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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 28, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 24',
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pure, then remember that she is
probably cleaner than you are, and
give her a chance at happiness. .Make
her your wife, give her a chance to
redeem herself, and by so doing you
will redeem yourself. W. W. Walters.
FROM CAPT. BARRY'S SISTER.
Mr. E. G. Ballard's tribute to Capt.
Miles E. Barry was at once timely
and well founded, to say the least. As
a sister of the deceased, I wish to
express to him my heartfelt grati
tude for his great kindness to his
late friend, my brother.
His comment on the so-called
newspapers, I hope, will reach home,
and be a means of enlivening those
organs to a greater consideration In
the future for men with lives so
faultless, and with personalities so
uplifting, as those of the late Capt.
Miles E. Barry. Katherine Barry
Reardon, 848 N. Wallace Av.
THE RACIAL QUESTION. Single
Taxers' statements concerning the
cause of the war doubtlessly cover
the economic side of the question,
but fail to recognize the racial causes
to be considered. The "Eastern
Question," with its freguent wars,
was principally a racial problem.
Britain has her open gateway to the
east via the Suez canal, which is also
open to all powers, except enemies
during war. Germany wants the
Constantinople route from a com
mercial as well as a strategic stand
point. Britain was compelled to
adopt a "two in one" naval policy as
an insurance against being isolated
in time of war by any nation or any
combination of powers.
When we state that Britain Is
fighting for liberty, there again the
racial question enters, for we mean
liberty of the nation. German kul
ture may have all the beautiful qual
ities atributed to it, but the British
are not going to allow the Germans
to force kulture on them. Nor will
they allow their liberties to be tram-
pled on by the Prussian "goose step."
The working people of England are
not living under better conditions
than before the war, although there
is less unemployment now, for the
increased cost of living does not give
them a better command over the ne
cessities and decencies of life.
James A. Thomas.
SAVE THE LAND Spring will
come, and with all products so high
the farmer will not be able to buy
seed enough for the future cultiva
tion. So I would advise the government
to aid all farmers with seed and im
plements and money without inter
est and compel every land-owner to
have the land "properly under culti
vation. A law should be passed that in the
event the land-owner fails to put all
the land under cultivation the land
goes immediately to the government
and the owner loses title to it forever,
the government to put this land un
der cultivation and sell the product
at cost to the consumer directly, not
to speculators. And if we adopt such
a plan the country will be saved.
George Swarz, M. 0., 2821 N. Califor
WAS GERMANY PREPARED?
At the beginning of the present war
Germany was short of nickel, copper,
cotton, rubber, etc. The chances are
that she barely had a year's supply
on hand. If she had been planning
a war is it likely that she would be
caught with this shortage of these
At the beginning of the war and
some time before its start German V,
manufacturers were turning out '
aeroplanes for the British navy at a
branch factory on British soil. Here
are some figures which, if you exam
ine closely, you will begin to realize
Germany's position. Germany's pop
ulation is only 67,000,000. Her
standing army is 810,000 men.
France has 40,000,000 people and a