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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 04, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 26

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THE PUBLIC FORUM
MOTHER'S GARDEN. We have
boulevards, parks and playgrounds
in this city, but no mother's garden.
I doubt whether any city has. I wish
little gardens for mothers and pro
spective mothers were clotted all over
the city of Chicago. Most mothers,
especially in the poorer districts,
have never a chance to go to the
parks to recuperate and meditate on
beautiful things. The child's future
greatly depends on its mother's
thoughts and environments before its
birth.
Woman is the tree of life. There
fore, to bring forth a noble race
woman ought to be surrounded with
flowers, music, books, the best na
ture and man can produce. Then a
great many mothers would not think
of running to the doctor's office with
the demon fear hounding her foot
steps. Woman is the finer vessel. Still,
she must do the hardest work. If
she don't, woe to her. Alma B. Wil
son, 6105 S. Halsted.
ON CHRISTIANS AND SOLDIERS
My objection to Socialism, and the
Socialist party in particular, are as
follows: Like Christianity, it en
slaves the mind of the individual to
the extent that he will get something
from others.
The one says that if the worker
will only pray he will reap his reward
in heaven later on.
The ballot-box artist tells the
worker if he will only vote for So
cialism, he (the worker) will be a
power right here on earth.
Goethe, one of the greatest intel
lects the world has ever produced,
says: "Only he deserves freedom
and liberty who every day conquers
them anew."
Bravery and the love of conquest,
which at one time ruled supreme and
which has made the American peo
ple a great race, is gradually dwin
dling, and now the country produces
the most submissive people on earth.
Christians and Socialists, who are
now working hand in hand, have
been held responsible and condemned
by the progressives on account of the
decay of bravery and the installation
of moral cowardice.
Napoleon said: 'After my resolu
tion is taken, all is forgotten except
whatever will make it succeed."
Not by speechifying and majority
votes can the great questions of to
day be solved. Look at Mexico ! Look
at Ireland!
Blessed are the strong and power
ful, for they alone dictate and pos
sess. W. J. S.
TEACHINGS. Judging from the
way big business throttles the trust
press by its advertising, the press evi
dently believes in using the same
sense of honesty and fairness in
business as the World's Greatest
Self-Praiser believes in using toward
other nations, and it might change
Decatur's saying to read: "Money! In
our intercourse with other people
may we always get it right; but
money, right or wrong."
Why not teach the same principle
in the schools? Tell the boy that
when he enters business if his goods
are not above the average he will
have to lie to sell them, for he will ,
only find it out before long, anyway.
Tell him that if he does not tell his
prospective buyer that the lot "will
surely rise in value," that "this auto
is the best on the market for the
money," that "this suit was reduced
from $20 to $12," etc., he will "starve
to death."
Tell the boy about to earn his
living that unless he is above the av- w
erage in intelligence he might have
to lie to get a job, and then work like
heck to hold it
Tell the girl that if she is not
above the average in cleverness she
is doomed to a life of toil in some
shop or store, or, if her parents are
too occupied with the struggle to
give her the protection and care she

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