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"YOU ' SHOULDN'T DENY.
WOMEN THEJR RIGHTS"
To the Editor: N-
In answer to The Day Book's
request that readers expresstheir
opinion regarding the rightv.of
women to vote, the writer, as a
son, husband and father, feels
that no man can deny woman
political equality without insult
ing the very intelligence he
proudly boasts she possesses.
Man, with all his professed su
periority, is of a coarser moral
fiber than woman. In marriage
man demands virtues of a woman
hehimself does not possess. Isn't
this an open admission thatv wom
an is better than man? This be
ing so, why wouldn't questions
affecting civic life, liberty and
morality receive more discrimin
ating consideration from a mind
habituated to clean 'thinking than
it doesxand has received from
minds that put the almighty dol
lar above every other human con
sideration.? Water is said to always seek its
level and can't ?-rise any4iigher
than its source: . '
. Medical men tell" us that4 the
mothers of theJ world t wield
greater influence than the fathers
in shaping-fhe mental power "and
vigor of their children.' ' ",
. Every great map had a mother.
. No matter how great than man
is, or was, in order to begreat he
must 'have been born from a
Sburce as great or greater -than
he. Merely because such primal
greatness was not publicly rec
ognized does not, disprove 'its
actual existence. Mother love is ,
the noblest, most unselfish and
self-sacrificing of human senti
ments. The' maternal instinct implant
ed in the heart of eVery woman
ly woman can . be inore safely
trusted to think honestly and
legislate wisely for humanity
than can the dollar-tainted 'poli
tician the debauched and debas
ed ward healer or the ignorant
foreigner whose every thought,
wo'rd and action is bdth self-seeking'
Honor thy father and mo'ther,
is 'saioT to be a divine command
ment. '-For ages the father has been
honored. Let us render unto
,mother, in this day and year,
what rightfully belongs to
woman-equality in all the term
Leonard Phillip. '
Dot ("aged five) : Mamma, Dick
and I got married this morning.
-You-did, did you? Who per
formed the ceremony? ' -
' I don't know what you arc
Wellhow did you pretend you
Why,' I got the dished' an' set
the" table, an' then we both sat
down "an' tie said there wasn't a
thing fit to eat, an' I said he was a
brute," an' then he went out an'
slammed the door.
Did you say you bought the car
from- a friend ?
" Well, I thought he was a friend
until he sold it to me. ' 1