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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 27, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 25

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Public Porum have been filled with
sarcastic skirmishes and slander, for
a stretch, and I think it is time for
somebody to intercede. C. McGar
ry, 712 S, Keeler Av.
HIKING IN THE HOT SUN. Is it
always to be woman's duty- to re
'" pair the ravages wrought by the self
ish pride-demands of men? It would
seem that 20th century enlighten
ment could vouch for more, but,
unfortunately, present conditions in
Mexico point to anything but a hu
mane reconstruction along those
lines.
Is it a particularly inspiring spec
tacle to place before the eyes of
American citizens that of a selfish,
comfort-loving general lounging in
an automobile in the lead of the reg
iment, demanding inhuman speed of
poor, miserable hikers until they
drop in the sun by hundreds?
No scoring of the pen of either
man or woman is, in my judgment,
adequate punishment for such crim
inal action. Physical ills in excess
of these imposed upon his helpless
subordinates would be more fitting
for Gen. Jack Foster of the First Illi
nois national guard and any other
officers who by their inhuman treat
ment prove false to the trust we have
placed in them.
What a brilliant and encouraging
contrast is formed by the repair
work of Mrs. L. G. Clegg of San An
tonio, a woman in every sense of the
word. Each man, woman and child
in Illinois bless her and her assistants
in their efforts to succor the victims
of the personal pride of our own so
called representative citizens.
It did not appear to these women
that the boys had "quit cold," as
Gen. Funston so bloodlessly ex
pressed it. Why are we not making
v greater demands on Pres. Wilson
that we may learn the "why" of this
tropical summer outing? Mrs. Flor
ence Wyman Whitson.
P. S. Impelled by the statement
in the papers of July 25 that the of
ficers of the 1st tried to make a rec
ord in hiking for 10-Mile hill.
KNOWING WHEN YOU'VE GOT
ENOUGH. One of the very great
est of life's accomplishments is the
being able to know when you've got
enough. All of earth's miseries are
due to lack of this knowledge.
The overworked and underpaid
wage slave is a victim -of not know
ing when he has had enough of his
master's game. The master is vic
tim of not knowing when to curb his
desire for more, thus dwarfing or al
together extinguishing his power to
view life as something else than an
everlasting skin game. Both mas
ter and mastered show the effects
of the game on their faces. The first,
usually by a tense look, shows the
effects of the sacred mission of curb
ing the avarice of beings who expect
decent wages for and in order to do
decent work. The other shows the
effects on his face of having to live
up to .the" body and nerve-wrecking
demands of the gamblers' right.
They are both on the wrong track
and would show real spirit if they
kicked over the traces of custom
once in a while. Neither has given
the other a chance to see life in its
best perspectives.
A person is always sure that he
knows whether he has had enough
of pain and he is equally certain that
he has not had his share of pleasure.
To study the meaning of the terms
"pain" and "pleasure" would take
out some of the biggest kinks in our
philosophy of life. J. Jacobson.
REPLYING TO "TAXPAYER."
In reply to the article of the 21st
signed "Taxpayer," in which ho
states Dr. Slattery abuses the right
of free speech and therefore shows
no respect for the constitution, I
went to all of his meetings and can
truthfully say he did not; he only
took the right the constitution gives
us all. Mr. Taxpayer, when Dr. Slat
tery challenged any Catholic priest
,....--.w i,.,,!

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