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IfHE DAY BOOK!
N D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO 8. PEORIA ST. CUICAGO, I1A.
Telenhnncs Editorial, juonr 353
a tsiepnones Cln.ulltlgn, M.Je 3528
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 tents a month. By
fail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago
III, under the Act of March S. 187''
A POOR POLITICIAN, BUT A
GREAT STATESMAN. The resig
nation of Edward N. Hurleyi chair
v man of the federal trade commission,
leaves vacant one of the most im
portant positions in national service.
The trade commission, was creat
ed to work out a solution oiLthe prob-
lems of trusts and "cut-throat" com
" petition, after It became apparent to
the American people that the Sher
man act was Impotent No more
-important task was entrusted to any
To accomplish 'the' purposes for
which it was created, tle commis
sioners must be not-nly able men
and progressive men, but they must
be constructive men.
There is one man who combines
1 these qualifications, and has proved
his capacity by noteworthy ervice&
to the American people.
That man is David J. Le,wis
-"father of the parcel post."
Single handed, as an obscure rep
resentative in congress, he put
through -the parcel post against" the
combined influence of the Big Five
express companies" and by the lower
schedule of rates which was thus en
forced she saved the public FIFTY
MILLIONJDOLLARS a year.
He won his victory with two things-
As chairma& 6 tke house com-,
T'mittee on labor he has been ,respon-
DJLUC 1U1 1UUOL VI UiC piUICOOllD.
labor legislation to which the present
administration so largely owes its'
return to power.
Two years ago he started to col
lect the facts for his fight against the
telephone and telegraph monopolies J
to secure for the American people J
the cheap service that other countries-
enjoy. He had fired his first;
guns and was seeking a more advan--tageous
battle field by running" for
the senate, when he was defeated by.;
a combination of Republicans and
reactionary Democrats, engineered
and paid for by the express com-3
panies, whose exorbitant profits heJ
had reduced, and by the telephone T
and telegraph companies who feared
his future activities.
He is a poor politician, but a great'
statesman. ( "
6-0 ' r
Once upon- a time a city had af
press club and it really had a mem
ber who. was a newspaper man.
0 0 '
-The reason for the custom of a
fella always giving a girl a diamond
ring, is the girl.
KING WINTER-GUESS WHO?,
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