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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 25, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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worst of it, I claim that kind qf of
flcers or investigators are lower than
the bottom side of a snake, and that
God forgot to ignite the first spark of
manhood into them. BE A MAN if
you want to Work as a detective. Go
out and get your people right, and
not make troublefor, woman. An
investigator that is a man, and has
a heart whiter than the ace of spades,
could have an easy time to grab any
shady hotel inmates, or any class of
people outside of professional crim
inals. Chief Gleason, why is Williams
carrying a gun without a permit,
without being fined the same as I
would be? If Mayor Harrison would
put all the old and new chickens in
a reservation by themselves and all
pimps in a dog-pound, and have one
good boss to make these people stay
in their proper places, or else a term
in the Bridewell, then there would not
be any Williams' stunts pulled off,
and woman-chasing wouldn't be on
every street in Chicago.
A- A. Stafford, 3726 Langfey Av.
Editor Day Book: Our Day Book
Club is getting blase (pronounced
blizay) through overreading of the
Tribune Sunday mornings. We had
been dedicating four minutes of our
time to a study of the Sunday Trib,
but, finding that too much, decided
to bolt it in three. But even that is
too rich for our blood, and some of
our members are foundered, others
are spavined, and I'm laid us with a
bellyache. The Tribune bellyaches
over this, that and the other thing
and it's infectious. We get to laugh
ing; and overlaughing leads to the lo
calized pain aforementioned. It makes
us laugh to see the Tribune hand out
editorial advice one Sunday about
Defective Parents and the next Sun
day criticize boys and girls for not
behaving properly in the parks of Chi
cago Beautiful. Now, the truth is the
Tribune knowns nothing either of
parenthood or childhood. The only
thing the Tribune knows about chil
dren is to steal from them. The Trib
une hasn't got chick or child of its
own. It couldn't hatch even a batch
of bad ducklings. The eggs the old
Dearborn street quack is sitting on
are rotten.
I wouldn't mind betting thirty cents
that all the high-brow editorial writ
ers on the Tribune staff put together
couldn't muster a brace of twins
among them. If the Tribune "knew
anything about children or parents it
would know that children behave al
ways much better than grown-up
people, that the great thing children
suffer from is too much bringing up,
too much watching by alleged Sun
day school teachers, too much ser
monizing by Arthur Burrage Farwell
& Co. Too bad we have to teach the
Tribune all this stuff. But the Tribune
ought to know by this time that par
ents have an awful lot to learn, and
that if they want to learn it right
they ean learn all that is worth
knowing from their children. Same
way. with schoolteachers. If they
would only go to school to learn from
the children, everything would be far
better than it is now.
Every parent who is any good at
all gets his necessary discipline from
his children, and he is so busy get
ting that discipline and absorbing it
that he has no time even to think
of trying to discipline his children.
Children don't need disciplining. What
they do need is to be left alone and
not interfered with by grqwn-up peo
ple like the Tribune and some others
who are trying all the time to take
the bread out of their mouths and
hand them back a few chunks of ice
in the summertime in exchange, i
But please don't think for a minute
our club is worried over the Tribune's
spasms. We simply have to laugh.
That's all, and the bellyache follows.
Alfred Gordon, Wilmette, III.
Editor Day Book: After reading
your remarks in The Day Book con
cerning the Rev. Elmer L. Williams,

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