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. "rJOON EDITION NOON EDITION
THE UNION ISSUES A CALL TO UNORGANIZED
GARMENT WORKERS OF THE CITY v
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
TeL Monroe 353.
K VOL.2, NO.J84 Chicago, Saturday, May 3, 1913
DO TOU KNOW WHAT THE LIFE-EATING GOP
OF WAR IS DOING IN EUROPE?
He's Feeding Fat on the Lives of Men, and Women, andt
Has Turned the Inventions of Wright and
Zeppelin Into a New Curse.
. . BY WM. G. SHEPHERD -
Paris, May 3d I!ve been, trying within the past few weeks, in Germany;
Prance and England, to heft the awful war load which every man in these
countries, rich, and poor, is carrying. Everywhere I go in Europe I find that
war hangs over every man, woman and child. Just at present the cloud.
is very low, and the cry of the oppressed Frenchman and German is, "For
God's sake, let us fight andhave it over with. We'd rather die in war than
stagger along under this burden."
Figures -don't quite tell th.e story and Tm going to .give only a few.
Germany has just decided to spend $27O,0Q0,000 for war preparations,
by taxing incomes. ,
Andthis tax will be so great that German busiress houses, of a certain
income, must pay the government 'the 5 per cent of their, earnings, before
they pan take any earnings themselves. f
Wberef ore, if a firm wishes to earn 6 per cent it must, in reality, make
11 per cent! s
&. C. People of Germany, of course, pays the bill.
With beefsteak at 68 cents, a pound in Berlin, due to the fact that the
..butcher must make his 11 per cent, -is ft any wonder that in 'this city las
year over 7,000 dogs were siaugnter-
ed for eating purposes?
It is fair to say that the German
workingman pays half a day's wages'
every week for war!f
And the burden win be increased
when Germany, next year, begins to
collect over $7,000,000 to spend for
airships alone! f
War has turned tEe layenuons xi
Wilbur Wright and Zeppelin info a
"This war cloud hangs over every
pair of sweethearts in Germany," a
young German told me. "Just now
war seems certain and my girl and I
can't be married and start a home
with the chance that she'll be a
widow aqd the children- half orphans,