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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Judges and Waitresses. I had sev
eral piione calls yesterday asking
what judges had given the striking
waitresses the worst of it. I am sorry
my attention hadn't been called to
that matter before primary day, and
that I didn't think of it myself. But
it was too late yesterday to do any
good. If any of the judges who were
fair or unfair have been nominated,
however, I will get the information
and give it to Day Book readers to
make such use of it as they see fit
when election day rolls around.
Now that the primaries are over
workers should make a careful in
vestigation of the public record and
official tendency of ALL candidates
for office and govern themselves ac
cordingly. The only place you can teach a
public servant to respect the rights
of the working class is at the polls.
The ballot would be a much more ef
fective weapon in the hands of the
people if we had the right of recall.
The law is a weapon that can be
made to cut both ways. It is just as
easy to twist the law in favor of hu
man rights as to twist it in favor
of property rights. And, in my judg
ment, it is entirely proper for the
.people to try to get judges with a
leaning toward human rights as it
is for Big Biz to get judges with a
leaning toward property rights.
Anyhow, I'm human enough to
vote against a judge if I don't hke the
way he slants at the law.
I remember an experience of years
ago when I was on the engineer corps
of a railroad, surveying through
Eastern Ohio. I was running a tran
sit and the line ran right over a well
on a farm, where the farmer watered
his stock. He didn't want the rail
road to run there. I told him I
couldn't help it. He finally said:
"Well, if I was running that thing
I believe I could point it so it would
miss the veil,"
If I were a judge I think I could
aim the blamed old law so it wouldn't
hit labor ALL the time.
LETTER TO EDITOR
GUARDIANS AND CATHOLICS
Editor Day .Book: Under this
heading some nine questions were
asked in issue of Monday last. Need
less to write the questions here as
the numbers for same will suffice,
but might say without error that
those people, living strictly according
to the bible as they interpret it, and
which would be on strictly Socialistic
principles, and- they are the "Israel
ites" of Benton Harbor, Mich. They
practice what they preach and what
they understand to be right in the
sight of God and man. Result, men,
women, boys and girls are happy
each and every one and that is more
than can be said of the Protestants
or of the Roman Catholics. These
latter have even persecuted them.
Now for reply to Mr. Potter.
1. Every man, in my opinion, is
adapted for a certain line of business,
trade or profession, and the small
sum of $10 necessary for an exam
ination to determine one's talents is
very well spent. Where parents do
not want to spend $10, but make a
"hit or miss" proposition as to their
child's calling, then it would be bet
ter for to have vocational training
in the schools. For instance, until 12
or 14 years of age, give the child a
thorough education as now, then
divide the day and use the afternoon
for teaching vocations; in the public
schools continue the morning as up
to the age of 12 or 14.
2. Children have become better,
men and women where the bible has'
been read in public schools, there
fore have the bible in the schools.
The reading of the bible will not
cause harm to anyone. Ignorance of
it has caused many to travel the
downward paths to destruction.
3. Divorce. No, we do not want
more strict divorge laws, where per-
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