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Patch" was better off, even if she
did marry a drunken old soldier. So
was the soldier, and he realized it
when he came back.
The "clinging vine" idea has be
come such an obsession with the
American people that. they glue their
eyes on one idea or side-of life, but
not the other.
Rave on, you moralists, reformers
and lawmakers until you have
brought about the complete separa
tion of the sexes, until we surrender
this sweet land of liberty to Japs,
Negroes, Chinamen, Mexican Greas
ers and hyphenated foreigners be
cause we native Americans have run
out Allen Steven.
UNION MEN IN NAME. I read
X. X.'s Forum letter and I had to
laugh. I wonder if he remembers
the newspaper strike. If he does it
is not neecssary to tell him that it
was the man who had a card in his
pocket that beat us. I am a press
man and one who went on strike and
stood at Madison and Western av.
selling Worlds and saw them, not
only there, but on a hundred other
corners, buy the scab papers.
I was working in a shop on the
North Side that employed about 50
pressmen and every one, from the
superintendent down, with the ex
ception of three or four men, I can
call a rat They were supposed to
be union men, but I know better, as
I got fired for talking about union
ism. As for compelling union men
to refrain from buying scab papers,
it is to laugh. I am a reader of The
Day Book, and, as X. X. says, the
best paper in the town. I know, as I
worked on it one day when one of
our loyal members quit a good job on
The Day Book to rat on the Amer
ican. There are a lot of union men, but
there are among them men who
have cards because they have to, but
snap their fingers at it when they get
home. I forgot to say that if X. X.
wants to know why labor unions adl
vertise in the trust papers he should
ask the sec-etaries themselves. May
be he will find out E. L. C.
IMMORAL SHOWS. We constant
ly see signs in front of picture shows
stating: "No children admitted." The
city board of censors views all pic
tures before they are released to the
public. There are many cut-outs
If the board of censors is playing
square and would visit the Haymar
ket or Gayety burlesque houses they
would cut them out entirely.
The show that is at the Haymarket
theater this week is not fit to be
shown to adults, but there was no
sign out for adults only. Sunday
evening the balcony was filled with
boys, many of them being in short
pants. They could be seen sitting
and smoking cigars. By the remarks
they passed and shouting they did to
the actresses one could easily see
they were accustomed to seeing
things that are immoral.
Club women are going to investi
gate and see if any immoral pictures
are shown on the screen in this city.
Instead of visiting the movies let
them visit the cheap burlesque shows
and see whether they can help drive
out the great evil which now exists.
RIGHT TIME TO EULOGIZE
The right time to eulogize a man for
his good deeds is when alive, al
though doing so after he is dead is
better than not doing so at alL We
cannot encourage or discourage the
dead, but we can teach the living all
about the good works and words of
the great ones who once lived in our
midst That will encourage them to
learn how to follow their good ex
ample and to think right' I read a
fine editorial in the Examiner on the
good traits of Henry Ford and sin
cerely hope all papers and periodi
cals will conclude to publish edito
rials of the same caliber.
I would like to hear of the little.