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Giving and generosity are qualities
of God. Boast not thyself when in
honor and be not ashamed in abase
ment Azeezeh Lundberg.
WORKERS' INSTITUTE NEEDS
TEACHERS. The Workers' Insti
tute is a live institution and, there
fore, it has its plans and dreams,
even its castles in the air. Its ideal
Js to create a working class univer
sity having within its walls a place
for the little tots, our growing high
school boys arid girls, the young
worker and the mature immigrant.
Material is abundant. Sympathies
of heworkers are with the institute.
Students are flocking in, they work,
.they build, make their own tables,
decorate and clean the place but
mere physical energy is not suffi
The institute needs the support
and the active co-operation of the
intellectual radicals, not leaders, but
.workers, teachers, lecturers. .The
English classes need teachers with
modern ideas about education, the
high school classes require a staff of
good educational iconoclasts and
constructive rebels, who look at their
history, social and natural sciences
from a new angle. The Sunday
school children need men and wom
en of warm heart and breadth of
vision, capable of counteracting the
poisonous influence of the military
drills, false patriotism, masked re
ligion " and "success-at-any-jmce"
The institute is on a sound finan
cial basis. It pays the teachers well.
It does not expect any charity. It
aims to concentrate around itself the
strong intellectual forces of Chicago
and make it worth their while. A
few teachers are wanted right now in
the, English classes and Sunday
school. Plans are laid for broader
work early in the fall and the Work
ers' Institute appeals through this
paper to all the radical teachers to
come to its assistance.
Visit the institute at your earliest
convenience. Interview Sup't To-
binson. He will welcome you any
evening between 6 and 7:30 -and
make- arrangements. Or write to
Superintendent, Workers' Institute,
920 S. Ashland blvd. A. S. Tobinson.
TABOO SUBJECTS. - The' Day
Book is the only mouthpiece for
those who wish to address a large
audience upon taboo matters'.
If you write a grand jury you prob
ably will never hear from that star
If you write the president, govern
or or mayor, it ends there. You have
made a nut of yourself. They are
If you write the judge trust, it's
like talking taboo to the dead or
The church is another mummy.
The reformers are selfish one
man, one-idea affairs, with much ado
about nothing and with n6 power.
If you pray, your prayers will be
answered in due time, like those for
Write -to the politician press and
your letter is considered bughouse.
At best, it is stuck away in the emo
tionel, namby-pamby "Voice of the
People" corner with everything
virile chopped out.
Write to a bar association and all
you get is a spread-eagle twaddle
that your dope has been filed.
Your alderman is interested only
in tittle-tattle, sewers and the elec
tion. Your senator, congressman, as
semblyman et aL are myths who oc
casionally frank you a harangue
about ironclads, seeds and other pif
fle. To write the police is another
farce. It simply brings relays of Nick
Carter plain-clothes jokes who stall
or call you aysimp behind your back.
All these outfits are one-man gags
so far as your taboo letter is con
cerned. Life's too short to write one
man. Usually he is drunk with pow
er, or a snippy secretary..
There is no head or tail to many