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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 24

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that the same with a workingman?
Hugo Vreeburg, 5941 S. Michigan.
THE WEAK SEX. It pleases man
kind to place all women in the weak
class. But is there any truth? in the
charge? -
Men say women show it in their
primping, their powdering and their
general make-up, aad man has to
stand all the hard knocks of life. Go
into any popular saloon any time of
day and what a sight you will behold.
There you will find men gathered be
fore the large bar glass, like flies on
a daub of honey, some making
speeches, gesturing, grimacing, all
with their eyes glued upon their own
noble features, or so they consider
them. Some will closely watch every
move and facial Expression they
make while they slowly sip a glass of
beer, while their wives are home
wrestling with the high cost of living
with what little he has grudgingly
handed her on pay day. Some men
spend most of thejr lives before a
bar mirror.
They make a noise so loud you can
hear them in the next block if their
wives spend 50 cents on toilet arti
cles to keep up their complexions,
but they will spend a large part of
their pay before a bar mirror, buy
ing drinks for barroom bums as an
excuse for, standing before these
T'he saloonkeeper is wise; h6
knows what will draw them. A sa
loon without a mirror would be very
unpopular, indeed.
Behold the male flirt standing on
the corner, with the belief that if he
can only get a woman to look -upon
his noble countenance she can't-fail
to fall for him. Many a man builf
on the lines of a prizefighter is noth
ing but a whimpering kid in homfe
life, leaning on some frail woman not
more than half his size, and she lias
to coax and pet and flatter him to be
able to live with him at all Who
is it that quits first in a- time of
family financial distress?, Go to the ,
court of domestic relations and you
will get your answer. It is always
the wife who sticks and tries to keep
her family together. So, is man right
in saying women are weak? S. L.
J. Foyer will take some of his spare
time and visit a telephone office he
will see that he hasn't discovered
anything at alL He'll see that the
operators don't charge on a call that
is busy or has not answered. From
a constant reader. R. J.
A morning paper reports an item of
news as follows: "Sleuths Seeking
Pretext to Keep Eloper in Jail," with
a concluding statement charged to
Capt Larkin in these words: "I'll
have to figure out a way to keep him
in jail."
Now, the above may not appear
very important to the average news
paper reader, but to one who has
gauged the tendency of the times, as
seen in official abuse of power, not
legal, authority, this attitude of a Chi
cago police officer has added signifi
cance, for-this is. a brazen attempt,
publicly announced, to defy a man's
constitutional rights to "life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness." What
is this to mean if we are to allow
such transgressions of authority to
continue when perpetrated by paid
officials of our government whose
sole duty is to see to the enforcement
pf the law, and its obedience, not vio
lation? I, for one, subscribe to the advice
given by Annie Besant, wherein she
states: "Oppose the tyrant, no mat
ter, who he is or where he may be,"
and in this instance Capt. Larkin has
sought to place himself in the posi
tion of a tyrant by his open defiance
of constitutional rights and guaran
tees. In my opinion it is time for the
defenders of these inalienable rights
to organize for their protection and
security, so tha all citizens of thi

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