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THE PUBLIC FORUM
ADVICE TO R. F. C.
By Mrs. H. P.
f I noticed your verses lately,
Simply pining for a change.
Vacation seems T.o-trouble one
If viewed from a wide range.
Since then you seem reconciled,
Too late, I fear this time.
Hie weather man, awake at last,
Has read your pleading rhyme.
Why don't you take an ocean trip?
Excitement all the way.
When the submarine had passed,
It might be judgment day.
Now if you wish suggestions,
111 offer you this one.
It certainly would be a change
From anything you've done.
But if it don't appeal to you
111 not feel very bad,
If the submarine did hit you
" I'd really feel quite sad.
For you probably would blame me ,
If you commenced a song,
And found your crown was much too
Your harp was tuned all -wrong.
IS VIC PERTURBED? From an
editorial in Saturday Daily News we
infer that Victor Lawson is consid
erably perturbed now that the street
car men are to get a living wage.
This paper attempts to belittle two
courageous and honest public offi
cials, Mayor Thompson and Maclay
Hoyne, who we believe gave a very
fair and impartial hearing to both
sides, and their award has been most
favorably received by all who believe
in decent wages, which will permit
' these men's families to have at least
a few comforts and a higher standard
of living. R. F. C.
GOLDEN TEXT, NO. 7 Our Sun
day Visitor, Feb. 11, 1915: "Just as
today the church does not condemn
those who advance as an hypothesis
that the body of man is an evolution
of an inferior organism, but she
would condemn one who today, when
proof is lacking, would hold this
forth as a certainty." C. H.
REGARDING FASHIONS. I be
lieve an answer is due the article
signed by James McQuire, written on
There are several points in Mr.
McQuire's statement which I do no()
believe are consistent. For instance,
Mr. McQuire infers in his article that
because a man wears a pair'of white
shoes around the streets of dirty,
sooty cities, there is something the
matter with his upper story, or, be
cause young people wear a suit of
clothes which may be Palm Beach or
some other material suitable for the
weather they would be classed as one
of Darwin's favorite characters; or,
if people who have advanced in age
desire to wear clothes that will make
them look younger, the writer of the
article thinks they are rapidly ap
proaching second childhood in oth
er words, becoming foolish, or be
cause rough, vulgar people (the
writer is at a loss to know what class
Mr. McQuire refers to) part with big
sums of money for silk shirts and
white silk hose they should be wear
ing corduroy and cotton. Can yau
imagine a man with large sums of
money wearing corduroy and cotton?
The writer of the article states
ards;people do not go into saloons
much to spend money to be drunk
ards; instead, they spend their money
on latest styles in clothing and, he
says, it is difficult to tell which is the
worse. I would like to ask Mr. Mc
Quire if he were standing on a corner
and he saw a well-dressed man, in
silk shirt, white shoes and white (
shoes, walking along the street, or
he should see a drunkard staggering
along in corduroy and cotton, who
would he be likely to pick out as the
better citizen? Also, where would '
prosperity go if we were all to wear
corduroy and cotton clothing which
would last Indefinitely, and cast aside
all latest novelties which look very
neat and very often are the work, of