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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 12, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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til 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
lice. "We don't want to give the papers
a chance to say we are lawless be
cause it would keep a lot of good mo
thers' out of our organizatibn. So
we won't march today, but instead
we will organize. Then they can't
stop'us. ' '
"As soon as we gfet 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
that they can't refuse us."
There, were a number of other
speakers in English and Yiddish, and
at one time when a mother was tell
ing how hard the cost of food had hit
her family at least a score df 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
matter it was.
Even tne enjoyments of winter must be had gun in hand, on the west
war front Russian soldiers are here shown at the Champagne front, coast
ing on a hand-made "toboggan," with rifle ready for instant use.

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