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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 07, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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should think that any person with
an ounce of patriotism would resent
that statement I would like to know
where he gets his authority for this.
I am a sailor in the U. S. navy and
know that it is not encouraged. In
fact, I have heard many lectures by
navy doctors against this very thing.
Of course, it is the same there as any
where else that 50,000 men are con
gregated there will be some that
will indulge in these practices, and
it is for these that great care is taken,
as far as possible, to prevent the
spreading of any disease resultant
from such practice. But as to his
statement that this practice is en
couraged I am glad to be able to say
that it is absolutely without truth.
Such statements as his are just the
things that tend to give the army and
navy a "black eye" with the public
and it would please me greatly if, in
Mr. Acker's statement he would leave
out such implications. If you can't
boost don't knock. E. A. Gould, Jr.,
Electrician, U. S. Navy.
KEEP OUT OF WAR. To plunge
into the thick of war would be easy.
Mexico invites it. England desires
it of us. Any of the allies would
welcome us on their side, and Ger
many has her hands full as it is.
The braggadocio of youth is not
necessary to the full-grown man, for
men of peace have been our greatest
statesmen.
This is a young, prosperous and
rich nation and has the promise of
being the leader of the world, if not
already so recognized, hence why get
into the fight and makes corpses of
our public school graduates, artisans,
small tradesmen, clerks and teach
ers? To go to war means all of these
things.
Peace must have for its basis a firm
foundation.
Peace must mean the voice of the
people in a republic.
Peace must mean as much to you
and me as to the multi-millionaire,
minister, priest and the president.
Peace is based not on contentment,
but righteous endeavor to serve man
kind. War is based on barbaric aggres-7
siveness and never tends to peace. i
Peace must exist first in our minds, j
then in our hearts and then in our i
consideration of our fellow creatures, I
be they Americans, Japanese, French, 7f
German or any nationality the same I
thought must exist, a feeling of f
brotherhood, a larger brotherhood, a r
universal brotherhood of all mankind. .1
Through peace the world has prog- i
ressed in the arts and sciences. Ed-1
ucation through peace has brought i
the masses to a realization of theirs
intrinsic worth and taught them to j
love their fellows. War has keptd
them in ignorance and caused them
to envy, hate and destroy their .1
neighbor. a
It is peace alone that will be thee
saving of this "land of the free andv
home of the brave." v
Peace is not to be had or fostered
through the supplying of the muni- d
kions of war to any of our foreign r.
brothers. iJ
Peace is not to be had through a
such "business" as the shipping of
contraband. q
Peace is our prayer. Peace not a
war. &
What matters it that a minister or w
priest blesses a battlefield of corpses
in the name of religion if that samej;
religion cannot promulgate peace? d.
What power has a church that can ?r
administer to the sick and wounded
and lay the dead at rest through the
ravages of war if it cannot instill into L
the hearts of its living subjects a feel-?o
ing of peace and brotherhood whiless
they yet live? Answer: It is a dead il
issue. Pie upon such hypocrisy. Outio
upon such sham as exhibited in thisis
world war by those who have pro-fa
fessed to preach the gospel of thco
lowly Nazarene, the Prince of Peace. i J
Pea6e can be preserved in America u
and must be preserved. v
We have starving unemployed atd
hdme without going to Mexico and i

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