Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1949 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
NOON EDITION ONE CENT
ED RICE, .WIRETAPPER, SAID TO HAVE TOLD
ALU-POLICE GRILL SEER WANT STREET CARS
BtfILT HERE ARE YOU IN BASEBALL CONTEST?
THE DAY BOOK
An Adiess Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL, 4, NO. 133 Chicago, Thursday, March 4, 1915
LABOR FACES NEW SITUATION-WILL
' IT HELP ITSELF IN POLITICS?
tThe Opportunity, Is at Hand Working Women -and
Men CanControl City ov't,.if They ft Vote
' .Together Can AsJc Four CandidattOTor
Mayor Where They Stand
Labbinbw has an opportunity to"
doispmething for itself politically.
Old scores have been settled, so
faVas 'Hearst and Harrison are con
cerned, and Labor faces a new situ
ation, with new candidates and new
There are more .worlong men and
"women m Chicago than there are
men and women of the employing
class. They have the numbers and
can. control the municipal govern
ment if they vote together.
Labor has lost in the past and has
been iguored in government because
there was no solidity to the labor
vote. It has been all split up between
Democrats, Republicans, Soek&ata
and Progressives, with more in the
first two than in the last two parting.
The many thousands in the Repub
lican party just about offset the may
thousands in the Demcoratic party,
every vote in one party being killed
by a labor vote in the other party,
and not enough voters in the Spoialisi
party to win.
As between Sweitzer and Thomp
son, the big issue in the campajga
more personal liberty and less rafou
Is a stand-off. Other issuv can
bow be brought into the cauipaigs .
and Labor has a chance to make ti
rights the reaffly-Jg issue.