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the people to unite for public own
ership. Sharing profits shows a
rightful public claim on the street
cars. The 55 per cent is "unearned
increment" for the use of the peo
ple's land the streets, in accordance
with the land-rent-tax system which
is gaining in favor. C. F. Hunt, 530
THE REDLIGHT. In answer to
Sylvia JLawson and to Geo. V. Wells
I can say that I don't care whether
Chicago is going to have a redlight
district or not. Almost two years the
levee district was closed up and it is
supposed to be closed now, but I find
the morals court was overcrowded
on Tuesday, June 1. The 11th floor
was lined up on two sides. It looked
like there was going to be a parade.
If every reader of The Day Book will
look up the record from the morals
court they will find that most of the
men or women have been arrested
5 or 6 times. Each time they have
paid a fine of $5 or $8. I read about
Mrs. Frey, who told the judge her
husband as a Funkhouser investi
gator got $4 a day and a fine, expense
account and used to run around with
a blond woman. Of course, he de
serted his wife and baby. I believe
that in two years they ought to have
Chicago cleaned out of redlights.
To every story there is two sides.
Geo. V. Wells says: "The demand for
a redlight district to protect innocent
girl from assault can only be paral
leled by a demand for the burglar and
gambler and the murderer." I would
like to ask him what that has got to
do with a redlight district.
We find that gamblers will always
gamble or murderers will always
murder, and we have enough bur
glars at the present time, even when
the redlight district is closed. They
just blame the redlight district. Syl
via J. Lawson says:" Wherever you
find a girl who has gone wrong there
is some young man who has been in
I say it is not true. If a girl would
not pay any attention to men, or start jc
to flirt with them, or go on me a "
soliciting there would be no trouble
at all. No man will ever stop a girl
on the street if she doesn't pay any
attention to him. It reminds me of
the working class of people talking to
one another before election.
I would like to hear from the read
ers, why they have the redlight dis
trict running at the present time. It
is supposed to be closed, but we find
it is only spreading west and south.
Would it not be better if they would
let them have a levee district in some
part of Chicago which would keep
them in one place and prill keep po
lice, from grafting and will be safe for
decent wpmen and children to walk
on the street? Am I right or wrong?,
Daniel Green, 4749 State St.
THE NURSE SITUATION. Re
cent occurrences have changed my
political views considerably. I have
been studying Socialism and social
reforms for some time.
' One thing that deeply interests me
is the nurse situation in our county
and state institutions.
Why not put the training of such
nurses, internes and the like under
the supervision of our school board.
Why not give primary training in our
high schools and finish up with prac
tical training in our most efficient in
stitutions. The present system is filled with
Hush Medical college has a mo
nopoly on internes; the Illinois Train
ing School on nurses, 90 per cent of
whom are of parochial training.
The average school boy has no
show at .all We taxpayers furnish
the laboratories, supplies, operating
rooms, and the poor and unfortunate
furnish the balance of the material
for the practical training.
Why should we show such leni
ency to grafting, corrupt and incor-s
Try to get one of your aspiring
sons or daughters through one of
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