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Vol. 1, No. 61 - Chicago, Thursday, Dec 7, 1911 One Cent
ILLINOIS CENTRAL STRIKERS TELL THEIR SIDE
OF THE STRIKE STORY
Would Condemn the "Capitalists Press" for Not Giving
. the Strikers' Side of the Contest Railroad's Side
Elaborately Published. ' " ;
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The press committee of the Illinois Central strikers have issued
.the following statement to" the public, through Rev. C'H. Doolittle,
chairman of the committee: - - - - ' -
"T "- . THE "STATEMENT . v '
'if you are a' thinking man and know what' is for your best
interests, -read this; if not, pass 'it on.
A community is known by its citizens. , It is the class of people
v that Jive in a conununity fhat elevate or retard its growth morally
and financially. So far our city has been known and composed 'of
moral and law-abiding citizens. Shall we keep up our reputation?
The employes of the Illinois Central railroad all along the line
have demonstrated 'beyond a doubt that they are an honest, up
right, law-abiding" class 'of, men. This the Illinois Central officials
admitted in their -pamphlet and the citiz'ens know it and. they
-have conducted' themselves nobly and patiently and uprightly, an$
have won thef respect of every honest man in this struggle for
, recognition 'of1 the-Federation, and we "believe -they will surely win
this strike, for it islust in th'e sight of God and rnaiy and thfey are
- making" history in this struggle that will tell in coming .generations.
Their battle is the battle of every working man, for united" we standi
divided we fall.'"' - j - - . - ....
The Illinois Central employes make-up-an important part of the
v. public in this community. Bering part of the public, we ate part oi
you. We are taxpayers, this is our home. Many o us have bought
or built our homes. We expect, to live here and probably dieiiere
We have aided in the building-up of this city, and m a' great measure
we have made it whatitis, and we naturally expect the co-operation
of our fellow citizens'in resenting the unlawful act ion'of importing
.'irito our4city the scum and offal of the earthy ' J ?
1 -v Men w-h'o-are nottmeehanjcs,-not even working men, buttnkj
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