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The loop merchants get their taxes
reduced on account of poor business.
Should a working man try the same
methods on account of no job, their
answer is: "The city institutions
must be supported."
The raiding and confiscation of or
ganized labor's books and records,
the arrest and jailing of labor leaders
for conspiracy don't happen to trusts
and large corporations.
The ignoring of the Dlinios com
pensation law. What would happen
to the single tax law (if inaugurated)
in the hands of this class of people?
After reaching the dizzy heights of
the supreme court, I will warrant that
the single taxer will recognize only
the label on it
Abolish the present iniquitous sys
tem based upon the legalized robbery
of the nation's toilers and producers
by organizing on the political and in
dustrial field of action, grasp the
powers of lawmaking and law enforc
ing bodies through Socialist party,
whose only reason for existence is ac
tuated by motives of humanitarian
justice. Chas. Johnson.
WILLING TO LOAN BOOKS. I
have read'two of Blanch Stohrers
letters which prove, as she admits,
she does not understand socialism
and says she is glad she did not vote
for Stedman if the contents of a
pamphlet called "The Eagle and the
Serpent" is socialism.
I have not read this pamphlet
Most people draw false opinions of
socialism without first getting a part
or full understanding of socialism.
In all misunderstandings or cases of
bad opinions of socialism you will do
yourself and the working class jus
tice by at least questioning some
well-studied Socialist who will be
glad to answer all questions.
Those of us who understand so
cialism should lend such people our
books instead of calling them bone
heads, which is bad policy, and noth
ing but the prejudice of such people
will be gained. Blanch Stohrer is
welcome to my books if she wishes
to study socialism, as she says she
would like to understand it so she
may know for whom or what to vote
for intelligently. John Morley, 3355
N. Hamlin av.
WOMEN IN THE SCHOOLS
Twenty-five women carpenters and
blacksmiths in our public schools;
It's a disgrace! I am not against
women teachers. Let them have
half and half, but of the ,600 teach
ers in the public schools at the pres
ent time 8,000 of them are women.
Of the 103 carpenters in the schools
25 are women. It's a shame! More
than that, of the nine substitute
teachers of carpentry, five are
Mr. Shoop, I am not a carpenter,
nor do I belong to any union, but I
have no hesitation in saying that we
went practical men and women in
our public schools. More men all the
time, and no more women carpenters
Mr. Shoop, another thing, I want
you to run round to the board of
education. See all the old gray-haired
men and women. You know, or at
least you should know, that the
board of education is not an old
men's home. I want young, active
men and women there up to date,
It used to giveme the pip to hear
Mrs. Young talking on education
herself and her 75 years. Often I said
to my friends: "It's preparing forthe
next worid she should be."
Take a trip around the schools.
See the kind of principals we have
some of them so weather-beaten that
they can hardly walk. And some
more of them could not tell the truth
if they tried. Will you, Mr. Shoop,
and the two Mr. Loebs, and all the
members of the board, let these old
fogeys out? Build up our school
system and, above all, have teach
ers who will instruct our children fn
the dignity of the overalls.
Save our children by having competent-
teachers for them. Het more