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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 02, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4',
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YOUR SHARE TO HELP THE STRIKERS?
Frances Crane Lillie $250.00
W. S. W 1.00
The clothing bosses in Chicago are
backed by millions. They can ride
to and from their offices in autos.
They can eat regular. They can get
all the luxuries of life. They've got
the coin. They should worry.
On the other hand, the hundreds of
striking garment workers, who these
bosses refuse to give a living wage,
have a different routine each day.
They are not drawing pay now. Some
of them do not eat regular, and it's a
cinch they do not ride to and from
strike duty or the offices of their
union in autos. Some ride and a good
The workers are battling along for
fair play in spite of a lot of hardships.
They are making the best of things
and working toward an end to the
strike, bringing with it fair pay and
The general public can do a great
deal for the strikers by handing over
a bit of financial help. On request of
several Chicagoans The Day Book
started a Strikers' Fund, Wednesday
Mrs. Frances Crane Lillie leads the
list with a donation of $250 a week
for five weeks. A man who signs
himself W. S. W. and says he's a
member of the American Federation
of Labor has sent in his share, a dol
lar bill Fine business. The strikers
don't want anybody who cannot af
ford to send anything in to this fund.
They will very much appreciate, how
ever, anything from a nickel to as
high a& anybody cares to e;o.
Send contributions to Strike Fund
Editor, The Day Book, 500 S. Peoria
St., Chicago, IE
BY H. M. COCHRAN
When a fellow's fightin' bosses
Who have power and coin galore,
While he stands just on his merits
And the plain ol' workshop floor,
He can plug so much the harder
T'ward the end he knows is right
If he feels the public's with him
That will fill a man with fight
And by "fight," I'm not referring
To the slug and slungshot sway
That the bosses' men are using
Only cowards work that way.
It's the fight that goes with spirit,
Takes some backbone takes some
It's the fight for right, I'm meaning,
It's the fight to win or bust
TEXAS GOV. WANTS WAR DOUGH
LOANED TO FARMERS
Gov. Ferguson of Texas denounced
the action of such men as Chas. G.
Dawes of the Central Trust bank,
who chipped in on the billion-dollar
loan to the allies yet refuses money to
fellow citizens who might use it to
"If the money already loaned or to
be loaned next year tosEuropean bel
ligerents by American capitalists
were to be loaned to tenant fanners
of America it would furnish each one
with $800, which would start them
toward their homes," the Lone Star
State executive told the national con
ference on markets and farm credits.
"We are approaching a crisis in this
matter. There are today 2,500,000
tenant farmers in the United States.
Did you ever hear of a man defend
ing his boarding house with his life?
CORONER HALTS FUNERAL
Coroner Hoffman halted funeral of
Miss Mercedes Cook, Palos hotel, 217
E. 33 st, an hour before burial time.
Miss Cook was a clerk in a loop de