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honor ih timeof war, -why has the
nation not thesame right as the in
dividual, to protect its assets. A na
tion that does not protect its -workers
in times of peace has a colossal
nerve to call on them in time of war.
The workers, being constantly the
vctims of "economic pressure over
which they have no control, simply
must have all the .protection the gov
ernment can throw around .them'
consistent with their liberty. H.
McLaughlin, 304 Siegel St.
THE COAL SITUATION. Can
, .-they put you in Jail for thinking? I
saw in tne Dauy News on tne iront
page headlines as follows: "Emer
gency Demands for Coal .Desperate."
Also a headline statement that- Mr.
F. W.' Upham of the Consumers says
"loaded cars are on the switch tracks
of the railroads."
If was president of the Consum
N ers I would take 100 trusty team
. sters and back my wagons up to
those cars and Unload coal and de
liver to my customers. Do you real
ize that scientists say there is suffi
cient unmined coal to keep the U. S.
warm for the next 200 years? Is
there not some remedy?
Must the consumer take the law
in his owi hands and take the coal
' from the railroads even at the risk of
arrest- and imprisonment? Still, I
think iia case of the-.kind was car
ried up tcrthe Btate supreme court
no judge with a sense of fairness
' would convict the culprit. Reader.
LABOR'S DUTY TO ITS FIGHT
ERS, r Looking, back on the trials
and tribulatiofas of organized labor,
both conservative and revolutionary,
we see a most bitter struggle. '
' Thecases of John Lawsoh of Col
orado, the McNamara brothers, the
. martyrs of. the Haymarket deal and
. score or more others should stir us
to resolve to fight it out to a bitter
. end until our brave men are liberated
' or We are thoroughly avenged.
labor has been lee$ing of late
The average craft unionist, although
carrying a union card, does not be
gin to realize the importance of at
tending to these cases of our men
and women who are brave anJ self
sacrificing eriough to, give their all
to the betterment of the laboring
. But you will find them complain
ing of the progress of other organi
zations because they do not use the
tactics that they are not fitted for.
In my estimation, those who kick
against the aggressive tactics of any
progresisve body are not fit to re
ceive any benefits that might come
to latyr. "
The cases of Mooney, Billings, et
al in San Francisco, Tresca, Scarlett
and Schmidt in Duluth and the pris
oners of free,peech and open-shop
agitation in Everett, Wash., are go
ing to be a repetition of the Mooney
anU Haymarket cases if labor does
not respond at once. Edw. HamlU
ton, 1233 W. Adams St.
WANTS VINCENT TO EXPLAIN.
Vincent's explanation eixplains
very nicely what Walsh failed to un
derstand about the difference be
tween freedom from invasion, which
is liberty, and freedom to invadej
which is tyranny.
But I have been long waiting in
vain for Vincent's definitions of "gov
ernment, majority, rule, majority
rule, minority, protection, voluntary
and compulsory co-otieration," eta,
that Pierre Nolet asked for.
Other Day Book readers I know
have been watching for them and
urged that I ask Vincent to define
"monopoly, competition, socialism,
individualism and' other terms from
his libertarian standpoint."
Accurate thinking is possible only
when the terms are used with de
Vincent has brovoked our curios
ity, and to withhold those definitions
is to keep us expecting a treat Which
we never get. Come on, Mr. Vincent
give those definitions Nolet asked,