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THE PUBLIC FORUM
NEW PROVERBS. Many years
ago Columbus was called an idiot by
nearly all the wise men. Today an
other set of wise men are calling the
Socialists and the Single Taxers the
same. """ --
The war in Europe has- taught us
that those who want war never fight
in it, and those who fight the wars
never declare it. Also that as soon as
those who fight in the wars declare
the wars, wars will be abolished.
If ink was brains some people
would insist upon using lead pencils.
A friend is indeed one whom we
Two places to find sympathy: In
the dictionary and from a mother.
Just because a man is black does
not mean that his heart is also black.
Many and many a white man is not
only black at heart, but also yellow
in thoughts and blue in the face.
The easiest way to hell, Rum.
Do everything you are told to go
and go to war.
One cannot have a friend without
being one. The Idiotic Philosopher.
WHAT IS SIN? What is sin? I
understand that sin is to break the
laws of God, the rules of duty, the
laws of nature.
Then how many are without sin?
Why should God forgive one and not
another for the sins they have done
when it is said that He is a God all
powerful and all merciful? Why
should He? Are we not all His chil
dren according to scripture? He
forgives and sends some to heaven
for merely the asking and condemns
others to eternal torture in spite of
their begging and praying to be for
given their sins.
I believe in a greater power than
man, but if this power is just I hard
ly dare say and do not know whether
to believe it or not Nevertheless, to
do unto others as we wish to be
dealt by would be the only doctrine
that would equalize affairs for the 1
betterment of humanity. We could
not expect it would do away with all
the ills, but there would be so few
that this earth indeed would be a
genuine paradise to dwell upon. Bus
iness would be run in a better way
and everybody would have honest
work and decent pay. Children
would receive an education that
would teach them to build up prog
ress scientifically instead of learning
how to destroy the way, as is the
way they now learn.
The man who is against the golden
rule is against progress. Frank-Smith.
"POEMS WANTED." My opinion
of the biggest fake is the fake adver
tising which reads, "poems wanted";
"send in your short stories, they are
in big demand, we guarantee imedi
ate success"; "scenarios wanted, we
pay $50 and up." They ought to be
The poor victim answers these so
called honorable ads and the reply
received is: "We received your poem
(or story) and find same available
for our use. Enclosed you find a con
tract you are instructed to sign with
a remittance of $30. We promise to
publish your story in a popular mag
azine and your song will be put to
first-class music. IUought to sell at
25 or 50 cents a copy."
Later you would feel happy if you
could see a copy of your song in a
10-cent store. But all in vain, you
seek, but you never find. If you find
your short story it is so altered it is
impossible to recognize it, for they
have sold it and pocketed all the
You spend railroad fare in search
of the faker, but he has fled to some
other town, where he is at it again
under another name. If you find him
he has evidence in writing against
you. You may spend more money in
trying to get satisfaction. In the end
all you get is the liberty to congratu
late yourself that you have received
a lesson in crooked knowledge.