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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 11, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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"These blond-haired giants of the
Northwest astonish me," said Miss
Pocock. "They do by main strength
and awkwardness what we take a
life-time to learn... In England boys
take up rowing when they are 10, and
by the time they reach manhood they
may earn a place on the- crew. Some
of the boat oarsmen here never saw
a shell before they joined the univer
sity." Miss Pocock believes the English
stroke is the best and she is teaching
it to the girls of the freshman eight.
She promises to give the older crews
a hard run for the class championship.
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THE RIGHT TO EXPLOIT CARRIES WIH IT
NECESSARILY THE RIGHT TO AGITATE
To a tbrybf industry a labor leader is always an "agitator" seeking to
coin the "passions- of the mob" for personal or class profit.
The tory of industry seeks to coin the toil of "the mob" for personal
profit, which is a horse of exactly the same color, only he doesn't see it.
The Boston highbrows who put their money into Calumet copper had
under the lawsa perfect right to do so; but not a bit more Tight than Moyer
and his associates had to put their "agitation" into the same problem.
The motive of the highbrows was profit for a few. "
The motive of Moyer, et ai, was benefit for many.
The right of each to organize to this end balances the right of the
other. In logic neither can question the other's right without questioning
his own.
The fact that there was "peace" before the "agitators" came doesn't
prove anything. There was peace before the capitalists came the peace
of the wilderness.
Was there justice before the agitators came? That is the important
question.
If there was, isn't it a wonder that thousands of men, women and chil
dren, for weary months, should face hunger, cold, beatings, even death by
violence backing up the demands which these leaders of labor helped to
formulate?
workTplatTlove
Real life demands work, play and love, if it means the nourishing, sus
taining and development of existence, writes Dr. Richard Cabot in his new
book, "What Men Live By." "Without them we lapse into animalism or be
low it," he says. "A physical element should enter into all affection and even
the clasp of a hand should always be a pleasure." Yes, we've grabbed the
hands of miners, sailors, plumbers, carpenters and other toilers with a great
deal of pleasure.
In their hearty clasp there was evidence of friendship and sincerity
unmistakable. And it is by those things that existence is made pleasant and
with them any life is successful, in spite of failures. You'll seldom get that
kind of a grip in a high sassiety handshake, when you've got to hold your
mitt just above the eyes and wag it back and forth three or is it four
times? holding a fish-like fin in a flabby grasp with the tips of your fingers.
In that set the work- is not hard enough to work up a good appetite,
their play is often witnessing a sensual drama, and their love as devoid of
human interest as is their avarice. Cabot is right. It takes' good hard work,
no matter what, hearty and healthful playand amusement and lasting loves
and friendships to make real. life.

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