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AUTOCRACY OVERTHROWN IN RUSSIA
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 143 Chicago, Friday, March 16, 1917 3!
AT DISTORTED STRIKE
REPORTS IN PRESS
Official Indignation Over Story in Chicago Tribune
Which Says Wilson Will Appeal Against Strike
President Has Made No Decision.
Washington, March 16. While
keeping intimately informed with
every deyelopment in railroad strike
situation, Pres. Wilson early today
had reached no decision as to what
if any action he would take.
Washington. Officials here are
amazed at methods certain newspa
pers are using apparently to discred
it' the contemplated strike by print
ing news stories which declare that
Pres. Wilson is opposed to thd pres
ent actions of the brotherhoods.
By telegraph it was learned here
today that today's issue of the Chi
cago Daily Tribune a bitter anti
administration paper carried a
first-page heavily displayed story of
which the head read: "Don't Strike
on Eve of War, Wilson to Ask Will
Appeal to Patriotism of Unions to
Avert Tie-Up Now."
This, in the opinion of some offi
cials, is an unwarranted piece of
news-faking in an attempt to arouse
public sentiment antagonistic to the
railroad brotherhoods, for, they say,
the president does not appear to have