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BEI!AT BRITAIN is asking the
tinited Stats to join in an in
ternational ban upon the sub
,'Ngiue.
Why should shot
The submarine, like the airplane,
is an American invention which has
proved an effective weapon of war.
The purpose of war is to kill
eneiny peoples and' destroy enemy
property. The submarine does both.
In the late war Germany, though
blockaded by land and sea, put
submarines into the lanes of the
sea, and, never using more than a
few at one time, sent to the bottom
7,000,000 tons of British shipping
with the valuable cargoes they were
carrying.
It is true that these submarines
sunk passenger ships and hospital
ships, just 9s British and French
as well as German airmen bombed
non-combatant populations, hospi
tals and railroad trains carrying
civilians as well as soldiers.
That was war. War is never
merciful, considerate or polite.
But the point of interest in the
use of submarines during the late
war is that they proved an effective
weapon in the hands of a beleaguered
nation against an assailant nation
possessing superior gun power on
the surface of the sea.
Britain, naval tyrant of the oceans,
came within a few days of starva
tion and surrender because the
enemy had submarines. But for
Germany's use of submarines the
war would have ended months, per
haps years, earlier than it did in an
Allied victory, crushing and com
plete.
We look with a certain horror at
the submarine, American invention
that it is, because of the manner in
which it was used against us.
But imagine the United States a
beleagured nation, its foreign trade
cut off, its navy in hiding. Would
we not, in that event, welcome a
comparatively inexpensive means of
equalising the terrible odds against
usn?
France is weak in surface war
ships and lacks the wealth and per
haps the will to go into a hopeless
race of battleship building. But
France has coasts that can be block
aded, trade routes that need protec
tion, a population that could be
subjected to serious deprivations if
its sea eQrnmerce were cut off.
So France very wisely refuses to
join in the British effort to put the
submarine under a ban.
France knows that if she should
ever need submarines, she would
,eed them very urgently, and she
Sntends to be free to build them and
to use them in case of such need.
Other nations, knowing of
France's readiness to protect the
coasts and trade and people of
Frgnee, would think twice before
inviting the sting of French under
sea boats.
Americans, we believe, are in sym
pathy with Fran.e on this issue and
opposed in interest to the British
plea.
Americans who are informed know
that for the cost of on great battle
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nae an~ swed their ..ms
Submarines
ship they can build thirty subma
rines capable of doing invaluable
defensive service should our nation
be attacked.
They know that while 'there is
some question in the minds of naval
experts as to the future value of
battleships, there is no question as
to thdefensive enice power of subma
rines and battleplanes.
With an ample supply of sub
marines and an ample supply of
battleplanes we 'could fend off an
assailant navy, even if our battle
ships should prove unexpectedly
vulnerable-though the belief that
they would is shared by few.
Wholly regardless. of the battle
ship issue, however, the submarine
has emerged from the acid test of
war as an accepted weapon of great
potency and of especial vahie to the
nation which is not in command of
the sea's surface.
It is one of science's equalisers
as between the big bully nation and
the little nation which the big na
tion otherwise would bully.
Americans would, therefore, be
foolish to join with Great Britain to
make it easier for Britain in future
to dominate the seas. Rather should
we reserve our sympathies and our
emphasis for whatever would tend
to discourage maritime tyranny and
make instead for more freedom of
the seas.
Christian Cast-Iron Pipe.
THE teachings of Jesus Christ
are to be the ruling principles
of the newly elected board of
directors of the American Cast-Iron
Pipe Company, according to John J.
Eagan, the president of the com
pany.
Efforts to run a business solely on
Christian precepts have been made
before. The result has always been
that either the business or the
Christianity fell off.
In this particular case Mr. Eagan,
who is a wealthy man, is selecting
the principles from the Bible him
self. If he permitted his employes
to select them they might pick out "
a different lot.
Mr. Eagan is in favor of a reason
able living wage, constant employ- 1
ment, old-age pensions, relief of
workers in case of sickness, death 1
benefits and other highly commend-'
able reforms. So was Karl Marx. '
8o are many of our .advanced State
legislatures.
Among the principles of Christi
anity which the American Cast-Iron
Pipe Company failed to select as a
basis of their operations are these:'
"Andagai I syuate~ju It la easier
Sfor a dae etkg t e et a
neeletha fr s rch anto eter inte
"I t~wilt he perfect, goand
that thou hat, and ive to tepor,
theu shalt have treasure En heaven." t
If any of his employes suggested t
the adoption of these principles, the
officials of the company would prob- 3
ably say to him:
"Who's doing the inelecing? Yeg,
or we?"
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ationer of the hungry of the world, maintains at
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hove everything. Is asales ot the care he s:.
reises oer- the comfort ot hMs master.
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rent door ot the Secrotary, itsud that he was
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tedns~ta, and indsted upon adtminom
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back he wUi have interesting things to say,'ad you
may he'sure they will inelude the statsmhaat that while
England loves her ally, Japan, the citizens of her aly must
stay OUt of the lingsh colonies. Outside of Ireland, the
IEnglish do not coeree white people. That Is why their
rule lasts. They will not try to force their Japanese allies
oh white domihi
n Japan and other parts will e
men that work the entire day, as long a there is light
enough. He wil see men that could live in this country
with our machiney, methods and prices on the product of
one hour's labor, and acEumulate the product of. ah other
working hours in the day.
Northolife will see among the Japanese men and women
absolutely disciplined, many from whom our people could
learn much in the way of industry, devotion to duty, wil
ingness to work.
But he wil also see methods of living that would be fatal
to what we are pleased to call "our white icilifaim "
He will see such competition in labor and such low cost
of existence s the people of this country could not possibly
meet.
Wise old England knows what to do. She shuts the
Japanese out of HER colonies, because her colonies wish
it. At the same time she pays Japan a great compliment,
and adds to hew own navy the strength of the Japanese navy,
by establishing s close treaty with Japan.
Wise England. LUCKY old England. Her destinies.
policies and interests are directed by STATESMEN, not
by politicians that rise today, reveal their littleness and fall
down tomorrow.
Every Italian in America
Should Be Naturalized
T WO hundred and fifty delegates at the National Con
vention of the Sons of Italy, gathered at Trenton,
N. J., adopted "America First" as a slogan of their
organisation. Stefano Miele, of New York, national master
of the order, urged every member t become an American
citizen.
It is good advioe that men and women of Italian birth
should heed.
First, this nation NEEDS the Italians, needs and should
welcome more of them. They bring here the power, in
telligence, physical and mental vigor of a race that has
been tested by two thousand years of fighting and of
civilisation.
They add to this country's strength, wealth and pros
perity. They should, as voter., share in the GOVERN
MENT of the country.
By beooinlng naturalized they will benefit the United
States, benefit themselves and. Italy..Publie opinion is made
by the voters. Public officials listen to voters; they pay no
attention to those that do not vote. That is why it isso im
portant to give votes to women, in order that .men in office
might be compelled to ask themselves, "What do the
WOMEN and the CHILDREN need?"
A million Italian votes would mean better conditions for
Italians.
The Italian who becomes an American citizen does not
deny his own country or forget it. But he undertakes his
part .of responsibility in the country of his adoption. By
increasing Italian citizenship here, he increases American
friendship forltaly, and Italian influence in America.
Let Italians in America consider the influence of their
fellow Americans of Jewish birth. Whether they come
from Russia, from Germany, Rumania or England, Jewish
citizens become NATURALIZED AMERICANS without
loss of time. And thus they show their wisdom, as well as
their desire to co-operate fully in the national work.
Betbause they are citizens, they command respect and
attention at the hands of officials. The, fill many of the
most important public offices, and will All many more.
Merely to LIVE in the Unitedl State. is not enioughi. It
iimportant also to be A PART OF THE UNITED

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