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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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when the resolutions committee
makes its platform report some time
this afternoon.
The most radical planks ever de-
manded at a G. 0. P. convention will
be made this afternoon by LaFollette
members of the Wisconsin" delega
tion. They will demand:
The material and physical well
being of citizens.
Greater safety to workmen against
industrial accidents and vocational
diseases, pensions for dependents
v and the aged, protection of women
and children from industrial acci
dents and full inquiry and publicity.
With regard to living conditions.
Munition makers, who are profit
ing from sale of arms to Europe, be
compelled to pay for the increased
expense, of a military program.
Increasing the sur-tax on income;
initiative and referendum and recall;
government manufacture of muni
tions; law requiring congressional
committee hearings be made public,
and equal suffrage.
A report spread about this after
noon that the G. O. P. bosses were
planning to start nominations this
afternoon. Gov. Whitman, who-wfll
nominate Hughes, admitted-he had
heard of it
The resolutions committee adopt
ed suffrage plank by a vote of 26 to
21 after long fight. It merely says
it favors suffrage without any defin
its program.
A repor tthat Roosevelt is coming
to town tomorrow gained circulation
today. No verification of it would
be made at the Moose- headquarters.
In the meanwhile the radical ele
ment of the Bull'Moosers -are be
lieved to be trying to slip it over on
Geo. Perkins and the conservative
crowd by nominating Roosevelt
r'eht away. Perkins wants to delay
that action until he finishes his peace
treaty with the G. 0. P. bosses.
iVm. Allen Whit one of the radi
cal leaders, said he believed Rooser
velt would be nominated by mid
night That would pass the buck
squarel yto the Republicans. They
can either nominate Roosevelt or
fight a third party again. Hirant
Johnson will probably again be the
vice presidential candidate.
The 96-minute demonstration that
followed the first mention of Roose
velt's name at the Progressive con
vention Wednesday is still .the talk
of Michigan blvd. .
Old heads say that this record
breaking outburst will have a mark
ed effect on the G. 0. P. It was prob
ably the most dramatic occurrence
of its kind ever staged. Men and
women seemed to go half mad with!
The border states began the de
monstration, Texas, Arizona and
New Mexico. They gave one shriek
when Roosevelt's name was men
tioned and leaped from their seats
waving their banners. Then the .
march began. . u
Pennsylvania followed, with Cali
fornia, North Dakota, Texas and
Colorado falling in line. Within a
minute practically all the state dele
gation standards were planted in a
cluster about the speakers's stand.
As the demonstration proceeded
the riotous mob of cheering delegates v
crushed so closely about Raymond
Robins and Victor Murdock that the
two were completely lost from sight
Drums beat, "Moose -horns" tooted
and everybody yelled in a bedlam of
sound. They were all primed and
ready for the start after days of
After it looked as though the dele
gates were going to keep it up all J-J(
night. Robins managed to quiet
things down.
Raymond Robins' great keynote
speech has stirred the Moosers. to
greater determination not to line up
with the G. O. P.' They seem-to feel
that they can win easily with Roose
velt as their standard bearer.

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