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preaches against preparedness, in
spite of the fact that preparedness of
a sort is necessary at present Con
stantly preaching war can never
bring peace, but persistently, preach
ing peace can.
One fact outweighs a ton of the
ory. Here are absolute facts. Peace
is ease of mind. Ease of mind can
not exist under the strain of a tor
tured body or a burning souL Peace
is not where tyrants have full sway,
where hectors rule and harlots make.
The golden rule, if we would all
talk of it and live it, would be the
best action. Religion and politics,
the way they are arranged, are quite
arrant and abusive. Frank Smith.
WHY WAR? The dollar patriots
want us workers to go to war with
Mexico and fight for them. It is a
case of the American army follow
ing the American dollar in Mexico.
Hearst and Standard Oil have big in
vestments in Mexico and they have
paid such low wages to the peons
that they could no longer live and
had to fight to free themselves. The
employers could no longer get wage
slaves to work their mines and fruit
farms and so they're going to send
the U. S. army into Mexico to force
the peons to go back and work again
for low wages.
The yellow leg militia fired ma
chine guns and set fire to the tent
colony of the striking miners in Lud
low, Colo., and killed 48 men, women
and children. These same men are
now talking about saving life and
property in Mexico.
These parasites or dollar patriots
do not say one word about the 2,000,
000 workers killed last year by our
industrial system because safety
laws are not enforced. They say:
"Do not bite the hand that feeds
you." They ought to say: '.'Do not
fight for the hand that robs you."
When we workers" go on the strike
for living wages and decent hours so
we can raise better families and have
decent homes, does this Ovggment
help us to get these things of life?
No! But it will help the men that
are trying to get us in war with Mex
ico, and if the city police or militia
can not do the job the U. S. army will
beat us workers back to work and
break our unions up.
This country has refused old age
and disability pensions to workers. 9
A country that does nothing for the
working people in the time of peace
is hardly worth fighting for.
Workers, if they force guns into
our hands we should turn them on
our enemy within this country and
free ourselves from the damnable
system. Albert F. Gray.
HAS SOME SORT OF PLAN.
Some time ago your Public Forum
was filled with complaints about boys
not being allowed to play or gather
anywhere out-of-doors without hav
ing trouble with the police.
I wrote to you, stating that any
time any group of boys or girls, men
or women, at any place, were willing
to assume a little responsibility in
the oversight of a little apparatus
and would give a co-operation I
would show them how they could
have a playground big enough for in
door ball, volley-ball and many other
games and most forms of athletics,
and also get them an instructor to
teach them suitable games, the whole
not to cost over $10.
I have sent a number of letters
outlining the plan and all agree it is
workable and "mighty good," but so
far I have not found a group ready
to do the slightest thing to help. Now
if "One of the Bunch" feels so bad
here is his chance to change condi
tions. Robt C. Beers, 713 City Hall.
AS YOUTHSHOULD BE
The dance was absolutely the best
one ever given under the direction of
any Phoenix high school class. The
music was fine, the crowd was con
genial and everything was covered
with sang froid. Phoenix, Ariz., Ga