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VOL. 3, NO. 60
Chicago, Monday, Dec. 8, 1913
FEDERATION OF LABOR IS URGED TO
FIGHT FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE
English Speaker Tears War to Tatters', and Shows How
the Working Classes Are Taxed to Maintain
Great Armies and Navies.
Bernard Noel Langdon-Davies of London yesterday afternoon ad
dressed the Chicago Federation of Labor on the subject of "universal peace."
At the end of his speech the Federation unanimously voted to aid in the
campaign for peace.
Mr. Davis showed the foolishness of warfare and the terrible cost of
armaments. He said that maintaining the army and navy cost England
$400,000,000 a year, while 10,000,000 people were going without the proper
amount of food.
Davies brought the war problem down to bare facts and showed how
the responsibility rested so heavily on the poor man's shoulders.
"Warfare is the laboring man's question," said Davies, "because it is
the poor man who supports warfare. And it is the poor man who takes
upp the gun and fights. Some- day all the foolishness will be stopped. But
it is up to, us to stop it.
"It is the average English working man who pays the tax for the great
British army and navy. And the average English workingman' gets only
$6 a week. Out of this he pays $1 for rooms for his family; $3 for just
enough food to live on; $1 to buy clothes and pay insurance and then he has
the magnificent sum of $1 left for the joy of life. And these figures apply
to all other large European countries that support large military forces.
"And the impoverished condition '-of our-country affects yours. You