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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 31, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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continually asking: How?,
.C. F.1
M. J. B. asks: "Why not practice
what we preach instead of straining
every nerve to supply the different
nations (barring Germany) with war
A The answer is: Because Germany
W has hfipn nrennrJne' for nver 40 vftars
in militarism of soldiers and war
supplies and other nations have not
to the same extent If every nation
on the face of the earth had followed
Germany's example we would have
, had far more hell on earth than we
now have, because making every boy
a soldier and concentrating the in
ventive genius of mankind on devilish
engines of war simply makes human
beings monsters instead of loving
men and women. My forbears were
German, but the developments of
German militarism as shown by this
war upon character are anything but
worthy of emulatiorf. I know the
qualities of character developed in
England, Prance, Russian and Italy
fall far short of being ideal and yet
as a neutral the militarism of Ger
many is something so abhorrent to
me and its fruits so cruel that all
Germany stands for in science, art,
music and general advancement does
not compensate for its terrible effect
upon the heart and mind of the
whole world. We'see the newspapers,
of this country demanding we spend
about $100,000,000 a year for national
security. In a few years this will be
-doubled. All because of Germany's
example. Rather let the military
prepared nations trample us under
foot than constantly think of human
beings who happen to be bora in an
other country as enemies. Now I do
not want to meet force with force,
but the cry of Germans against the
allies getting munitions of war when
Germany is fully supplied by reason
of her military policy is similar to the
policy of the Standard Oil Co. in the
old. days wn Jhey not only got re-
bates on the oil they shipped on the
railroads, but they got rebates on all
the oil shipped by their competitors.
Of course, they crushel their compe
titors. Likewise with Germany and
her enemies. If the allies cannot get
supplies from other countries they
need waste no time in surrendering
to Germany. The sooner the better.
And for good measure the United
States may just as well save them
selves a future war by including
themselves in the surrender. Eng
lish navalisme a menace to man
kind, but its dRhination of the mind
of the world is small compared with
German militarism. Self-government
will solve question of navalism and
militarism and bring people together
instead of making them enemies. For
the present, however, munitions of
war must be open for those attacked
to buy in any part of the world for
the purpose of defense. M. 1
TIGATION. Judging by the articles
we read in your publication that you
"are fearless in giving -all sides to
questions being ventilated through
the press, would it not be well to give
the public a little light relative to the
so-called power and influence of
these swindlers on trial that is being
hid by the reports of how it was car
ried to such' a successful issue finan
cially. All through the scheme there has
been one important feature that the
press has kept under cover. It is the
fact that the press received large
sums of this money that overly cred
ulous paid to the "clairvoyants."
They opened their columns to these
fakirs and took their ill-gotten lacro
as long as the game worked without
interference. They aided and abetted
the scheme, well knowing or, at least,
they should have known by the
amount of space used and the prices
paid for it that no fair and honest
deal of this character is possible afc
t any timjMtt. any gonuuimityi i

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