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!i» Mary Hoaton Vorse
fa the employment bureau of the Amalgamated on East 10th St., groups of women gather every morn ing. There are bare-headed women, and smart, well dressed women, vrtio look as if they had just step ped off Fifth Avenue. In the same, room Sicilian peasants meet and talk with advanced workers of Tus caa Decent. tabor contests are lost and won ia ouch little groups. Put a dozen of them together and you have the tenper of the people. It is not what people shout for in big meetings that always counts most, it's what they Bay at home or among themsel ves ia stack moments on gray, rainy aioraings, waiting in the employ meat bureau. Out of the murmur and talk a voice cuts with correding sharp aesa: ''Children! I haven't any child- Carl J. Rice & Sons 880 Met. Bilk. Bldg., Minne apolis, Minn. Good Duplex (house for two familiea) in pertect re pair in a good district in South Minneapolis bringing $60.00 per month rental at the bargain pricet of $3800.00. Villa brings yon over 15 per cflbt on yonr investment. Oilier properties at equally cod bargains. Wf have a number of good Mortgages Minneapolis property as well as on good Anna at 8 per cent Interest. Farms bought and sold in Roberts county and elsewhere. mrnmmmmf A Happy New Year The Employment Bureau ren! Children break strikes. Th.j workers' children make it easy for the employers to (ramp us. The. workers are afraid because tlu-y are afraid for their children, book .it our Sicilian women who have a baby every year. How terrible a strike is for them. Babies are scab makers and strike breakers for a worker. I'll not have babies to live wretch ed like me! Let the rich people have the children! Let the em ployers' children do the work!" The revolt in this woman was a hot blue flame. It never went out. It was a spirit like this that had taken the factories in Italy. With that example before her, what a scorn she had for the American workers. "The people in this country lie down for the bosses to walk on. My husband he's Just come back from Italy. The workers here make me ashamed—when a policeman waves a club at a crowd they run there it takes fifty guards to capture thir ty workers." Three comely pleasant looking girls were standing together and she challenged them. How's your shop standing? What are you going to do?" ''We—we will do what the Union says," they answered. They had no initiative. They were not fighters. They were good solid Union girls though. "Do what the Union says! If I thought anyone should go back on the Union in my shop—if I thought that—but they won't." A slender girl in black had been sitting by herself. She was straight as a lance with distinction in every line of her. She joined us now. "A strike is no new thing for me," she said. "We have been on strike for 9 months in my shop." Then she added as if it were an after thought. "My husband is sick and I am supporting him and my two children." "How do you make out?" "Oh, I get odd Jobs here and there. We have to go through such things, you see, to hold what we have won," she explained. Behind her quiet there was an In tensity of conviction that carried further than emphasis. "Tou know %i what we use to make?" She ap pealed to the bare-headed women sitting by the wall. "Little by lit tle they'll try to get us back to the old wages. If we don't stand solid now. The three peasant women nodded. "The union has made things bet ter," they said gravely. They sat against the wall in at titudes of immemorial patience Their faces were wrinkled and their sad eyes looked ahead at nothing. There was in them no revolt, only the age-old acquiescence of the down-trodden to things as they are. The young girl with them was as patient as the older women. Amer ica had not touched her. She, like the older ones, was bare-headed. SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD THAT THE YEAR 1921 -re' y, A Shall be filled with health, happiness and prosperity is our most sincere wish to our many patrons and friends. We trust you have appreciated our efforts during the past year and that you will continue to be num bered a member of our great family. We appreciate most heartily the support we have received the past year. ROBERTS CO. PRESS, INC. Fertilizer Is to Be Cheap Again 9K&E1. Farmers who have been forced to pay exorbitant prices for for* tillzer face relief. The Department of Agriculture has found a new method of removing phosphoric acid from phosphate rock, which If thought will revolutionise the world's fertilizer Industry. The net process Is shown In the picture—dumping the phosphate rock In at the top—It Is heated with coke and sand in the fuel-fed furnace-^ the acid coming out at the bottom front pipes, held by the man at the left. There is no loss of rock by this process, whereas the «ld screening method resulted In an 80 per cent loss. She had a gentle and submissive air, as of a woman who has never asked herself disquieting questions about life or its eternal injustice. These are the women on whom the lockout presses heaviest they're most easily bullied, the most, de fenseless. They knew little about America. A civilization separated them from the fiery woman from the north who talked of Russia and looked forward to an Italy that was industrially free. But they knew one thing and that was what the Amalgamated had done for them. It is meetings like this that the Amalgamated spirit—in other words Solidarity—shows itself. Here in this intimate gossip you hear the real spirit of the workers. Here at ,. t. Farrand, Chairman VaiU Warburjftr",Ut'0n jight o'clock in the morning they are led away by no oratory the stark realities stare them in the face, here they voice daily their un alterable decision: "We will never go back to the old slavery!" SUBSCRIBE FOR THE STANDARD THE *, W7 SCHOOL OF SOCIAL illllllllllillilllilllllllllllllllll AN APPEAL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE Three and one-half million Children In Eastern and Central Europe have na alternative to disaster between now and uext harvest except American aid. For months these most helpless sufferers in the track of war have been ad mitted to American feeding-stations only if tragically undernourished, and have received American medical aid only If desperately threatened by death from disease. Winter is dosing down. The money of many nations Is valueless outside their own boundaries. Economic and crop conditions make famine, with Its terrible train of diseases, certain visitor until next harvest, inevitably the helpless children will suffer most. No child can grow to health and sanity on tlje pitiful makeshifts for food with which millions of European adults must content themselves this winter. It is obvious that the remedy can come only from outside. America saved 6,000,000 European children winter before last. Normal recuperation cut the need nearly in half last year, but unusual conditions have resulted in scant shrinkage of child destitution during the twelvemonth Just pust. The response of America must now decide whether 3.f)00,00 of these charges, in acute distress, shall begin to be turned away in Janunry from more than 17,000 asylums, hospitals, clinics and feeding-stations dependent •u American support. There would be no tragedy in history so sweeping or so destructive of those who can deserve no evil. x'f: The undersigned organizations, working among every race and creed, many engaged also in other forms of relief, agree unanimously that the plight of these helpless children should have complete priority In overseas charity until the situation is met. This is an issue without politics and without religious lines. There can be no danger of pauperization, for the $2:5,000.000 for child food, and the $10,000,000 for medical service' that we seek, wil* relieve only the critical cases. The medical supplies, of course, must be an unqualified gift, but for every American dollar used in child feeding, the governments and communities aided furnish two dollars In the form of transportation, rent, labor, clerical help, cash contributions and such food supplies as are locally obtainable. America has not failed In the past In great heartedness. She has never had a more poignant call than this. Contributions should be turned over to the local committees which are now being formed for this national collection or sent to Franklin K. Lane, Treasurer, Guaranty Trust Co., New York City. EUROPEAN RELIEF COUNCIL Haovar, Chairman Franklin Comprltlnai ATarr,n"har1!*Diro"o,?,',traMon' b* P'Am?riST^A«h^Tlp" Chr"St American Red CrosB. by Livtneaton ,T. K. Lane. Treasurer y„ American Friends' Sarvtca Committee Flaherty. Supreme Knight (Quakers), by Rufus M. Jonee. Chair- M. C. A., by C. V. Hlbbard. latar man national Commute# Coniml»"- Ur J. Brown of Cotumbu«, by James A. Ml„ Sara* 8. Lyoa. Ma- CHICHESTER S PILLS TIIK MANONIfr IIRAMI. A •A"** WIIAI mqINI A*k your Hruffirl lNII. A Fill* in »etal1lc\\W' tiUnin. 'four Ki and Mold metallic^ bo™*, sealed with lilue ItiUjon. v.# Take other. 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