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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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PASTORS WANT BILLY SUNDAY
TO COME TO CHICAGO
By Charles F. Wishart, Second Pres
byterian Church.
"The Day Book is spreading the
f;ospel farther in Chicago, this week
han the Rev. Billy Sunday could in
his tabernacle. A printed sermon is
not as good as" a spoken one, it has
not got the 'punch,' it doesn't get the
results, but it can start people to
thinking, and -when people get to
thinking, sqme good is going to come
of it.
"Evangelization cannot be accom
plished through the press, but the
press can help us to be good and asJ
sist in showing the right way to the
wayward. The power of the press is
undeniable. I am glad that The Day
Book is using its power this week to
aid we clergymen in our little scrap
against things we believe wrong.
"The Day Book, too, will assist in
making the demand for the coming
of Rev. Billy Sunday a city-wide
move. I am positive every section of
Chicago will soon be petitioning for
his coming."
By Rev. Albert J. McCartney, Pastor
Kenwood Evangelist Cong, church.
"Keep up the work for Sunday.
Get him here, then build Him a tab
ernacle on the lake front -where peo
ple from all sides of the city can
come."
By Rev. Melbourne P. Boynton, Pas
tor Woodlawn Baptist church.
"The campaign to get the Rev.
Billy Sunday here is being turned in
to more than a sectional matter. All
South Side Baptist churches are sure
to unite in favor of his coming."
By Rev. John M. Davies, Seventh
Presbyterian Church.
"A great many people who have
never heard Billy Sunday and who
probably never would hear him speak
will read his sermons in your paper.
It is a good idea and I think it will
do a great deal of good."
MERELY COMMENT
It's bad enough to kick a man
when he's down.
But it's even worse than that to
jump on a man and stir up public
prejudice against him when he is
about to go on trial on a criminal
charge.
The fight on Lorimer in this cam
paign is cowardly for that reason.
Lorimer is down politically and
financially, and some of his old polit
ical pals are taking a kick at him.
Roger Sullivan ought to stop it for
decency's sake, even If kot for the
sake of his. old-time friendship.
Lorimer is human. So are the
members of "his family. He is about
to go on trial for his libterty. Isn't
that trouble enough for one family?,
Kick Thompson, all 'you please.
He's big, has mbney and can stand it
But give Lorimer a, show forNhis
white alley.
Nobody ever became a hero kick
ing a man when he was down.
But politics is a rotten game with
the professionals. Winners get he
bouquets, but when their -usefulness
is ended they get kicks.
There's one thing good about the
campaign, anyhow:
Neither Sweitzer nor Thompson
has been proven to be a crook.
It is fair to assume that neither is
as bad as he is painted by his polit
ical enemies.
By the way, why should men be
come enemies in politics?
Don't forget the aldermeri in ex
citement over candidates for mayor.
Pick out the best man, the one
YOU think is best. His party politics
cuts no ice.
This isn't a presidential election.
o o
PLEASES THE KIDS
New York. Justice Benedict ruled
that a child's "pushmobile" is a vehi
cle and has as much right in thepub
lic highways as wagons or automo,
biles.

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