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fiion, because Logan Square is three
blocks away from this site and a
large open ball ground nearer still.
Another reason, Kedzie av a sec
tion line having street cars and some
of the heaviest auto traffic on the
Northwest Side, naturally a speed
way and dangerous to .small children.
Other districts need a playground
more than Avondale ever will. Take
the Monroe school in the same ward
in a very congested vicinity.
The petitions "were sent around
with small children wh'o knew noth
ing, only that they wanted a play
ground. Who sent them? Who was
atthe head of the Parent Teachers'
According to the Tribune, the con
demnation proceedings were ready
last November. Only recently a party
opened a drug store on the corner of
this site and there is a rumor that he
has a lease for ten years. Fine busi
ness. Albert Mickow, 3146 N. Ked
WILLIE ZIMMER. God Almighty,
pity us in our ignorance. Who is to
blame, this boy or his parents? Not
the boy, surely. He is not a bad boy;
rather may be termed -a defective
and, therefore,, not understood.
Judges, witnesses, juries or lawyers
do not usually understand a boy like
According to Coroner J. A. O'Hara,
the boy is sane, a shrewd criminal,
but can, by proper training, be made
into a smart man. This boy must
not be blamed. He does not have the
right development of faculties. How
could he act like other young boys,
small in the top head, in-the spiritual
and region of benevolence, large in
the action center above the eyes,
large sidehead and back head, too
destructive and impulsive.
Let us try to analyze this briefly,
bearing in mind as a man or woman
soweth, that shall they also reap.
The court showed the father threat
ened to kill his mother. They quar
reled neary all of the time because
of his drinking. Now, one would na
turally assume she acted in self-defense,
causing too much blood, in
fact a congestion of the faculties of
force, namely destruction, her whole
nervous system being in fear, uncon
trolled and at a high tension, and per
haps during the time this boy was in
embryo. Evidently this child was un
desired, which accounts for the fact
that mother-love was lacking. She
chased him away with a broom.
Now consider that the man's brain
was uncontrolled by alcoholism.
Small wonder then that this boy
would be of an uncontrolled, impul
sive and destructive nature. Is it not
Under an intelligent but strict
master and In surroundings of a quiet
nature, supplied with foods that have
a soothing and cooling effect upon
brain and nerves, this boy would de
velop into a desirable citizen. With-
out this guidance he would develop ,
into, not a crook, but a professional ,
murderer, whereas a crook but kills ,
in extreme circumstances. P. M.
"BESS H." TO ALLEN STEVEN. .
The sentiments expressed by Sid- T
ney T. Jacobs in The Day Book of -the
13th inst. coincide precisely with
a great many of the readers of The r
The Day Book has been a con- r
stant article of reading matter in t
my family since its first publication, '
more thah -three years ago, and it
has always found warm advocates as
to its fairness until recently. I and (
family second Mr. Jacobs' "kick" on ,'
some of the senseless articles that t
we other readers must either read or
I refer to that "bedbug, grass
widow" germ infected "guy," one
Allen Steven, who can write on no
subject of interest to a 10-year-old
schoolboy. I know, also, that this
writer ( ? ) has been given preference ,
over other writers on more than one '
occasion, but I, least of all, would T
have made no objections if his writ- ,