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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 29, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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rather than Individuals. Most indi
viduals -who go wrong in one way or
another are victims of the SYSTEM.
To fight it means loss of Johs. To
drift along and let it have its way
that means peace orrthejob and a
living. .
And trades unionism is fighting the
system. It is trying to organize an
other system a system where hu
manity is the chief concern.
Had the Western Electric Co. em
ployes been organized no one of them
would have feared the loss of his job
for refusing to buy a ticket to go on
the Eastland excursion. The strength
of all would have been the strength
of each, and the employes would have
had a voice in the selection of
gteamers.
YOU may not be a member of a
labor union. YOU may not believe
in them. YOU may condemn the
movement because of some of its
mistakes. But it is fighting YOUR
battle just the same. IT began fight
ing years ago to save YOU and your
loved ones from railroad wrecks,
steamship disasters and other evils
that grow out of the heartlessness of
ORGANIZED GREED.
Yes, there is a lesson for YOU m
the Eastland horror. It may show
YOU how these much-denounced la
bor leaders after all are fighting for
humanity.
SHORT ONES
' The American output of pickles is
only 24 per capita and we hereby do
nate our 24 dills to the first pretty
school girl who applies and will fur
nish half a pound of fudge for her to
eat with them.
Those who tried oiling the mos
quito seem to have failed. Evidently
they used gasoline and the skeeter is
usirip- it to develop more power and
speed.
Mexico City is now falling only
four times a week, but expects to
play double-headers before the end
qf the season.
THE PUBLIC FORUM
IN MEMORIAM
By W. J. A.
Ah, memory, can aught efface the
deed?
Can time bring forth its healing
balm
To smarting eyes and hearts that
moan and bleed?
Can ought restore our mind to
calm?
Deal gently with us m our hours of
grief ..
Lest we to rash atonement rise;
For there, upon those dead, we but
believe
Man's wanton greed in judgment
' lies.
To them we make our prayers the
larger hope
That not in vain we mourn their
end.
Where we before in justice would but
grope
In tribute now its course tust
wend.
God grant their shipwrecked hulls to
rest in peace, , . . .
And let their beacon souls shine
forth,
That man's uncertain grovelings may
cease,
And make the sacrifice its worth.
FORCED TO BUY TICKETS. I
am an employe of the Western Elec
tric Co. and would like to write a
little about what occurred a short
time before the picnic at the shop.
We were all asked to buy a ticket
for the picnic. A few bought willing
ly, but very many were unwilllngf
This occurred in the department
where I am at work.- God Qnly
knows what was done in others.
After a day or so they came around
again and this time they took the
names of those not taking tickets.
For what ? I will leave It to your own
juugiueiiu
I The next thing was to gJiaUorms.

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