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LETTERS TO EDITOR
A HELPFUL STORY
Editor Day Book: I have read
with great pleasure the article in The
Day Book of the-23d regarding the
work of Mrs. Dora" Haws and her
husband. I wish that story could have
I have a little sermon that
"The greatest joy in the world is
the joy of service," and certainly
these people must know the truth of
that statement, and second,
"The greatest power in the world
is the power of love," and third,
"The greatest war in the world is
the war with ourselves."
But the pity of it is that so many
times a man and woman have to go
the limit before they see the error of
The more I have to do with -wrpoks
the more I believe that the great pow
er of the' church, the state, the press
and the people should be to prevent
wrecks, to prevent crime, to prevent
delinquency and to prevent vice.
You are of great service to your
readers when you publish stories like
that. Arthur Burrage Farwell, Presi
dent Chicago Law and Order League.
PROBATION AND PAROLE
Editor Day Book: There is much
confusion in the public mind result
ing from the Indiscriminate use of
the words ''probation" and "parole,"
which "results in much unAMerveri
prejudice toward the adult probation
Persons who are released from the
Joliet, Chester and Pontiac institu
tions before the expiration of their
terms are "paroled." It is this law
which is frequently criticized by the
state's attorney, police department
and others. Persons who are released
under a suspended sentence before
imprisonment are not paroled, but
axe "probationed," and if the news
papers would discriminate In the use
of these terms thev would erfiatlv nn-
sist in relieving those who are placed
on probation from receiving criticism
which they do not deserve and which
usually is not intended for them.
Judges do not "parole;" they "pro
bation." Paroles are granted only by
the State Board of Pardons. There
fore, there is no occasion for using
the word parole or paroled in con
nection with our court proceedings.
HE DON'T LIKE 'EM
Editor Day Book: It rejoices me
to see that there is at least one pub
lication in Chicago that has the cour
age to ajlow through its columns de
nunciation and exposure of that ma
lodorous South Water street gang,
which lives and thrives by robbing
the long-suffering farmers of the
country tributary to this market. The
thieving proclivities of that rascally
gang is not something of recent de
velopment, but with the passing of
years they have grown bolder rid
more bold until now their operations
amount practically to a confiscation
of the farm products consigned to
them. The instances of barefaced
robbery cited in your issue of Oct. 28
'are not at all out of the ordinary.
Indeed, I believe that it is entirely
within reason to say that not one
country shipper in ten gets a square
deal on South Water street. For
twenty years I have been more or less
closely in touch with the commis
sion men along that thoroughfare
and am convinced that they are
"guilty of everything charged in the
indictment." Turn the rascals out!
W. O. H.
"OF ALL GLAD WORDS"
"Have one on me."
- "With compliments of the season."
"Your examination paper was per
fect." "I'm going to try you out on the
"Yes, sir; your train's on time."
"It's a boy.''
"The boss has decided to raise
. YInclosed find check."