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THE PUBLIC FORUM
A POEM. The following verse was
written by Emil J. Jaeger, 2623 S.
Crawford, a friend of mine. I think
It very good. Would appreciate .your
printing it in The Day Book.'
Where The Weary Sleep.
Be kind unto the old, my friend,
They're worn with this world's
Though once perchance they bravely
This fierce stern battle of life.
They taught our youthful feet to
Ijpward life's rugged steep,
Then let us lead them gently down
To where the weary sleep.
J. Weiler, 1736 Rockwell St
HAS. JACK LONDON GONE?
Jack London, as far as we are con
cerned, is no more. Whether he still
lives in some other state of con
sciousness or whether the urn on
Glen EUyn ranch . contains all that
is left of this remarkable writer we
cannot say. But one of two things
is sure. He either met his -finish or
he didn't What we believe has noth
ing to do with the facts.
Bob IngersoE once said: "If we are
immortal it is a fact in nature and
cannot be changed by unbelief."
Mark Twain said he would have giv
en $10 to hear Moses on Ingersoll.
If Jack London still exists I would
.give more than that to hear what he
has to say about it -
I thought an awful lot of Jack and
I wish he could have stuck around a
little longer. C. E.
THE WAR AND AMERICA. A
great country this! We talk peace
and at the same time are responsi
ble for the continuation of the war
Why talk peace and then ship am
munition and other war supplies to
Europe? Is there anything more ri
diculous? In my opinion, agitating
for an embargo on war sujyjlie&
would do more toward bringing peace
than anything else. (Henry Ford
peace expedition, etc.)
Another thing the monopolists in
this country feel so awfully sorry for
the war sufferers in Europe that they
send large quantities of food across
the ocean: and disregard the Ameri
Isn't it clear evidence that there
is something wrong with this coun
try where the natural resources are
the richest in' the world and the
workers produce more than they can
consume and yet some are starving
and others are living a wretched,
miserable existence. Starve the war
and fee'd America. Conrad L. Fri-berg.
AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER?
After years of careful considera
tion I have come to the conclusion
that the people, because of their very
selfish nature, are incapable of
thinking intelligently., They' talk of
"We, the people," if they were the
rulers and had absolute power. Does
it work out that way in actual prac
tice? Not on your life.
The people are not actuated by
reasons, but by their stomachs' and
their animal senses. They are- So
cialists when they are hungry and are
fierce in their denunciation of capi
tal. But when they have plenty
they are noted for their lack of con
sideration for the other fellow's
empty stomach. They have to be
kicked and cuffed and ground down
before they realize there are others
in the world besides themselves.
Then they rise up in their wrath at
the great injustice done them and ex
pect others to help them.
Yet, if they could better theconr
dition of their fellow workers or as
sociates by giving up only two meals
a week in the interest of a worthy
cause, they would think that an im--position,
although the result, in the
long run, would" be to help them
selves. 1 They, like the J, M.. C, A. official