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REV. JOHNSTON MYERS LAUDS
JOHN D. AND IS ANSWERED
Many Chicago people disagree with
Eev. Johnston Myers of Immanuel
Baptist church. He was in Cleveland
yesterday preaching; in Euclid Ave
nue Baptist church. "
John D. Rockefeller was listening.
And the Rev. Johnston Myers from
Chicago, right to Rockefeller's face,
so that America's billionaire could
know just what Rev. Myers' opinion
is, said this:
"John D. Rockefeller is one of the
greatest men living. No man lives
who has done as much good in the
world as that man."
"John D. Rockefeller ought to be
classed as America's greatest butch
er of labor and the foremost promot
er of the gunman trade," said Aid.
Wm. Rodriguez to The Day Book to
John H. Walker, President Illinois
Federation of Labor: "The greatest
living enemy of democracy in citizen
ship and decency of human living in
this country is John D. Rockefeller.
The Rev. Myers must be looking for
a fat job In the Rockefeller $100,
Mary O'Reilly, Executive Board,
Chicago Teachers' Federation: "It is
true that John D. Rockefeller is
great, but he is great chiefly as a
master corruptionist, working
through a thousand secret sources to
defy every principle of a free re
public We have uncovered his work
at enough points to understand how
his system works. If the Rev. Myers
has read the testimony before the U.
S. industrial relations commission he
knows Rockefeller is great as a killer
of men and robber of labor rather
than as a philanthropist."
John D. Farrel, Attorney Wait
resses' Union: "I don't see on what
facts Rev. Myers bases Ills opinion.
Of course, he was talking face to face
with old man Rockefeller himself. If
greatness consists in gathering enor
mous wealth, then John D. is great
If hiring gunmen to Mil women and 1
children Is great then John D. is
Edgar Lee Masters, Attorney Wait
resses' Union "As an executive
genius of masterly cunning, John D.
Rockefeller must take high rank. If
a great man is also a good man, then
the Rev. Myers is talking slush."
Congressman Frank Buchanan: "I
am going to ask congress to call for
a complete investigation of the meth
ods used by the Rockefeller interests
in Colorado to convict John R. Law
son for a murder Lawson was eight
miles distant from. I believe the facts
will show a type of greatness which
is vicious to American government"
EUROPEAN WAR TO MAKE U. S.
GREATEST WORLD POWER
Berlin, via The Hague, Aug. "2.
That Europe, by prolonging the world
war, is committing suicide anl mak
ing the United States the greatest -world
power is the view taken by
Prof. George Simmel, authority on
international politics, in an article in
"America stands nearby as the
waiting heir at the deathbed of a
rich testator," he wrote. "Sending
ammunition is the chief indication of
this attitude. Europe sends not a
small portion of its fortune to Amer
ica and the equivalent which it re
ceives it blows into the air or rather
it uses for the better execution of its
suicide to hasten the succession of
America to the world throne."
THE CAUSE OF THE WAR!
A wise old guy in Washington took
his pencil and paper and gave the
cause of the war in Europe as fol
lows: Read the first letter of each