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CALUMET FAMILIES' FAITH IN UNCLE SAM IS
STRONG IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING
I I I Ml F
These three members of the sub-committee designated to investigate
the Calumet strike are on the job. They are (left to right) Representative
J. J. Casey, a former stearrifitter of Pennsylvania; Joseph Howell, a mer
chant of Utah, and E. T. Taylor, a lawyer of Colorado. The other members,
expected in Calumet the latter part of the week, are C. W. Hamlin, a lawyer
of Missouri, and Robert M. Switzer, a lawyer of Ohio.
(Photograph taken in committee's room at Hancock, Mich.)
BY GERTRUDE M. PRICE
Calumet, Mich., Feb. 14. Waiting!
Waiting! Waiting! That is Calumet!
I have just come from the snow
buried home of Mrs. Amato Folino in
West Hancock, where husband, wife
and seven children are eeking out a
meager existence on $7 a week for
the sake of principle ! '
Almost the only 'food which her
children eat is potatoes and corn
meal! There is one good suit in the
family, she proudly announces. It
belongs to the eldest of the little fam
ily, a boy of 13!
And she points with great delight
to half worn shoes, upon the feet of
her little girls, which she purchased
for 10 cents apiece!
But she is waiting!
She is only one of thousands of
Spartan-like women in this strike
stricken copper district, standing
shoulder to shoulder with husband
miners who are striking and waiting
fpr the right of a fair wage, reason
able working hours, safer working
conditions and consent to carry a
"You are tired of the strike?" I
asked, as Mrs. Folino invited me to
come up close to the stove, near
where she sat fondling her youngest,
a 2-year-old baby.
Her eyes flashed. Her hands
moved in that quick, expressive way