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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12',
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skin through favorable climatic and
Anthropologists have been forced
to admit that the shape of the skulls
of the European and Asiatics are not
different at alT times and in places
from one another and from the negro
The English are supposed to be
pre-eminently narrow skulled; so are
the negroes. Some scholars consid
er such type of people superior,
while others differ.
The Germans, as well as the Eng
lish, are both broad-skulled and nar
row skulled. In fact, in one family
three types are very often found.
After applying all the- tests at the
disposal of science, we have not been
able to show that the whites are su
perior to the colored people.
I venture to assert that had the
whites not forced their own dreams
upon the colored folks that the ne
groes were created as beasts of bur
den for the whites, the colored peo
ple would have contributed and en
riched the world's literature.
If we were really superior beings
we would have aided the negroes to
develop instead of filling their souls
with anguish and sorrow and thus
thwart their development
Give the colored people the same
opportunities and take away from
them the yoke of the past and they
will very soon reach the mental
height and moral excellence of their
so-called superior whites. Even our
anthropoid ancestors could not have
treated so unjustly and so unmerci
fully their less fortunate brothers and
sisters as we have treated the colored
peole. Sam Druck.
DOES IT HURT FLOWERS TO
PICK THEM? Are flowers hurt
when we pick them? Please tell me,
for I'd like to know- M. K.
Gather the flowers while you may,
little flower lover, and don't let your
tender little heart worry about the
pain they may feel, for the flowers
are not hurt when you pick them. 1
T That is, they do not feel pain as you
would feel it if some one pinched you
or scratched you with a pin. But bot
anists, who study plant life, say that
when a flower is picked some part of
the plant feels, but what that feeling
is like even the wisest botanists can
not tell. What we really know is
that no plant feels pain, and the flow
ers are not hurt when little flower
lovers pick them.
THAT HANGING PICNIC The,
"Southerner" who in such outrage
ous words attacks Miss G. H. for ex
pressing her opinion towards the
scandalous hanging of the two ne
groes deserves such a picnic. In my
estimation the woman, white or
black, spoke from a view of a right
thinking person, whose conscience is
free from such insane and beastly
pleasure, resembling the gladiatorial
shows in the ampitheater at anti
I care not whether you call me
"humanitarian" or "thank God, in
stead," such a method of legal mur
dering must no longer continue.
TODAY'S ODDEST STORY
Cleveland, Aug. 18. "What's your
name?" Joe Phillips, street repair de.
partment timekeeper, asked a man
who came for his pay.
"I wonder," Pillips understood him
"Come on, chuck the comedy.
What's your name?" Phillips said.
"I wonder, I wonder!" Phillips
thought the man repeated.
Phillips loked him up. His name
was Hy Wonder.
THE WIFE PAYS
Pat Dugan skipped his little shack
to take the country in.
He left no word, no note, no coin to
fill the food bin.
He leisured through the mountains,
mid city's fearful din,
While Mrs. Dugan stayed at home
and took the washing in!