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JACKCOOMBS;hCRIED IN HOSPITAL BECAUSE
HE COULDN'T. GET INTO BIG GAMES
THE DAY BOOK
, v - Ah Adless Daily Newspaper.
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VOL. 3, NO. 9r Chicago, Wednesday, Oct: 8, 1913
A HEROINE WHOSE NAME IS NOT
FOUND IN THE SOCIETY COLUMNS
Annie Clemenc, an American Joan of Arc, WHoWas
Arrested at Calumet and Lodged in a Michigan
Jail for Fighting for Liberty.
bV N. D. COCHRAN . .
x The 'news dispatches-tell of the arrest-of Annie Clemenc, leader lot the
women- strike sympathizers at Calumet, .Michigan tthe woman who 'has
carried the American flag at the .head of the striking miners-daily parade".
But that doesn't tell very much. It doesn't tell the story of Annie
Clemenc' The 'name means "nothing to you who read the mere statement
that Annie Clemenc was:arrested. - . ' -
But I have met Annie Clemenc. hI have talked with her. I have seen
her inarching along the middle of the street, carrying that great, American
flag. It is a silk flag. The staff 'must; be fully two inches Jhlck.
When I, read, that Annie Clemenc. has been arrested I think of the dirty
little jail in Calumet And I think, of Joan of Arc and the Goddess Of Lib
erty. Then I think of the notable women I have seemin New'York; in San
Franciscovin Chicago .and in -Washington-'
Early one-morning I trudged along the-road, walking at one side with
Moyer, president of the WesternJEederationot Minersr as the parade went
from Red Jacket to Lauriumiand back. Women were in v front miners
wives, miners'', daughters and Annie Clemenc, heroine, marched with"
them anof carried the flag: . r " '
Annie Clemenc is a miner'wife. A Creation,- she was bom in this