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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 05, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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cient Order of United Workmen; a
member of Ravenswood Lodge No.
777, A. F. and A. M.; the National
Union, North American Union; Wis
consin Society of Chicago; Lawyers'
ass'n of Illinois, and the Chicago Bar
ass'n.
Mr. Brothers is married and has a
son and daughter. The son is his
partner in the practice of law. Dr.
E. W. Mosley, 2050 N. Racine Av.
PUBUC SCHOOL MEDDLING
Shall the Gage Park public school be
erected at 55th and Rockwell sts.?
The council committee on schools
says "No."
When public officials who are elect
ed to protect our public institutions
deliberately vote against the erection
of a public school and in the face of
violent protests from the mothers and
fathers of the children who are, by
all laws, entitled to it, there must be
a snake in the grass somewhere.
It is interesting, however, to note
the seven councilmen going on rec
ord as against the erection of a pub
lic school because a priest objected to
it on the grounds that it is too near a
parochial school.
But why this pernicious activity on
the part of the priest? He states
that "trouble occurs betwen the chil
dren of the different schools." But is
that sufficient grounds for asking the
removal of a public school?
The superintendent of schools
states that even she "was misinform
ed, as she was advised that the paro
chial school was directly across the
street, whereas it is nearly two blocks
distant."
It has been stated repeatedly, and
denied just as vociferously, "that the
Catholic clergy are bitterly opposed
to the public schools."
But this incident will do more to
ward convincing the public than all
that has ever been said on the sub
ject I am interested to know if the
priest who was apparently so suc
cessful in this case is an American
citizen. If he is not, then why is he
permitted to meddle in affairs which
are vital to the youth of our nation?
Any person who knows the caliber
of the men and women in the Gage
Pari district knows that this vote of
the council "committee will have little
bearing and can expect to see the.
Gage Park school erected on the
present site. A. W. Bronwell.
A SINGLE STANDARD. Having
read Wm. C. Acker's comments on
"Red Lights" in The Day Book, I can
not help but write a few lines in re
ply. What this city needs is more good,
clean men like him. Vice is not and
never has been a necessity. Yours
for a single standard. Just a Girl.
EMPLOYMENT. In regard to the
way in which the commissioner of
public welfare would help the unem
ployed, the method in my opinion is
not in sympathy with the unemploy
ed. Neither is it just, as it would
,prove humiliating for any man or
woman who is unemployed to adver
tise the fact to the public by having
to show a ticket in public.
People who were in such offices as
the commissioner of public welfare
and other city offices seldom see
these people and there is no chance
unless it is through good Samaritans
who really are interested in the work
ing class of people or perhaps they
may go to an employment agency,
where they have to pay their first
week's or month's salary.
People who have not been out in
public work and who do not under
stand the problems of the unemploy
ed should not make any suggestions
which would prove humiliating and
only have a tendency to discourage a
man or woman out of work. It is bad
enough to lose a position without
people wanting you to lose your pride c
with it, as that is the safeguard of a
man or woman's ambition. i
Humanity's supreme need is to
understand God, and by applying this i
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