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Vhom he has admitted is not only
honest but wise. But he must show
some cause for not voting for Mrs.
Young. She is an autocrat!
During Mrs. Young's superinten
dency she has organized teachers'
councils to discuss the needs of -the
schools. Is this the act of an autp
crat? I say that it is the essence of
democracy just what that trustee
was clamoring for our schools.
And what did one of our daily pa
pers comment on this very demo
cratic impulse? It came out with
headlines: "Mrs. Young is letting the
teachers run her schools for her!"
Our large department stores know
the value of suggestions from their
employes. They have boxes to re
ceive suggestions from any employe.
I have been told the employes are
paid a sum of money if their, sugges
tions are used.
There is nothing in the business
world as stupendous in management
as the care of our children in our
schools. When Mrs. Young shows
the democratic spirit she is met with
a sneer. When she does not listen to
some trustees who possibly are seek
ing something that will be detrimen
tal to our schools then Mrs. Young
is an autocrat
To my mind she shows a wonder
ful courage to attend her way jn spite
of all attacks.
Another instance of Mrs. Young's
democratic spirit: She told the sen
ate investigation how she selects text
books for the schools. She writes to
all book concerns for sample copies
and the prices and then she selects a
committee composed of superitnen
dents, principals and teachers- and
with their assistance the text books
are selected for our schools. Is this
the act of an autocrat?
Mrs. Young's door is open to every
visitor. She says she wishes no one
sent away, lest she slight an angel
This letter, as you may Judge, is
written by an admirer of Mrs. Ella
Flagg Young. I have neyer seen Mrs.
Young except in a public meetings
She would not know me from Adam
if she met me. And she will never
know the author of this letter. I
have no favors to ask, nor office to
seek, but I wish to pay my respects to
the greatest exponent of democracy
in the public schools of America.
GOLDEN TEXT NO. 16. Leo
XIII., Letters, page 92: "The great er
ror of this age that all religions are
alike is calculated to bring about
the ruin of all forms of religion, es
pecially of the Catholic religion,
which, as it is the only one that is
true, cannot, without great injustice,
be regarded as merely equal to other
religion." (Is the rock imperiled by
the mere breath of error?) C. H".
WAR PREPAREDNESS. An ar
ticle signed "A Christian" seems to
convey the impression that because
we trust in God we should not take
even ordinary precautions for our
protection. It does not seem to me
to be good Christian faith to expect
God to accomplish miracles merely
because we neglect to avail ourselves
of the means he has given us for our
own safety and protection. Since the
bible shows so clearly that in many
instances God has advocated war and
has commanded his servants to take
certain cities by force at a great sac
rifice of human lif e, I fail to see where
we are insulting God by protecting
our nation's honor and its citizens. If
we did not have an army and navy
"can you not imagine my Christian
friend, what a downtrodden nation
we would be?
If your principles are true expres
sions of Christianity, then I am glad
that I am not a Christian. A Hu
manitarian. o o
Our prohibition district residents
understand why an illicit saloon is
called a blind pig. It is because it is
made possible by an office-holding
hog who agrees not to see,