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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 24

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FORD HAS THE SAME KIND OF FOREIGNERS IN
MICHIGAN AS ROCKEFELLER IN COLORADO
We notice that the following preamble of a resolution adopted by the
Masons of Coloradojs being printed widely in trade journals:
"Whereas, During" the past several months there has existed in the coal
mining districts of our state a condition of insurrection against the lawful
authority of our state government, wherein several thousand misguided and
largely unnaturalized men speaking more than twenty different languages,
unacquainted with the true principles of constitutional government, con
sisting in part of veteran soldiers of the recent foreign wars, armed with
high-powered rifles, incited, led on and financially sustained by agitators
and professional trouble-makers, mostly non-residents of our state, possess
ing no property or other interests in our commonwealth, have bid open de
fiance to and made organized war against the lawfully constituted author
ity of our state, murdered many women and created a reign of terror in the
said mining districts and have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars
worth of property."
But we also notice that, in the state of Michigan, "during the past sev
eral months several thousand unnaturalized men, speaking 21 different lan
guages" and employed by a manufacturer natned Henry Ford, these sev
eral thousand unnaturalized foreigners also being "unacquainted with the
true principles of constitutional government" and "possessing no property
in the commonwealth" (except their labor) the same kind of foreigners,
we notice, have NOT "armed themselves with high-powered rifles," have
NOT "bid open defiance to and made organized war against the lawfully
constituted authority of our state" (not even the corner cop), have NOT
"created a reign of terror;" in fact, they have been pretty busy working and
soaking their $5-a-day laborer's wages into homes, clothes, good food and
other satisfying and enjoyable things.
Is there any need to ask why in Colorado and NOT in Detroit, Mich.?
One answer is that in Colorado these human beings are treated like
CATTLE while Ford treats his foreigners like humans.
Rockefeller and his whole crowd of sidelights and defenders in Col
orado are making anarchists out of these new immigrants.
In Michigan, Ford is making American citizens out of his.
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THE PAINTERS' ELECTION
Union painters of Chicago held
their annual election Saturday. The
returns were completed yesterday. S.
P. Lindelof of Local 180 was re-elected
secretary-treasurer of the Paint
ers' District Council.
The following business agents were
elected: A. C. Anderson, Local 194;
John White, 101; Edward Flynn, 147;
Harry Grass, 521; John Hanson, 637;
Nick Pekelsma, 184; R. Brown, 54;
William Nestor, 180, and August
Freyman, 275.
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World's trade unions control funds
estimated at 100,000,000,
SOCIALISTS TO MEET
Illinois Socialists will hold a two
day's conference July 4-5 at Labor
Hall, 536 North Wells street.
A state platform will be drafted and
thorough plans adopted for the con
gressional campaign next fall.
About 150 delegates are expected
to be present.
Headquarters will be established at
the Revere House, 415 N. Clark street.
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According to the division of edu
cation of the Russell Sage Founda
tion, only one state in t"he Union has
good laws for the protection, of
echoolhouses from fire,
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