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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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"Tell your government in God's
name to give the word of war," says
Willie Hearst at the end of an Ex
aminer editorial today. So now we
.have Hearst calling in God's name
for war in the same manner that the
, kaiser, the czar,. and the kings of
Europe used the name of God in
starting the war that has left mil
lions of the strongest young men of
Europe rotting corpses of the grave
pits and the narrow stretches of "No
Man's Land" between the first
"In God's name," Willie Hearst
calls on his readers to have the U. S.
federal government push through a
war of conquest of Mexico.
And the Tribune is 'saying about
the same thing Hearst says, only the
Trib has enough sense of humor not
to call for war "in God's name."
The regular stuff on child welfare,
how to raise babies and how mothers
should take care of their sacred
bodies while the sacred bodies of
new children are to be brought to
the world all of this regular read
ing matter goes right on in the Trib
une and the Hearst papers.
A blind girl from New York made
a speech in East Boston, Mass. And
this girl, whose name is Helen KeJIer,
deaf, dumb and blind, packed more
common sense on the war question
into one paragraph of her speech
than the Hearst papers and the Trib
une have had since the war started.
She said this :
"England has cut a poor figure in
the world war, not because she lack
ed an army, but because she lacked
men. She had to take the weaklings
that her mills and shops had made
out of the brawny yoemanry of Brit
ain and feed them and exercise them
until they could stand up like men.
ffhe soldiers, that, have distinguished
themselves against the Prussians are
the Canadians. They had health and
strength. i
"We can have such a defense. Let
but the state govern every depart
ment of industry, of health and of
education, with the constant desire
to have every citizen sound of mind
and body, intelligent and capable of
service at any time. Bulwarked with
such strength we need not fear at
tack. America will not become em
broiled in any war that the people are
not willing to fight."
If President James of the Univer-
sity of Illinois is elected governor he
will be the second ruler of a univer
sity to shift his rule to an entire
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey
was first James is said to have am
bitions that soar beylond the goveri
uor's, cba,lr, i

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