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' THE PUBLIC FORUM
NOT THROUGH THE MAILS
Can the writer "Oak Park" or any
other reader supply information as
to where Mrs. Sanger's articles on
birth control can be purchased?
W. J. '
A COAT FOR JIMMY. I am the
tailor that Jimmy is looking for, but
I have not the material. I can furnish
the trimmings. I also have goods for
overcoat. If some gentleman can
help out, Jimmie can get the best
clothing he ever had. Anyway, Jim
mie shall come and see me, so I can
take the measure for him. C. Pob
jecky, 646 Wells st. Top Flat.
MIND. I take exception to E.
Sweeney's article entitled "To Un
derstand." His claims that varied
opinions on the truth or falsity of the
bible is lack of mind is ridiculous.
As we all have a different form of
education we naturally form our
opinions accordingly. Do you claim
that those- who fail to understand the
bible from your point of view lack
The bible was written in prehistor
ic times, during what was known as
the dark ages, and has been added
to from time to time by various writ
ers. Consequently it is a book by
many authors. The first issue was
written in primitive times, when su
perstition ran riot with reason and
education was in its infancy. Nat
urally the writers of those days had
their imaginations highly developed
and their practical side almost en
tirely neglected. The writers of
those days, with their highly devel
oped imaginations, wrote excellent
fiction and nothing more.
Your remarks about a college
course being more harmful than ben
eficial I can't dispute. The nearest
I ever came to a college was a long
distance view of one. You claim that
no college professor can define the
human mind. Perhaps not beyond a
doubt; how much do we know be
yond a doubt? You write as though
you do not believe mind and intellect
to be identical. You make many as
sertions without giving any reasons,
so I am going to submit some ques
tions, to which I would appreciate an
answer. What do you mean by lack
of mind? How do you separate mind
from intellect? You assert you can
prove that a college course curtails
or destroys the mind. Shoot away.
Your pen must have slipped when
you said no kings ever had a mind.
You evidently meant parrots. You
claim manual laborers have more
mind than college professors. Sure,
their's is heavier and holds them
down. M. Rasmussen.
Why should we' lose our balance and
permit ourselves to be thrown into a
panic by jingo politicians and muni- '
tion makers? What hypnotic spell
is being thrown around us that we,
who have so earnestly condemned
the militiarism that is ruining Ger
many and drenching all Europe in'
blood, should take on the same spir-'
it of militarism and burden ourselves"
with that weight of taxes and con
scription which has encumbered and
paralyzed all Europe, for more than
fifty years, leading to the very calam
ity against which it pretended to
"Billions for defense" is our war
cry. Against what? Are not our
taxes high enough to suit all con
cerned? Has the farmer any more
money to pay for taxes and increased
help in competition with recruiting
agencies of the army and navy? Will
his sons be better off strutting
around in a military or naval uniform" $)
than in riding a reaper or steering a
plow or teaching a country school?'
Militarism creates national hatred
instead of friendly mutuality, ft'
maims and kills as frenzied fighters'
the young and strong and leaves the"
old and incompetent in its wakeVj.
"War awards its victories on the ba-"