Newspaper Page Text
respective senators and congressman,
demanding from them in plain lan guage safety and humanity first in our own country, or else not appear for re-election. If the clergy has the welfare of the people at heart as much as they always profess to have it is their sacred duty at this time to arouse the people to this effect Un willingness of the clergy to do this shows that they also are nothing else than dollar-chasers and do not prac tice what they preach. Newspapers throughout tie country should also set an example to this effect and not merely tell the public at election time who to vote for. C. W. Ackermann and F. B. Ackermann, 1937 Kimball. "EFFICIENCY"! The Western Electric and other similar corporation-made "picnics" are a part of the ' "efficiency" schemes of these cor porations. Efficiency, from a view point of the corporations, means that every bit of energy of the worker must be utilized at all times, at home and at play, as well as in the shop. And so the slaves are used for ad vertising purposes. Each one is given a dog license to carry. "Picnics" are arranged in the name of benevolence and welfare. Thousands are crowded I together too close u) move auoui on boats ana taKeu auruse uie mac. uiubi of these do not even have an oppor tunity to sit down during the voyage, but have to stand on their feet sev eral hours until the destination is reached. Then there is a scramble ' to get ashore, half an hour of push ing, crowding, jostling and stepping on one another's corns. Finally, when all are ashore, they are to stand In line for some time to form a pa rade to take part in a pageant to ad vertise the benevolence of this "great" corporation. Each one, how ever, has paid enough for his ticket to leave the company or its subor dinate officials a nice profit Some welfare system ! Some efficiency sys tem! Of course, this latest horror was only an accident! Unkind fate Is to blame! The efficiency plans re sulted in disaster for once! Theodor Johnson. GOVERNMENT OPERATION. The Eastland disaster should prove to the American people that this hor ror Is another important argument for the government to operate all transportation lines, which is for the safety of human beings. The first reason for government operation Is that when a boat is con demned by one state it will mean that it is condemned by all states. When an inspector is employed by the government (while the article to be inspected is run by the govern ment) he will not have money star ing him in the face, which tempts every human being. There will be no scramble for dol lars and cents, which was the cause of overcrowding the Eastland and the fundamental cause of Chicago's greatest disaster. The government will provide enough lifeboats, equivalent to the number of passengers on board. This can be complied with by private cor porations, but they are too greedy for money. Government operation warrants the people's safety and that nobody but efficient men will be employed and be paid enough money to render their services to the public. Albert L. Blumenfield. AS TO C. H. I would like to say that the article that C. H. put in The Day Book of the 28th about the Ma sons, they should bring him to jus tice. He must be insane, as he is only a curse to himself and all others. Leroy Noyes, 3939 Wentworth. o o THEORETICAL "Don't you think every girl ought to be able to cook?" "I think every girl ought to be able to talk intelligently on the subject anyhow," said the society lady addressed.