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START SUNDAY NIGHT OPCN FORUM WHERE EVEP.VBODY C&.N
ASK. QUESTIONS; GOOD SPEAKERS.
A big thing has been started in
Chicago. In the Church of the Re-,
deemer at Warren avenue and Robey
street, a peoples, open forum is being
held every Sundaynight. It's no re
ligious forum. Big human problems
are being discussed. And the list of
speakers announced indicated a wide
range of topics. Last Sunday night
Minister Fred A. Moore had Prof.
Charles Zueblin of Boston talking.
Here are some of the things he said:
"We must have economic justice
for the individual, the family and so
ciety. We can never have economic
justice for any of them so long as
our standard of measurement is mo
ney. Money tells nothing. If money
talks, nobody has yet been able to
Interpret it. If we are twice as rich
as we were a few years ago, we" are
not necessarily more wealthy in
terms of weal. Elusive as it sounds,
there is no scientific economics which
has any other measurement but life.
"To secure economic justice for the
individual, the family and society, we
must have scientific production,
equitable distribution and discrimin
ating consumption. Scientific pro
duction involves not only efficiency
in the shop, now attained in not one
tenth of the industries of America,
but integration of the different "pro
cesses and industries, and the maxi
mum life-efficiency of the worker.
The efficiency of the work is not to
be secured by his maximum daily pro
duct, but by his largest and best pro
duct during the longest possible and
most complete life. To secure this,
we have to deal with unemployment,
'whether of the jobless or the leisure
class; with overemployment, whether
of the sweatshop worker or the mo
ther; and with misemployment,
whether due to the making of wrong
things or of useless things.
"We must have equitable distribu
tion as well as scientific production.
To accomplish this, we shall need
consumers, and a system of taxation
which recognizes the enormous con
tribution of society and puts financial
burdens where they belong.
"The touchstone of the whole eco
nomic system, however, is discrim
inating consumption The consumer
pays all the bills, public and private.
We cannot have economic justice un
til all the consumers enjoy in com
mon those things that are necessary
to the common life. We shall then
individually and collectively demand
goods and services that are durable
rather than perishable, social rather
than selfish, and that express indi
viduality. So far from there being a
mechanical solution of the economic
problem, it will be solved only by the
progressive satisfaction of the wants
Next Sunday Aid. Chas. E. Merriam
will speak. After him are announced
Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Harriet Vittum
and John H. Walker.
THE MEXICAN SITUATION.
Washington, Nov. 3. Gen. Car
ranza has an army ready to fight un
less Villa and Zapata retire from the
Mexico government with him, ac
cording to official reports from the
Aguas Calientes peace convention
received here today under date of
This message declared tha tCar
ranza refused to attend the conven
tion in person or to send a delegate,
but indicated his willingness to re
tire if Villa and Zapata also stepped
Carranza's ultimatum to the con
vention refused to recognize its sov
ereignty until he learned on what the
sovereignty was based.
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' It was Smith's first Sunday as ush-
I er in church, and he was a bit flust
tred. Turning to a lady who entered,
jhe 'said: "This way, modam, and
organizations both of producers and yl'll sew you into a sheet."