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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS LETTERS TO EDITOR ,
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Cut It Out They might as well
call that darned war off and go to
work again. So far neither side has
won, and about all they have demon
strated is that there isn't much
chance for either side to lick the oth
er to a frazzle.
Even if the allies drive the Ger
mans out of Prance and Belgium
they will find that even if it is a long
ways to Tipperary it's a darned sight
longer way to Berlin. Licking the
Germans on their own ground will
be about the toughest job the allies
ever tackled; and it wouldn't be a
good thing for humanity for the Ger
mans to be crushed. For that mat
ter, it isn't going to help civilization
for either Prance, Germany or Eng
land to be crushed.
For weeks and weeks thousands of
perfectly good human lives have
been snuffed out in order that first
one side and then the other might
gain a few.yards of ground; and the
net result is more widows, orphans
Pve been puffing for a draw from
the start I don't want to see Ger
mans licked. I don't want to see
Frenchmen licked. I don't want to
see Englishmen licked. For no mat
ter what the result both victors and
vanquished wfll suffer for years to
come, and women and children will
suffer with them.
Just think of the taxes that will
be wrung out of the working people
of all of those warring countries, and
for generations to come.
A 1915 PLATFORM
Longer intermissions between
More straps for our standing army.
No nutmeg in apple pie. New
Hope never ceases. Billy Sunday
has again been invited to Christian
ize New York.
THEIR THOUGHTS. There are
many minds at work continually.
There are-many minds that never
produce a good useful thought
Should a valuable suggestion come '
to some human beings they fail to (U
register, ana ere tney realize it was
a good and beneficial thought it has
passed on, and do what we may we
are unable to recall it I am surely ,
going to educate myself on how to
think; and when I say think I mean '
think. Think things that are worth
while. Think big things. Think
good things. Get the best there is.
It is yours. Don't let the other fel
low run away from you. Be big. Be
strong. Be good. Be one that reg
isters. Don't be a follower. Noth
ing in it Haven't you tried it long
enough? Get on the job. Stick to
the job. Be a winner. The world"
loves a winner. W. H. Arthur.
HUMANITY DAY. Christmas Day
has become a mockery to both God
and man; it should be called Recru
cifbrion Day. Independence Day
but a memory. Labor Day all
slaves' day. Go-to-Church Day
died a bornin'. And Sunday is "jag"
day. Well, a space of time is of small
consequence unless there is some
thing back of it in the mind of the
individual who celebrates that par
What Chicago needs is HUMAN
ITY DAY no frills, no banners, no
pomp or bombast, no plutocracy to
lie for us, no "whited sepulchers" to
pray for us, no committees to investi
gate for us (we know too much now). "
Just one mighty Committee of the
Whole demanding HUMAN JUS
TICE. You won't have to ask Brother
Schuettler for a permit, nor Carter
Harrison for a speech of welcome.
You won't need to be introduced to
the 400 by Mrs. Potter Palmer to get
full social recognition. Why?, you
ask. The great free citizenship ja