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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY-N. D. COCHRAN.
Will Strikebreakers Strike? We
don't get all the news from Colorado
in the press dispatches. It may be
public interest in the coal strike has
died down since other big news stor
ies have diverted the public mind.
However, I find an interesting echo of
the strike in the Denver Express,
which says there is some talk of ,the
strikebreakers employed by the Colo
rado Fuel & Iron Co. (the Rockefeller
concern) striking because of changes
which materially decrease the earn
ings of non-union miners.
The story says company, officials
believe they are safe from such a
stake, because the strikebreakers
would starve if they leave the mines,
unless they got the benefit of union
relief funds. Union officials have re
fused to accept as member of the un
ion many strikebreakers who have
applied for membership at Trinidad
and Walsenburg, saying they can't
afford to care for the families of men
who went there to help crush union
ism. . This should be a lesson to strike
breakers, but it probably won't be.
These men were imported at high
wages for the purpose of helping the
coal trust crush unionism and starve
union miners into submission and
Now the strikebreakers find that
they are slaves and must remain in
slavery, because they have no right to
appeal to their own class the work
ing class for relief.
The working class has no love for
them, and the employing class don't
ever respect them. What pitable
When will workers learn that they
all belong to one class, and that there
can be profit, no happiness, no com
fort, no life worth living, when they
become tools of their enemies in the
profit-making class and turn on their
brother wage slaves?
. How much lower can a man sink in
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misery, slavery and. degradation than
to be a scab and fight the battle of
his masters against his brothers?
ADVICE TO THE PARENTS OF
"LAST CHANCE" BOYS
Editor Day Book: No parent can
expect a boy to be truthful if the boy
finds that the parents do not keep
faith with him.
Making a promise merely to hush
some insistent boy's voice, or to en
able the parent to escape giving the
boy what he asks for, is not good for
the boy nor you unless you can keep
After boys have been disappointed
two or three times they will put no
faith in their parents' word and will
begin to feel that they, too, can make
promises merely to be obliging.
Above all else, remember that boys
are trained by example.
You should be more than careful
how you rashly promise when you
know it is impossible to perform.
Be real if you want your boy to be
real. You are only fooling yourself
when you try to fool a boy.
Editor Day Book: I have watched
the story'of vice now for a long time,
and must say the houn' dawg LAW
is very badly kicked around. We
have vice in Chicago for all time to
come, and who is going to boss or
regulate it? A committee of 15? No.
Our soup would be good enough if
there wasn't so many cooks to spoil
it. You may talk about slit skirts,
bad women, alley bums, can-rushers,
millionaires, high-toned society and
pimps, but when you come right
dawn to cap rock, with the form of a
man like Williams or Wolfe Logan,
that will pick up a defenseless crea
ture dressed in skirts for a plant, and
then double-cross her on a pretense
of giving her $3, thsn give her the
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