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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 21, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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lie sentiment against the Board of
Trade.
Prices yesterday were historic. Po
tatoes cost $1.10 a peck in retail
stores. Eggs were close to 42 cents
to the consumer. The small buyer
paid $13.25 a barrel for flour. Butter
ranged from 48 to 52 jsents a pound.
Sugar sold at 9 and 10 cents a pound.
Tomatoes were scare at 15 cents a
pound and strawberries went for 15
cents a pint.
WAR NOTES By Cqrl, Sandburg.
Who is behind the film play
"Patria"?
Why should this photoplay with its
repeated insinuations against Japan
and Mexico as enemies of the United
States be permitted to classify as a
strictly "patriotic" performance?
The nation has declared war against
Germany and until that war is over
no good will, be done by photoplays
like "Patria," with its cleverly subtle
animus of sentiment against Japan
and Mexico. The main drive of it fits
in with German diplomacy.
Raymond Swing, war correspond
ent Chicago Daily News inside Ger
many, is in town now. Lots of peo
ple are glad to see him. He is one
of the few news writers from Ber
lin who was not dazzled by the gold
and brass of the Prussian overlords.
Jimmy Bennet of the Tribune, Karl
Van Wiegand, William Bayard Hale
these are second raters. Swing
kept his head and heart straight His
war letters all told constitute the best
jingle record of the war in Berlin'
news stories.
The shrewdest tactical move of
the Tribune in recent days has been
to cut off' the writings of Edward
Goldbeck.
George Creel, the new war cen
sor, is known to many Chicagoans
who met him during the many weeks
of 1915 when he wis at the Trans
portation bldg. working with Frank
P. Walsh and the U. S. industrial re
lations commission. President Wil
on's appointment of Greel for this
Job is about as absolute assurance as
the labor movement could wish for
that the square thing will be done in'
news censorship.
Imaginary dispatch from Karl
Liebknecht, German Socialist, to the
editor of the American Socialist, Chi
cago, HI.:
"In taking a decisive stand against
the United States entering the world
'war at this time, the Socialist party -of
the United States has stretched
out the helping hand to the ruling V
class of Germany. Your declaration
at St Louis enheartens the entire
Prussian autocracy which is still in
the saddle, while at the game time it
gives new hope to all Russians who
would enjoy seeing the new Russian
republic go down and the old oligar
chy replace it After careful read
ings of the war message of Woodrow
Wilson I am convinced that your
president snoke to your congress the
same ideas for which I am nfw lan
guishing in prison. Though my
vision of the international world ho
rizon is somewhat obscured by the
jairbars I am sitting behind, I sus
pect that Woodrow Wilson is doing
more for working class internation-
alism than the American Socialists.
When history writes the(final record
It will seem that bourgeois and cap
italist forces in Amerioa actually did
more toward the establishment of a
German republic than the American
Socialists'
Wm. Burrows, i43 Carroll av.,
member of Canadian army, "some
where In France' killed in battle.
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