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THE DAY BOOK
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Vol. 1, No.448 Chicago, Monday, March 18 1912 Vffliggejit
WHEN EARTHLY -JUDGE TURNS" AGAINST THEM;
' ' 'GIRL STRIKERSAPPEAL TO ODr:-t -,-,
j ' . ' 'J-'-jJ.-T
?,. Hundreds Kneel
eel Togefhatfin' P4ea for Divdne -Aid.
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Strikers who pray. From left to right, Josephitfe- Csey of
New York, organizer of international union of garmenfcftial&rs, who
prepared strikers' prayer; Fern Rowley, who was discharged -by
James H. Ijatfield, president of Kalamazoo Corset Co., when she
objected to wage of$4.00 a week.
' ,JCalamazoo,Mich., March 18.
The Courts have denied the girls
qf the Kalamazoo CQrset Makers'
union the right to picket during
tfieir strike for higher wges. .Al
most every other right of a striket
.was taken away from them by the
jpolice. There was.eVery indica
tion that the Kalamazoo Corset
Go. would win. The-s takers left-helpless-;
there didn't seem to be
Jtnytbing left for them to do. -
"Lesask God to heh5 us,' 'said
Josephine Casey, general, organ
izer of the International, Ladies'
Garment Makers union, who had
hurried from v her duties in the
Lawrence, Mass., strike to help
'the Kalamazoo girls., -
Three times ' a day, morning, '
noon and nigh a band-'of hun
dreds of strikers tfopi a prayer
meeting in union headquarters.
'Lead Kindly LigK" "Rock of
Ages," and severakother old-time
songtf are sungv "Then the girls
pray this prayer, which was rpre-
Ijiared for thenuby iMjsVCasey;
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