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DAY BOOK SUPPORT. I wish
readers would clearly understand
that I have only one reason for sup
porting any candidate for. office
what I believe to be the public; good.
There is nothing any public official
can do for me. I will accept nothing.
I don't even want thanks because
I don't do it for HIM, but for the pub
lic good. If a man I support fails the
public I will turn on him. I care
nothing about his party. I want him
faithfully to serve ALL of the people,
not merely his party. If he does that
he deserves the support of honest
newspapers and -honest voters Who
place the public good above selfish
THE POWER OF LABOR. There
are more workers than parasites in
this republic. All have the ballot. If
workers were united they could elect
every public official from president
to village constable. But they are
not united. They are divided among
the various political parties. They
are partisan. The plutes are all par
tisan or nonpartisan. They pool their
interests and vote together. Labor
could win with or without a labor
party. It could win under the pres
ent party system. The workers could
swing their vote, if united, to -this
party or that, cause any party to win
or lose as they pleased. There would
then be competition among all par
ties for the labor vote and all par
ties would become labor parties. Plu
tocracy wins because it is united and
labor is divided. It swings its vote
and spends its money one way. It is
a small minority, but holds the bal
ance of power. Labor is all split up
the back. It is union, non-union,
Democratic, Socialist, Republican,
Wet, Dry, Catholic, Protestant
everything but LABOR It doesn't al
ways stand by public officials who
stand by ln';or, while plutocracy re
wards its creatures. The line is
sharply drawu in this campaign.
Either Wilson,or Hughes will be our
next president. Future appointments
to the supreme bench will be either
progressive or reactionary. If labor
goes back on Wilson and his party
after all they have done for labor,
will another party ever risk pleasing
labor again? The workers of Illinois
CAN decide how this state will go.
The women can vote as well as the
men. Do they want supreme judges
like Brandeis or do they want more
Tafts? Dcthey want the 8-hour leg
islation repealed or do they want the
8-hourdayextended to ALL industry?
Do they want child-labor, workmen's
compensation and government own
ership legislation repealed? Do they
want the seat of government moved
from Washington back to Wall
street? Do they want Gary, Perkins,
Guggenheim, Hearst, Otis, Penrose,
Smoot, Rockefeller, Morgan, Armour
and Shonts back in the saddle?
Party loyalty cuts no ice with that
gang. They're all for Hughes. What
Is Labor's answer to that?
xBy Jim Manee
Yo! Ho! The call to lay away
Your bathing suit has came.
Jack Frost has-nipped the briny deep
And too much chilled the same.
You'd freeze your little tootsies if
You dabble in the water.
And, mothers, if they ask you now.
Say, "No, my darling daughter."
So lay away that lovely suit"
That shocked reforming gents;
We'll all be waiting for you, girls,
For next season's events.
P. S. We don't wish any of you
any hard luck, but, gosh, wouldn't it
be funny if some of your suits shrunk
during the winter months. Especial
ly some of those that have to be put
on with a shoe horn.
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