Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1943 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
Allen. Say, send me your picture.
I want to see what you look like.
Barney L. Cohn, 1444 Central Pk. Av.
DO WORKERS WANT WAR? In
spite that the workers of the U. S.
may benefit by the slaughter in
Europe I. wish to ask them this ques
tion: Do you want war?
I am not asking the king, queen,
president or any of the defenders ot
state or authority. I am not asking
the money lender, the bond broker,
the manufacturer of ammunition, nor
the exporter of foodstuffs. I am ask
ing you the worker, the creator and
producer of everything, of all riches
of the world.
Do you want war? Do you want to
drench more human life in this death
dance of civilization? What have
you to gain? What have the workers
of the world to gain? Never mind
the country you were born in. Are
flbte workers your enemies?
Remember right here you are
working and living with men of all
nations, the same who do the fight
ing in Europe. Here you call each
other brothers, you are organized in
the same unions in order that you
may live. If you happened to be in
Europe you will be fighting against
your brother. For whom? For your
self? No, for your enemies! You
would be fighting for the interest of
every one but the worker. You will
not gain, but only lose in a war of
This is not a revolution of the peo
ple against their oppressers, of the
workers against their exploiters, of
slaves against masters, of poor
against rich. This is a war of aris
tocracy, of kings and princes foi
more power, more authority. It only
means more submission for you.
What does this selfish persistency
in keeping up this war cost us? It
cost, in the first place, the blood of
millions of valuable young men.
Only the best and strongest re being
enlisted in this mass murder for the
benefit of a few, to say nothing of
the millions of mothers, sweethearts;
fathers, children and brothers who
are left alone.
Now the cost in labor and money.
Space will not permit to give an item
ized statement of this amount. But
even in time of peace the combined
nations provide $2,500,000,000 a year
for army, navy, pension and war debt
And every year more for this false
In the civilized society, which no
nation as yet possesses, all the mo
ney, all the labor, all the brains, all
the energy that now is used in creat
ing a false spirit of patriotism, pre
paring for mass murder, repairing
wounds inflicted by mass murder,
etc., would be used in common en
deavor to make the whole of man
kind happier and better, to cultivate
the earth, to advance science, art and
technique a higher mission than to
fill the trenches full of fieaG, the
homes full of widows and orphans.
I do not agree with he who says
that war is hell. I think it is worse.
r Do away with all unnatural pre
judice and superstition, and interna
tional brotherhood will follow. Jos.
BEAR MOTHER'S NAME. All
day Sunday and ever since I have
been bothered with a new line of
thought. It is this. What sacrifice
do we men make for children? We
insist that all women must give up
their maiden names when they marry
us. The wife is to worry whether or
no she can deliver to her "lord and
master" a son and male heir to per
petuate the name of her husband's
side pi the house. We have always
worried about the grown-ups and
about what men want But how
about the- position of all children?
The child is often left out in the
I propose to give all children born
just protection by compelling the
man to surrender his last name and
take up his wife's maiden name when
he marries her. 3Jhe law always