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I THE DAY BOOK!
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
500 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO. I LI.
TplenhnnPV Editorial. Monroe M
1 Uiejnunes circulation. 3Ionror 3&20
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago. 30. cents a Month. By Mall.
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter Apiil
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
FOR BETTER SWJMMI.NG
PLACES. Chicago's problem of in
suring its people clean places to swim
is only in its beginning now. With
12 pools building in public schools
and with the serious conditions
shown in yesterday's Day Book,,
there should be special attention to
keeping pools free from dangers of
dirt and contamination.
The health department has every
chance to show its efficiency in hand
ling this problem by employing dis
infectants. The Journal of the Am
erican Medical ass'n says calcium
hypochlorite does the business and if
the odor of it is too strong, copper
sulphate works. Both are cheap.
They should be used for the protec
tion of swimming places where com
plaints arise as lately.
WHO'S HOGGING IT? RalTway
publicity bureaus paying much cash
for newspaper ads are trying to mak
the public believe the organized rail
workers are hogs while the railroad
owners, and managers are not trying
at all to hog it.
According to cool, unimpeachable
figures from the interstate commerce
commission, the railroad corpora
tions are sloshing around in the diz
ziest totals of profits ever seen in the
transportation industry since the
time a locomotive whistle first tooted
on the American continent
T crossed over Into the bfllion-dollar
mark of operating revenues. The to-:
tal for the fiscal year ended in JUnet
shows $1,855,904,227, an increase of
$290,000,000 over the previous year.
The Chicago Association of Com
merce and the Illinois Manufactur
ers' ass'n- may juggle the figures
howsoever they please. The" platir
tude of the day Is that railroads are
soaking up record-breaking profits.
And the men who operate the roads
are properly entitled to an eight-hour
day and time and a half for ever
time. o o
The joys of my boyhood were many,
Its sorrows were fleeting and few.
I was rich if I had but a penny,
What other boys did I could do.
I breasted the waves of Lake Erie
Or dived in the water beneath;
But life by one thing was made
I never could spit through my
Of the "Kids' B. B. C. I was pitcher
I could slide on my belly to third.
No youngster in marbles was richer,
I could make a kite sail like a bird.
Mine, too, was the glorious treasure
O. Optic and Mayne Reid bequeath.
But one thing still clouded my pleas
ure I never could spit through my
Oh, time has brought serious sor
rows. (Some day I may smile at them,
I have dreaded to see some tomor-i
With troublesome notes falling due.
But though Fortune should greet me
And Fame should award her best
One thought will obtrude on my
I never could spit through my
E. J. W. in N. Y. Sun. .
This Is the first year they have 1