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whom? Why doesiW his son enlist?
Why don't Roosevelt's sons enlist?
The only man who is unselfish in
his service to the flag is the enlisted
man in the regular service.
If you want to serve your coun
try, go to the nearest recruiting of
fice, not the newspaper office.
Our army and navy can furnish us
with plenty of officers, so don't try to
organize any forces and try to be a
gigadier brindle. Come in at the
bottom and learn, and if you are
worthy you'll rise. That's my idea of
universal service. Dadie A. Mack
Gaffney, T. T., Dugan Club.
DISAGREES WITH COCHRAN.
May I state my opinion of the answer
you gave Mr. Gray's article of Feb.
I will not go so far as to accuse you
of favoring war, but I think the pe
destal you have placed, or are plac
ing Pres. Wilson on, he being your
idealist for peace, has blinded you
to the fact that Wilson by severing
relations with Germany has pushed
us nearer to war than peace. Of
course, that's patriotic.
If Wilson's latest move is for peace,
then why did you say: "It was in
evitable that in time we would be
dragged into the maelstrom of war"?
The people's patience is never ex
hausted! We have lots of it!
We see what kind of peace Europe
is getting out of war. D. H.
THE JUVENILE COURT. I wit
nessed a scene one evening this week
that was the most forcible example
of intolerance imaginable.
About 5:15 I got on a Halsted
street car at Madison arid Clark.
There was a woman standing in the
dorner of the rear platform with a
little boy about 5 or 6 years old. The
child was screaming hysterically for
his mother. A woman passenger
stepped over and asked what the
trouble was, and the woman in
charge of the child said she was an
officer and it was all right. She did
not seem to care any more about
the child than if she were a piece of
The child had just been taken from
bis mother in the juvenile court and
was being taken to a home. The
pleading of the boy was enough to
make you want to kill the person re
sponsible. It upset me so I could
hardly control myself.
This should be published and
every case of its kind held up to the
public gaze until this damnable law
is repealed. The cost of maintaining
this court is more than enough to
care for all the destitute children in
the state. Albert Bell, 5123 Emer
THE THEATER AND THE PUB
LIC. I am a stranger to you, but
having the pleasure of reading your
paper every day I noticed the articles
by James Williams Fitzpatrick on
the woes of the stage world.
It is very true, but why make an
attempt to gain the sympathy of the
large majority of the public who
patronize the theaters.
Verily, the public likes to get
fooled, and the average theatrical
manager knows this and acts ac
cordingly. Let me relate something to you
that was not printed in the local
press because the managers of the
aters are large advertisers and noth
ing detrimental to a theatrical per
formance can be mentioned.
Merely as an advertising stunt,
Messrs Shubert of N. Y., who con
trol several theaters in Chicago, de
cided to give a show at the Allied
Bazaar. Notices were given out to
that effect and the poor chorus girls
who compose nine-tenths of the
show at the Garrick were forced to
give a midnight show and get noth
ing for their work. But, of course,
the Shuberts were given great credit
for their display of loyal aid to this
cause and the poor Chicagoans, who
were charged $2.50 for the evening's
performance, saw the regular event