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THE PUBLIC FORUM
TO THE DAY. BOOK READERS,
When you have a complaint or boost
to make that will interest the gen
eral readers of newspapers in Chi
cago The Day Book is glad to print
them in the form of "letters in our
Public Forum. We don't approve of
and will not print letters that are a
personal rap on some person. A
friendly discussion over any topic is
a good thing. You can get some ideas
in exchange for yours on various
subjects of the day.
When you've got a hunch or punch,
sit down and write it out and send it
in to The Day Book Public Forum Ed
itor. For instance:
What do you think of the milk sit
uation in Chicago?
What sort of a settlement do you
want in the telephone situation now
How is the street car service out
to your home?
What do you think of the United
States stand in the German and
What do you think of Basil Manly's
article on the income tax?
How does Chicago keep the streets
out your way? Are they in good con
dition or dirty all the time?
Watch Jane Whitaker's stories
about the morals court and write
what you think of them.
Anything that comes up in the
news that you have an interesting
angle to express do so to The Day
Book Public Forum. Forum Editor.
ULTIMATUMS. If the threat to
sever diplomatic relations forbodes
such grave consequences, why not
try it on Carranza? We need not in
vade the friendly state of Mexico and
kill people with whom we have nc
quarrel, but we can tell Mr. Carranza
that we no longer consider his ad
ministration effective. Judging by
the efforts he made to gain that re
cognition he would exert himself J
more to keep the unruly on their own!
side of the river if he was threatened
with loss of standing.
Here is a good American program i
To Carranza, as above; to Germany,
no more word play, comply with the
terms of our marine 'agreement or
we will have no further dealings with
you; to England, stop stealing our
cargoes when consigned to other
neutrals or we will confiscate English,
holdings in this country; to Japan,
your butting into our internal affairs
is sheer impudence; keep quiet or get
out. Say all this in plain words, so
they will have no excuse to quibble,
and they probably would lose no
time coming to terms. Chas. H
Hair, M. D.
ARMOR. If there is anything un
der the blue canopy of the heavens
that should make a genuine Amer
ican's blood run hot in his veins it is
to read the public records of extor
tion practiced by the private armor,
ring upon the government.
If the thinking people of the coun
try would only get the facts as shown
by the department records and read
what has been done by these traitor
ous, treasonable howlers for pre
paredness in the past ten years they
would rise up in revolt and hang the
Carnegies, Schwabs and Du Ponts
higher than the proverbial Hymen;
and why shouldn't they?
We are spending $250,000,000
every year for our army and navy
and where does it go? One-half of
it goes into the hands of the arma
ment trust, and to our high-class,
honorable, patriotic navy and army
officers who have been trusted by the
people to negotiate prices and make
terms with these honorable Schwabs,
Du Ponts and Carnegies, terms that
should be in the interest of the whole
people instead of a grafting few.
Is it any wonder that the whole
bunch of heartless, gold-crazed profit-mongers
are howling for war and
preparedness? Would that Pres.
Wilson and his administration had