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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILU
Clnnlatloa. Honrae 3834
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mali. United
Statet and Canada, J3 to a Tear.
Entered aa aecond-claas matter April
21. 1914, at the postotf Ice at CblcaKO,
I1L, under the Act of March J. Jtt.
NEVER MIND HUMAN LIFE!
Every once in a while we get real
We got so mad yesterday we wait
ed 24 hours to write this editorial.
It was after reading in a Big Busi
ness' newspaper an editorial com
plaint because the LaFolIette sea
man's law had put a passenger boat
out of business.
"It is impossible to operate at a
profit," we read, "if the bpat is com
pelled to carry the number of life
boats provided by the law."
Is the lesson of the Eastland so
soon forgotten that a steamship cor
poration can publicly object, and a
kept newspaper can back its whine
Because that corporation can no
longer risk its passengers' lives in a
boat with insufficient provisions for
DOES BEING "PLACED" "MEAN
"STAYING PUT"? A boy who asks
for a job at the ,New York pubhc
library employment bureau has his
The placement clerk provides him
with a vocational guidance applica
tion blank containing 86 questions.
"Does your mind concentrate or skip
around?" is one of them.
Our mind has both concentrated
and skipped around this and tl.e oth
er 85 questions, but it invariably cir
cles back here:
Is it better for a boy to be "plac"ed"
in a job some expert thinks he'll fit?
Or is it better for him to make
his own place in the world?
"I'd hate to see any young fellow
do all the things I've done, make all
the mistakes I've made," says J.
Leonard Iteplogle, $15,000,000 steel
magnate, who went to work for $3.60
a week when, lie was 12 years old.
But it's 50 to 50 that if J. Replogle
had been "placed" in his youth ac
cording to vocational guidance rules,
he would not be explaining'his phe
nomenal financial career today.
There's a fatality about accepting
other people's judgment of what is
good for us. It robs us of our power
to judge for ourselves.
There's a fatality about being
"placed" by somebody else. It in
clines a ,body to "stay put"
Stanley Brobek of Chicago dived
down a 13-story shaft and sustained
only a broken leg. Wno says "13" Is
Arrests have been made in Ten
nessee for shipping whisky in coffins.
They won't even permit King Alcohol
to have a decent funeral
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