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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 24',
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and so on, which has to be paid by
The U. S. public health service said
that $750 a year was in 1915 the ab
solute minimum upon which a famr
ily of four could be kept in & state of
bare efficiency. How about 1916,
when the standard of living is up 50
Now let us see how much the
pocketbook makers get, working
only at an average of seven months
during the year, with the miserable
sum of about $12 per week.
What is the matter with the pow
erful American Federation of Labor.
Are they waiting for the Industrial
Workers to come and organize the
trade, so they can say- that the
I..W. W. started a dual union? Mor
IMMORALITY AND THE -STAGE.
I have not been a subscriber to
The Day Book long, but I like the
editorials and news very much, even
though I do not always agree with
you. Your articles savor of sincer
ity and I admire them. A letter
written by Jas. O. Boy, in which he
writes of the "movies" and "vaude
ville" as they are, certainly hits the
nail on the head. The favorite
themes of the movies are the eternal
triangle, domestic infelicity, clandes
tine appointments, robbery and cab
aret scenes, or some other form of
The vaudevilles have much nudity
displayed under the name of art,
which is only a sickening prostitu
tion of the feminine form. Chorus
girls do not lend sufficient enchant
ment at a distance on the stage, so
they are paraded in scant and filmy
costumes through the aisles.iThebur
lesques are programs masterfully ar
ranged for the purpose of making a
repeated strong appeal to sex and
encouraging intoxication and gam
bling by suggesting them. The co
medians deal in vulgar jokes and are
in their make-up horrible abortions
In fact, the stage which was in
tended to recreate has become for
the most part a laboratory of social
reform or a pandering to lewdness.
Is it any wonder that illegitimacy
is on the increase when an "illegiti
mate" mother is held up as a heroine
on the stage and nothing is too
sacred to be pictured on the screen?
We need less of "common clay"
and more of the "uncommon clay" if
society is to progress. Is it any won
der that. the physicians are crying:
"The greatest cause of the degen
eracy of the age is sensualism," when
sensuality is fostered to such an
alarming degree. The decadence of
the stage is very largely the cause
of loose .conduct and immorality of
this age. Let us hear from some
more men who are alive to the situ
ation as is Mr. Boy. P. B. Boor.
SUPPLY AND DEMAND. Statis
tics indicate that this is the golden
age. There has never been such a
time in the history of the United .
States where there has been such a
supply and demand as at the present
If this should continue for a great
length of time it would result in a
very disastrous calamity. It is not
a question of justice or what is right;
it's what can be determined. It
makes nt difference what the times
may be. Under the system of profit
it makes the toiler a great burden
bearer, and, on the other hand, the
reaper of the toiler enjoys all the
good luxuries of life and makes his
heaven right here on earth. Wm.
Milburn, 3712 N. Marshfield Av.
. HE'S A BOOSTER. It seems to '
me that if more of the readers would
induce others to subscribe that they
would show something besides the
selfishness of their personal enjoy
ment and benefit of The Day Book.
The only way to make The Day '
Book a power for the common good
is to have the majority read it, and it
will take boosting for that.