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minate person, who thinks more of
"what is on his head than what is in
it, and the result would be a disturb
ance in the car. Only a few would
side m with you, namely, those who
had made a study of the same char
acter. The majority of the pas
sengers who had been peacefully
reading or studying, or slumbering,
would put the curse on you for dis
turbing the peace.
The readers of The Day Book ap
parently are not anxious to have any
one tell them that they should kill
bedbugs before retiring or walk to
the beach in the summer time clad
in a smile and a wedding ring. I
may not write as ably as, some ofithe
P. F. writers, but I can truthfully say
my articles are sincere. H. E.
F. J. RAGAN. What's the matter
with you fellows? If it is not Levish,
Rasmussen, Schultz or Jacobs, it is
you, Ragan. You want free press;
but you want to be the censors.
One subject seems to! get your
goat. You accuse me of vanity.
Would it please ydu more if I signed
my name Gehossephat or Jim Step-and-Go-Fetch-it?
Must I go down to
Washington to get a trade mark just
to please you fellows? Call me Mike,
if you can't stand the name my folks
gave me. -
What pleases me most is when my
name in print sticks in the crops and
disgruntles people who hate me.
What's in a name? Nothing! But
it serves as a purpose of identifica
tion, that's all. I have no right to
judge the earnestness of any Forum
He may be a Democrat, Republi
can, Prohibitionist, Socialist or what
not, but what right have I to tell him
to quit writing for The Day Book.
What right have I got to threaten the
life or browbeat any man or woman
who writes in The Forum? They
see the light as God permits them to
see the light I have no right to ques
tion their sincerity.
They are all free-born American
citizens, and fre speech, free peace
able assembly and a free press are
guaranteed to them all But here
you fellows come along and tell us
"what is at wan with reason." You
advocate strong-arm methods on a
fellow citizen who is merely aflvo
cating what he thinks and not exer- a
cising the tyranny of a judge or ruler.
You fellows are so perfect that you
had better commit harikari so that
you may stand alongside of St Peter
and Jhrow out all us sinners who try
to enter the kingdom of heaven.
You self-appointed gods feel real
sure that I should "forswear sociol
ogy, sexual sociology and philoso
phy," that "a long-suffering group"
want it. Whom do these "long-suffering
groups" represent? I am
tackling the most important subjects
of all ages.
Socialism will never work, but so
cial justice will come through com
petition of parties and strife. This is
nature. All reform is gradual. The
greatest questions of the hoar are
social questions, the question of life
and death of the whole white race,
the question of serf slavery for the
whole white race and you can's see
it, Mr. Ragan. So your finite mind
pronounces me irresponsible. So
was Graham Bell, Eli Whitney and
others. Dickens was considered
"trash," .but today child labor laws
are the results of his writings. ,
By the way, I would save all you
fellows from drowning if I could, but
I will bet a lot of you W9UW not do
that much for me. Maybe that is
why you think I am bugs, Mr. Ragan.
With best wishes to all. Allen Steven.
Washington. Austria- Hungary
has decided to readmit American Red
Cross, withdrawn from that country
several months ago for lack of funds.
Springfield, III. Battery F.f III. ar
tillery, to be mustered -out of fed
eral service here Monday. Most of
its members are HL univ. students.