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So the segregation can only exist by
leaving the innocent open to attack
by men who walk around in the guise
of men, but are in fact nothing but
animals.
Men have always made the laws
in the past and women have suf
fered in the making and in the en
forcement of these laws. If they shall
take a higher moral ground now that
they are gaining political power and
shall have more sympathy for tne
prostitute, and less sympathy for the
men who made prostitutes and shall
get more knowledge of social condi
tion that tend to make both male and
female prostitutes, things will be so
much better that we win have no
public pjaces made for the redlight
districts. Ceo. V. Wells.
A FREE LAND. I have read with
much interest the various views in
The Day Book referring to the col
ored race, and your article Wednes
day evening, "Serving the Colored
Race," was indeed very interesting.
I am glad that there are more citizens
than myself who believe that the col-'
ored race should have equal rights in
our country, "The Land of the Free."
And yet there is a great injustice
done in this so-called land of the
FREE. The injustice to look down
on a man because of his color or
creed is absurd and the sooner civili
zation looks at it from the free stan
dard we will have a more united peo
ple. The prejudice toward the col
ored race has been a very grave han
dicap to them.
It is the character that should be
looked upon when judging a person
and not the color. There are hundreds
of colored people in our city who are
qualified in holding positions of im
portance and yet because of their
color they are compelled to work for
$5 per week and are denied a chance
to live like we white people. Their
ambition is not fulfilled and discour
aged, they drift back to the line of
the least resistance.
If we all would recognize the right
which is due to every man and give
each individual a chance it would be
the abolishment of all crime and vice,
the road to the broadening of the
human mind and the betterment of
our country. R. G.
WAR AND LABOR. "Merry Eng
land's" aristocracy has awakened
Confronted with the tremendous task
of upholding her end of the war
against the Germans, David Lloyd
George, conceded by authorities to
be England's brainest cabinet officer
and representative of the bourgeois
class, appeals to the working class
to save England.
At Liverpool he is reported as "hav
ing urged on the workmen that for
the duration of the war union regula
tions should be suspended, so that
every available man and woman
could be employed in the necessary
work of speeding up the output of
shells and other war materials."
Not long ago, Roger Babson, Wall
street's economist, made the state
ment that labor forgot that it is a
commodity. What a paradox! and
Lloyd-George discovered it! In time
of so-called peace labor must cringe
before the possessors of predatory
wealth, but in the hour of danger
capital appeals to labor to save the
empire. Whose empire? Is the work
ing class in control of any empire,
monarchy or republic? If it is not,4
why then is it called upon to sacrifice J
millions of its members in defense of '
a system which is manifestly destine-'
tive?
Despite the scientific knowledge of;
the age, the value of human life has5
not yet been recognized. Race and'
religion, color and creed, still serve as '
barriers between the human family
with the result which has appalled
the conservators of society. '
As a result of this war, pacificists
have been scorned and ridiculed, but '
the end is not yet. History demon-5
strates that the greater the cataclysm
the more powerful is the reaction J
which follows it. On the whole.
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