THE DAY BOOK
M D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
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Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago.
I1L. under the Act ot March J, 1879.
FOR THE COMMON GOOD. In
time of much war talk, let us discuss
peace a little while.
The American branch ot the
League of Nations to Enforce Peace
will hold Its first annual national as
semblage in Washington, May 26-27,
The league Is not a stop-the-war
movement, neither is it an anti-preparedness
organization, nor is it a
It proposes to secure the mainte
nance of peace after the close of the
present war by the use of economic
and military force.
It urges that the time has come
to devise and create a working union
of sovereign nations to establish
peace among themselves and to
guarantee it by all known and avail
able sanctions at their command, to
the end that civilization may be con
served, and the progress of mankind
in comfort, enlightenment and hap
piness may continue.
It proposes a judicial tribunal for
d hearing and judging upon the merits
of questions arising between signa
tory powers, and a council of con
'ciliation for hearing questions not so
. settled; a union of all signatory
powers against any one of their num
ber that goes to war or commits
acts of hostility, and conferences be
tween the signatory powers to for
mulate and codify the rules of Inter
The league claims this warrant
Throughout 5,000 years of record
ed history, peace has always been
made and kept, when made and kept
at all, by the superior power of su
perior numbers acting in unity and
for the common good.
SHOCKING. Mr. Zabriskie Ed
ward C. Zabriskie is principal of
Washington Irving high school,
which is in the city called New York.
Mr. Zabriskie has lately been
throwing a fit because of .-what he
term sthe "inflammatory, unpatriotic
talk" uttered at meetings of the La
bor Forum irf his hallowed hall of
Somebody at Labor Forum meet
ings distributed a circular containing
a poem written by a chap who had
killed a man, it seems. (Could he be
referring to Joe Hill, I. W. W. poet,
who at least was convicted and exe
cuted for killing a man, whether he
did or not?) Somebody else had ad
vocated birth control But, horrors
upon horrors, somebody had recked
a parody on "America"!
Mn Zabriskie may or may not be
suffering from the delusion that
America Is our national anthem
but, anyway, here is the "parody"
that shocked him:
My country, thou shalt be
Sweet land of liberty
Where justice reigns;
When darkness turns to light,
When wrong is turned to right'
When truth asserts her might
And breaks her chains.
We wish to correct a mistake. Mr.
Cartwright's horse is not dead, but
getting better. Marshall Corners
item in the Belfast, N. Y., Blaze.
That the "back-to-the-farm"
movement is led by city boys is
shown by statistics at the agricul
tural school of the Pennsylvania
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