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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 23

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of any properly conducted clean up
movement Also paint, not only
brightens, but preserves the homes
and buildings to which it is applied,
and thus helps -to make our clean up
efforts more durable and lasting.
The commissioner of health urges
upon every citizen the need and im
portance of his earnest and enthus
iastic co-operation in this campaign
for civic cleanliness and beauty.
Chicago Health Dep't.
SCHOOL BOARD PROBLEM If
the labor people of this city would
open their eyes they would see that
the recent blow delivered to the
Teachers' Federation by the supreme
court could be turned into a boom
erang that Czar-Jakie Loeb would
remember a long time
. According to the court, the school
board can hire or fire as they please,
for any reason whatsoever. The
court says it cannot interfere; that
the board may employ union or non
union teachers, exclusively or not In
other words, the question of the
"closed shop" is a matter exclusively
for the school board, as a responsible
public authoirty, to settle.
To get their rights, union labor
muQt control the board, and as long
as this body is appointed, must con
trol that authority. You union men
and women must make yourselves a
force politically. How can you do
it except through such a political or
ganization as the Socialist party? It
makes no difference whether you like
the party or not; whether you have
been bitterly opposed to its program
or not
Your interests economically are
bitterly opposed to the big business
influences, .and,- to protect them, you
must have a political organization,
dsitinct from those dominated by the
master class. Will the teachers' see
the place of authority so clearly
pointed out by the supre'me court, or
Will they waste their time with little
reforms and begging appeals for aid?
Our Chicago teachers have shown an 1
excellent revolutionary spirit Let
them preserve and plant tie seed of
a better social era in the minds of
the children. James H. Dolsen, 817
S. 6th Av., Maywood, III.
BESS H. CHANGES MIND. Since
receiving and giving careful inspec
tion to the literature sent me in care
of The Day Book, in reference to' the
subject of vivisection, I wanj. to ex
tend' my apologies to those con
cerned. As I stated, I formerly was much in
disfavor of this form of scientific ex
periment As I haye been interned
for the greater part of the past two
years in various hospitals, I was in a
position to see a great deal of human
suffering, many cases of which were
due to accidents. Also, as my own
condition was one of this description,
I, naturally, came in personal contact
with many surgeons and doctors,
who told me that all surgical cases
of humans were dependent on the
success thereof, upon the experi
ments made upon the bodies of ani
mals;' said animals, etc., were, ac
cording to the same authority, al
ways put under the influence of an
esthetics and were, therefore, not
conscious of their sufferings.
As to the remark that the pains
and discomforts of operations are not
without after effects, I can vouch for
it, most decidedly. Yet said pains are
not to be compared to the terrible
nauseating effects of the anesthetic.
I beg to differ with C. F. Hunt, how
ever, for ether does last considerably
longer than a few minutes, for I was
under its influence recentlyfor almost
four hours; but I am not in a posi
tion to say whether its influence on
animals is of less duration.
It seems inconceivable that such
atrocities, as pel the illustrations in
the papers distributed by the anti
vivisectionists, are permitted by law.
Somepf them are of so revolting a
nature that one's heart is sickened.
I am glad to say that I am once more
decidedly against the practice, but,
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