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once under Roosevelt in the 8-hour
coal miners' strike, when he threat
ened public possession, and again
recently under Wilson in the 8-hour
railroad controversy. And you 'will
notice especially that the money
powers did not accept; the challenge.
They dare not. It means their fin
ish. They must count on the courts
or on an appeal to individuals, but
they dare not refer the matter to the
American people. Wake up congress
and say the word. Albert H. Peter
son', 9431 St- Lawrence av.
THE WORKERS' INSTITUTE.
As a member of the Workers' insti
tute I have a message to the radical
readers of The Day Book. ,
I shall not dwell upon the useful
functions and activities of the Work
ers' institute, since the readers are al
ready pretty well acquainted with it.
In the short term of its existence the"
institute has successfully pushed it
self to the front of the educational
movement as an institute of its own
kind and a workers' forum. It has
outgrown our expectations in its
rapid development and has enabled
us to spread its activities over a
greater area. It has attracted a mul
titude of students from North, West
and South Sides, thereby putting the
private preparatory schools on the
And now the clamor is sounded by
students and organiaztions of the
Douglas Park district, complaining
of the distance they are obliged to
travel to the institute. There is a
sufficient number 6f them to justify
the institute in opening a branch in
that locality. Especially with the
unanimous promise of support by
various organizations which meet in
that section we may be confident of
The difficulty, however, lies in the
fact that it would be rather prohibi
tive for the institute to undertake
this task with the"small reserve on
hand. Peculiarly, the Douglas park
district must have more comfortable
and capacious quarters suitable for
the locality in order to make an at
traction. We must create a real ed
ucational center here worthy of its
Now, there is but one way to solve
this problem and that is by, getting
at least 100 members in the Douglas
park district who will lend a hand Q)
in this undertaking, .
The writer has lived in this district
for quite a while, and from my own
observation and experience with the
various organiatizons, as secretary
of the Douglas institute, I am more
than confident that we will be crowds
ed for space within a short time.
I, therefore, take these means to
call to action all the radical elements
of our locality, especially the mem
bers of the Lawndale Civic Center,
regardless of creed, color and politi
cal beliefs, to rally around the ban
ner of education'1 and help build a '
home big enough to take all of us
in. By a united effort we will reduce
the rent bills of all the organizations
to considerable extent.
Let us hasten and celebrate the
opening of Nour headquarters here on
Sept. 27, as this is the day of the
opening of the Workers' institute
just one year ago. Those who are
interested in this plan will kindlyad
dress the wjit'er for future informa
tion if desired.
The first" organization meeting will
be held Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p. m., at
the Workers' institute, 920 Ashland
blvd. ' All are invited. Daniel A.
Uretz, 1251 S. Sawyer Av.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Sept 16, 1768. Congress, in con
sidering the Jay treaty with Spain
"Resolved, that the free navigation W
of the river Mississippi is a clear and
essential right of the United States
and that the same ought to be sup
ported and considered as such."
Turning the knob even a trifle
rings a bell in a new lock for home'
i doors. ,
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