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THE JPUBLIC FORUM
TO ALDERMAN RODRIGUEZ.
As a friend of humanity and social
ism, I take the liberty of addressing
you, thinking it my duty to call upon
yourself and Mr. Kennedy in the hour
when lethargy seems to have over
powered the city council, insofar
that the conditions as existing today
would be a shame to the feeling of
We standing for a principle which
would not tolerate the present food
prices, the basis of all living, cry to
the four heavens for help.
Our standard, our dty, is to heed
that call, if I understand what we
stand'for. "Why then do vre not hear
from men1 like yourself representing
this great philosophy, by showing us
' action, since this opportunity for in
vestigatjon now offers itself? Why
not show the people we are for the
people and by the people in the hour
of need. '
Knowing full well that the barons
of food will not appreciate your
efforts in behalf of suffering human
ity, yet if you stand for the principle
of our platform you will in honor
bound kindly take up this mdst im
portant question, as I know you are
full able to do, and thereby prove the
worth of our party. Vincent Na
selli, 2902 FuIIerton Av.
LIVING COST. I have to laugh at
our newspapers who -are using a lot
of valuable space and ink in order to
attenipt to show us how to live on
40 cents a day. I feel sorry for the
martyrs to the 40 cents a day low
' cost of living test. Mrs. Bishop dur
ing her attempt to show the working
.people, a few months ago, how to
live on 33 cents a day failed. The
Tribune said that "She lost her appe
tite for that test."
After all that the trust press- shows
ue. pictures with instructions on how
to live on 40, cents a day. In my
neighborhood we are going through
a harder test. everyday. lu the Glad
stone school every school day hun
dreds of children of wage slaves fJio
go to school are given dinners, at X,
2 and 3- cents each and a majorat
of the children have to eat undtf ;5
cents a dinner because their parakts
are rich in poverty. For the" lowttv
ing honors who should get;the most
publicity? The poor child who eats
under 5 cents a meal, the dozen over
at the health department who are at
tempting to defeat the high cost of
living at 13 cents a meal per person,
or Mrs. Bishop, whose stomaoh.
couldn't stand these 33 cents a day
living over two weeks?
The Irish would miss their ste,
the Jews would miss their Gaffttta
fish, the Germans their glass of beer
and the Spanish also would be with
out their stew. So I think the hsalbh
department's instructions .to use,to
lower the high cost of living wtlL
never do. Abe Hdlzman.
TWO CENTS. As to the mcie
from X to 2 cents for The Day .
I think your action is timely.
is not worth the latter it Is not woi
the former price. Time will tl
whether the working class wants'
"free press" in this neck-o'-thff?
woods. Let us hope that instead df
decreasing, your circulation vml
steadily increase. I will support j
regardless of price and do what littK
I can to advance its sale. . Tours very
truly. Tom Cullen, 551 Lincoln
REAL AMERICANISM One of.
your correspondents, doubtless when
he felt blue, took a fling at American
ism. Hfs letter is one of the beet
pieces of writing-! have seen in The
Forum, expressing in a few words a
great deal of meaning.
However, . Americanism signifies
high ideals of justice. Many a poor
immigrant in the early days of this,
country kissed the land which was
founded on the idea that all men are
born equal. To him Americanism
had a noble meaning. Americanism