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LETTERS TO EDITOR
WAR AGAINST WAR
Editor Day Book That "Big Busi
ness" may force the United States
into war became a possibility through
the seizure by England of several
ships owned or used by the Beef
"Just what action England will take
regarding the .American protest is dif
ficult to say. Naturally, Englnad will
avoid complications, if that is pos
sible. One thing may be taken for
granted. If American shipments are
intended for England's foes, her atti
tude will be for from conciliatory.
It can be seen from this that "Big
Business" in Europe is responsible for
the war. Germany, England, France
and Austria are making desperate at
tempts to gain possession of more
territory, thus creating new markets
for their goods.
Expansion on the part of Germany
meant expansion on the part of Eng
land and France. And now, while the
powers of Europe are at each other's
throats, America is taking advantage
of Europe's terrible plight to capture
the European markets.
In order to protect its ill-gotten
gains, "Big Business" is calling loud
ly for a larger army and increased
navy. An insidious attempt is now
being made to create a wave of
"patriotism," fostering militarism.
Down in Washington, Hobson is
raving for an Increased navy, Gard
ner insists upon an investigation into
military affairs, Roosevelt has discov
ered plans for the capture of New
York and Boston, and Dupont of the
Dupont powder works smiles glee
fully in anticipation of more business.
"More business" is costing Europe
millions of the finest specimens of
physical manhood that ever lived.
Who pays for the war? The laboring
class. Of what benefit is it to the
working class whether Germany or
England conrtols the greater number
Of foreign markets as long as eco
nomic pressure, unemployment and
starvation wages are to be contended
The working class must awaken to T
the true condition of affairs. Mili
tarism promotes hatred and antag
onism against imaginary enemies, re
sulting in fratricidal wars and need
less slaughter. Militarism is the .
greatest foe of the working class. Let
the working class declare universal
war against war. William Greene.
THE RIGHT TO HAVE CHILDREN
Editor Day Book Of course, any
one who uses his head for something
else besides a hat-rack knows that
there is one positive and absolutely
sure way for us to prevent bringing J
children into the world, and that way ,
is remain single.
But anyone, if intelligent enough,
can find out how to escape bringing
children into this world if they will
take time enough to do so.
Will some one please tell us why
our "better class" people are notover
burdened with children? Why do we,
aS a rule, find children more numer
ous in the poorer class families?
The main reason for this is ignor
ance and supersition. A great many
people are taught to believe that it is
wrong and wicked to try to escape
the responsibility of bringing children .
into the world. And even if some of
them are intelligent enough to pre-
vent this, their religious scruples
would not llow them to do so.
They do not seem to realize what
a child of poor parents must go
through in this world of today. And
if they do realize and still persist in
bringing more children into the
world, it must be -either ignorance or
Another thing is this. Instead of
teaching the children fairy tales and
Santa Claus, and a lot of useless non-t
sense, why not teach sex hygiene and
other things that will benefit them in
Under our present social system.
1 the fewer children working class par-
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