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poor himself do his bit toward bring
ing forth this much-talked of broth
The rose today lives and blooms,
yet tomorrow it may die, so behold
its beauty and whiff its fragrance
while you may. FranlT'Srajth.
HEIRS OF THE CATHEDRAL
STORE. How they magnetize and
draw unto themselves the loop land
and the hosts of tireless slaves who
toil that they may still and still ac
quire more of that for which they
neither toil nor spin, yet which they
hold in abundance to untold genera
tions, lolling in the lap of luxury
while thousands slave for a pittance
in their commercial temples.
Recently a host of $4.50-per girls
have been rushed among the regu
lars that it may be still harder to
reach the average sales required to
maintain, their positions in this Mam
mon Temple. Also there is a list of
married women waiting to serve at
$4.50 per; pin money, I presume. But
how about the young girls struggling
to keep body and soul together on
the $4.50 per? "Why a morals court?
Why social reform?
A force that is mightier than man's
impotence is driving them headlong
to answer nature's most potent de
mand, "self preservation," though ul
timately it leads to disaster. Let us
get together and demand prepared
ness; preparedness that means a liv
ing wage for men and women. De
cent homes and rest and opportunity
for all, school and sunlight and flow
ers for the children. For these con
ditions I am ready and willing to pre
pare and defend to the last drop of
blood, but no other.
Let the three or four hundred
thousands who have hogged it all go
to war and defend their plunder that
they have wrested from the millions.
H. A. Williamson, 8029 S. Ada, ma
chinist, sent back tax schedule. Says
he has no stocks or diamonds to list. 1
MRS. SANGER'S TALK .RESULTS
IN BIRTH CONTROL LEAGUE
A Birth Control league has been
formed in Chicago as a result of Mrs.
Margaret Sanger's talk at West Side
auditorium. The hall was so crowd
ed firemen several times had to com
pel people to leave to free the exits.
"Statistics show that 85 per cent
of the prostitutes in America come
from families of 8 and 9 children,"
said Mrs. Sanger.
"After all, the question of birth
control is a question of labor. Work
men are starved out of work by their
own children, who at an early age
enter the labor mart in competition
against their fathers.
"When you have a poor man with
a big family you have a condition
that breeds prostitution, disease, mis
ery, early death and future defective
"The rich know how to keep from
having children. Why should not
the poor be made the present of the
knowledge which the rich can buy
from any physician?
"In nearly every other country the
knowledge of birth control is openly
taught. Holland has established 52
free clinics for instructing women in
health hygiene and in teaching birth
control. But in America the postal
laws forbid the discussion of such
matters through the mails. The pos
tal laws service was not created as
an ethical institution. Do you real
ize the menace of this censorship?
Has the state a better right to decide
when a woman shall have a child
than the woman herself?"
Mrs. Sanger would like to see a
system similar to that of Holland in
vogue in this country. Already 10
Birth Control leagues have been,
formed. Hundreds last night signed
slips asking for a league for Chicago.
Mrs. Sanger was for 14 years a
trained nurse in obstetric cases ia
New York. She recently won a vic
tory in federal court, New York, fol-s
lowing indictment for sending her
literature through the mails.