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THE DAY BOOK!
N. R COCHRAN
KDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, SO cents a Month. By Mail.
United States and Canada, J 3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago.
IIL, under the Act of March S. 1879.
GETTING DOWN TO BRASS
TACKS. Censoring everything that
interests the child continues to ab
sorb the feminine intelligence.
Women's clubs all over the country
are at it Books, movies, are, pic
ture puzzles and nursery wall paper
are scrutinized for details which
might corrupt childish innocence.
And all that much of this carefully
planned censoring does is to rob the
child of valuable mental pabulum. It
is often a mistake because mothers
find nothing but myths and fairy
tales with which to fill up too inquis
It fails because symbolism is not
what the child's mind craves.
The child is reaching out after
facts and action from real life.
He takes things literally. He want
realism. He wants to know which
is the safe and which is the sharp
end of a brass tack.
And the too careful mother, in
stead of introducing him to the tack
and letting the acquaintanceship pro
ceed on natural, if unpleasant, lines,
puts the tack beyond his reach and
A requires him to fix his attention on
the blue bird as the emblem of hu
man happiness, or teaches him to
dance like the sleepy poppy swaying
I in the wind.
These substitutes have their aes
thetic place in a child's bringing up,
but "they are not at all valuable to
the child anxious to acquire absolute
"knowledge about brass tacks by te
experimental or laboratory method. '
A MOUNTAIN FOR A MONU
MENT. The earth is dotted with
many a marvelous monument and
tomb. The pyramids, the mausoleum '
of Halicarnassus, the Taj Mahal, Na
poleon's crypt and thin high shaft to
Washington are all beautiful, differ-
ent types of the memorials man has '
set up to the great dead.
Since the execution of Edith Ca-'
veil, the Red Cross nurse, who was
shot by German authority in Brus
sels, Oct 12, 1915, many kinds of
monuments to her memory have
The Canadian government has
just decided that a mountain would
be most fitting, and has renamed Mt.
Geikie, an 11,000-foot peak. It will
hereafter be called Mt. CaveU.
As her monument is unique, so was
the tragic Incident of the death of
Edith Cavell. It did not help or hin
der the ending of the war. But it
may be said to symbolize the most
modern feature of warfare, the psy
chology of war.
The IMPRESSION of the people,
the CONVICTIONS of the people,
the SATISFACTION of the people,
the national psychology, in short,
has come to be looked upon as a
most important factor in the winning
or losing of a war. In short, DEM
OCRACY is pushing .to the front
even in that most antique and aris-"
tocratic of all social institutions, the
cult of war.
INFLUENCE OF THE WAR?
"The profits of the Bradford Dy
ers' ass'n exceed the most sanguin
ary expectations."' Morning Paper.
The latest prophesy indicates 40
cent gasoline in the summer and 50
cent gas before the European war is
over. Which affords the man who
hasn't one of those gas consuming
machines his first opportunity te
gloat over his limousine neighbor.