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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Telenhanest Editorial, Monro 353
J VWfJHUWiei circulation. Monroe 3S26
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mall.
United States and Canada. $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3, 1&79.
HEALTH IN DOLLARS AND
CENTS. There are far too many
people in this land of ours who can't
grasp or understand a thing unless it
is put up to them in. the form of dol
lars and cents !
Therefore Dr. Irving Fisher of Yale
quietly set to work and figured out,
from government statistics, that
"needless, sickness, death and fa
tigue" annually costs this country
Well, the enormous sum of $1,500,
000,000! (One billion and a half.)
Think of it. Fifteen hundred mil
lion dollars wasted yearly just be
cause the most of us won't take a
few minutes each day to fill up our
lungs with fresh air, to exercise, to
heed the need of moderation in eating
and to THINK about the condition
of our health.
Perhaps, it will sink in deeper if
we pick out one disease. Take tu
berculosis! Statistics show that the
average cost of each death averages
Well, in 1914 there were 75,000
deaths from tuberculosis in the regis
tration area of this country (which,
includes only '66 per cent of the pop
ulation) so the money loss thus rep
resented Reached the astonishing sum of
' SHORT ONES
Report runs that the Chinese gov
ernment will introduce compulsory
service next year. After that the
millions of the Russian army will ap
pear almost insignificant
The lady next door wants to know
where she can get a good encyclo
pedia. She has the Britannica and
there's not a word about Mary Pick
ford. The Quakers in England are
cheering conscription. The peace
delegates can find dates of home
sailings in all hotels.
. TO COMPOSE HER
Sir The office boy in our printing
office his morning rushed in with the
information that a very much excit
ed lady waited outside. "Take her
to the composing room for a minute,
boy!" said the boss. Breether.
(There's safety in nqmbers)