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time to warn the Cunard company
and advise our government to pre
vent them from going into such a
pitfall. Why were they so silent
about it before They all knew that
a submarine was waiting for the
And dealing with that question im
partially, are the Germans really to
blame for it? I say jio.
The Lusitania was to be converted
into a warship. It carried lots of am
munition and other murder instru
ments to be used against the Ger
mans that we neutrals sold to Eng
land. Naturally the Germans could not
afford to let this pass through, they
were intelligent enough to advertise
through the newspapers a personal
warning to the passengers of the
danger. Why did 'they go?
The company is to be blamed and
prosecuted as they had no moral
right to take chances on human lives.
Our government also is to be blam
ed. They could have stopped them
at least by not giving them passports
and eVen compelling them, by force to
stay at home. Does not a policeman
Jiave the right to prevent a person
from jumping into the river. That is
what our government has to do.
The fate of the Transylvania will
probably be about the same as that
of the Lusitania and then our patri
otic press will blame Germany again
and will demand that the president
act and ask nobody else but Ger
many, and demand what?
Let them leave alone our great
president with their advice. They
are not speaking in the name of the
people. We the people do not want
to start any fight with anybody.
Morris Minovitch, 1549 S. Spaulding.
CIGARMAKERS WIN. The Pro
gressive Cigarmakers' union wishes
to thank The Day Book for its serv
ice in giving publicity to the real
tacts of our strike in the La Kurba
Cigar Co., 229 N. State st. We won
about 80 per cent of demands and.
the strike is now settled to the satis
faction of both the international
union and the Progressive union, and
the cigars made by that firm are
again on our fair list. One claim we
receded from was the charge against
one of the firm making improper ad
vances to one of the girl employes.
We found that a misunderstanding of
that claim existed and we therefore
exonerate members of the firm, and
in the interests of justice we ask you
to publish this letter. The trust press
made lying charges against our
pickets and called them anarchists
and never published a line when our
pickets were dismissed when the
cases came to triaL The Day Book
was the only paper that told of the
police brutality when the pickets
were arrested. The feature of the
strike was the united action of the
two unions the international and
Progressive unions for the common
cause, and the victory that resulted
in spite of police activity and the
lying loop newspapers. Yours for
union labor. Charles W. Winfield,
chairman Executive Board, Progres
sive Cigarmakers' Union.
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