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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. I'EOniA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
TtItnhnnt Editorial, Monroe 353
ieiepiiunei circulation, Monroe SSS6
Subscription By-Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a month. By
Mail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month. -
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postoffi.ee at Chicago,
11L, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
A FUNNY THING IN OUR
SOLEMN SUPREME COURT.
Some time along in January dr Feb
ruary or maybe January or Febru
ary, 1918 the United States su
preme court will hear a "reargu
ment" of the Oregon minimum wage
case. So many justices of the su
preme court have died or run for the
presidency, or something, that there
are not enough of the original bunch
left to decide the case! The case
was first argued about TWO -YEARS
AGO. At that time Louis D. Brandies
was the counsel who argued the case
from the standpoint of the working
women whom it affects.
Out in Oregon the people decided
that women and specially mothers
ought not to be exploited beyond
a certain poinj. The minimum wage
commission fixed a rate of $8.64 as
a living wage for women employed in
p. paper box factory. The factory ap
pealed to the courts. It said the rate
was "confiscatory" and that it would
be put out of business. The case
went through all the Oregon courts.
Then it come to the supreme court.
That was more than two- years ago.
(In the'meantime the box factory has
paid the minimum- wage to all its
woman employes-for two years and
has doubled its factory and output
but that hasn't anything to do with,
Nowthe supreme court wants to
have the case reargued. In the mean
time Louis D. Brandeis, the man who
knows more about the case than any
body the United States, has been
appointed to the supreme court. So,
when the case is reargued, Mr.
Brandeis will go to the robing room
of the supreme court, in company
with the other eight justices, put on
his black silk gown, march solemnly
up onto the bench, take his spat, and
sit still for about a minute. . Then he
will solemnly rise, walk down from
the bench, ostentatiqusly proceed
down the center aisle, out into the
capitol corridor, back to the robing
room, and take off his silk gown.
After which he may go. to lunch or
to play golf, or do anything he likes
so long as he doesn't show his nose
around the court while the case is
It would be so very, entirely, pre
posterously IMPROPER for the man
who knows must about the case in
the United States to have anything to
do aboKt DECnDING it. He might be
PREJUDICED in favor of those poor,
callous-fingered Oregon women!'
It's'gonna be funny watch for it.
- SHORT ONES
. A machine invented by a Maine
man digs potatoes, frees them from
vines and earth and pours them into
bags or barrels as it is driven over a
About 75 per cent of the population
of New York is urban. The state has
forty cities in which live more than
6,800,000 of the total population of
A German medical authority says
that 15" minutes' exposure to . the
sun's rays during an aeroplane flight
at high altitude will kill all the tuber
culosis germs m a man s system.
Fresh milk is shipped loner dis
tances in Brazil in perfect condition
in sealed cans with insulated walls,
blocks of frozen milk being-placed fe
it to keep its temperature down.