THE LABOR ADVOCATE
RUTH CRUGER'S MURDER
A Case Which lias Called for a
Searching. Investigation of the
Now York City Police- J)eiart
inent IntcictiiiK Dissertation
on the Xow Celehrateil Case and
Some Advice to .Mothers of
Even in the midst of a war like tiiis,
when horrors arc served to us wholesale
every day and when the life of the in
dividual has come to have little more
general significance than the life of an
insect, such a tragedy as that of the
murder of Ruth Cuiger attracts more
than momentary attention and divides
newspaper space with the war news.
The explanation is found in the element
of mystery in which the case has been
involved, in the youth and sex of the
victim, and, more than all, in the fact
that it relates to social conditions which
threaten the recurrence of the same dan
ger and which may carry the same
clamity to any home.
One lesson which the case emphasizes
is the perils of great cities, especially to
the young and inexperienced. It is a
familiar lesson, which has been painted
in moral and physical destruction in
innumerable instances before, but it
does not seem to have impressed itself
with sufficient force on the guardians
of our young people. We grow so ac
customed to their going out on the
streets and coming back safely, so used
to the smooth routine of life, that wc
torget the moral and physical evils and
menaces that necessarily exist in large
centres of population, and we permit
children to take risks of all sorts that
they should not be permitted to run.
Our American boys and girls resent su
pervision of their lives, liberties and pur
suits of happiness. They imbibe early
the American belief in freedom, and they
think their fathers and mothers silly
and old-fashioned when they warn them
not to go to this or that "place alone.
In point of fact, fathers and mothers are
silly, but they are silly not because they
occasionally admonisli their joungstcrs
to be prudent, but because they do not
hold a tighter rein on them and guard
them more carefully.
This sort of chaperonage is as much
a duty to the child as providing it with
food and clothes. Of course, in the case
of a very large number of persons it is
difficult or impossible. Many mothers
and fathers must devote all their time
and energy to making a living for their
dependents. And yet even they can
make their boys and girls understand
the importance of avoiding particular
aangcr zones, isut since there are such
things as organized vice and organized
depravity, there must be an organized
system of protection for those who are
most liable, by reason of the poverty
or straitened means ot their parents,
to fall victims to the dangers and beasts
of prey who lurk in large cities. We
have something of the sort already in
societies for the prevention of cruelty
and immorality to children, but there
should be vigilance societic.s on a larger
and more efficient scale. A suggestion
to this effect has been made in New
York as a result of the Cruger murder,
and the task of organizing such a move
ment may be intrusted to the woman
who solved the mystery which baffled
the police. It is primarily woman's
work, and it should be takcn.up every
where by women's clubs and organiza
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GOVERNOR SUMMONS OHIO
'Can't Send Hoys to Front and Let
Families Frcivc-" Will Seek
Facts Must Protect People
Against "Coninierelal Conspir
acy." Columbus, O. Declaring that "We
can not expect our boys to go to the
front and then let their families freeze
next winter," Governor Cox today an
nounced that he has called a conference
of coal operators for Fiiday, June 29,
for the purpose of working out some
improvement in the present situation as
to demand and prices of coal.
While the governor does not say what
he believes is contributing to high coal
prices, he remarked, in a statement, that
"people expect the Government to pro
tect them against unnecessary conditions
growing out of commercial conspiracy
or delinquent service by the railroads."
A. A. Augustus of Cleveland, presi
dent of the Cambridge Collcries com
pany of Guernsey county, and a mem
ber of the governor's war cabinet, will
be chairman of the meeting. Coal op
erators of the state will attend. In ad
dition, the governor said the following
railroad officials are expected to take
part in the conference : G. L. Peck, vice
president Pennsylvania Lines, Pitts
burgh ; J. W. Roberts, superintendent of
freight transportation, Pennsylvania
Lines, Pittsburgh; A. V. Thompson,
traffic vice president Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, Baltimore; W. M. Duncan,
president Wheeling & Lake Eric rail
"It is unnecessary to elaborate upon
the conditions as to scarcity and price
of coal," said the governor in a state
ment. "There are so many conflicting
contentions as to the cause of it all that
we deem it necessary to go to the bot
tom of the whole situation. Industrial
plants are very busy, and many of them
are operating 24 hours a day, and yet
the coal miners many days every month
are laid off. The explanation of this is
shortage of cars.
"If the state finds itself without au
thority we will at least be in the posi
tion of making a definite recommenda
tion to the Federal Government."
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directors to those receiving less than
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School Directors Schwab, Mitten
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Against the AVish of the Ameri
cans of Cincinnati.
Sharply criticizing Albert Blikel,
teacher of German at Mt. Airy School,
for his failure to answer correctly ques
tions about the constitution of this coun
try during his examination for citizen
ship last night, Judge Howard C. Hol
lister, in United States District Court,
said the case was a serious reflection
upon the public school sjstem of Cin
cinnati. Blikel declared he has been in this
country 28 jcars. Court records show
that his petitions for citizenship filed
in Cincinnati October 2G, 1012, and No
vember :s, 1013, were dismissed because
he tailed to qualify.
Replying to questions of the Exam
iner, Ulikcl said lie has been in the
United States since 18SD. He replied
also that he was born in Germany.
"What is the constitution?" was the
second question asked of the applicant.
Blikel hesitated a moment and then
admitted to the Court that he did not
know of the origin or the purpose of the
"This lack of intelligence on your part
amazes me," said Judge Hollister vehe
mently. "Your case is a sad comment
ary upon our public school system, and
I recommend that it be given immediate
attention by the Trustees of Mt. Airy
School. It is a reilcctionupon Cincin
nati to have a man who displays such a
woeful lack of knowledge of the prin
ciples upon which our great Government
was founded, teaching American chil
dren in our public schools."
After his application had been re
jected Blikel left the courtroom. Subsequently-
he said he did not understand
the question of the Court. He said also
that he has been a teacher at Mt. Airy
School 13 years. He refused to com
ment upon" the action of the Court in
dismissing his case.
Forty-three applicants for citizenship
were accepted by the Court last night
after they had declared their allegiance
to the Government.
UXIOX GIRLS WIN STRIKE.
Frostburg, Md. Trade union girls
employed at the Parker hosiery mills
have won a four-weeks' strike and se
cured increased wages.
TEAMSTEHS KAISE WAGES.
Toledo, O. Wage 'increases that
range from $2 to $4 a week have been
secured by Teamsters and Chauffeurs'
Newark, X. J. Teamsters' Union No.
178 has raised wages $2 a week, making
a total increase of $3 a week within two
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