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man, the mail carrier, the chauffeur,
the porter. '
I -wonder if all these 'men -were
turned. loose naked In a forest, and
with them were turned loose naked
judges and naked pickpockets, naked
preachers and naked sinners, naked
philanthropists and naked beggars,
naked reformers and naked thieves
and then some average man with an
ordinary business suit of clothes were
to walk iiko the forest I wonder if
every mother son's son in the crowd
of naked men wouldn't hurry to hide
his nakedness behind a tree.
Have YOU noticed in this .picture
how times have changed? In the old
daysTve uniformed the masters so we
could tell them from the men. Now
in free America we no longer uniform
the masters, but uniform the men
so we can still tell the men, the ser
vants, even if the masters are in the
disguise of ordinary clothes. '
I suppose if we stripped the su
preme judges, the admirals and the
generals and threw them into that
same crowd the, confusion would be
just as great
-I guess we are all merely human
beings two-legged men.
Unions and Religion. Mr. Water
man's plea for more religion in unions
and more union men in churches is
all well enough, but it calls for a
definition of religion. That is a much
misunderstood word. Does religion
mean the worship of Deity in groups
according to' belief or training, or
does it mean the pursuit of some high"
ideals, regardless of individual com
ception of God. If he means the
ideals, regardless of individual" con
tjnionism's greatest need is high
ideals.' If lie means the latter, he
jjannot know what religious' faction
alism is doing to the cause of labor.
Heal unionism if it means anything
means the extension of the principles
b democracy into industry, and
democracy and theocrary do not mix.
Organized religion as a whole sup
. .ports the interests that support J
and it upholds economic slavery to,
day just as it once -upheld physical
slavery as a condition decreed by
God. Even in its welfare work it is
merely benevolent, never making any
concerted effort to wipe out the con
ditions that make that welfare work
When churches cease to be organ
izations for the propagation of
creeds and begin to live every day the
teachings of the Carpenter who
preached human equality and the
brotherhood of man there won't be
any unions, we won't need 'em.
H. O. Perlee, 4921 W. VanBuren.
NEW MEMBERS OF COUNCIL CO
ON THE JOB TONIGHT
With the return of Mayor Harrison
from his trip to New Mexico- and
Arizona the city hall took on a lively
appearance today. The mayor wiU
take his place at the head of the city
council tonight when the new alder
men wfll appear for the first time.
Harrison was reticent as to several
appointments he has to fill with the
exception of fire chief. Acting Chief
O'Connor wiU be given this place.
Harrison also announced that he
would co-operate with. State's Attor
ney Hoyne in an effort to rid the city
of gunmen. He will not revoke the
license of Roy Jones' cafe until
Hoyne asks, him to.
Harrison repeated his loyalty to
President Wilson. He said that much
thinking on his vacation had con
vinced, him that the president was
right on both the Mexican question
and the tolls exemption bill.
Whether Harrison.'s preference to
Wilson's policy as opposed to Hearst's
extends to the Chicago field he would
Inv'estigationjshows ihat.a postman
in Glasgow has to climb on an.aver-i
age 210 flights of stairs a day, which
works qut 8,400 steps a day, going' up
and coming down. Another 'postman
has to ascend and descend 51,400
stepsduring one week,