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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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thefellowmen; the men whofwork
thonds of other men in dangerous
andnhealthful factories and mines;
thejpen who employ women and chil
dreajji insanitary workshops, the ex
ploiting employers who impose upon
their 'helpless workers long hours at
wags which will not allow for that
sw'ea contentment of mind which
maW labor a joy; the man who robs
hie ojn employes of the product of
their toll and gives away the money
in showy charity, combine to cderce
and(qrowbeat workmen in their ef
fort fr decent conditions and wages;
bankera and financiers who foster
"watered stock and force employes
of large industries to work for low
wa$es because the earning power of
thi eojnpanies has been absorbed in
adrisyice; and last, that large class of
lidkepittlers who have little or noth
Injjj.iemselves, but side in with the
forejentioned, hoping to get part of
the steal.
"Tftey vitally assist in keeping alive
ra$$i conditions. They are 'Little
Brothers of the Rich' usually vis
ion's clerks, briefless lawyers and
soTgffled leaders of thought who
ought to be butlers. They 'view with
alarm' the 'socialistic tendencies of
our-ttmes.' Uu
'Qjpon meager salaries themselves;
hqpejssly submerged, but Bubmlseive
and9ervile, they are the product of
false teaching, victims of circum
stanpes beyond their control.
"Mglions are the victims of the
prpMmongers and lawbreakers. They
artge thieves, harlots, the weak, the
mea,arid women badly poised mental
ly trough shameful environment and
poor food, stretched over generations,
the near-zeros of civilisation; the
mailed, the blind, children of pa
Wfo whose labor Bapped them of
strength that should go to endow a
future, generation with a good brain
aridjan adequate body; victims of
drixAwho have tried to snatch a few
goljW moments out of a gray world;
children, crippled In he s.tretB and
factories.
"I do not believe that any one can
stndy the everyday facts of life and
not thrill to the cause of a batter day.
I believe you can't, reach a man's soul
any more than his. heart, except
through his stomach.
"It is positively shameful to hurl
a "Thou shalt not.steal' at a hungry
or ragged human being.
"Some one .has said there Is more
of the Christ -Bpirft in the work! than
ever before. There Is a mighty un
dercurrent a soul movement if you
will have it that way making for
better .things.
"Let us fight for all the good we
may achieve whether reMgious, eco
nomic, social, moral; but I "believe
that every sincere soul should line up
with every other sincere soul in a
fight to a finish to lift the weight of
agony resulting from low wages, the
crux of bad economics."
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SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST
ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE
New York, Feb. 20. Charging that
they were made subjects of experi
mentation by physicians at" the
Rockefeller Institute of medical re
search and thereby contrasted ya.
loathsome disease, Joseph Garvja and
his wife today filed suit fa federal
district court for $100,000 damages.
Garcia was a porter In the employ
of the institute and Ids wife was a
charwoman. They allege that the
physicians. experimented on them
without warning them of the "possi
ble consequences," taking blbMfrQm
their bodies, and injecting serum In its
place, -i - - v
Physicians at the institute refused
to make any statement jfoday. Dr.
Simon A. Flexner, director, is out of
the city. ' "
.p o -
Col. Nicholson, transferred from
Fort Ethan Allen to Port Sheridan be
cause he threatened to shoot an auto
mobilist who almost randewn him
and his horse, will be welcomed In
Chicago. There Are more T thjMn to
hoot here,
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