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JV. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. fbOHIA ST. CHIOAOO, ILL
SUBSCRIPTION By Cirri er In Chicago,
30 cnt a, Month. By Mail. United
Statei and Canada. S3 00 a rar.
Entered as aecond-class matter April
21. 114, at the postofflee at ChlcatfO,
11L, under the Act of March I, JS7B.
CLOTURE IN THE SENATE. A
cloture isn't .something to hang
clothes on. Nor is it an obstruction
on the brain. Nor yet a part of the
plumbing of the capitol at Washing
ton. When Senator Owen tries to force
a cloture rule on the U. S. senate it
means that he is trying to put a limit
to the time a member can consume
in making a speech.
A cloture is a shut-off, a stop-gap
on the frailty of congressmen to gam
political advantage by killing time.
A cloture kills the filibuster. It
means less politics in congress and
PRESERVE IT. The matter of
preserving neutrality is now largely
up to congress. For months the
president has steered the Bhip alone
and well, and Uncle Sam at least
stands as well with the foreign na
tions as he did when the last con
gress closed. There has been no
race rioting in this country and there
Js no present danger of war. While
an American president cannot de
clare war, he can cause war, and
Woodrow Wilson has carefully and
wisely avoided cause for war.
Undoubtedly the 64th congress will
heatedly discuss war matters, and
J&e warmth thereof will be reflected
back upon its constituencies. Poli
tics will "be played. The dominant
majority is small, which always
means that politics will often be
played at the expense of patriotism.
Already several measures are propos
ed which cannot fail to promote Jocal
bitterness. Especially is there dan
ger in the attempt to" mobilize the
It is to be hoped that the congress
will recognize as its paramount duy
the preservation of neutrality, both
in discussing and in acting upon mat
ters presented. Neutrality with
honor we've got Let's hang onto it!
. DO MOVIES DOOM THE STAGE?
Pretty nearly every day you hear
somebody ask: "Will the movies
finally put an end to the spoken
Our answer is "No," because that
which appeals mostin each does not
cross the wiresof the other.
Vachel Iindsajrpresses this idea
exactly when hiijBjSystthat the key
not of the. stageaJFpassion and char
acter, and the keynote of the moving
picture stage is speed and splendor.
Some day the movies may be able
to portray passion and character as
well, but we doubt it
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