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THE PUBLIC FORUM
A LOEB RULE CONVERT. If
the person who sent The Public Fo
rum a letter signed "A Loeb Rule
Convert" will tell us ""hissjiame and
address it will be held in confidence
and his letter published. It seems
that sufficient warnings have been
given through this column that un
signed letters will not be given the
least consideration, but every now
and then we get one. Forum Editor.
.GAS OVERCHARGE. I was over
charged in October double, or for
two months' gas in one month, which
the gas company has admitted, and
sent me a receipt to that effect The
following day my wife went down
to collect the overcharge, accompa
nied by another woman. They sim
ply took away the receipt and told
her if anybody had the overcharge
coming it was the meter reader. Now
this seems peculiar. Whether there
is an understanding between the me
ter readers and the company or not
I don't know.
Last night I read that quite a few
of the corporations are making
Christmas donations, one of them be
ing the Peoples Gas Light Co. I
wonder if in order to make these
presents to these employes that it
overcharges the consumers in ad
vance. If that is the case It ought to
be resented. Ralph Horn, 2830
TO LEARN OF SOCIALISM.
Miss Stohrer in an answer to my an
swer of her letter confesses she does
not know what socialism is. Prof.
Zueblin recently declared that no in
telligent, up-to-date person had any
excuse to plead ignorance on the
meaning of evolution, feminism and
The libraries are full of books on
all three of these subjects. To as
sist Miss Stohrer in her search for
inf onrtation I beg to suggest the four
following books from dozens of
equally good ones, all easily read and
understandable: "What's So and
What Isn't," by John M. Work; "The
Socialist Movement," by Robt. M.
Hunter; "The True Meaning of So
cialism," by John Spargo; "The
Truth About Socialism" by Allan
Benson. E. D. Loewenthal.
FAIRNESS IN LOVE; A REPLY
TO BARBARA. I was fascinated by
the letter from "Barbara," which
you printed yesterday and I think I
can answer her question as to wheth
er all is fair in love.
Twenty years ago I lived through
a similar experience and I made a
The man I loved had to support
both his parents. So he never told"
me that he loved me. I got to going
with another man, and I promised to
marry him, when my first and only
real love came to me and said he was
free, and so I broke my engagement
with "X." He said he would never
forgive me, but of course I forgot all
about him after I had my own home.
Years later I met "X" one night
at a big ball in a hotel. My husband
had prospered and I was looking
quite lovely in spite of my grown-up
high school daughters.
We two came face to face without
warning in a corridor of the hotel.
"X" turned white as a ghost and
stoppe'd and looked at me as if I had
come from the grave. I held out my
hand but he turned and walked away.
I never saw any human being look
so sad. I never knew how much I
had hurt him until that night
Tell Barbara that only the truth is
fair in love. Tell her to remember
the old verse:
"I could not love thee, dear, so
well, loved I not honor more." Mrs.
There is an endless number of
ways in which this plot works itself
out in human experience. Perhaps
some, one can tell a happier tale thai
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