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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
T-.tj. Edltorlnl. Monroe 353
leleptlOneS Circulation. Monroe 3S28
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago.
30 centa a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada, J3 00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
UK. under the Act of March 3. 1879.
will enable them to property provide
for and educate their children.
And the real war babies of Chicago
are the children of the poor the per
fectly proper "legitimate" babies.
The street railway arbitration
; board, while considering a living
j wage, might well take into consid
; eration the right of every American
! father to have a wage that will en
able him to do his share toward rais
ing the standard of American citizenship.
CHICAGO WAR BABIES. We
read plenty of newspaper comment
about the war babies and how the ul
tra good in the war-stricken coun
tries are trying to ease their Puri
tanical consciences so as to recognize
as human beings the children of sol
diers born out of wedlock.
Did it ever occur to YOU that most
of the babies of Chicago, though born
in lawful wedlock, are war babies
just the same?
There is an industrial war going oh
in this country? The working class
is desperately striving for a living
wage that will enable parents to
bring children into the world and give
their minds and bodies the training
necessary to raise the standard of
And it is a fact that in thousands
upon thousands of homes babies born
in wedlock and legally legitimate in
every sense of the word, have less
chance to get fresh air, wholesome
food, sanitary housing and a fair ed
ucation than the so-called illegitimate
babies born out of wedlock and cared
for in state institutions at public ex
pense. We see to it that orphans have a
comfortable home, but we don't see
to it that fathers of legitimate chil
dren get a wage that enables them to
give mothers proper care during the
period of motherhood, and we don't
see to it that fathers get a wage that
Anyhow, Gen. Huerta did not at
tempt to take the janitors from his
New York flats with him on his new
venture or Mexico would have found
out what a real dictator is.
After glancing over Walter John
son's records in his last five games
the Federal league players, at least,
have ceased to mourn the fact that
he jumped back.
Many New Yorkers declare that
Khe Ward idea of free baseball games
is worth the money if a friend pays
the subway fare.
Eve was right when she claimed
to have the best man in the world as
her husband. All other women are
"I've had tough luck. I met a girl
who lives out in Shadyhurst."
"Shadyhurst! Why, that's where
the millionaires live. I think you're
"Not at all. I bought a 50-ride tick
et and then got turned down flat by
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