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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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well or do all these tilings with the
same expertness.
One or two football players might
drop-kick as accurately at Mahan,
punt as far, heave a forward pass as
well or line plunge as, fiercely, but
none is as good running with the ball
in an open field and none can do all
of these things with the same expert
ness. In most cases the player who can
drop-kick as accurately cannot punt
as far and the player who can punt
as far is not at all good heaving the
forward pass or bucking the line.
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Declaring" it the duty of every pub-1
lie official to bend every effort to
bring about arbitration in industrial
strike disputes, Lieut Gov. Barratt
O'Hara addressed strikers in the
clothing workers' strike at an over
flow meeting, where he was given an
ovation yesterday.
"The men for whom you toil have
denied you the right of arbitration,"
O'Hara continued. "They have told
you they will settle your differences
in their own way. Any class, wheth
er they be the employing class or
laboring class, that refuses to arbi
trate is violating, if not the law, then
the spirit of the law, the spirit of
the constitution under which our
government exists.
"In Colorado, where employers
refused arbitration, there was a state
of civil war and the shame of that
civil war still rests and will always
rest on the state of Colorado. In
Arizona, in mines owned by men not
even citizens of the United States,
miners paid a very low wage have
been refused arbitration by the mine
owners and there is a condition bor
dering on civil war there,
"In this city of ours there is the
same condition. S6me gentlemen,
because they happen to have money
and influence, and in some cases
seem to control politicians, deny to
v"ie workers a fair and just trial be
fore the board of arbitration, and as
a citizen and one of you I resent that
attitude on their part.
"Some of these gentlemen who are
denying you arbitration appeared be
fore the Welfare Commission when it
conducted its investigation into low
wages after their employes, young
girls, had testified that they were
paid far less than the amount on
which a girl can live, and they told
us they thought we had no business
as members of the senate to probe
into the wages they paid their wom
en workers.
"I do not believe in violence for I
do not thing you gain as much by
smashing a man in the nose as you
do by reasoning with him, but I
would suggest to you that you ap
point a committee of yourselves, .
putting on it the girl who tries to
live on $4 a week and the man who
tries to support his family on $10
a week and some of your officers,
and interview every city official,
every alderman, and ask them this
question: 'Are you in favor of arbi
tration?' and that you keep a list of
their answers and then submit to the
public the attitude of these public of
ficials on the question of fairness to
both sides through the recognized
guarantee of the constitution, arbi
tration." Sidney Hillman, pres, of the Amal
gamated Clothing Workers, returned
from New York city, where he se
cured a pledge of a five per cent as
sessment each week from the cloth
ing workersthere and the prom.se of
the Jewish Forward to put out an
extra strike edition each week in
every city where their paper is pub
lished for the benefit of the strikers.
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"Is his house mortgaged?"
"Yes, up to the auto."
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In Russia there are enough people
to populate Great Britain, Germany
and France, with a considerable num
ber left over.
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