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Tony Ross, president- of the
Newsboys' union, gave out the
signed statement which follows
last night. -
It is an answer to the stories
published in the trust newspaper,
which said that the newsboys'
union had called off the strike,
and that all theboys had gone
back to work for ithe trust papers.
"The facts, about'the. Newsboys'
-Protective union, A. Fof L., No.
12935, and its action this week are
"On Monday night, 137 mem
bers oiitrof a total 6f '432 mem
bers of "the unjoii, met at 186
Washington street. It Was'an ad
journed meeting of the union
from the meeting of September 4.
"Itwas voted'that membets of
the uion should have the privi
lege, if they so deslred,Hof going
back to their old stands."
"The motion was -not in writ
ing. "The vote does nqj, call off the
"Some of our members refuse
to handle any newspapers except
newspapers carrying "the union
"The reason the vote was taken
was to give any 'of our members
, who are suffering the permission
to sell any papers they wanted to.
"Some of the member of the
union have made sacrifices, ac
tually depriving themselves of ne
cessities of life during the strike.
Some have denied themselves,
their wives and children, food
and clothing in thetf homes.
'They suffered and made sac
rifices -to keep the strike on.
"The vote Mbnday night atfj
thorizes members to sell any
papers they choose if such action
is necessary in order to live.
"Every statement in the noiK
union papers credited to me is
false. ' .
Trust's "False Statements J
"I have not maBe any state-?
ments to ny newspaper in Chi
cago except Tne World"
"Every statement that the
Newsboys' Protective union did
not get a fair share of the tag da
money is false. There has beerf
rotten and damnable' misrepre2
sentation on this point.
"I know that our union got
$1,285 of the tag day money, a fair:
and equal distribution for our!
members. This fund was paia
out equally to all members of the
organization entitled to strike
"President Newsboys1 Protective
Union, A, F. of L., No. 12935.
An old farmer in Ayrshire had
a habit of feigning deafness when!
he wanted to avoid answering aif
awkward question. One day a
neighbor said to him: :Td like to
borrow your cart this morning
mine is having a spring mended'
"You'll have to speak louder,
the old farmer answered. "I don't
hear very well and I don't likd
to lend my cart, anyhow." i
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An orange tree will sometimes
produce 20,000 oranges, while a
lemon tree seldom yields more
than 2,000 lemons.