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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 28, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 8',
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LA FOLLETTE DEFENDS STAND
AGAINST ARMING SHIPS
Washington, March 28. With the
suggestion" that the United States
call a conference of neutral nations
to enforce the rights of neutrals,
Senator LaFollette, leader of the
twelve "wilful men" who blocked the
armed neutrality bill, vigorously de
fends his position in this week's issue
of his magazine, declaring the bill
LaFollette denies Tie filibustered
against the bill: Pe says he did all
in his power to defeat the measure
"insofar as permitted by the tyran
nical action of a majority," which re
sorted to "a perversion of the rules
to prevent speakiag against the hill."
By "virtually placing American
guns and gunners under British Ad
miralty orders, the bill means war,"
"The president made it clear that
he wanted to be left alone to exer
cise extraordinary and autocratic
powers affecting the destinies of the
country and the world until Decem
ber, the time for assembling the new
congress," La Follette declares.
" "It was the evil system of one man
power and secret diplomacy that
plunged the hapless people of Europe
LOMBARD, ILL., ALL HET UP!
A bitter feeling against the U. S.
gov't by the 1,800 pro-German resi
dents of Lombard, 111., 20 miles west
of Chicago, was stirred up yester
day by the false report of the arrest
of Rev. O. Massmann, white-haired
pastor of the German Lutheran
church in that village. It is said he
was arrested as a "disloyal suspect."
No one knows the source from which
the story emanated. A recruiting
poster was recently torn from a tele
graph post Only one American flag
flies in Lombard.
DISCUSS PENNY LUNCHES
Dr. Peter C. Clemenson com
plained before the school adjust
ments committee yesterday tljat tiae
penny lunches are not penny lunches.
"We talk of the penjiy lunch,
whereas it may cost the hoard as
much as 15 cents." he said.
Vice Pres. Eckhart claimed that
some of the pupils buy more than a
penny's worth, tyrs. Vosbrink, a de
fender of penny lunches; answered
that only those with big appetites
buy more. 0'
Th,e auditor showed for the lat
year an appropriation of $14,000,
none of which is offset by lunchroom
receipts. The committee apprpved
an increase in -pay for Umchropni at
John Beckwith treated Chas. Erb
stein as a conductor would treat a
passenger and a transfer.
Told him where to get off and then
punched him. '
With that fizzled traction-grab in
mind, some of our dearly beloved
aldermen line up well as Fisher-men.
And the public was satep? to be
Now tha,t the garbage men are out
on strjke, the. city refuse caus should
give the stockyards a merry run for
Did you see the Dapper First regi
ment on parade in the loop Tuesday?
And didn't it make sort of a chill
of patriotism play tag up and down
your spinal column?
Why not organize a company of
newspaper sluggers to fight for our
country in case war is actually de
clared? But would they really be game to
fight, out in the open?
Let's all take a slant at our Decla- t
ratioh of Independence for a change.
"Notice howthe'women folks have
responded to the U. S. call for vol
unteers, Bill? You've got to hand it
to them." "Well, I've been handing
it to my wife every Saturday night