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WORKERS' INSTITUTE MEETING
SUCCESS CHILDREN FEATURE
Any one who attended the enter
tainment given by the Workers' In
stitute Friday night -would be con
vinced that the organization was one
of Chicago's real institutions.
The big hall at the corner of Racine-and
Taylor was well filled by
an audience of men, women and-chil-dren.
Young people were in the ma
jority. There were speeches by
Sup't A. S. Tobinson, Mr. Agursky,
President Le Seuer of the People's
college at Fort Scott, Kas., and N. D.
Cochran, but the speeches were not
the most interesting and significant
features of the -entertainment, al
though listened to attentively and
heartily applauded.' The striking
features were the musical contribu
tions of the children not only the
violin and piano numbers of real
merit, but singing by .a chorus of Ut
ile boys and girlB who fined the space
on the stage.
It was really a remarkable enter
tainment, when you consider that
the WorMere' Institute is made up of
a iody of young men and women
workers who withdrew from the He
brew Institute when that concern,
under the leadership v of Jake Loeb,
put the ban Ton free speech.
The workers are now controlling
their education themselves and are
building up a strong educational in
stitution. In their constitution they
"Education, in the modern jsqase
of the word, includes the physical,
intellectual and social development
of the worRers, and, in order to be
true to its mission, must be con
trolled by the workers themselves
the workers must be beholde: to no
one for their education.
"In order to remove education
from the pernicious influence of
capital and the bUghtening df phitea-
throphy the Workers' Institute was!
founded, an institution by and, fori
the workers for their own inloo-ll
tual and social development, and un
compromisingly dedicated , to the
J principles of class struggle and the ,
emancipation of labor.
"In their struggle for a. better
world the different groups of labor
are divided Into various schools of
thought relative to the means and
ends of the struggle. Education is
the keynote of success of- every
niovement, and therefore the Work
ers' Institute shall coroperate wfth
all the different groups or organiza
tions, fight for the causa of labor and
under no circumstances shall it com
mit itself to any single cteed or
CONFESSES LURINQ 3,QQQ XQUN.G
GIRLS: INTO WHJT SJLA.YERY "
New York, Aug. 1?. Using well
dressed young- men as. his agents,
Jose Botwin, confessed "king of the
New York, white slave trust," lured
3,000 school girls from their homes
into deft of vice in ten years, he
told Assistant ' District Attorney
Smith, who mae confession pqbgp
today, ( .
Mny of his; victims were only 1
years old, Botwin told Smith. They
came generally from faniiyes too
poor to provide good clothes and, en
tertainment for them.
Botwin's agents lpitered around
schoolbouses and flirted. Ten came
gifts of candy, auto rides 'to. pqney
Island and finally a trip to a Broad
way resort winding upwith a night
In a hotel. Then the girls were ta
duced to write notes to their
mothers, aaying they had eloped and
were taken to a nearby city wnere
they were kept a few weeks before
they were brought back to New
York and placed in disorderly houses.
"But didn't they ever try to run
away and go back to their Ijomes?'
asked the assistant district attorney.
Qlder girls might have done that
but the ones we handled never went
back home after we gave them their
start," said Botwin. "That's yfcy t