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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN
tJt The Suffrage Parade. There was
music in the souls of the women as
they marched on Michigan boulevard
"Saturday; and there .was music in
their feet. Some of them marched
with nerves a-tlngle. Some almost
danced. I was hoping the bdnds
Would break into rag-time and start
'em dancing alpng the boulevard to
heat the bands.
I wouldn't have blamed 'em if they
had danced instead of marched. I
think a lot of them were so glad they
were citizens that they felt like rag-
A fine-looking girl at the head of
the Oak Park brigade was so happy
she could hardly make her feet be
have. It would have been great if the
bands had' only played the right
tunes. I think the men would have
rushed from the sidewalks, picked
their partners and turned the parade
into one grand ball on Michigan
One thing I liked was the liberal
applause which broke spontaneously
from the crowd on the sidewalk when
the delegations of splendid-looking
colored women marched by.
I thought thai the grandparents of
those women were slaves; and. then
as the white working women march
ed T)y I thought possibly their grand
children may be free, too.
The vote is a small part of the
emancipation of women slaves. Un
less it helps to set them free as free
as men in every particular, then the
vofe won't amount to much. But it
may help set men free too. It may
actually make this a FREE country.
But-1 wondered why all the women
were not content to be women, in
stead of tagging themselves as Demo
cratic, Republican, Progressive; So
cialist and other adjective women. It
ris so much more to be a woman, or
a man, than to be a partisan,
There is enough glory in woman
hood, without modifying it. Some
how or other the banners telling what
kind of women the different delega
tions were seemed out of place to me;
Sometimes I think the badges,
tags, labels and banners help to make
men and women forget they are
brothers and sisters.
Workers and The Day Book. I
have the following letter from "Veri
tas," which I will attempt to answer;
"Dear Sir Would like to have you
answer a question through the Day
Book. We all know the policy of The
Day Book that is, those who have
read it Why do union men, the work
ingmen, the wage-earners, buy, read'
and support the trust papers, when'
they know those papers will not print
all the news?
"Why don't they rally to the sup
port of The Day Book, the only fear
less, absolutely truthful newspaper
m Chicago? If the wage-earners had
an ounce of sense The Day Book
would have a larger circulation than
the News and American put togetherj
"Will the workingman ever wake
up? Will he continue to curse hi
luck, blame present conditions and
then deliberately support the trust
"Why don't he read The Day Book?.
You know they don't. If they did
there would be Day Book standafronr
Rogers Park on the north to Hege-i
wich on the South.
"The one grand thing about One
Man's Opinions is, Cochran gives ev-i
ery man the right to worship God as1
he sees fit, or worship no God at all.
The Day Book is the only paper with
backbone and sand enough to decry
religious bigotry. I am a Jew and
have been hated and blamed because
of my religion and birth, something L
had no control over.
"Picture for a moment what this
world would be, without the restrain-'
ing influence of religion. And what a
fearful curse to mankind is religious"
bigotry makes man hate man be-i
cause their views on religion ma,"
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