lil they thought that if we marched
without police permission, there
would be a riot and some of us would
get hurt and arrested.
"They were afraid that we might
get in trouble and advertise to the
world what Chicago is doing to the
mothers of the city. So they tried
to scare us out by their' stories to
start trouble between' us and the po
"We don't want to give the papers
a chance to say we &re lawless be
cause it would keep a lot of good mo
thers out of our organization. So
we won't march today, but instead
we will organize. Thenthey can't
"As soon as we get enough wom
en with us we can parade until the
! mayor and council will have to do
something to cut the high cost of liv
ing. We will make such a protest
j that they can't refuse us."
J There were a number of other
speakers in English and Yiddishand
' at one time when a mother was tell-
i ing how hard the cost of food had hit
her family at least a score of women
broke into tears. Dozens of the mo
thers, almost all of the very poorest
sort, had to bring three or four chil-
! dren with them, but the kiddies sat
through the meeting very quietly as
though they knew how serious a
i matter it was.
CONFIRM RELEASE OF YANKEE
' SAILORS BY GERMANY
Washington, March 10. Confirm
ation of the reported release of the
American Yarrowdale prisoners and
their departure from Germany for
the Swiss frontiers was convoyed to
the state department today in a
cable from the American legation at
! , the Hague.
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PROBE "LITTLE ITALY" FIRE
Battalion jChief O'Connor has ask
ed for an investigation of a fire that
broke out at the rear of 923 Milton
av., today, spread to the building in
jfront and threatened adjacent struct- i
ures. Mrs. Mary Paladerone, owner
of the two damaged huildings, denied
receiving "black hand" threats. A
score of occupants were driven to the
GERMANY MAY STARVE BEFORE
BREAK WITH AMERICA OCCURS
Washington, March 10. The U. S.
government is preparing for the fjr
Warned by Germany that she has
spoken with finality as to her sub
marine intents, the government to
day looked out upon prospect of ac
tual war, following order to arm
Some officials fear Germany will
be as ruthless toward armed Ameri
can ships as she has been toward en
Another group, however, believe
that Germany will be more consider
ate of American shipping, exercis
ing international law mandate of
visit and search before torpedoing.
Government meantime is relying
upon Pan-American co-operation to
aid in stamping out Teuton intrigues
in western hemisphere, shattering
war schemes that would involve the
United States near'home.
Looming out and above the war
cloud, however, is tremendous pos
sibility that peace may be just
around the corner.
Germany is hard pressed for food.
The fact is admitted by her leaders.
It appears to be a race between
war engulfing the two nations and
starvation swallowing Germany.
This government itself has no in
tention of making a war declaration;
Germany must force war, if it comes.
Washington. Pres. Wilson late
yesterday issued a call for an extra
session of congress to .assemble
Calling of extra session came im
mediately after government's an
nouncement that it would proceed
at once to arm American merchant
vessels, finding president had such
authority without act of congress.
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