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a living and the girl to be a wife
(among the pots and pans). Stop
having the boy taught science and
teaching the girl religion.
Teach them equally to enjoy life as
equals. Regard them not as play
things or toys, or too much as babies,
but as potentialities. Look into the
future and see what's there.
For that let father and mother
both get knowledge, and by knowl
edge L may say as a Socialist I
If the mother doesn't want her boy
hanged or a soldier or her girl a
prostitute, let her stop voting for it
Walter E. Sutherland, 1649 E. 72d.
AN OUTRAGEOUS SHAME.
There are rumors that in the world
war now raging France and Russia
force the helpless Jewish soldiers to
the front so that they can get killed
quicker. Now I think, as every other
civilized person does, that this is an
Why be so prejudiced against the
Jews? What wrong did they everf
commit? Why all the cold-blooded
murders in Russia? Why put the
Jews in the front line so that they
could get mowed down quicker? Is
it because they have a different be
lief? Why not let everybody worship
God as they please without being
turned down and knocked by every
body? Even in the United States Jews are
refused jobs and turned down in
many other ways, because they are
Jews. And this is supposed to be a
free country. Did not the Jews
alongside of the other nationalities
die for the freedom of this great na
tion? And if all fought for freedom,
why not divide the freedom equally?
The New Testament says. "Do
unto others as you would have others
do unto you." Did the bible make
any distinction between any nation
So let us hope that the time will
come when the Jews and every other
nationality will be given the samel
right and freedom and do away with
all these massacres and cold-blooded
murders. Meyer Fisch, Homan Av.
WHO IS RIGHT, AND WHERE?
Mr. Massey says he don't want a job.
He wants the result of his work. In
plain English "job" means an op
portunity to work for remunerative
wages.v Such opportunities are only
found on the earth. In plain Eng
lish, "earth" means the globe that
we live upon, and includes land,
water, air and everything else to be
found in, upon or under the surface
of the earth. Mr. Massey is entitled
to an opportunity to work some
where upon the earth and to use the
materials of the earth in the satis
faction of his needs and desires.
Every other human being has the
same right, and all rights are equal.
But we are most of us barred from
exercising our equal, rights by the
system of land ownership and taxa
tion that rules the civilized world.
The great mass of mankind are
disinherited and have to make a bar
gain with some land owners before
they can work. Exclusive possession
of lots or parcels of the earth are ne
cessary to its best use. This division
of the earth brings unequality of op
portunity among men. Some men
get very valuable locations and some
of less and less value, grading from
the high-priced lots in great commer
cial and manufacturing centers down
to the thinly-peopled margins of par
tially developed centers.
To save the equal opportunities for
all the people and to harmonize them
with the advantages of civilization
and co-operation is the problem.
Here is where the tax assessor and
collector whom Mr Massey objects
to come in play. If each owner of a
lot or parcel of land pays into the
public treasury each year the value
of his location - irrespective of the
value of the improvements he has
placed on it and this value is used
for purposes that benefit all the peo
ple, and all taxes that fall upon labor,