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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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CARPENTERS SCORE TRIUMPH OVER BOSSES
"MIKE DE PIKE" ARRESTED "NEEDLE MAN"
STABS BOY PROBE CITY EMPLOYE'S DEATH
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
It VOL.4, NO. 173 Chicago, Tuesday, April 20, 1915
398
WOMEN PICKETS ASKED
BY GIRL LEADER
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Urges Union Men to Send Wives
and Daughters to Firing Line Wants 8-Hour
Day by Organization.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, speaker
for the Industrial Workers of the
World at Oak hall, 220 Oak st, last
night criticized the American Federa
tion of Labor because it doesn't put
women on the picket" line during
strikes.
"Many a time," said Miss Flynn, "a
strike has been lost because the men
didn't know enough to bring their
women right out on the firing line. It
isn't the police and the strikebreakers
who always defeat strikers.
"It's the .woman who stays home
and .never understands what her man
4s fighting about there's where the
trouble is. Put the woman on the
picket line. If she stays home, Igno
rant of the issues of the strike, with
her children tugging at her skirts,
nL newspapers and gjoesfps giving
her a wrong idea what it's all about,
she beats the strike, she and the rest
of 'em like her.
"The LW. W. has had women right
in the front line of pickets fc&erever
we have had a strike. For this we
have been accused of hiding behind
women's skirts." The truth is the
women push themselves to the front
ahead of the men on the picket Una
when they oflce get interested.
"The eight-hour movement of
thirty years ago was more virile than
it is today. Instead -of trying to get
the eight-hour workday by organiza-i
tion. they are trying to get it by law
today. Any eight-hour day you .get
by law isn't a. real eight-hour day.
They got it on the law books of .Colo
rado. And they they found they had
to strike to gefrthe, law enf orcecL-Tho

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