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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 07, 1911, Image 3

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t SWERED so far as we- know,' for many days, though 'the sKo
workers have been free to use the press to answer and offer the',
"public what justification they can for their attitude."- ' .
5 ' TJhen again, this paper says if the new Federation leaders can
not answer, their case is closed as far as the 'public is concerned.
-THEY REFUSE TO LET' US HAVE THE PRESS, THEN
ACCUSE US OF NOT ANSWERING IN THE PRESS. We
? leave this to an intelligent public to judge for themselves.
I The editor of this New Orleans paper was called upon by "a
committee and he refused to retract his statement. He also refused
II to send a reporter to a citizens' meeting in New Orleans, where this
. subject was fullyexplained. He'riot ignored, but insulted the com
- mittee. ' l
r TO THE BUSINESS MEN
Do you understand what it means to have the scum and filth of
New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo, .Chicago, St. Louis, and other;
large cities brought to your city to replace the citizens, the tax
"payers, who build your cities, your banks, your churches, your
school liousesr and invest their money in other enterprises that
"'makes you a thrifty people?
, TO THE MINISTERS
"g; Do you think these strikebreakers, thugs, and gun men .that
q.the Illinois Central is bringing into your city will attend your church
" as the citizens who have formerly helped you along in, 'your work?
.'Will they patronize your Sunday schools or send their children to
.the day schools? Will you stop and consider this and study this
c tract carefully?
2 Don't you know that the professional strikebreakers and others
i -i.are mostly single men, therefore not responsible. They can rob a
' store and attack your wife and daughter on the street and under thjp
recover of darkness can flee to the red light district, from whence
-n they. came. Don't you think it is the duty of the church to sustain
-decent, nonest wonang men in tneir aemanas ior justice r riease
. eive this vour thought.
TO THE TAXPAYERS ....
Do the taxpayers of the city realize that thirty-five thousand
- men were imported into the city of Chicago at the 'time of the pack
ing house and teamsters' strikes, costing the taxpayers of the city,
of Chicago millions of dollars, and formed what is known in Chicago
as the Black Belt? s ' . . I
It is true that all the old men are back to their former positions,
" but that same hoodlum element is there, and Chicago is noted for
crimes committed,' daylight robbery, and holdups. Dp the people
"" at large alongthe Illinois Central realize that the officials who"vvis
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