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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 29, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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ARMY OF MOTHERS IS FORMED
TO FIGHT FOOD HOGS
The mothers of Chicago are being
aroused against the organized food
hogs. Those mothers who refuse to
let their children waste away from
lack of food are banding themselves
together. Slowly but surely a mili
tant army of women with children
clutching their skirts is being formed.
The riot at a butcher shop at Divi
sion and Robey sts. Tuesday was
only the first outbreak from the poverty-crazed
women, who had been
watching the Armours, the Uphams,
the wholesale grocers and the egg
kings slowly fasten their fingers on
their pocketbooks.
But no rioting is planned by these
women. They have joined hands
with the Mothers' League of Chicago
and henceforth will wage war and
boycott under that banner. It is
hoped to eventually gather into the
army SO per cent of the mothers of
the city and then by the very strength
of their organization force the hogs
to drop the jrices.
Mrs. C. Gordon, Mrs. A. Goorman
and Mrs. M. Schlisselberg of the
strikers who protested against the
meat prices at Division and Robey
sts. have visited the -officers of the
Mothers' League and caused the
amalgamation of the two forces.
Judge Uhlir, before whom the
three mothers with their babes in
their arms who were arrested Tues
day during the food riot were ar
raigned, struck a blow ior the food
hogs when he abused the mothers.
The women were Mrs. Sadie Lanz,
21, 2919 Division; Mrs. Mollie Stein
holz, 42, 2040 Division, and Mrs. Min
nie Robener, 2039 Division. Their
attorney, Samuel Holland, asked for
and received a jury trial. Then Judge
Uhlir said:
"You women should be deported
for causing a riot This is merely one
of the fruits of a nation-wide anti
war plot I'm going to have this mat
ter called to the attention of the fed-
I eral authorities with a view of start
ing deportation proceedings."
Holland argued that it was merely
I the breaking out of mothers tired of
watching their babies' faces grow
thinner and the pookets of the food
hogs fatter. "It is only quite human
that some day in Chicago there
should be something of the kind that
occurred yesterday," he saiti ,
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CONGRESS WANTS PRESIDENT
TO BE SPECIFIC IN DEMANDS
Washington, March 29. President
Wilson will have to be positive, def
inite and specific in detail to get what
he wants from congress. This is the
impression today "on the hill."
A vast majority of the 40 per cent
of the new congress here ready for
the Monday opening feel that way
about it They say that if the pres
ident shows any inclination in his
coming "war message" to be too
general or "timidly suggestive" of
what he wants, wide difference of
bpinion will result and, perhaps, dis
astrous delay in a- real program.
Congress leaders and the men in
the ranks say flatly that right now
the temper irf congress wants to be
told why he called them into extra--ordinary
session and what he wants
them to do about it.
Meantime the house foreign affairs
committee is working on a "state of
war" resolution which it plans to in
troduce immediately after President
Wilson concludes his message to the
joint session.
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FRANCE EAGER TO WELCOME
AMERICAN TROOPS
Paris, March 29. "We wish to see
America, s troops in France uo soon
as possible," declared Sec'y Gen.
Jules Cambon in an interview grant
ed American correspondents -at the
French foreign office.
"The public feels confident In its
anticipation of American military
aid," the former foreign minister
said, "and such, aid would be enthu
siastically welcomed." '

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