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JUDGE GRANTS QUIZ OF PHONE SALE
TEN KILLED IN NEW HAVEN WRECK
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 5, NO. 124 Chicago, Tuesday, February 22, 1916
ARMY SYSTEM MAKES
Privates Must Act as Bootblacks and Butlers Equality
Impossible Can't Keep Men in Service Under
' Present Conditions.
T BY GILSON GARDNER
Washington, Feb. 22 -Snobbery,
social caste and feudalism are what's
the matter with our army. The TJ. S.
system is modeled on that of Eng
land a system which has no place
in a republic It is undemocratic, in
efficient, unpopular and filled with
the danger of militarism.
Who says so?
Two officers in the regular army,
with whom I have talked, but who are
forbidden by army regulations to tflik
for' publication, have 'told me so.
Among others who think so I find
Will Irwin, war correspondent and
writer: Congressmen Callaway of
Texas, Dill of Washington, Sherwood
of Ohio, Bailey of Pennsylvania,
Gordon of Ohio, Dies of Texas and a
dozen others. The opinions of Her
bert Quick and Louis Post are well
One of my unquotable military in
formants recently said: "Many peo
ple probably do not realize the degra
dation imposed on the enlisted man in
the U. S. Army. He is to all intents