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them in thiscouhtry shoot little song
birds 'for sport. The mild, peaceatile
Asiatic merging with them would be
an" Improvement, and If they did not
merge they would at least be a curb
on each other.
There is one simple -rule that if ap
plied' would remedy the evils of all
unjust laws that is, No special
privileges. No unjust law will stay
on the statute book If it is enforced
on all alike.
Let them make any immigration
law they wish. Admit them or ex
clude them. Apply the literacy test
or any other test, but let it be ap
plied to'ali alike. William J. Smith,
6158 Ellis av.
Eugenic Carriage. Under this
caption in The Day Book one C. E. A.
writes against the proposed law for
better human offspring.
Ofcourse, under the present sys
tem of the wholesale grafting and
under the system of dog-eat-dog
struggle among the practitioners of
medicine, I almost agree that the eu-H
genie marriage -law wouldn t nave
the best show. But why should the
private physicians handle such a deli
cate and serious service? 'Why must
grafterg run everything? Why not
"put the grafters on the run?
The eugenic marriage, as a plan, is
all right, and it should be passed in
every state for the sake of humanity;
but, at the same time, special mar
riage boards should becreated by the
legislature (or by the federal govern
ment) In every town of the state,
such boards consisting of at least
two reliable doctors, one man and one
woman, doctors who kn&w their busi
ness and who also know something
about physical and marital adaption,
physiology, phrenology, etc. The duty
of such boards should be only to pass
upon the applicants for marriage.
They ought to be paid by the govern
ment and give the necessary examin
ation and marriage license free.
Being free from the private reve
nue and responsible, to the gav.ern-4
ment only, surely this' 'marriage
board ought to be relied upon.
I "believe that a uniform marriage
law, together with the provisions for
divorce, should be passed by con
gress for the entire republic, and at
e same time a new governmental
department of sociology should be
created In Washington, which wouM
appoint and govern state marital
boards, and the latter in turn the
boards in cities and towns. Of course
this would require a new amendment
to the constitution, and why not
amend it so? If it Is Important for
the government to teach the farmer
how to breed better hogs and how1 to
weed out the fields of corn, I should
think it is far more important for
the government to teach the people
how to breed better babies and how
to weed out from the human family
all the feeble-minded, diseased and
otherwise unfit unfortunates who are
now free and unmolested in repro
duction of some more misery.
We see the great changes in every
respect of social life since we speak,
of culture and civilization except in
marriage system. In regard to mar
riage and sexual problem we still re
main in the same wild state of anar
chy as it has been handed to us by
Romans over 2,000 years ago. John
GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS. I want to
answer two questions asked by "A
Why do married women work
when their husbands have jobs?
Because they have a God-given ,
right ,to work if they want to.
Why don't they make a law that
will force teachers to resign their
jobs when they marry, so that some
single girl can get the job?
Because we have no right 'to pass
such a law. That would, be robbing
her of her God-given right to teach,
if she wants to.
Now I wfll ask a question or two
Why don't "A Reader"-and every
other man and w.oman. put of work,