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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 10, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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fifteen cents? Why Is the colored
man charged more than the white
man9 Can't he he treated the same.
There ought to be some way of stop
ping this overcharging. S. P.
like to be informed if possible, why
all the old policemen are being asked
to resign in order to give way to
younger men, when the chief himself
is an old man and on the force a good
many more years than some of his
men' Why is he an exception?
Of course, he will say it is not his
fault, as "orders is orders," but if
that is the case then why don't he
resign and say, "I myself am getting
old and I am with you boys and we
will all go together." It seems to me
if the men are too old to serve on the
force and younger blood is wanted
then our honorable chief is too old
to command the younger men.
Why don't he step aside and let
some younger man take his place so
we will have younger ideas and more
modern methods? Let's have young
er men all the way around.
I think most of the old policemen
are far better men than any of the i
young ones as all they think of is
their uniforms and shining up their
And as for our chief, let me say
to him: "Start with yourself and
everybody would be better pleased
and give us a reason why some have
to go and others do not." Mrs. M. D.
like to know if ever we are going to
have peace in the building trades this
year, ' as the summer will soon be
gone and no money and then we shajl
all be lined up in the soup line or
bread line. Then the mayor and oth
ers will want to know what they
have done with their $6 a day and
why is it that there is so much pov
erty. Now, Mayor Thompson, let's see
What vrtn nan rn Arp vnn p-nitic tn
Bit down there at the city hall and let
j these material men tie up the cjty
because a few of the big contractors
refuse to pay what the carpenters
ask? The majority are willing to pay
the money and have been paying
right along.
If there was a strike at the stock
yards an,d the food kings came Qut
and said "we will not sell any mpre
grub until they settle the strike what
would our goyernor and mayor do
This is just the same thing. There
is no panic nor shortage of labor or
money. Then why can these peQple
refuse to sell their material? HQpe,
we shall soon have a setflement-r
J. Thompson.
ERS. I sometimes read about
Flanders in the war reports from
Europe. What country or territory
fis meant by Flanders? Does it refer
to Beigiumr vyiii you ten me some
thing about it? T. M.
Way back in the ninth century that
territory that extends along North-
sea from the Strait of JJover to the
River Scheldt was known as Flandr
ers. It was ruled by France, but Jjts.
government was directed by the
counts of Flanders, who were famous
for their wealth and political power.
In 1529, when Flanders was freed
from homage to France part of the
country was claimed by Belgium, and
part was acquired by France; the re
mainder became part of the Austrian
Netherlands. .When t)ie new kipgr
dom of Belgium was formed this jat
ter portion was djvided into wjiat is
now known as East Flanders and
West Flanders.
The cities of Bruges, Ypres and
Qstend are located in West Flanders. (
Ghent is the capital of East Flanders.
When you read about FJanders in the
war reports it's doubtless these Bel
gian provinces that are referred tfl,
though both Belgium and IJolland,
which were both part of the ancient
Flemish principality, are sometimes
called Flanders.

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