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of July 20 some one quotes a few
lines from a paper called Our Sun
day Visitor and signed the article
I wish C. H. would please give his
interpretation of these lines so that I
may understand him. A. D. Holden,
2420 Warren av.
w MELTED BRAINS. A farmer not
far from Chicago some years ago was
most contentedly caring for his gar
den, trees and crops at the ripe old
age of 70. He breathed the freah air
of nature and brought to the house
three times each day a most glorious
appetite. At night he laid down to a
most healthful sleep. Never had a
sickness worth mentioning.
His brother, two years older, also
had a farm very much the same.
The world was beautiful to brother
number one until his wife insisted
that he move to town with his family
and leave the good old farm. She
insisted that he needed a rest in his
reclining years. He did so. With
nothine to do but sit by the hot fire
year after year he became peevish'
irritable and hard to care for, untu
at the age of 76 he had melted aw&y
his brains and died.
Fanner number two stayed close
to the soil, taking outdoor duties each
day as they came along and at the
ripe old age of 96 is still alive and
practically no care.
To wear out is better than to rust
out or melt away the brain in a close
room with the idea that elderly peo
ple are thus benefitted.
The modern baking process in a
steam-heated flat turns out a product
of humanity easily susceptible to
disease and short lived. Compare if
you will the healthy cheek of the
farmer boy as he visits the city to
the palefaced, dried up variety found
in our offices.
What a lesson to those who have
never left the sofl. What a store of
health is in waiting for the man
whose physical condition is poorly, if
he will but give kind nature a chance.
The gymnasium, while of great
benefit to the man inside, will never
be a good substitute for the woodpile
or other outdoor exercise. The advo
cate of hot rooms, stunt parlors and
closed windows believes in protecting
us more than nature ever intended.
H. Allen Steven, 2528 N. California.
DEBATE: REDLIGHT DISTRICT
For A. Gee Bee
Against Arthur Burrage Farwell
A. B. P. accepts the challenge to a
written debate in The Day Book and
states in part, "But to make a red
light district is not one of the ways
to correct the (social) eviL"
We must have confines for any cor
rective measures witness, penal in
stitutions, houses of correction, asy
To study the best and most lasting
remedies we corral or confine our
The reason for so few cures or cor
rections made in our existing so
called ''corrective" institutions is
that the correctors are devoid of abil
ity in these lines, being political ap
pointees or "in it as a biznis."
If we had such conscientious and
able workers at the helm of these
institutions as are, undoubtedly, Mr.
Farwell and Rev. Alice Philips Aid
rich, we would today begin to witness
the results of 2,000 years of preach
ing of the gospel of brotherhood.
Not to digress, but truly, Mr. F.
lays the ax at the root in naming
money as the ruling factor.
To get back the" prostitute is
made, not born. It is a direct result
of environment, chiefly lack of broad
enlightenment or education. The
woman prostitute needs our help.
She is unable to extricate herself.
The man prostitute, or the being
who lives on the woman's earnings,
is just as insane, just as criminal,
just as much a menace to society,
as any now in our corrective insti-
tutions, hence, he, too, should be con-