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Then, where shall thy gQ? What
shall they do? What is left for them?
The street corner! A girl soon
looses the respect of a man when
obliged to meet him in this way.
They can walk the. streets, but both
have worked all day and are tired,
God alone knows how tired.
There are the public parks (in
summer) , the public dance hall, with
that most happy device of the devil,
the licensed bar, and the back room
of the saloons. They open wide their
doors to the girl and her company,
that the lady of the respectable
house, who rents roms, bars out
Is it any wonder we have a VICE
The churches could open their ves
try or parlors every evening, but it
might offend the good morals of some
to be human.
The schoolhouses, what of them,
they too could be used to provide a
place for the man and woman, the
boy and girl.
Friends, please' remember that we
were once single, and did we want to
do our courting in public places?
Let "the girls receive their company
in the place they pay for, their rooms,
there will be less-for the Mprals Court
to do, and these women and girls will
have less temptation to go wrong,
and will repay you by being better,
more trustworthy citizens, wives and
mothers. Dr. Alice M. C. Allen,
419 E. 45th St.
Editor Day Book: I noticed in the
Herald where Rev. Elmer Williams
of the M. E. church told the health
committee at the city hall that the
booths of the back rooms of saloons,
the sale of liquor in dance halls and
lack of parental control had much to
do with the social evil. Why did not
the reverend gentleman give the prin
cipal cause or causes? Is he afraid
he might offend some pillar of the
church? It 1& a well-known fact, and
men and women reformers who be
lieve in telling the truth and care not
for the almighty dollar? wjll tell you C
that poverty, ignorance and lack o'f"
Teligious training are the principal
causes for the social evil. The great
trouble with some reformers is they
can't tell the people it is poverty. If
they do the rich, -who are keeping-t,
them in the limelight, will refuse to
back them up. Others are reformers
for the cheap newspaper notoriety.
Every so often we have a vice inves
tigation, and nothing is ever accom
plished. If this committee wants to'
do some good, let them try and get a
living wage. Keep the young boy and
girl in school. Tell the minister of
the gospel to preach to their flock"
that there is a God never finding fault
with what people eat or drink or the1
pure sight seen in foreign climes.,
If the commitee sees to this they will
be going in the right direction.
R. H. B.
FREIGHT OR PEOPLE?
Editor Day Book: Should a wagon
have the right of way over a street
car? What I mean by street car is,
the public, not the officials of the
company or car crew. The officials
don't have to ride on cars .and the
crew gets paid for all time they put
in. But these traffic cops, most of
them, will give a truck the right of
way of a street car, where there
would be one man on the truck and
maybe a carload of people on the
car. Whatever their idea is I don't
know. It doesn't hurt the crew any if
they should hold a car, but the travel
ing public. I know of crossings where
they will hold a car and let wagons
two blocks long go through and hold
the car. Motorman.
A RIFT IN THE LUTE
Jesse Lang was seen out Saturday
night carrying a banjo with two
strings gone. Some girl probably got
a crippled serenade. Waitesburg
Keep ice box well chilled and the
ice will not have a chance to melt.