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6ut an opportunity for discussion and
All of which is very cool respect
able argument not yet answered by
Jake Loeb nor" met by his outside
man, Bill Rothmann.
WESTERN ELECTRIC. Those
Eastland suits, though civil actions
brought for damages, may prove
valuable. To fix personal responsi
bility for that terrible July 24 of last
year would be almost impossible.
There is one artificial person, a cor
poration, however, which had a hand
in the Eastland affair. Its course
from stari to finish was marked by
evasion of issues and suppression of
facts. If the damage suits show up
the sytem of the Western Electric
Co. and its iron-handed feudalism
those suits will be doing a public
Teacher Tell me what are the na
tional flowers of England?
Teacher And France?
Teacher And Spain?
Small Voice Bulrushes, ma'am!
TXJNT FORGET OLD DOBBIN
THE PUBLIC FORUM
SCHOOL BOARD WAR. The
controversy as to the management
of the schools has become so com
plicated that even the clearest brain
may become confused and fail to
reach a just conclusion.
Religious, racial and political pre
judices are involved and few can es
cape the influence of one or the oth
er in forming an opinion. If it is true
that the Roman Catholic ecclesias
tical organization is seeking to se
cure temporal power, by the acquis
ition of wealth and the control of po
litical action and educational ma
chinery, its purpose cannot long re
maii concealed. Time will reveal it
and a people schooled in self-government
may be trusted to deal with it
as it deserves.
If the charge is true the way to
fight it is openly and above-board,
giving to the people the evidence of
the facts, not in the way of obscure
insinuation, but the facts and the
source of the information with the
people who are ready to establish the
truth of the charges.
If the interests of big financial,
commercial and manufacturing con
cerns are seeking to dominate edu
cational institutions for their own
benefit, let the light shine upon the
facts, let everything be revealed, so
the people can act intelligently.
Nothing good can come from appeals
to prejudice. One thing seems to be
certain. Wherever government at
tempts to do anything, in order to be
successful it must make a monopoly
of the business. So, if it is a func
tion of government to educate the
people, all private educational insti
tutions should be prohibited. The
line between public and private bus
iness must be clearly drawn and the
people collectively must control and
operate the public business.
The trouble is that general opin
ion considers government as a ne
cessary evil, and, being evil, we are
lucky to get any good from it Gov-i