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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Women and Children First. That
was the cry of men when the Titanic
went down. But what of it now when
the men of Europe are flying at one
another's throats in a frenzy of bar
In Germany, Austria, Servia, Rus
sia, France, England and all other na
tions that may be embroiled, while
the men are at war killing and getting
killed, the women and little children
are at home. Many of them wonder
where food is coming from while the
bread-winners are fighting for the
kings, and how the little mouths are
to be fed.
The same mother love throbs in the
breast of the Russian, the German,
the French, the Servian, the English
woman, and grief pulls at the heart
strings of each sweetheart,' wife and
mother as her man goes off to the
war. Few of them know what it's all
about. Few of them care to know.
The husband and father is gone; he
may not come back. That's-enough.
There will be widows and orphans.
There will be disease, death and taxes.
None of the kings will suffer from
hunger. None of the princelings or
other children of royalty will suffer
the pangs of hunger. There is small
chance that any of them will be or
phaned. In every kingdom there.are millions
of people and but one king. Why do
the millions let the one individual
send them to war? Why are people
the playthings of kings? WHY are
Can You Beat It? In times of
peace the Rings work the workers and
tax them to maintain royalty and ar
mies and navies. In times of war they
give guns to the workers and make
them do the killing and getting killed.
And after it's all over and peace is
declared they let the workers who
haven't been killed come back home
and work their finger-nails off to earn
money to pay the cost of the war. v
Can you beat it?
Workers and the War. Did YOU
notice that significant story about the .
South Wales miners' federation?
The British admiralty requested
last week that the miners work over-
time on holidays this week to ac-
cumulate a coal reserve for England's
The miners calmly replied that they
say no necessity for England mixing
up in a European war and "did not
consider overtime work in accumu
lating a reserve necesesary for de
The significance of it is that the
workers in the mines are doing some
thinking themselves and have their
own opinions about the part they are
expected to play in the war, as well as
an opinion1 of their own as to the
part that England should play.
They have a right to think. They
are not soldiers slaves, but free Brit
ish subjects who have a right to de
cide when they will work and when
they won't work.
The next thing in order will be
further thinking by soldiers and a de
termination to have something to say
about when they will fight and why.
Ulster's Opportunity. Both the
Ulsterites and the Nationalists in Ire
land now have a glorious opportunity
to quit wanting to die killing each
other and to shoulder arms and go
get killed by the Germans. Instead
of saving Ulster they can now save
the whole United Kingdom and help
mess up the map of Europe.
LETTER TO EDITOR
CONDEMN THE AMERICAN
Editor Day Book: On July 22 the
Chicago American printed a resolu
tion in which it stated that the Chi
cago Cloak Makers' Local No. 44. in
dorsed John E. Owens for" county
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