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THE PUBLIC FORUM
TO THE LONESOME. There is
absolutely no longer any excuse for
any young reader of The Day Book
complaining of ' lonesomeness be
cause of lack of congenial compan
ionship. The Young People's Social
ist leagues of this city are composed
of the livest, jolliest bunch of girls
and boys ever gotten together in one
body. You don't have to be a Social
ist to join,but I venture to predict
you won't belong long' without be
I noticed the North Side Y. P. S. L.
boosting its organization, but the ten
others are just as good. For instance,
I belong to the Maplewood Y. P. S. L.
and I think there is nothing like it.
Picnics, dancing, debates, entertain
ments, games, singing, dramatics,
discussion on live topics what more
could any one want? Once in, the
aching void in your heart is filled and
you have always something to look
At any rate, call at the league near
est your home and give it the o. o.
With the editor's permission, I sub
join a list of the leagues and times of
meeting. Visitors are always wel
come: North Side Y. R S. L. Meets ev
ery Friday at North Side Socialists'
home, 1336 Sedgwick.
Northwest Side Y. P. S. L. Every
Friday, 2725 W. Division.'
Maplewood Y. P. S. L. Every 1st
and 3d Thursday, Meyher"s hall, Mil
waukee av. and Rockwell.
Central West Side Y. P. S. L. Ev
ery 2d and 4th Friday, Workers' In
stitute, 920 S. Ashland.
Douglas Park Y. P. S. L. Every
Friday, Lawndale school, 3216 W.
Englewood Y. P. S. L. Last
Thursday of each month, home of C.
Friberg, 5824 Aberdeen.
Groveland Y. P. S. L. Every
Wednesday, 817 E. 43d.
"Ny Tid" .Scandinavian Y. P. S. L.
Every 2d and 4th Sunday, Ruud's
hall, Washtenaw and Wabansia.
Fellowship Circle (16th Ward)
Every 2d and 4th Sunday, Jewish
Educational alliance, 1246 N. Wood.
Boys' Friendship club (Y. P. S. L.
Juniors) Every Thursday, 2725 W.
Division. Age limits, 10-16.
Junior Socialist League Every
Sunday, 10:30 a. m., Workers' Insti
tute. Age limits, 13-17.
For murther information address
the writer. Thomas Levish, 2821 N.
How riiany readers of The Day Book
realize that women, especially
housewives, could control the world
by a system of buying through or
ganizations. Every corporation's buying power
is simply representative of collective
buying power of individuals or con
sumers. You know the power of
large corporations to buy labor to
produce or tp buy products of labor.
This is simply co-operation of the
money grabbers. Individually we
workers buy of them and pay hand
some profits, and as long as we do,
we will be wage slaves.
What if every housewife in Chica
go tomorrow was to join a gigantic
organization to buy their food and
household necessities from the low
est bidders? What would be the re
sult? You have a picture in your mind
of the scramble of profit-mongers
lowering prices in order to keep their
business running and their invest
ments protected. Small middlemen
would bear the brunt of the crash,
but they do little to protect us now.
The housewives could say, raise
the wages of the real workers, cut
out the soft-salaried jobs, give us
bread one pound for 5c, 1 qt. of milk
for 6c, nourishing meats at four
fifths of what we pay now. In other
words, the housewives' opportunities
are too numerous to mention, so get
busy and agitate this very small bu$