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MAKE THE LAW YOURSELF, BIG BILL
If the federal Iaw3 won't protect
human life on excursion boats run
ning out" of Chicago, Mayor Thomp
son can do it himself. It isn't always
necessary to look In a book and find
a law to permit doing something that
ought to be done.
Mayor Thompson can have an in
spection by competent authorities of
all boats carrying passengers out of
Chicago. He can find out Whether
the boats are safe or unsafe. He can
consider stability or anything else he
He can fix a CHICAGO inspection
that will do the work, in spite of any
state or national laws and regula
tions. Owners of boats that are entirely
safe will be glad to stand that inspec
tion, because it will help their busi
ness. If the CHICAGO inspection
says the boat is safe to carry so many
passengers the people won't be
afraid to travel on boats that stand
the CHICAGO inspection.
And boats that won't stand the in- '
spection, or can't stand it, will lose
BUSINESS because the people will
be afraid to travel on them.
Publicity will complete the Job. The
newspapers will print the result of
the inspection and the city can pub
lish it at the docks by nailing placards
on the entrances telling all prospec
tive passengers of the result of the
No law is necessary for this plan
of protecting the traveling public All
that is needed Is common sense and
a determination to do what ought to
be done. '
Where the interests of plain,
everyday humanity are involved
Mayor Thompson seems to have a
happy faculty of going to the root of
things. He wades right through red
tape, precedent and convention.
Here's another golden opportunity
for Big Bill. ME CAN MAKE THE
REGULATIONS FOR SAFETY HIM
SELF AND THE PEOPLE WILL
TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT. GO TO
Jinks Just found Willie indus
triously reading the bible.
Hinks That so?
Jinks Yes, and when I congrat
ulated him on improving himself he
said he was looking for aname for.
his new pup.
PAINTERS MAY CALL OFF STRIKE
The stubborn employers having at
last signified a willingness to give in,
Painters' District Council is consid
ering a vote of its 10,000 members on
the question of calling off the strike,
which has been standing since early
No wage question is involved. The
painters strike was purely a protest
agaihstthe Simon O'Donnell uniform
When the Paitners' and Decorators'
club tried to make the painters swal
low the Simon O'Donnell agreement
every man laid down his tools. They
were not out of work long, for all the
independent contractors, outnumber
ing the P. & D. club members by 2 to
1, soon signed the agreement the"