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LETTERS TO EDITOR
THE CAUSELESS WAR
Editor Day Book: At every peace
meeting and gathering where the Eu
ropean war is discussed the one
statement reiterated by all is, why
are they fighting? Whence came the
sentiments that are responsible for
this wholesale brigandage, murder
and devastation? What can the peo
ple gain by this greatest crime of all
Again, even fanatical peace advo
cates admit that there is now no use
of interfering until the war runs its
course; that the "war sentiment" will
not be satisfied by anything but war;
that Europe needed this war and it
must be fought out, etc.
An inquiry into the origin of this
"sentiment," "appetite," "demand,"
is easily disclosed, and it is found
primarily in the greed, graft and van
ity of European rulers and their sys
tem of implanting their own ideals
in the minds and hearts of their sub
jects by means of the various ave
nues of education at their disposal.
Not only do European rulers aim to
dazzle and secure the devotion of
their subjects by pomp and display,
but by means of press, school and
church, which they control and prac
tically own, they implant their views
and theories of life and government
so deeply in the minds, hearts and
homes of the people as to make them
willing to be shot down like dogs and
deem the sacrifice a privilege.
Let us take warning! The differ
ence here in the United States is one
of degree only. Our press,, schools
and churches are also controlled and
practically owned by the economic
powers in this country which, inter
locking by a conspiracy of mutual
interest, creates "An Invisible King"
that through its agencies of educa
tion is implanting ideals as per
nicious, as dangerous and unwhole
some as those which are the cause
of the present European war. Let us
take a frequent inventory of our own
institutions lest we also may one day
"reap the whirlwind." Parker H.
ANSWERS VON LE1BICH
Editor Day Book: Would like to
answer Dr. Rudolph von Leibich in
his article on "Motherhood a Sin."
Motherhood is not a sin, but is the
greatest blessing than can come to
a woman who is married, therefore
having a right to bear children.
The doctrine referred to as a "dirty
doctrine" was given by men inspired
by God, and fornication was con
demned as sin by Christ, for example:
He said to the adulterous woman,
"Go and sin no more." John 8:11.
Children are a blessing, and our
doctrine teaches us so. Ps. 113:9.
"He maketh the barren woman to
keep house and be a joyful mother of
children." "Praise ye the Lord. Mar
riage is honorable in all." Heb. 13:4;
Ps. 128; Tim. 3:2.
The institution of marriage is for
the express purpose of bringing chil
dren into the world. The existing
condition today is the fulfillment of
prophecies of the Old Testament.
The sneers of women and winks of
unthinking men will exist as long as
the world exists as a result of sin.
Not as the result of the Doctrine of
Christ. Mrs. W. R. Derry, 3342 N.
SEEK MISSING MEN
Charles Herbert, wealthy Pitts
burgh man, is missing in Chicago.
He came to the city to meet a Joe
Phillips. Oct. 7 he wrote to his wife
in Pittsburgh telling her that he had
finished his business in Chicago and
would soon be home.
The police are seeking Phillips,
who has also vanished.
Owing to the fact that Herbert
came to the city to collect a large
sum, his safety is feared for.
The roar of a lion can be heard
farther than the sound of any other