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"WILSON'S 8-HOUR DAY PLEA WILL BECOME
DEMAND OF WHOLE
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. Z "The
eight-hour day is inevitable in the
United States and when the workers
of Europe leave the trenches I predict-
a world-wide refusal to work at
$ any employment for more than eight
hours a day."
That is the declaration of Frank
P. Walsh, chairman of the industrial
relations committee, in a special
statement made for The Day Book
in reference to the rail strike situa
tion. "Every governmental body, associ
ation of hygienic and society of sci
entific and economic research that
has investigated industrial conditions
for the past decade has found that
the physical well being, necessary
opportunity for mental development
and the recreational neeas 01 numan
beings demand that no man or wom
an should be permitted to work more
than eight hours a day," said Walsh.
"In the railroad situation, Pres.
Wilson, declaring for an eight-hour
day, undoubtedly voices the conclu
sion of society as a whole. The wis
dom and bravery of the president in
making this pronouncement is un
paralleled in the "annals of states
manship. "Eight hours should be recognized
S by society as a sufficiently long work
"The overlords of industry never
before conceded a proposition to ar
bitration. We will arbitrate property
rights, but never again human rights.
"I deny any man has a right to the
labor of another man. I know of no
right but the right of life. I do not
live unless I set a living wage.
"The eight-hour day and the living
wage no longer should be subject to
"Who gave eight heads of railroads
thejDower to decide how long the
trainmen should spend with their
wives and children?
FRANK P. WALSH.
"The bill of rights entitles the peo
ple to something to elevate them
above the condition of cattle We
are all entitled to a little, happiness in
"This stand of the trainmen is not
a revolution, but means there are
400,000 men who are intelligent
enough to say they will work no
more unless as free men."
"The year 1916 marks the begin
ning of the end of an industrial des
potism which allows afew men to
exercise autocratic control over the
lives, mental aspirations and craving
for happiness of countless millions of
"WILL YOU LOVE, HONOR AND
ARGUE?" "I WILL."
By Jim Manee
We read of drvorcesand mix-ups
Of rolling pin battles and such.
Why, hiost eve'ry day there's a dozen
Will they ever let up, folks? Not
So just as a help to officials in, courts,
Where divorces and weddings are
Why not to the marriage certificate
A slip for divorces attached?
P. S. The old saying "Until death
do us part" has changed to "Until an
argument do us part."
. LEAST SAFE AT HOME
Steve Farish, living in the west
part of town, broke his limb Wednes
day evening. Mr. Farish has been in
bad health for several months. He
was standing by his bed and in turn
ing around gave his limb a twist,
breaking it above the knee. Mor
rillton, Ark., Democrat.