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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 14, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EPITION NOON EDITION
POLICE ARE PUZZLED RITCHIE- WOLGAST
OVER BIG DIAMOND MAY SCRAP AGAIN AT
ROBBERY YARN MILWAUKEE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper, v
N. D. Cochran, Kfer TeI" Monroe 3534
Editor and Publisher. ttsff Automatic 51-422.
500 -South Peoria SL 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL7. 3, NO. 141 Chicago, Saturday, March 14, 1914 ONE CENT
SEA SLAVES FIGHT AGAINST BEING
TREATED LIKE CATTLE
Sailors Turn From Deep Water To Coastwise Vessels,
Where Organization Has Forced Owners To
Treat Seamen Like Human Beings,
The LaFollette seamen's bill, the
most advanced proposed legislation
to humanize the sea, may be defeated
in Congress, but on the. Pacific coast
at least, powerful ship owners have
a new factor to reckon with the
growing determination of 20,000 ma
rine toilers to organize in a huge in
dustrial unit to compel recognition as
human beings instead of cattle. The
following story indicates how this
dream is shaping. It is a deep-water
sailor's explanation why the Amer
ican boy no longer goes to sea. It
links up vitally with the consideration
of the La Follette seamen's bill now
oeiore wongress. canor. .
BY JACK JUNGMEYER.
San Francisco, ;Cal., March 14.-
"No, they dont dare flog us any
more, but that's about all you can say
for the life of a deep-water sailor of
today."
"A man doesn't have to beat his
woman to "make it hell for her. That's
the way it is going deep-sea. Ifs a
job for peons, not free. men."
. Otto Drager, able seaman pf 28,
hitched himself up on a coil of rope
and spat into the bilge. He -was ex
plaining why he; had .renounced, the
rolling main fox th'e coastwise ships,

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