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ETBODK PASSPORT" the neces
sary $40 tuition.
When the call for recruits for the
Fort Sheridan military training camp
was issued several weeks ago, so the
laboring men point out, it was not a
call for men7 bu.t a specific call for
"business and professional men."
Yet so eager was labor to offer ifcs
services that 100 plain men who work
with their hands were among the first
They never got nearer to Fort
Sheridan than the office of Gen. H. 0.'
S. Heistand of the United States
Col. H. 0. H. Heistand", United
States adjutant general in charge of
army, the adjutant general who di
rected the recruiting.
Pressure brought to bear upon
Adjt. Gen. Heistand removed the ed
ucational barrier, but the labor rook
ies still had the financial test to meet
a tax of $40 on their patriotism.
They appealed to the Association
of Commerce, that organization hav
ing offered to defray the expenses of
men at the training camp. Their an
swer was this letter from Carl La
tham, chairman of the association's,
"I regret that I have found no way
of providing funds to defray your ex
penses at Fprt Sheridan.
Members of the Association of Com
merce who arranged for the sending
of DESIRABLE MEN have selected
men in their own employ."
Undaunted by this rebuff, the la
boring men appealed to the Hamil
ton Club, an organization of wealthy
business men that had volunteered to
pay the expenses of men at the mili
tary camp. But this "millionaire
club," which would have a lot at
stake if some foreign power invaded
the United States, having invested
$2,400 $40 each for 60 rookies in
"preparedness" decided that was as
far as they cared to go and turned
the workingmen down.
LABOR HEADS DENOUNCE TRJB.
STORY AS RANK LIE
Pres. John Fitzpatrick and Sec'y
Ed Nockles of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor both denounced the
story printed in the Tribune this
morning as a deliberate misrepresen
tation of the truth and stated that
that paper was trying to keep them
from the meeting of the council a sec
"Nothing was discussed at the
labor federation meeting Sunday
about bringing ropes with nooses to
the council. It was merely mention
ed by the delegates," Fitzpatrick tqld
a Day Book reporter. "A delegate
said that if the circumstances justi
fied the citizens in making a demon
stration with ropes when the Allen
bill was being considered years ago,
that it was even more justifiable in
using them now. Nothing further
"What could you expect from that
sheet," Nockles said. "They haven't
written a truthful account of the
meetings of the federation for years."
There are more ducks in China
than in all the rest of the world.