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and what not? to inject a little Chris
tian, humility into the workers, there
by depriving them of their really re
volutionary spirit which is so essen
tial to reaL success.
The conclusion I mainly wish to
reach from the above remarks is, and
let this be remembered: The future
victories of labor, together with the
less and less formidable attitude on
the part of capital, will not come
through the activities of humanitar
ian or religious movements, but solely
through the rising consciousness on
the part of the workers that for every
blow which the capitalist strikes they
must retaliate with as many as they
have at their immediate command.
Louis S. Vineberg, 1411 S. Sawyer Av.
Editor Day Book: J. Kimball
would "put our Bible back in our
schools and be free Americans once
When was the Bible in our public
schools? Never legally. The non
believer is not free if the school time
of his children is taken up with illegal
exercises. Parents have plenty of
time to teach religion outside of the
schools. More than half our people
are not members of churches and
these have legal rights. C. F. Hunt,
530 Aldine Av.
CONCERNING THE TELEPHONE
Editor Day Book: If the Portland
Ry., Light & Power Co. of Portland,
Ore., 'can obtain the city railway
franchise for $4,000,000, and that
same evening vote a bond issue of
$30,000,000 on this same $4,000,000
franchise, claiming, as financiers do,
that the moneys from the sale of the
bonds will go into the extension and
amprovement of the city railways,
why is it not possible for the city
of Chicago to take the $12,000,000
earned through her city railways and
now supposed to be in her treasury,
take the $12,000,000 of public funds,
buy the $6,000,000 equipment of the
.automatic telephone, the greatest!
phone in existence, and with the
o'her $6,000,000 make extensions?
We ought to be able to carry a $100,
000,000 bond issue, especially since
OUR little nickels are the ones that
pay the interest.
You see we don't understand the
It takes ten notes of $125,000 each,
dated and signed, to make $1,250,000.
Whether you have anything back of
the notes or not makes little differ
ence. If you can make the note stuff
stick and pull through with your deals
and pay three per cent interest on
savings then you are a "banker," a
high financier. If you can juggle
more as Mellen-Morgan did, $90,000,
000 at a bump, you're a prince. Let's
do some of these stunts, but on the
You will find the people with The
Day Book. We have the public
money in the public treasury. Let's
have a public utility not managed by
these kikes. Let's have the auto
maticA. G. Betts, 2903 Belmont Av.
"Your father who went to Nevada
six years ago owes me money."
"Owes you money?"
"For six years."