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asks "who is your father and what is
your name if you have any?" The
law should ask "who is your mother
and what is her name?" This solves
the whole problem. The child will
have a name and heirln-the mother.
This builds up the mother idea,
which is the most important. In
case the state or church tries to cheat
the parents out of a legal marriage by
loss of records or anti-marriage legis
lation, the child has a name just the
same and all property would be inher
ited through the mother instead of
through the father, as at present.
Judges could not rob innocent child
hood by ruling cousin marriages null
and void and the child could say: "I
have the name of my mother."
Judges could not then refuse to
marry willing parents and cheat the
child out of a name, because the
child would bear the mother's name
In every way we look at it this rule
would mean added protection and a
sure name to the child that would
satisfy the law and solve the prob
lem of illegitimate parentage, be
cause all children born would be
legal and have a right to be here.
THIS FORUM IN A SLUMP.
Come, Forum writers, breeze up, get
out of the rut Stop writing about
the same thing day in, day out!
I have read The Public Forum
every day for a year. I may have
missed a half dozen days, not more
than that, and I generally read every
letter. There is no doubting that the
letters are good, that,they are deal
Lig with big issues of the day, but I
want to voice a loud complaint
against their single-trackedness.
There is not enough diversity in
The Public Forum. There is too
much of the business of writing on
the same subject, and, worse, writing
from the same angle of view.
I wish some Forum writers would
Uease talking the same thing eternal
ly. They are imbued with the spirit
of some cause or other and never
seem able to think of anything else.
They imagine theirs is the only just
cause and in forwarding it they nev
er consider either the feelings or the
rights of others.
It is a great privilege for us to pos
sess so free a vehicle of personal ex
pression as The Day Book's Public
Forum. Let us prove worthy of the
privilege by writing articles that will
be worthy of The Forum. We should
show some consideration for the pa
per that gives us The Forum. That
space is valuable; it is precious; it
might be used by the editor to con
duct some great campaign for good.
Let us show our appreciation of his
giving it to us by writing Forum let
ters that are interesting. And, for
heaven's sake, don't write a good let
ter to The Forum and then, a dozen
times more, send in the same letter,
only written in different words!
Come, now, let's have some new
thoughts in The Forum! Hall Rogers.
PRINCIPLE. Both Henry Ford
and Frank P. Walsh are good men
for the people, but what we are con
cerned with in electing men to office
is principle, not men.
If the devil ran on a single tax tick
et and saint on his record, the coun
try would be better off to vote for the
The Jand, which is the source of all
necessities, is now capitalized for an
amount which is more than 80 times
greater than the value of all the
slaves before the civil war. In other
words, the people are more than 80
times greater slaves of the landlords
than the blacks were of their own
ers. J. Weiler, 1736 N. Rockwell.
The railway system of Japan is'
practically a government monopoly, '
onlj 265.58 miles of railway "being '
privatel owned out of a total mile-'
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