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of trying to invade us. Time and time
. again she has marshaled her forces,
both on land and sea and tried to de
stroy our union. We, as free men and
women should take . no pronounced
interest in the war raging abroad. It
is nothing but a war of conquest and
commercialism. It is not a war for
humanity and justice.
From this article do not imagine
that I am pro-German. I am pro
nothing. America is my country,
justice is my religion. H. H, Blan-chard.
LIQUOR, ETC. The argument of
the drys that the capital invested and
the wages paid in the manufacture of
a product has some hidden economic
fault needs no answer to the in
formed. All labor-saving devices,
printing presses, typesetting ma
chines, bottling machines, etc.,
should be thrown in the scrapheap.
Banks, jewelry stores, theaters, mov
ing picture shows, board of trades,
insurance companies would also
close up with the brewery.
A dry writer wants every one to be
informed, but fails to inform them.
Their pity never seems to get to the
worker in the industries they like to
mention. Furniture is an example
that is often used by the drys.
Furniture workers as a rule work
ten hours per day and less than 50
per cent of them get 17 cents per
hour. Brewery workers average 25
cents per hour and work not over
nine hours per day. Brewery wage
earners average $718 per year. Com
pare this wage with the wages in
Every employe's product in the
manufacture of booze is taxed
$4,000. Every gallon he produces is
indirectly paying an extra expense
over other industries of over 17 cents
If every wage earner's product
was taxed as the brewery worker's
product is taxed in this country,
what a lot of new schools, Panama
canals, policemen, hospitals, navies,
stool pigeons, investigators and lame
ducks we could have. And liquor is
not a necessity, either. R. D. ,
OSCULATION. Some people may
be shocked at this question which is
asked by an 18-year-old girl, but
should a girl allow herself to beSj
kissed? I have been taken out by
many nice young men, but the
friendships have never lasted long
because I have never allowed myself
to be kissed.
These fellows tell me about girls
who allow them to take these liber
ties and still they continue to take .
those girls out. I asked a few why
they go out with such girls. They
replied that they were young and
wanted to have a good time.
The thought consoled me for a
while, for I thought when they be
came older they would want girls
who were more modest. If I keep on
the way I am doing, now I will not
have a good time. This is a period
of youth and gayety, but I must get
along without it
I do not wosh any one to think I am
lovesick or anything of the kind. I
am very fond of enjoyment, and there
are many places to which a girl may
not go alone.
Hoping to receive an answer from
some young man on the subject, I re
main as yet. A Modest Girl.
ON SPIEGEL, MAY, STERN CO.
I hope you will state the truth as
you always do in reference to anoth
er concern which carries a standing
advertisement in the capitalist press.
The firm Spiegel, May, Stern Co.,
1061 W. 35th st wants young ladies
to do addressing. The advertisement
says the pay is $1.50 per thousand,
but when the applicant goes to work
they must address one thousand en
velopes and one thousand wrappers
for the $1.50.
They pay, then, 75 cents per thou
sand, and if not satisfied and the
worker quits she must wait a week
or longer for her money. Also she