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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 25, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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cent purchasers" is bunk and will not
go. W. H. Wallace.
AMERICANISM. Commenting on
The Day Book's valued editorial un
der date of May 22, under the head
ing "A Volunteer Army," there is
timely set forth the value of love, har
mony and co-operation between the
government and all the people. Clos
ing it sounds a mighty truth when it
declares "Industrial justice in a coun
try is a mighty good foundation for
patriotism that means volunteers
who will fight for their country."
Would that this truth would become
blazing letters at Washington.
Industrial injustice is a murderer
of patriotism and the hearts of count
less thousands who would gladly
have drawn the saber and sword to
have avenged the sacred and just
rights of our republc have been
crushed and patriotism, that beauti
ful national gem whose costmark is
birthright and which is a stranger to
a selling price, has also been crushed.
Our population is a cosmopolitan
crowd, with languages as different as
the fashions from the fig leaf era to
the present. I am thinking of you
and you only with a heavy heart, my
dearly beloved Americans, who are
now so few compared to the over
whelming cosmopolitan crowd about
you. What guaranty has our gov
ernment relative to these aliens of
the crowd in event of war, be they
naturalized or not? Is it not presum
ing some to draw the hasty conclu
sion that because they are with us
that they are for us?
As an American citizen, on Ameri
can soil, one of a body for whose good
and protection the constitution of the
United States was drafted, that
through the actions of the state mili
tia on many occasions during labor
troubles and through fostering im
migration to this country when there
is no work to be had we have lowered
the tone of our citizenship. Our gov
ernment is fettered in the hands of a,
clique and is no more a part of some
of us than if we were beneath the
sea. This is no wild midnight revery.
Would to God it was!
As a nation our government is the
engineer, we are traveling with
frightful momentum down grade with
brakes wide open toward discord and
unrest As we going to pursue our
present policy, one so different to
what Lincoln would 0. K., until we
are a disrupted nation? Or will con
science be shaped, wrongs righted,
hearts melted, patriotism rekindled
through a new policy that views God
and man, pauper and capitalist, alike,
and have but one purpose, to serve all
the people with a mother love?
Albert Thompson, 954 N. Clark.
the opinion of Day Book readers on
proprietors of lunchrooms which re
fuse to serve colored people. My
opinion of such is that they are at
heart blacker than those of our col
ored brothers. To my mind they are
undesirable pleople to live in these
United States. Could I have my way
I would have the proprietor sent to
the pen for overcharging the colored
people. Perhaps when he came out
he would be able to understand that
the colored man is a citizen of the
U. S. and must be treated as such.
Warren Burnham, 2126 Monroe St.
have two kinds of government, the t
visible and the invisible. The visible
gave birth to the invisible, the latter -j
continuing after the passing away of 2
the former. The visible lives as an
example or a warning, the invisible
as a spiritualized right to exclusive t
possession of the people's wealth. v
The former wears clothes, eats food j
and goes to church. It lives solely
to vindicate the sacred right of mo- &
nopoly. It practices Socialism for j
profit and condemns the Socialist t
It is temporal, while its spiritual H
complement will continue to have a
corner on sacredness for some time
to come. The mission of both is to.
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