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BLOCK CALLS JACQB LOEB A
TRAITOR TO JEWS
Class militarism the kind incul
cated by the Plattsburg and Ft Sher
idan government training camps
was given a terrific .scoring at the
Labor Defense league meeting, Hull
house, last night.
"These camps were instituted to
train the exploiting class so it will be
in a more commanding position over
what they please to call the lower
classes," said Maj Honore M. Jaxon,
chairman of the meeting.
"Only business men or university
graduates can join the camp. See the
significance of this. It means mili
tary training for those with swollen
pocket books and their sympathizers
who fear to give labor its due. Per
haps they think labor may sometime
tire of oppression and start to col
lect its due. I am not predicting a
revolution. I simply want to show
that the plutocrats are taking care
to see that no friend of the workers
gets any more military executive
ability than they can help.
"They figure on the workers only
as cannon fodder in case of a war
with a foreign nation. Then they
would ask the workers to enlist to
protect their swollen, unjust fortunes.
They are exerting every effort to keep
military control among themselves.
They are establishing a class militar
ism by which they hope to retain
complete control of America's mili
"Men of millions, enraged at Pres.
Wilson because he has refused to
plunge America into a war that would
increase their dividends, are deliber
ately trying to tie up the machinery
of commerce and industry to discredit
the administration," said Judge J. J. I
"These men are holding back their
money to deprive industry and com
merce of its life blood. They are aid
ed by the federal reserve banks
through a joker in the reserve law
which says a reserve bank cannot
T use its funds to relieve depression un
less the national banks of that dis
trict agree. It is all a scheme to em
Jacob Loeb, president of the He
brew Institute and school trustee who
is leading the fight to throttle the
Teachers' Federation, was scored as
a traitor of the Hebrew race, by Sam
uel Block, Hebrew attorney.
"Loeb has proven false to his
trust," said Block. "He has failed to
carry out the historic mission of the
Hebrew race and has made himself
an agent of autocracy ever willing to
oppress the undefensive.
"By reason of their being always
an oppressed people, the Jews should
be the most powerful agents of de
mocracy. When a Jew obtains in
fluence and wealth he should use his
power toward betterment of condi
tions of the common people. Loeb is
a traitor to his race, because he has
risen from the common class and now
seeks to oppress the strugglers he has
Anton Johannson, organizer of the
Building Trades Council of San Fran
cisco, hurried from San Francisco to
tell the meeting of the crime against
labor perpetrated in Los Angeles,
where the state, at the behest of busi
ness interests, is trying to railroad
Schmidt and Caplan into jail.
A plan to organize all the workers
of Chicago into a Labor Volunteer
movement that will put them in a
position to seek their rights and de
mand them was launched. Interested
persons should write to Maj. H. M.
Jaxon, 1751 W. Lake st
WHAT BERLIN SPENT
Berlin. Berlin has spent more than
(M-t M(i no ,,-Hfr flrc-f vpnr of war
In relief work among families of sol-uu-o.
vUiuuoudi i,UU0,000 to help
poor persons pay rent and buy food.
Lillian Bell Bogue, author filed pe
tition of bankruptcy In U. C. court.
Liabilities, $20,395; assets, ?415,