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upon civilization? It Is high time
that we take note of these facts and
do something that benefits a civilized
nation, instead of plunging ourselves
into war. Thereby we may only ex
pect to add to the great misery al
ready existing on account of war.
J. Brodsky, 903 Cypress.
HEARST AGAIN PLAYS THE
HOC. Wm. Hearst in his New York
American and Journal claims credit
for the introduction of the Calloway
house resolution '492 for a referen
dum of the people of the United
States before congress and the pres
ident can declare war. Mr. Hearst
also claims to have secured the hear
ing on the resolution before the com
mittee of foreign affairs. The gen
tleman and his paper are in error.
The International Brotherhood
Welfare ass'n peace committee was
responsible for both, for we have the
remarks in the House Record, news
paper clippings and a copy of the
original copy of the'resolution.
We are the first group of Ameri
can citizens to appear before this
committee. The writer, in fact, pav
ed the way for both after ten days'
hard work at the Capitol building and
the Congressional office bldg.
When we came to Washington on
Feb. 5, 1917, only 25 congressmen
voted against the naval bill of $368,
000,000. Now I learn that 128 con
gressmen are in favor of the Callo
way resolution. M. C. Walsh, Sup't
Hobo College, Member of I. B. W. A.
ORGANIZED UPLIFT. In the
Tribune, Feb. 24, an article appeared
under the caption "Food Riots
Staged, Says Col. Damon." If this
same Col. (?) Damon of the Salva
tion army is quoted correctly, I
should like to have a little space in
your valuable paper.
What right has this parasite, this
well-fed and well-groomed secretary
of an organization like this one,
which imposes itself upon an unsus
pecting public, to speak on this prob
lem. I am not talking or writing
.hearsay. I happen to know much of
the inner workings of such organiza
tions, arid also of the United Chari
ties. It is easy for "leaches" to break
into print through the columns of a
I ask what right has this man to
speak of the thousands of starving
poor? He says there is plenty of
work and at great increased wages.
Eh? But does he mention anything
of the high cost of living? Again he
says that our homes are far from
full. I do not doubt this, forjio self
respecting hobo would care to leave
this so-called home with more com
pany than they entered with. This
is only one reason.
Graft and other rotten conditions
predominate under the guise of re
ligion. But, thank Providence, graft
is not as great as it once was, but,
like the leach, will hang on till the
last drop of blood is sucked from the
workers. Let us speed the day
when such organizations as the Sal
vation army, the United Charities and
kindred organizations will be abolish
ed. F. C.
ADVISING PEOPLE NOT TO EAT.
I noticed an article in the Sunday
Examiner regarding the high cost of
living. It advised how a family of
eight can be fed on $10 a week, this
sum even including the gas for cook
ing. This seems to come from an In
sane person to the starving poor.
If this is the best advice the home
makers' guild can give, I say it is
wrong. Eggless muffins, stewed
prunes, peaches, bananas and or
anges are also sky high in price. Be
sides those are foods for ladies and
gents of leisure, not for the working
class. The constant eating of ce
reals, moreover, spoils the blood, by
making it impure.
The only remedy for the high cost
of living is to fight the millionaire
hogs who are sending foodstuffs over
the seas and selling them in Europe