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THE DAY BOOK
AC 2). COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
300 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, I LI.
Editorial, Monroe 353
lelepnones Circulation. Monroe 38S8
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 cents a Month. Br Mall. United
States and Canada. $3.00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21 1914. at the postofllce at Chicago,
lit, under the Act of March 3, 1873.
THE BUYING POWER OF A DOL
LAR. A bride and a groom went
flat minting. They discovered a
'charming suite, not too large. The
pretty, fashionable wife was enthu
siastic, the husband silent. When
the owner said the price was $65 a
month the young man shook his
"But it suits me exactly," said the
girl. "I just can't give it up."
Weak protests from the .husband,
mild negatives, and finally, "Of
course, darling, if you say you want
it, we'll take it"
The owner, a retired business man,
is something 'more than a landlord.
He has a fad, the study of human
"I'm considerably interested in
you two young people," he remarked.
"Would you object to telling me
what your salary is?"
The bride replied, "Oh, $45 a
"Then he has-also another source
"Well, not just now. But he has
expectations. His aunt "
The business man interrupted.
"Don't you see, young lady, how ab
surd it is for this young man to ex
pect to pay $65 a month rent on $45
a month salary?"
The girl shook her head. "But I
ke this apartment," she said: "I
:want it and I am going to have it."
The thing really happened. Salary ,
loan companies, county prosecutors J
and penitentiary wardens know '
"what happened next," in hundreds
of similar cases.
There is some hope that thisboy
husband was saved, however.
Said the landlord: "My lad, take
an old man's advice. Rent some
rooms for $20 a month and1 live on
the other $25. And don't let this
young woman run up any bills,
either. Teach her that one dollar will
buy just exactly one dollar's 'Worth
and no more."
The story sounds ridiculous, but it
is absolutely true. It is valuable be
cause it emphasizes both the cause
and the cure of much extravagant
living which leads to, tragic consequences.
It takes a high strung individual to ,
do the harping.
If you can't be thankful for what
you have, read the war news and be
thankful for where you are.
It is more blessed to give than to
receive and there's many a man
willing to hold out his mitt that some
other fellow may be blessed.
(down with luxuries)
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