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'Aug. 28 gives me, as no doubt it will
" many other readers of The Day
Book, renewed confidence in The
Pubic Forum. Not because we are
in the majority in Chicago, but be
cause through the means of The Pub
lic Forum we hope to obtain fair
There has been so much in the pa
pers of late about this school deal
that it is time we are defending our
selves. Cramming, for instance.
Who has "more right for cramming
than the public school attendants
I think you will find that after this
matter is sifted down thoroughly
that Big Biz is on the job again try
ing to create unrest among the labor
ing class. Hurrah for The Day Book
and may it's impartiality be always
with us. S. Feldhaus.
What you going to do? The
Tribune in its issue of Aug. 31 com
ments editorially upon the failure of
the national guard in labor disputes.
Says' the editorial: "The national
guard not only in Colorado but in
every other state has failed conspicu
ously in almost every case of labor
trouble. The failure is not the fault
of the guard. It ought not to be a
domestic police force. Its purposes
are not police purposes."
"Young men do not want to enlist
It is not that they are craven, but
they heartily dislike the thought of
killing fellow citizens in protection of
private property : To kill a
striker in their eyes, is murder, as
plainly as the killing of any other hu
man A sensible state would
have a state constabulary as a po
To the casual reader the last sen
tence appears innocent enough. La
bor is more or less familiar with the
"national guard," but "constabulary"
The function of the constabulary
is to act as state police. What is the
necessity of a state police when every
city has its regular quota of police?
The answer Is, to better protect pri
vate property in strikes.
The inference drawn from the edi
torial is if the national guard is too
conscientious to kill strikers some
body must be found who is not
Hence the state constabulary.
In fact, this is actually true. The
state constabulary of Pennsylvania
has perpetrated atrocities upon the
strikers of that state which are paral
leled only by the brutality and sav
agery of the Russian Cossack. As a
consequence the constabulary is
known as the Pennsylvania Cossacks.
The idea has been insidiously fos
tered by the kept press throughout
the country. An attempt was recent
ly made to create a state constabu
lary in New York. Labor, however,
had its eyes opened by the radical
press of that state and thus far the
idea has not materialized. Clearly
this is an attempt to further subju
gate and suppress labor. The danger
is real, not imaginary. You defend
ers of labor, what are you going to
dp about it? William Greene.
WHY THINGS BLUR WHEN
SEEN FROM HEIGHT. Why do
things seem blurred when we look at
them from a great height? S. G.
As to our vision when we look
down from a height the things be
low us look blurred because we are
not looking straight at them, our
eyes are not parallel with each other,
but are turned slightly inward. Apd
the reason for this is that usually
when we look downward we look at
things close to us a book, the floor
or the ground and to see these things
well our eyes turn inward a little;
that is, they converge. They form
the habit of turning in and so when
we look from a height they naturally
converge and blur our view of the
things below us.
Most guys buy marriage licenses on
the installment plan a couple of dol
lars down and all their wages every
Saturday night thereafter.