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THE PUBLIC FORUM
SOCIETY FOR THE LONESOME.
From time to time I find in your
columns letters from the lonesome
ones and those who do not meet nice
men and women. If these are sin
cere we will extend to them the privi
leges of the Sunshine society, should
they wish it We hold regular meet
ings in the loop, with bowling, clubs,
dancing and study classes. We, of
course, must have references.
If, in your opinion, this is of any
interest I would be glad if you will
give me the addresses of some of the
lonesome ones. Marie B., C. P., Dor
othy S. and others. Or this may be
inserted in your columns. Dr. Alice
Allen, Pres., 366 E. 47th.
TEACHERS AND LODGES. As
to Mrs. Fursman of Chicago, her
connections, as you point out,.are ex
cellent, her ability undoubted. Her
discharge by our Negroid-Jewish ad
ministration smells to the high heav
ens. Loeb is but a political creature, a
tool in this scheme. Without trial,
without evidence, she was thrown
out because she believed and acted
according to her belief in the much
neglected constitution of the U. S.
Brainstorm Bill not only stands
for it He welcomes it because, you
say, she is president of the Teachers'
Federation, and its intriguing Catho
lic women are being cleaned out.
Without working the religious is
sue, you state, the action would not
have the support of a large body of
Masons and Guardians of Liberty.
Who then must be intriguing against
the Catholic women school teachers?
If this is what the Masons stand
for, the high regard in which I have
held many men of the "square" but
ton is gone. If they stand for what
the Guardians of Liberty do, my re
spect for them is gone. Perhaps you
will say they lose little.
I have looked on every side of the
Guardian question and find nothing
but sneers at womanhood and wom
en, like a streak of filth across a ball
room floor all'along the line. If the
Masons stand with them in a polit
ical attack on women, if they stand
with them to steal from these wom
en the fruits of the labor of the best
years of their lives, to steal the very
bread and butter from them and their
families, then ihey are below any or- W
ganization of barrel-house bums,
who would see no justice in refusing
labor its reward because of so poor,
so indecent an excuse as a woman's
religion. Frank Charlton.
WAGES EXPLOITED. We buy
clothing, food, shelter, transporta
tion, pleasure, etc., with our wages.
A great, clumsy system of distribu
tion of products is controlled by the
main trusts, who dictate to the differ
ent middlemen, who dictate to us
consumers in turn. We produce an
article with our labor and then are
told what we shall pay for 'what we
We can pay ten times the cost of
production and kick like a "bay
steer," but only can we remedy our
plight when we have got down to a
business basis and own a few stores,
restaurants, eta, where the arti
cles we produced can be distributed.
Farmers near us let things go to
waste and what they sell is usually
doubled in pfrice before we get it
There is a way to stop this, and every
smart person knows it, but being we
hardly know our next door neigh
bors in this city we fail to get to
gether. Exactly what we must do can be
determined and it will be of equal
financial benefit to all working peo
ple. You know we will have to make
a small start, specialize in one Jine
of business and develop a system of
buying and selling and cut our own
cost of living and then show others
how to do it for it will be to the ad
vantage of all.
Watch the organization that backs
up the loop co-operative cafeteria