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THE PUBLIC FORUM
WILSON BEACH TREATMENT.
With a party of friends I sought
relief in the lake last Saturday. The
line of sufferers at the municipal
beach being too long and waiting too
dreary, we hastened to Wilson beach.
We got to Wilson beach and paid
a quarter each, the advertised price
of a locker.
"The lockers are all taken," we
were told by the man on the second
floor, who handed us a basket for
We insisted on at least one locker
for the three of us, having heard that
there were vacant ones to be bought
for little additional; or, we argued,
we wanted our quarters back.
"You go up and get a basket, and
if you don't want to you can go to
h ," growled one of them, and he
gave one of my friends a push back
ward. We protested against this handling.
Then, all of a sudden, my vision was
dimmed with the man's corpulent fist
over my face. In the struggle that
ensued two men fell on me; then,
strangers intervening, I was re
leased with a blue eye, a swollen
cheek and a broken nose bone.
I remained calm and civil in spite
of the confounded reception I re
ceived for my quarter. All I asked
was to see the manager. He ap
peared, but would not give me the
name of my assailant Instead, he
shoved me into a side compartment,
claiming I was obstructing the pas
sageway. My friends pushed their
way in and released me. Victor
CO-OPERATIVE MEETING. The
first meeting of The Day Book
Forum writers was held July 24, at
162 N. Dearborn street In spite of
the heat an enthusiastic crowd of
Forum writers met, made each oth
ers' acquaintance and talked about
The familiar names of The Day
Book's columns were heard, and
from the faces, accents and opinions
seen and heard it was easy to un
derstand that the assembly had come
from everywhere. It may be inter
esting to state that in a discussion
as to the best feature of The Day
Book it was unanimously decided
decided that The Public Forum com- w
bined with the editorial department
was the best feature.
The Co-operative cafeteria was
the prosaic end of the matters con
sidered. The furthering of organi
zation in this matter will, it is un
derstood, be dealt with at special
meetings in future, same to be an
nounced in The Day Book.
We invite all lonesome young men
and young women to attend the
next meeting. Here is your chance
for acquaintance. Also all public
Forum writers are invited to attend.
The next meeting will be held Mon
day night, Aug. 7, 162 N. Dearborn.
Our motto is: "United to assist,
not combined to injure." Wm. J.
WORK AND HEAT. Now is a
good time for inspectors to get busy
and find what conditions are in
places of business find out about
ventilation, drinking water, supply,
etc. Let them remind employers that
a few fans, judiciously placed and a
plentiful supply of cool drinking wa
ter will make for increased effi
ciency among the employes.
The weather is torrid, but business
must go on as usual. But when
prostrated by old Sol's fiery rays, and
mentally dazed, it is impossible to
do reliable work, and many costly er
rors can be truthfully laid to the 4&
effects of the excessive heat
In tropical countries no one is ex
pected to work in the middle of the
day, but we must go on, though we
fall at our posts.
Many an employer is thoughtless
and only needs a reminder more of
them need to be prodded. But let us
call the attention of our employers to