THE PUBLIC FORUM
-WANTS STEDMAN In reply to
'tit. J. Lipsitz in the March 2 issue of
The Day Book, if union men want to
. ote for some one forlnayor that will
.opk' after the workingman's interest
let' them all vote for Seymour Sted-
man, the socialist candidate for
layor. He is pledged to fight for
ie rights of the working people.
: R. D. Erry, 3342 N. Halsted st.
(HEARST AND SULLIVAN. I was
ery much interested when I read in
i'he Day Book of March 3 the com
ment of Mr. Geo. E Thomas on the
"utitioly alliance" between Roger C.
Sullivan and William Randolph
Hearst. In the light of current po
Jtical events, there is scarcely a
lojibt that Sullivan and Hearst are
ii'an alliance. They have succeeded
hY'putting Harrison away, for the
tiine being, at least; and that they
now intend to "get" President Wil
son and Gov. Dunne there is no doubt
in my mind. But that is not all they
are' after by a long sight Every
wage-earner, and particularly every
union, wage-earner knows Hearst's
attitude toward union labor.
Every union wage-earner in Chi
cago also knows that the big indus
trial enterprises, such as the gas and
electric lighting trusts, are employers
of 'scab labor and they are controlled
by'Roger Sullivan and his industro
What chance, then, would union
labor have if Roger Sullivan and Wil
liam Randolph Hearst controlled the
K's all very well to say that Mr.
Syeitzer, if elected mayor, would
boss the job, but we all know better.
Sfyeitzer is Sullivan's creature, and
wlft will dare say that the creature
is 'greater than the creator, particu
larly within the domain of politics?
With Hearst and Sullivan it's a
cse of "business" first and "pleas
ure" afterward. Hearst and Sullivan
iJe millionaires, and, true to their 1
caste, they want more millions. They
hunger far the power that money
gives them, and they have agreed
among themselves that their mutual
interests will be better subserved by
their pulling together in the future
than by pulling in opposite directions,
as they have been doing In the past.
In other words, they believe a com
mination of their interests would be
a good thing for them, as It would
place them in a stronger strategic
position, while at the same time they
would have an advantage over union
labor which they do not now possess.
These are things' union labor
should bear in mind, and those who
earn their bread by the sweat of their
brow should govern themselves ac
cordingly. Fred W. Higgins.
CHURCH AND CREED. The Day
Book does not believe in religious per
secution. It Is fair to both Catholics
and Protestants. Its editor can find
no harm in the creed and dogma of
the church as far as regards our wel
fare in this and the supposed next
In the articles describing the
House of Good Shepherd I did not ex
pect a report detrimental to that in
stitution. The church has the means
to fit up its institutions, etc., in a
clean, sanitary manner.
One thing has been omitted in ar
ticles relating to religion in The Day
Book and that is, the spiritual train
ing that the adherents of the Univer
sal church receive. I am considered
one of them at my birthplace and
know what it is. The doctrines of
the church are unscientific, as exam
ple, the earth was created from noth-,
ing in seven days, the immaculate
conception. Progress and our wel
fare is due to the advance of science.
The church has been opposed to this
as the cases of Giardino, Bruno and
Galileo show. The most religious na
tions are the least advanced.
One doctrine or belief-which is un
true is that of the infallibility of a ,
man elected by men, called the pope, '
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