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store clerks and one or two others.
They are subject to the word of a
string of bosses and must listen to
these "overlords" or lose their posi
tions. The West Side bank clerks
are now striking for better working
conditions, a higher wage and the
PVight to organize. Most of these
clerks have been working from 10 to
12 hours a day for the miserable sum
, of $27 to $35 a month.
All these obstacles can be over
come by the office workers if they
will organize and demand their
rights. The emancipation of the
working class must be the act of the
working class itself.
Many office workers are backward
in joining a labor union, as they re
sent being classed with such people
as miners, janitors and factory
1 workers. As a matter of fact, all of
fice workers are laborers mental
laborers. Some are manual laborers.
More mental power is required1 to
hang paper than to add up figures on
an adding machine.
Permit me o say there is a union
for office workers known as the Of
fice Employes' ass'n, affiliated with
the American Federation of Labor.
Stenographers, bookkeepers, clerks
and other office workers are eligible
for membership. For more informa
tion address the writer. Conrad L
Friberg, 5834 Aberdeen St
SHECK. HAS A GIRL Very often
there appears in these columns
words of praise and encouragement
for those who are trying to enlighten
the readers of our BIG little paper.
Now on behalf of my girl what's
that, a married man has a girl?
ay, boys, she s the best girl I ever
had (just 2 years old). Anything
that makes her happy is a barrel of
fun for me. Her mamma says that
I'm going daffy. "You spoil the
child," she says to me.
But let me say without a bluff, she
sure enjoys your Mr. Duff. I can't
recall the artist's name, it's printed
so smay wjthia the frame.
But a name don't cut must ice, by
heck. I am yours truly. H. E. Sheck.
JUSTICE. It is the duty of the
masses here in America to discour
age and restrain all party organiza
tions established to promote a mili
tary feeling or a like or a dislike for
any of the governments of warring
Europe. America has nothing, in
common with English toryism,
French aristocracy, German culture
or Russian ignorance. Those gov
ernments in the old world have a set
of primary interests that are entire
ly foreign to this free republic.
Europe with her ever-increasing
population of uneducated serfs and
her many different forms of govern
ments and religions will be in a state
of war as long as they exist or until
a stronger nation arises and consoli
dates them into one unit. As it is
not the desire of free men and wom
en to conquer by force, it now be
comes our duty not to show or ex
press a feeling of hatred or favorit
isnvf or any of the nations in Europe.
There is at the present time a group
of united interests making appeals to
your sympathies, trying to force you
to attack a foreign nation. These"
united interests are using rights,
commerce and atrocities as an incen
tive to excite yo'ur passions to the
point of committing violence. To
these appeals you should pay no
heed, as these organizations and
combinations of groups have no in
terest in this free republic, only in a
monetary way. History and experi
ence show that there is not a govern
ment in all Europe which does not
desire to see these United States di
vided and our independence de
stroyed. Of all the governments in
Europe, Great Britain has been our
most persistent, heartless and brutal
enemy. At no time in the history of
America has she ever extended to us
the hand of friendship and good will.
America owes nothing to Great Bri
tain, not even sympathy. Great Bri
tain, alone has repeated the offense