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THE PUBLIC FORUM
THE CALL TO HUMANITY"
Edward A. Carver .
In this life of laughter and sorrow
When so much is crowded into days,
months and years,
We wish and we long for the time
that will come,
And bring peace and contentment
to all, not to some.
When discord and strife and much
that is wrong
Will not rob the world of its sun
shine and song.
If all men are born equal, in the
image of God,
Why should some live in splendor,
some carry the hod?
Has humanity failed in its duty of
kindness and love?
For whose example and pattern
Christ came from abdve?
Have" we helped and encouraged the
man at our side, 1
And cast off the old shackles, self
importance and pride?
Be ready and doing, my brother, my
sister and all,
And do your whole duty whenever
THE WEST SIDE PEOPLE'S
FORUM. The W. S. P. F. has be
come one of the strongest social and
civic centers of the city. Probably
no center of this kind has a regular
attendance of the size of the audi
ence of the W. S. P. F. The attrac
tive point of the forum is that it is a
real free forum, not a party forum,
bound or committed to certain so
cialistic, radical or conservative prin
ciples. The speakers invited are representing-
the liberal as well as the
orthodox views of religion.
While the aim of the forum is an
adventure for real democracy and
community religion, yet it is an or
ganization of no church, creed, polit
ical or local party. ' All who have the
L welfare of the commonwealth at
heart will feel at home,
THE SUBWAY. Once more ap
parently the wool is to be pulled
down over the eyes of the public. A
big event is coming off, the people's
treasury chest of traction funds is
about to be opened and $18,000,000
expended, not for the best interests
of the people, but for the best inter
ests of big loop business.
A subway is coming in so that the
people can more readily answer the
call of the big daily advertisements.
The big stores can then do more bus
iness and the big daily papers (adver- .
Using bulletins ) can come in for .
more advertising and, incidentally,
the loop congestion will increase in
The relief of traffic congestion can
be secured by diverting and not con
centrating the streams of people into
the already overcrowded loop. A sub
way also being the means of throw
ing more people into the loop would
cause the building of more floor
space therein and likely more sub
basements for the big stores, hence
The most reasonable way of di
verting and distributing traffic can be
secured by building electric elevated
roads alongside of every steam road
in the city (except th,e I. C, where
same might riot be feasible) or else
arranging for tracks with said roads.
Steam roads of Chicago radiate in
every direction and new elevated
roads built alongside of same could
be connected with our present ele
vated system by universal transfers
beinjj established with surface lines.
An elevated road which would also
have considerable influence in divert
ing loop congestion could be built
from 63d st. and Paulina direct to
the Lake street transfer station, con
necting with Logan Square and ,
Humboldt Park trains running north.
These means would suffice in the
handling of traffic which would
.please th most pessimistic, and whati