest public institution in this or
any other country.
Scientists are warning blondes to
keep away from the sun and a Jot of
fond mammas are busily advising
their sons to keep away from the
We never could understand why so
many poets write of violets, lilacs
Land roses and so few indite epics to
cherry pie and strawberry shortcake.
Chicago has 22,000 street cars.
Only five were running and one man
managed to get hit by one. That fel
low ought to play lottery.
A New Jersey court has decided:
that one boy is worth two girls. Weill
bet not one man on the jury was un
der 75 years of age.
Britain is spending $15,000,000 a
day on the war. Probably it Is those
overhead charges that increase the
One Philadelphia paper refers to
aeroplanes as "Hornets of Heaven'
so we suppose submarines are Hella
jackets. Possibly Doc Cook's idea in climb
ing Mt. Everest is to get some place
that an airship cannot drop bombs
o o ' .
He I don't think I would like to
marry any girl unless I knew she was