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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 15, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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tion; that to a healthy mind all hu
man love is loathsome; that kissing
is an insidious vice and courtship a
crime?
Have they not yet-learned that our
affections are snares of the devil, that
endearments mean degeneracy and
that hugging leads to hell?
Would sixteen millions be too much
to aid the noble battle waged by our
pulchritudinous major, the man
whose name has become a slogan, a
war-cry of the righteous multitude?
Emblazoned on his shield (a guaran
tee of honesty) is that illustrious
name: BUNKHOUSER, or at least,
the first syllable thereof. Then is it
any wonder the major can lead, nay,
command the attention of the multi
tude? The name of that multitude,
by the way, is Arthur Butt-in Fare
well. Noble fellows!
They are spotless and unsullied of
the world. In fact, each of them is
even more virginal and innocent than
the other and each one guarantees
the other to be of the neuter sex!
They are PURE, and of their type of
holy purity it is well said: "To the
pure all things axe impure." Rudolf
Bismarck von Liebich.
REPLY TO WILLIAMS
Editor Day Book: Mr. P. Williams
in a recent article in The Day Book
desires to know if I have a prescribed
panacea for the ills of society, a solu
tion to the problem that will give wo
men the opportunity at all times to be
self-supporting, a system wherein
man will receive a fair recompense
sufficient for the maintenance of a
family and a home.
If I helieved we suffered these in
equities because of our inability to
produce enough wealth to supply
the needs of mankind I would be an
advocate of the single tax philosophy
and agree with him in taxing into use
all idle land now withheld by specu
lators. But as my belief is to the con
trary, owing to the fact that we al
ready create enough. weata; to sup-.
I ply the needs of millions of people j
abroad, I beg to differ. .,
Industrial development has noWf
J reached a stage higher than ever be-
lore attained, witn tne monopousuc
combinations have come all the ad
vantages of large scale production,,
such as saving in the purchase and.
ale of goods and the application of
power, in labor, in organization, and
the utilization of its by-products.
It has all the advantages of com-r
bination, such as saving in advertis-;-ing,
in gross shipment, etc. :
It is also able to regulate the output
according to demand and fix the price -at
the point of highest net return.,
In short, it is a good thing if you are
in the monopoly; so let us try to get
in on it. Well, we are in on the postal;
system. Now let's try to get into the
telegraph, telephone, railroads, mines,,
mills and factories. Let's establish
an industrial democracy.
Many European cities have already
taken a step in this direction by es
tablishing municipal theaters, baker-,
ies, markets, pawnshops, laundries,
brickyards, slaughter-houses, gar-i
bage plants, etc., accruing a nice in
come to the municipalities and lower-
ins; tax rates. If this is practical in.
Europe it ought to be practical here.
If it is practical with the small indus
tries it ought to be practical with the
large. If our government can estab
lish them in Panama she can estab
lish them at home.
Not until we collectively own the
means of production and distribution
and reduce the working hours propor-
tionately so as to enable all humans
to share the fruits of thei rtoil will
we be able to attain the desired good..
Under the law of eminent domain
any private property could be taken
for public use upon reasonable com
pensation. This could be determined";
by the people; through their repre-,
sentatives, providing they had equip
ped themselves with the proper weap-(
ons of government, sufficient to en
able them to make their public serv-
ants responsible to them -and this.;
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