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bM &ad such exponents as John P.
nenry ueorge, Wendell Phil-
ADranam Lincoln, Woodrow
an and manv others.
A itUdV-- Of their sentimantst will
cohafinod Mr. Kibbler that true Amer
icanism represents the most Just, hu
manitarian principles conceivable.
une tor seven.
iAN EYE OPEN,ER.-,What's the
matter with Qompers? ' He moved
heaand-earth to secure Wilson's
re-elecuon. Wilson is in f6r another
term, but Sammy is far from happy,
From, the recorded speeches at the
A. F. of Ii. meeting in the east one
would conchide"that none of the la
bor -leaders knew of Wilson's stand
for an anti-strike law here similar to
that which the assembled trade
unionists of Canada unanimously de-
, nounced a short time ago. I refer of
course to the act preventing the call
ing of strike without notice to the
; government of -at least 80 days os
tensibly for a public investigation of
the matter in dispute. Since the
strongest card a union often holds Is,
the.po'wer to strike at once before ar
rangements can be made to Jill the
men's places, such a meas'ure plays
directly into the employers' hands.
Wilson's program to meet the jail
rod strike situation .embodied legis
lative provisions of.'thls kind. More
over, Wilson openly 'announced that
upon the reassembling of congress
h6 would seek to'enact Into law the
items n- his program not yegaseed.
AIL this was known to Gompers and
hk frieriHs, '
' 'Tet at the A. F. of L. meeting the
1 great shadow that falls across the
gath'erhig is the fear that Wilson will
do "What he has said be" would, se
cure the passage of such a law What
did Sammy expect Wijsonto do?
The president changes his mind
often, but there is little danger of his
'making a volte fas here.
Perhaps Chairman Lovett of, the j
Union Pacific Knew his man when he
switched to Wilson It is possible
that Underwood of the Brie had good
business reasons- for, his 'support of
the Democrats. Be that as it may, it
looks as if the brotherhoods were -holding
the bag while the railroads ;
as usual were getting away with the ,
booty. Trust the supreme court to ",
declare the act unconstitutional ',
With the capitalistic interests lined ,
up in closer unity than ever known-. t '
In our history, with the same groups ,
controlling the, sources of public
opinion' through the press, with the
growing Suppression of free speech
in our schools and colleges, and- par- ,
ticularly with the lack of political j
power or a distinctive policy in the
political field,, labor faces the most T
critical condition imaginable. ,
Whether he will or no, Gompera 1
and his following will be forced Jto
recognize the necessity of controlling
the political state. Labor must .have
a political iparty of its own. The
fight over the Adamson law will -be
the greatest of eye-openers. Jamee '
H. Dolsen, 817 8. 6th av Mayweed, .
IuT - t
iMITH IS OPTIlvtlStlC-Slander.,
is wrong, and while truth is nbt,
slander it often times- causes unjust ,
sorrows. Mentioning a certain, daie I
can mean the assortment, of indi-
viduals of all nationalities and placed
together as one.
Those whoNare inclined to be gen
erously fair yill not condemn -others
on account of their breed, and creed
Those'who' aTe in favdt.of haviag
this country thrown into war aftex
knowing what war is doing over
Europe and what .poor show we
would have with these countries;
with their years and years Of their
s'o-caUe4' eSsient pteparedneel, cer
tainly work against the- welfare of
this country. "
Henry Ford is for peace, which
has 'Been shown by the whole ef his
actions and words. Henry Fwii has
done a great deal to better condi
tions, and his shortening1 the hours
and raising the pay oTall who jrefk