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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO 80. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
T7 !...-, Editorial. Monroe 3S3
lelepnOJieS Clmilatlon, Monroe 3SZ8
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. Br Mail. United
States and Canada. $3.W a Tear.
Entered as second-claae matter April
21, 1914. at tne postoffice at Cnlcaito.
Ill, under the Act of March 3, 1870.
THE BIG PROBLEM. "I was hun
gry and I became the brute of many
thousand years ago."
Thus saith Homer Newman, ex
college student, a young man who
clubbed a well-to-do San Franciscan,
took his money, bought food and
landed in jaiL after a long fruitless
effort to find honest employment.
It was pre-historic man and society
face to face. The only difference the
thousands of years had made was
that the man and the society had on
more clothes. The man was starv
ing and society had denied him op
portunity. Modern society owes no man a liv
ing. It does owe every man an op
portunity to make a living. Denial of
opportunity means return to the
brute. It is our duty to wage unceas
ing warfare on restriction or mo
nopoly of opportunity. . Control this
matter wisely and most of our other
problems are easy.
RIGHTING WRONGS. Norway
has passed a law which is well worth
studying and adopting here in
these United States of America. This
new statute places illegitimate chil
dren in the same class as those born
The illegitimate Norwegian child
now has the right to take its father's
name if it wishes. It now has equal
right with the legitimate children in
the matter of inheritance.
We Americans are handling those
children far differently. We call them
"nameless" and make them depend
ent upon a mother whom we call an
"outcast" or a "fallen woman."
'Tis true we do occasionally punish
the father of these children, giving
him a severe slap on the wrist a
matter of $200 or $300 fine while
we at once burn the scarlet letter into
the betrayed mother's forehead.
After 278 years a descendant rela
tive of the Rev. John Harvard is the
first of his name to graduate fronj
Harvard. The Rev. John must have,
been away ahead of his clan.
War sympathizers put sand in th
cylinders of a certain make of Amer
ican automobiles. We'll just bet the
fellow next door to us got one o
Sherman has been proved wrong.
In the British shipyards they lay oft
Wednesday and Saturday afternoon
to get double time pay on Sunday. t
The Chinese minister went to Chi
cago to eat chop suey. It's up to om?
guy over there to go to Pekin and orr
der a steak smothered in onions, j
They gave a dinner for Irv Cobb in
New York. The first two years he,
was there he had a hard time making,
them let him eat.
If those armies must use shells
filled with fumes, why not use laugh-
ing gas, or shoot a copy of Punch)
with each shell?
That liP ol' star spangled banner!
does mean something, doesn't it?j
There are now 142 foreign built;
ships flying the U. S. A. flag.
Italy reminds us of the feller who:
would mix in the fight in a minute i&
he could only find somebody to holdt
his coat. s
What does baseball think it is, aj
three-ringed circus or a conglomer
ation of rough-house fist fighters?
It's an ill wind, etc. American travrr
elers won't spend $170,000,000 abroad
1 this season as they used to do. t