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I was not booked because of my
being born in Germany and for hav
ing letters from the German battle
front in my pocket. The others,
mostly Americans and all white, were
sent to the House ofDetention for
Slavery still exists in the south, for
I learned later from one of these men
that those who did not sign up for
Europe were severely dealt with.
The reason only 12 out of 50 were
taken is because these 12 1 were
"snowbirds," the others were "home
guards." A snowbird has a different
meaning In New Orleans. There it
means a migratory worker from the
The dogcatcher's wdgon here re
minds me of the "patrol wagon in New
Orleans when rounding up the "snow
birds." ''it made regular trips
through the streets for that purpose
and showed great partiality to the
workingmen's ' quarters. 1 1 have
known men who stayed in the same
lodging house as I to pass up their
meals rather than take chances of
being picked up for 'loitering" in
going to a restaurant. K. P. Topseh,
444 S. Clark st, Chicago.
PROSTITUTION NOT WRONG.
Permit me to say a few words in re
ply to Mr. Geo. V. Wells, 6050 South
Mr. Wells makes the statement that
prostitution is as much a crime as
murder. Will Mr. Wells look up the
Encyclopedia Britannica .second edi
tion, article prostitution?
Why not make prostitution clean?
Sex disease cannot be cured by the
marriage ceremony. The best one can
expect is close scientific supervision.
I also disagree with Mr. Wells when
he says prostitution is a wrong to
women. There are more women than
men and we cannot change the laws
of natute. In the article on prostl
tion mention above a reference is
ipade to investigation of prostitutes
in Brussels. The women were asked
why they became what they were.
Many answered: "The taste for
I must ask Mr. Wells to study the
subject and look at it from a human
standpoint John B. Walters, 42
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN. Prank
Smith uses the words "Brotherhood
of Man." What meaning does ne give
to those words? Does he hold, as I
do, that, being children of the Creat
or, we are all brothers and sisters,
and therefore entitled to the equal
use of the free gifts of the Creator,
the, air, the water, the sunshine, and
the land. F. Williams.
JUST AN OBSERVER
The canny clam lies on his back .
And keeps-his eye glued to a crack,
Then calmly closes up his shell,
And what he sees he does not telj
SERVED HIM RIGHT J,
'tbvcs .. V
Tramp 'Say, do yousVknow, dat
dorgTeminds me of a quotation from .
Farmer What is it?
Tramp Har-har There comes a
tied in the. affairs of men.
Farmer (unloosing dog) Sic 'inv