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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 09, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 26

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THE PUBLIC FORUM
MILITARY TRAINING. Let us
consider in a serious and intelligent
manner this insistent and loud de
mand from Certain quarters that our
sons be compelled, for two or more
years, to give up school or a trade
half learned in orderto learn the arts
of war.
Who are the people who make de
.mands of such vital sacrifice on the
part of the young men and boys of
this republic? Are they men who
themselves by their deeds have prov
en their patriotism and brotherly
love for humanity, or are' they the
same men who at a mere whisper of
war tremble and shake in their
boots and cry to the government and
the people for protection for them
selves and their vast property inter
ssts? If the workingmen will pause, for
i moment and, think they will quick
ly realize that 'the men who are now
using their powerful influence with
congressmen and the press to force
trough congress what they are
pleased to call a "universal military
training bill" were not only charged
with organizing and maintaining an
"insidious lobby against the best in
terests of our country," but the same
was proved to be a fact.
Why not say to these men now and
in a loud voice, in answer to their
cry for protection, that we will fight
with you to protect our country
when necessary, shoulder- to shoul
der and to the finish, but we will not
fight for you and your gold, which
you have and are now wringing
from the men who toil through
igents they have corrupted and
made their pupets and placed in high
government positions to do their will.
When the necessity arises and our
president calls for fighting men
sturdy men of courage where' will
you find the slackers who will -pay
bounty for substitutes and who will
defend their flag?
Had the men who are crying now,
for militarism paid their legitimate
and legal taxes to 'state and govern
ment even the past five jears the to
tal would have amounted to such a
vast sum as to be sufficient to es
tablish and maintain in every state
in the union colleges where every
high school graduate could enter and
receive free both a military and tech
nical education and become men to
be proud of, ready to take up' the A
problems of life and humanity and
skilled in the arts of war Jf called
upon to 'defend our country.
Our "unseen government" has
many times in the past urged 'a "big
army," but never before has it had
such a favorable opportunity of put
ting it over oh us. Wake up, work
ingmen, before it is too late! F.
Voshell.
CHICAGO HEALTH. This is an
answer to the article signe.d Chicago
Health Dep't Please read carefully
the following from a citizen who is
not too busy to interest "himself in
the welfare of others, if that is really
of any use. I am interested in The
Day Book Forum, but occasionally I
ask myself this question, does all
this discussion do any good?-
Most of those in Chicago Health
Dep't are physicians with past med
ical and surgical degrees of study of
human anatomy, fitting them to
serve humanity in relieving pain and
restore health. This knowledge
gained gpides them in attending the
sick or examining school children,
taught to impress upon all confidence
at first approach with a gentle .voice,
a kind appearance and a light touch
with hand, assuring .the child or pa
tient that they will get well a
mental application, stimulating hope.
Then the operation or some pills.
My experience with physicians, ft
and it holds good I think with M. D.s
in Chicago Health Dep't service, as
a rule shows they are helpful, kind
and considerate and want to do
something beneficial for suffering
humanity and the school .Children of

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