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ployer keeps just inside the laws pro
tecting workers, but wearing out
workers ruthlessly because there is
always more material on ithe labor
market High speed of American fac
tory routine is proverbial. The world
over we are knSwnfor fast work.
Systems are- organized in shops
where work is passed along from
worker to worker, so that no man can
be slow and hold his job. If he's
slow he's spotted and out he goes.
This high speed is responsible for
some of our national degeneracy.
William D. Haywood, Secretary In
dustrial Workers of the World At
Youngstown the rioters broke into
stores and took clothing and food.
They needed what they took. I am
not surprise at scientists saying de
generacy is on the increase. Profits
come first with the average employ
er. Health of employes is the. last
thought of most employers. When
the working class takes control of
workshops, work will be a pleasure
and health will be the expected thing.
National daily sick list of 3,000,000
people and daily death list of 4,000
causes economic loss of $2,000,000,
000. Of American men between 18
and 60 now living, 9,000,000 will die
of organic diseases. People dying
from blood vessel diseases numbered
four times as many in the last census
as ten years before. Along with these
figures President Rittenhouse of
American Ass'n for the Advancement
of Science asks:
"Are we husky enough as a peo
ple mentally and physically ever to
hold world supremacy or must we
degenerate into a second-rate na
tionality because we allow the 20 na
tional perils to overtake and rob ua
of our strength?"
ILL. RIVER "RAISING CAIN"
Peoria, III., Jan. 25. Reports of
dozen levees swept away, railroads
washed out and scores of farma,flood
ed reached Peoria today as Illinois
river continued to rise to record
breaking stage. Thousands of men.
1 are at work all along river, guarding
and repairing levees.
TALKS TOO MUCH WIFE HAS
HIM IN COURT
There is just one trouble with Hen
ry Ginter, 2600 Carmen av. other
wise he's all right, admitted his wife,
who had him in the court of domes
tic relations on a non-support war
rant He pays the rent, he keeps up the
light bill and he fills the larder, ad
mitted Mr. Mary Ginter as she
looked with baleful eye at Henry,
who is under 5 feet tall.
"What'g the reason you brought
him into court under these condi
tnons?" asked Judge Hopkins se
"He talks too much," said Mary.
"Why don't you talk back to him?"
asked the judge.
"She does," said Henry. "She is
Polish and I'm German, and she says
things to me in Polish that I can't
tell what she's saying."
At the end of five minutes Judge
Hopkins conceded Henry's conver
sational ability and advised Mrs. Gin
ter to take lessons, so she could
catch up with him. Henry dis
charged. Mrs. Jos. Drufke, 1744 Girard st,
said her husband hadn't worked
steady for two years, while she has
been supporting the family. Joseph,
however, said he helped his wife with
the coats she made and did the
Continued until Feb. 2 for Joe to
get a regular job.
Sweet potatoes, placed in cut glass
or other bowls filled with water, send
forth a decorative yellowish-green
vine, the plants requiring no earth,
but consuming much water.
There is a great scarcity of glass
bottles abroad, owing to the destruc
tion of some of the great glass man
ufacturing centers of France and
Belgium, in. the was,