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seen a great civil war fllm-play that
is already so famous it needs no ad
vertising in this column.
Shakespeare could not have writ
ten his tragedies and comedies un
der a censorship; Dickens would
have been damned; -Harriet Beecher
Stowe would have been silenced.
No great art can be produced un
der the club of the police.
Movie censorship does not prevent
the showing of immoral films, which
is the object its proponents assert is
And censorship is not needed to
prevent filmed immorality there are
plenty laws providing punishment for
lewdness either in picture or speech.
Police censorship is un-American
and a peril to free institutions.
DON'T YOU JUST FEEL LIKE A
Walk out of the barber shop and
don't tip the feller?
When the conductor on the street
car forgets to grab your nickel?
When you earn $5 on the side and
don't tell your frau about it?
When you use one of the firmfs
two-cent stamps on a personal let
ter? When the clerk gives you two-bits
too much in change?
Say, don't you?
I can stand for the girl
With the tango curl;
I can stand for the dame with
But the wren with a shape
That slants like an ape
Is getting my nanny for fair.
I don't care a flip
For the guy with his lip
All cluttered with fuzzy mustaches;
But, gosh, I am sore,
On the ill-mannered bore
Who boasts of his conquests and
THE PUBLIC FORUM
WOULD PREVENT BLIND BA- ,
BIES. I am appalled to learn that j
there are in the state of Illinois be- ,
tween 2,000 and 3,000 blind persons '
babies, children and adults who
might be seeing today had their eyes
been given proper care when their
sight was first endangered. Most of
this blindness is due to failure on the "
part of the accoucheur to drop into
the baby's eyes as soon as it was
born two drops of a simple remedy
(nitrate of silver 1 per cent) which
would have cost but 1 cent, or failure
to give adequate treatment when the
eyes became sore.
More than 2,000 persons in our
state spending their lives in the dark
because of ignorance or neglect, or
The Illinois Society for the Pre
vention of Blindness, which has just
been incorporated, is determined to
dispel this ignorance and make crim
inal negligence impossible.
Our slogan is: "No needlessly blind
babies in Illinois.
This sight-saving work is entirely
dependent upon voluntary contribu
tions. Why not everybody help us in our,
effort to diminish the number of
sightless victims in this state. Be
come a member of the society.
Bryan Lathrop, President Illinois So
ciety for Prevention of Blindness.
TIONS. Of the three guiding cardi
nal principles in the process of house
construction, convenience, strength
and beauty, the most important Is
Unfortunately, this last principle is
the one more often overlooked by
certain architects, especially in those
houses that are designed to cater to
the public, such as hotels, restau-: '
rants,, clubs and other places.
The flattering, inviting, gorgeous
effects of the hallways, diningrooms . .
and other appurtenances are always