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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 09, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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In a near-by suburb at least one
family has sensed the importance of
honoring the symbol for the sake of
the thing for which it stands. With a
half solemn, half amusing little cere
mony, the phonograph sounds out
the "Star Spangled Banner" every
morning; and then father'raises the
flag, while mother and the youngr
sters salute, and the workmen put-
ting up the inew house near by raise
their caps and cheer.
In spite of our friendly smiles at
the home made" flagpole and the
lusty scrape of the needle over the
whirling record, that Jittle ceremony
holds at its heart, in the shining
eyes of those youngsters, the most
imposing resources of this" nation.
"Not our, frowning battlements,
our bustling sea coasts, our army
and navy," Lincoln said. "These are
not our reliance against tyranny. Our
reliance is the love of liberty, which
Cod has planted in our hearts."
But throughout all time it has ben
true that mothers have had to fur
nish the means by which God plants
these things in our hearts.
Right away, today, before she folds
a bandage or starts to knit a trench
cap, every American woman can do
something that counts -for her coun
try she can see to it that over her
roof, or from her window, there
floats a flag. . -
"Sentiment," you say. "But what
we want now is action real service,
not bluster and Fourth of July bunt
ing. And that is true.
But every flag that floats adds
something real to the strength of the
country. It adds,-in fact, the 'only
reality there is, the only strength
there is the strength and abiding
reality of a great idea!
When Pres. Wilson reviewed the
fleet two years ago, he said:
"When I think of the flag that
those ships carry, the only touch of
color about them I see alter
nate stripes of parchment upon
which are written the right of liberty
and justice, the stripes of blood,
spilled to vindicate those, rights; and
then, in the corner, a prediction of
the blue serene, into which every na
tion may swim, which stands for
these great things."
And so every household that dis
plays this emblem must of necessity
feel something of the sacredness of
liberty and justice; and must cher
ish some hope for that "blue serene
into which every nation may some
day sail because this nation stands
for these great things."
And so, in these hours of-trial, ev
ery woman who wants to do the first
thing can see. to it that the symbol
of our reliance flames out against
the sky each day to hearten us and
steady jus, a'nd to remind us afresh
that "the right is more precious than
liere is Diagram No. 1 on whlchto
design that bathing suit I told you
about Saturday. Pencil, pen and ink
or colors, it makes n6 difference, just
so you get busy and outline your
This same design will be printed
twice more, and there are three other
designs which will be printed three
times each. That means you will
have plenty of figures on which to
draw you rdesigns. Draw as many as
you wish, one or a hundred.
Remember that the two girls who
give me the best ideas for my own
1917 bathing suit will be rewarded by
beach togs of their own design, each
suit to cost a maximum of Si a

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