Lapas attēli
PDF
ePub
[graphic]
[graphic]
[graphic]
[graphic]

THE

LITERARY DIGEST

[ocr errors][merged small]

OCTOBER, 1919-DECEMBER, 1919

[ocr errors][merged small]

FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY, PUBLISHERS

354 TO 360 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

AP2
L776

1.63

cil

[graphic]

ablished by Funk & Wagnalls Company (Adam W. Wagnalls, Pres.; Wilfred J. Funk, Vice-Pres.; Robert J. Cuddihy, Treas.; William Neisel, Sec'y), 354-360 Fourth Avo., New_York

Vol. LXIII, No. 1

Whole Number 1537

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Copyrighted by the International.

"T

THE STEEL STRIKE
THE STRIKE WON'T STOP until the steel-workers "Judge Gary is trying to foment violent revolution. His un-

become the lawmakers at Washington,” declares Mr. armed workers are seeking to avail themselves of the protection
T.J. Vind, general organizer of the American Federa-

of the Government and its Constitution. Judge Gary is ortion of Labor in the Chicago district, and his defiant cry finds

ganizing an army in the United States to defeat the Constitu

tion of the United States—to overthrow it and establish the echo in the statement of a Washington correspondent of the dictatorship of the steel trust. This is the crime of high treason, Socialist New York Call, that “organized labor enters upon what the punishment of which is fixt at death by the statutes of our may be the last battle with the industrial overlords of America." country. If a workingman were guilty of attempting to do what "Labor has ideas of the way the fight should be carried to the

Judge Gary is doing, he would be taken into custody and by

orderly processes of the law the full punishment for his crime most powerful of our profiteers," says the Allentown (Pa.)

would be meted out to him.” Labor Herald, which predicts an outbreak of sympathetic strikes and bas a vision of millions of employees "facing a small

The whole vast army of more than 4,000,000 organized workbunch of bankers who insisted upon retaining the twelve-hour

ers in this country, according to the correspondent of The Call work-day and company-controlled collectivo bargaining for previously quoted, “will be mobilized to win this strike, if that the purpose of making industrial slaves of their employees."

be necessary.” And thereafter, it adds, “no other industry will It remarks further that "about that time the thought might

remain strong enough to make war against the trade-union enter the heads of these millions of employees that these bankers

movement with any hope of success." In its editorial columns aro as unnecessary to production in the United States as they a few days later the same paper complains that “Republican, were in Russia, and we may get the idea at the same time to

Democratic, and independent journals have mobilized their power get rid of them completely and run the basic industries for the

to crush the slaves of the mills, to create 'public opinion' that

will drive them back into submission to the masters of steel.” benefit of those who labor." While many editorial writers

Of the conditions under which the men of the steel-mills work it outside the labor press accuse the leaders of this strike of aiming at nothing less than industrial revolution, The New Majority, of

goes on to say: Chicago, organ of the Labor party, counters with a charge of

“The slaves of the mills have no need of acquainting then)"high treason” against Judge Gary, of the United States Steel selves with Dante's view of the infernal regions. They know Corporation. By denying the strikers “their constitutional what hell is. The work in the iron- and steel-mills is the most rights of free speech, press, and assemblage,” it affirms, “he has

exhausting of any industry. If the industry was operated with

any deference to human welfare, all the iron and steel could be set himself and his steel trust up in defiance of the Government

produced during the cool months. These slaves often work and Constitution of the United States as superior to them.” almost naked, surrounded with hissing white-hot iron or steol. And it continues:

All their vital powers are sweated through their pores. Many

[ocr errors]
« iepriekšējāTurpināt »