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THE PUBLIC FORUM
POCKET BOTTLES. Miss Cuth
bert speaks of a "saloon on the hip."
Prove it! Such statements about
wholesale violation of the- Sunday
closing law must be accompanied by
proof to be worth anything. If the
proof can be made, don't laugh at a
good law because the officials won't
enforce it Law does not stop mur
der. Why have the law? Plenty of
laws are violated, but that is not
necessarily the fault of the law.
It is the mayor and his gang of
crooks that need the tar and feath
ers. A better remedy than open Sunday
saloons would be no saloons in Chi
cago or in the U. S. But any good
law will appear ridiculous with a
crook official running it "Don't for
get that this city is up against a dirty
political ring. Liddia Camel.
SUGGESTIONS AS TO LOEB.
I say, Jakie, you better behave your
self. This is not Russia. I suggest
that the people of Chicago refuse to
let their children go to school unless
Jakie is ousted from the board of ed
ucation. You workers whose children go to
the public schools, don't forget that
Mr. Loeb is the same parasite that
called the police to club a crowd of
2,000 workers away from the doors
of the Hebrew Institute last August!
Don't you forget that he is a broth
er of the vice president of Sears,
Roebuck & Co., which employs the
children after they quit school for al
most starvation" wages.
I hope the teachers will give him a
good battle and show him where he
belongs. He ousted the best teach
ers because they happened to be
active in the Federation. There were
many recorded as "excellent"
Let the voice of the workers rise.
Let Chicago know that the head of
the board of education cares nothing
for the children, but is constantly
fighting the teachers. He has no.
time for the children. Let that para
site join the army and go to Mexico.
Something must be done, and done
quickly. Let the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor, the Socialist party and
every radical organization join to
gether in a conference and demand
that Mr. Loeb be removed from the
board of 'education. The people are
paying him wages and he must not
bite the hand that is feeding him. Let
us knock his teeth out before he
grabs our hand. We pay taxes and
he must listen to our voice or go.
Write the mayor and your alder
man that you demand that Loeb be
removed. Do it now.
Save the teachers' organization.
Many of them must support families.
Parents, let your voice be heard.
Isidor Rottenberg, 1231 S. Sawyer.
THE PAPERS AND FORD.
Henry Ford, even if a sinner as per
Tribune editorial may survive the
attack upon his character.
The unscrupulous defense of the
withholders of higher wages stay-at-homes
who are paying withheld
wages in an attempt to confer honor
upon themselves by The Tribune
and the Daily News is regrettable, if
not disgusting, and an insult to the
The attack of a newspaper upon
an individual on such a feeling-exciting
subject as patriotism and the
tearful subject of charity, with the
calling of the names, "anarchist,"
"deluded," "ignorant," places the in
dividual at a tremendous disadvan
tage. Such a paper is as a dark cell,
a room that needs whitewashing;
the cobwebs should be brushed
A newspaper should be alert to an
honorable life and duty a duty, not
to the men who make wars, but to
the people who fight wars. People
are willing to fight for what is theirs,
but not for a class of confiscators of
An individual may make mistakes,
but a newspaper should have "guar