Distraction from the Woes of War, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-26

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DISTRACTION FROM THE WOES OF WAR With war in the air, it is well that something be provided to distract the people at times from the " wholly gloomy proposition of killing and being killed. France long ago discovered this. Soldiers are entertained by thousands witli moving pictures and actual plays at the front. London has done the same thing. Germany has sought, with horse racing ami music, to keep the people in a relatively cheerful frame of mind. It is therefore doubtful whether the plan to abandon all fall amusements in St. Louis is a good one. It deprives the merchants of trade that comes from the rich and in consequence deprives employes of needed labor. It deepens the solemn note of the hour. Horse racing Is to be revived and that will help; but It seems also that something should be provided that will allow the wealthy to spend their money in a way that will keep store and factory labor busy and at the same time provide a distraction from the woes of war. St. Louis Times. ,

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