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THE PUBLIC FORUM T
NOW FOR THE TEST. The Co
operative Cafteria Plan, if incorpor
ated under 111. law, house bill No. 314,
filed July 8, 1915, will give us work
ers a chance to own one share at $5
and not more than five shares, or $25
A prominent state officer loaned
this law book, so we can all read this
simple plain law next meeting. The
original plan conforms except in mi
nor details and these we must
change to fit the law.
All workers who are interested
must get busy now, for we will or
ganize permanently at once and you
can have the same chance as the rest
of us. Let us show the big boys that
we can do something and have the
law to back us.
Making this a cash proposition all
the way through means more effi
ciency and more money, and wheth
er you hold one share or five your op
portunity is the same. We first help
ourselves and then turn to help oth
ers less fortunate without weaken
Two or three more meetings
should see us ready to open up a
business in the 'loop or near it, and a
commissary connected with the cafe
teria gives the married people a
chance to buy groceries at cost
Bring every worker, leave the
rainbow wealth chasers behind, also
the professional exploiters of co-operation.
This is for workers. It is
July 9, 10:30 a. m., at 162 N. Dear
born st. E. H. Webster.
CRITIC OF A WOMAN HATER.
Charles Jordan, do you mean it or
are you trying to start something? If
the latter, you have surely succeed
ed. You forget that your mother
and grandmother were women. How
dare you call yourself a man?
You are not the only specimen of
humanity who has dared to speak of
woman as you do, and right here, I
don't think any woman thinks any
'more of you and your class than you
do of them.
All a goody-goody man like you
wants with a woman is one who will
get out and scrub, wash and drudge
to make you a living, so you can sit
at home and keep warm and eat
three square meals a day and curse
her if you don't get enough rations.
Who drives a good woman to the
very ends of the earth and divorce
courts? You self-styled men. I
only wish I had it in my power to
deal with such as you.
I would just like to see what you
look like. You are certainly a mis
erable pessimist, trying to hide be
hind some woman's skirts. I love a
good man, but hate one like you.
AS TO DECATUR'S WORDS. I
wish to comment on a paragraph in
the Tribune, on the editorial page,
by Stephen Decatur, which is as fol
lows: "Our country. In her intercourse
with foreign nations may she always
be in the right, but our country, right
Now, what person who wants to
see justice done would support his
country when it is in the wrong?
If it were obligatory on our part
to support our country whether she's
right or WTong, we would be deprived
of the freedom of our own judgment;
we would also have to act against
It would mean that if unjustifiable
acts were committed by our foreign
agents again any foreign country the
people, if they were forced to be
lieve as Stephen Decatur would
.have them believe, would have to
give their unanimous support to such 0
If I were asked to support my
country when she was in the wrong-'
I would never consider her my coun-
try, but a country where wrong rules.
I will conclude by saying: "Let us
do our part to have this country right
all the time, so there will not be any '