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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, 1IA.
rr , . Editorial. Monroe 333
leleptlOneS circulation, Monroe 383
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cent a Month. Br Mail, United
States and Canada. 3 00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter' April
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
EDUCATIONAL FAILURE. We
just do hate to see education fail, but
educationally the Pacific Mail Steam
ship Co. has failed.
This patriotic company, desiring
to beat the new seamen's act which
requires that all crews be able to
understand orders given in English,
and also desiring to beat American
sjjjjcrs out of jobs, undertook to
tORh its Chinese crews English. Two
months ago it distributed books and
educators among its Chinese but to
day it acknowledges failure to edu
cate. Many of its Chinese don't read
Chinese and some don't even under
sand Chinese. They are the cheapest
of cheap Chinese.
It looks as if this dear steamship
company will have to carry out its
threat to become British rather than
sacrifice its blessed right to entrust
its passengers' lives to its crews of
wooden-headed Chinese. .
IT IS RANT. The International
Purity Congress is developing some
startling doctrines. Now one Robert
C. Barton, executive secretary of the
morals efiiciency committee, had
made the statement that it is impose
sible for a woman to be in the mov
ing picture profession and remain vir
tuous. How Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish,
Mary Fuller and a host of others who
have grown up, as it were, on the
movie stag, jrifl accept this iciono-'
clastic utterance remains to be seen
The man and woman of every-day
life, however, will put it down as pure
and simple rant, a bid for notoriety
on the part of its author, and let it
go at that It is hardly worthy of
he storm of indignation it has raised
among the movie actresses in Cali
fornia. There are, without question, as
many pure and virtuous women in
the moving picture field, proportion
ately, as in any other sphere of ac
tivity in which woman play a prom
inent part There is no obvious rea
son why it should not be so. There
are certainly fewer temptations and
pitfalls than the "legitimate" stage
presents and long ago the theory that
the stage is largely immoral was ex
The reformers of the Purity Con-
gress seem to be having a hard timey
finding anything which really needs
CHRISTIANITY IN SUSPENSION.
A German religious writer proposes aj
"rrioratorium in Christianity" during!
the war, which is the least hypocrit-d
fcal religious war utterance we havej
noted for many moons. ,
This proposition of kneeling ins
prayer before going into battle to kiHJ
their fellow men, and sacreligiouslyi
calling on God to punish their ene-j
mies, so prevalent in the armies oijj
Europe, i3 sickening. . i
SHORT ONES t S
Sir James Murray, who wrote the
English dictionary, is dead. He mis-i
spelled more words than any English.-
man since Chaucer.
When Doc Cook reaches the sinrw
mit of Mt. Everest he probably will
find the dove of peace sitting on the
top watchfully waiting.
We simply refuse to get excrtecf
over any candidate for president until
after the roasting ear season.
Hayti isn't one bit more civilized
than is Eur 01)9, i '
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