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ONE CENT- -ONE CENT LAST EDHTON "aWSigfctfsW" ' 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 398 ARMY SYSTEM MAKES SNOBS OJLOFFICERS 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 known. 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 tiJiaM.s. .