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velop into John D's or Edison's, why
should a coarse critic object The
only weakness I see in the sirfessor's
argument is that he has not become a
superman himself. Perhaps he will
enlighten the cheap organisms. R.
WAGES THE REMEDY. It is
amusing to note the remedies offered
to cure our political ills by the po
litical quack doctors who use The
Public Forum as a medium for ex
pounding their greatness.
Religion, socialism, single tax and
many other theories are being ad
vanced as cure-alls, and not one
thought advanced by these quick doc
tors deals with our immediate needs
or tends to enlighten one as to relief.
We can continue to argue pro and
qon the question of prostitution, deal
ing with the issue from an ethical
and unethical standpoint until
doomsday, with the result that effort
has been wasted and the knowledge
that prostitution will continue as long'
as labor conditions prove conclusively
that it is impossible for working girls
and women to live respectable on
wages received in so many instances.
It is quite consistent to expect that
their labor being unappreciated,
women with a desire to live will be
forced to market such other commo
dities as they possess.
The remedy is: Unite in an effort
to establish by legislation a law com
pelling all employers of girls over 16
years and women in Illinois to pay a
wage sufficient to permit them to
live respectably, the wages to be. reg
ulated by a commission appointed by
the governor front time to time
(yearly? to meet existing conditions.
Oh, but that has been tried and
failed, you say. I know that and it
was one of the best moves ever made,
and that is why it -should be tried
again. Only this time let us all unite
in this one movement, forget for the
time being all other reforms and
make a success of this one. The
criminal law will take care of the!
wilful prostitute, while the necessity
of any one becoming a prostitute will
have become removed.
So ends prostitution. Segregation
and all other arguments on this ques
tion disappear also. An Unem
ployed Wood Butcher.
THE COMING OF THE TEACH
ER. The writer is open to listen to
what one may say in sincerity of the
coming, or the actual presence
among us in a physical body, of the
great teacher, the Christ
Persons who take pains to at least
listen to noble words, although they
may seem very far in advance of the
general thought of men, know that
much is printed in magazines and
even in newspapers now about the
possible, or probable, coming of the
The great war, the conflict on ev
ery side in every field of activity and
thought, points to the necessity for a
great teacher to show men the way
in which to go. What more fitting
time could there ever be for the com
ing of a great teacher than that
which will soon be" upon us the
great reconstruction period? Great
teachers have appeared upon earth.
History mentions the names of the
Lord Buddha, Confucius, Shri Krish
na, the Christ, Mohammed, besides
We may readily believe that a
great teacher might be even now
among men, and we not know it Al
though He may proclaim Himself we
shall not be able to recognize His
It is interesting to reflect a little
upon the manner in which He might
conduct Himself among men. Would
He not most likely seem as a laborer
among men who labored with their
hands? Or as a teacher among ed
ucationalists? Or as a preacher
among preachers? Or as a scientist
among scientists? As a land, elder
friend to little children? -And as a
brother to those shunned by mem?
Yes, it would probably be very- dif- '