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everything, packed venires, accepted
perjured testimony and financially
rewarded Christian jurors who had a
fondness for blood.
I investigated the above cases,
They are sweet-smelling American
traditions now. They remind' one of
what a noted English Socialist is re
ported to have said when he sailed
imp wew r one naroor ana saw me
Statue of Liberty; "I see you erect
monuments to your dead the same.
as we do." John F. Kendrick.
LINCOLN PRK LIBERTY.
great deal is being said about the gli
rious institutions of this country and
how they are advanced when com
pared to similar institutions in other
countries. Real patriotism is only
possible where the citizens of a coun
try have just cause to be proud of it
Here I wish to givejah instance that
was anything but conducive to pride
in our institutions.
Sunday morning, 12:30 a. m., I
headed toward Lincoln park, so as
iq get, some iresn air. i waixea
through it from Webster av. Before
I got as far as the building where
the lions, etc are kept I saw as many
as seven couples sitting on the
Right -north of the "building an of
. ficer stopped me. "Where you goin'V'
he. asked, I answered I was Walking
north toward Diversey blvd. VWell,"
he shouted, "get right around where
you came from and make it quick."
The vocabulary of our guardians
-of law and order includes 'many cuss
words, and this policeman was no
exception to the rule, and, I must say,
he made a wonderful use of it I
thought, "Don't butt agafnst-a stone
wall, much less against this pile of
solid Ivory," and turned around to go.
Jfmt as; I turned he and I saw a cou
ple sitting on a bench, apparently
very busily spooning, but the officer
walked by Without saying a word.
Then he saw about five or ajx fel
lows coming along. He stopped them,
argued a few minutes, t8ft let them j
go on their way further into the
park. If the park is closed to every
body, why did he allow those other
people to stay there? It certainly is
not right to alldw some in the park
and keep others out
Why doesn't the civil service com'n
demand that the force learn what,
manners aiyt decent behavior mean?,
Carl Berreitter, 1923 Mohawk.
SAYS "WAKE UP!" Harvester
trust recently advertised in the pa
pers in an effort to induce their
workers to return to work.
A striker was arrested a few days
later Jor distributing hand bills, urg
ing the workers not to return to
Will the workers ever wake up to
the fact that they will continue to
get such raw deals, until they-are
united, politically and industrially?
As a first step, quit voting your mas
ter's ticket Let "Labor First" be
your watchword. Be true to your
own interests. F B.
NEEDS NO ARMS. I am interest
ed in this question of preparedness
-that is growing to such prominence.
With ourcouHtry located between
two massive oceans, have we any
thing to fear? Have we not at all
times minded our own business fair
ly well? Have we not. in the past
kept out of trouble, -spent our idle
time in developing our minds, until
today we have left in the background .
the mineral, vegetable and. animal
kingdoms, and we stand forth in the
human kingdom as no people of any
country have ever stood before?
America needs no arms, but she
does need a court of arbitration, lo
cated at Washington, where all ques
tions and national and international
disturbances may be adjusted. We
desire but the good of the world and '
the happiness of the nations. Yet
some deem us as stirrers up of strife.
I dare say if every American (were
it possible)' were to convene in one
assembly the cry would be that all