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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 21, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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Many have been killed by the law
who were later proved innocent. The
truth came when it was too late.
Every one of his has to do his duty
toward justice and humanity, so sign
Leo Prank's petition and sent it to
the Anti-Capital Punishment Society
of America, 624 S. Michigan av.
It will help save a human life.
Morris Minovitch, 15,48 S. Spaulding.
SHE'S FOND OF THE DOC
NOT! In The Day Book some time
ago I saw an article that "certinly"
got my agate.
It was about the said Dr. (What's
his name?) and his wonderful test
that pronounces you O. K. or other
wise at the morals -court.
I took that test myself, and Lord
help us, but I'm glad I'm a healthy
human being. Of all the fool ques
tions I ever heard Doc has surely got
the world cheated.
It reminds me of the day of "kin
dergarten." I remember one question
especially. It was: "Would you for
give any one who struck you sooner
than when they were not?"
Now imagine the foolishness of
such a question. Ain't that a slicker?
I heard Doc telling one of the lady
doctors he thought he ought to
charge for the lectures he was deliv
ering somewhere. I didn't quite get
it all. Poor Doc! Here's the way he
gets his idea of whether you are all
there or not; his patients, as it were:
You're pinched, say at 8:30 p. m.
Can't locate your bondsman, so you
stay in all night. You're a habitual
drinker, and, say, "three sheets in
the wind" when you' go in and by
morning it's dying out
No supper, for a civilized human
being couldn't eat what they hand
out. (No slam on the bill of fare).
Awake all night and naturally
your being in don't make you feel
like splitting your sides laughing
and, being a woman, you'll naturally
worry.
No bath in the morning, no comb,
no finger file, no powder, seeing as
how you didn't intend to stay away
from your virtuous couch that night
Nice cold water on a December morn
ing to wash in.
Say you've been in before and you
don't know whether the judge is
going to say $200 and costs for solic
iting. No breakfast and then, when you
are about ready to collapse and you'd
give your right eye for one drink, Doc
puts you through the "Wonderful
Test" that decides and tells you
whether you are either crazy or
sane.
Now will someone kindly hint how
any one in that condition can answer
questions? I wonder if he could an
swer them correctly.
I passed the test and Doc said I
was a very bright girl and ought to
be given a chance, but he wants it
known "He is no officer." Not Doc.
He said he would fix it-with the judge.
He did $25 and costs.
I was asked what I thought of the
test and pronounced it FINE and at
'the same time I could have screamed
I was so nervous.
Fine chance of your mind being
on what they are talking about under
those conditions. He gets his sub
jects free. Why charge for the lec
tures? And they say he draws a
salary.
Well, if Doc is all right, I'm glad I'm
not. "One Who Took the Test"
BREVITY WANTED. Writers to
The Open Forum are again violating
your rules of hjevity. Frank Smith
is a bad offender. '
. Why not compel the writers to
make their notes short and sweet?
Cut out the rambling metaphors and
similes. We can get their ideas with
half the words now used. It would
make The Open Forum more interest
ing and easier to read.
Publicity seekers should also be
instructed to confine their important
remarks to topics of the day, social
and economic questions.
Great writers have said that if you;
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