WE ONLY CHEW UP 3 DREADNAUGHTS AND
DRINK 200 BATTLESHIPS A YEAR, THAT'S ALL
If the American people would stop masticating dreadnaughts at the
rate of three a year, arid if they would cease drinking down 200 battleships
annually in the form of booze, the cause of world peace would be boosted
high. Such was the contention of Hudson Maxim, the great inventor, who
spoke at the 'Teace" services held in New York the othek day.
His argument opened with the ancient assertion that the more millions1
you spend for machines of war dreadnaughts, big guns and powder (in
vented by Maxim himself) the less liability there is of a war really oc
curring. He then called the attention of his audience to the fact that $30,000,000
is spent yearly. in. the United-States for chewing gum and $2,000,000,000 is
absorbed in alcoholic beverages-. These sums would build several dread
naughts and about two hundred battleships vessels which would keep the
peace by threatening everybody with war and ruin. ;
DR. GREER TO LECTURE
Dr. Joseph H. Greer will deliver a
lecture on "Labor Conditions in Eng
land" at Wuetrich's Hall, Ogden and
Central Park avenues, Wednesday
night, under the auspices of the 34th
Ward Socialist Party.
Steve Reynolds of Terre Haute,
Ind., and Winnie B. Branstetter, Na
tional Women's Correspondent of Na
tional Socialist Party, will speak be
fore the Third and Sixth Ward
branches, of the Socialist Party on
current topics on the same date.
SHOE WORKERS' STRIKE
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 6. Over 1,000
members of TJ. S. United Shoe Work
ers employed at five Hamilton-Brown
Shoe Co. factories automatically
went on strike when company refus
ed to admit them to work unless they
produced membership cards of Boot
and Shoe Workers' Union, affiliated
with American Federation of Labor.
Five factories of Hamilton-Brown Co.
signed closed shop contract.
TO PREVENT STRIKING?
Indianapolis, Jan. 6. Another at
tempt will be made in federal court
by. attorneys for Terre. Haute, In
dianapolis & Eastern Traction Co. to
obtain injunction restraining em
ployes from, striking in Tjerre Haute
for higher wages and better working
conditions. Grounds will be that in
event of strike company's revenues
will be decreased and it will be unable
to pay bondholders.
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