Daily Chronicle

Samuel Rettig;Editor In Chief

Worker's Woes

Chicago, IL - Excerpts from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair- "Let a man such as scrape his finger pushing a truck in the pickle rooms, and he might have a sore that would put him out of the world; all the joints might be eaten by the acid, one by one. Of the butchers and floorsmen, the beef boners and trimmers, and all those who used knives, you could scarcley find a person who had the use of his thumb; time and time again the base of it had been slashed, till it was a mere lump of flesh against which the man pressed the knife to hold it. The hands of these men would be criss-crossed with cuts, until you could no longer pretend to count them or trace them. They would have no nails,- they had worn them off pulling hides; their knuckles were swollen so that their fingers spread out like a fan"

Twelve hour works days, and working six days every week is common practice. With no minimum wage, pay is very low, a mere 10 cents per hour. A simple cut could mean death or injury due to bacteria, and no medical assistance is required. If someone cut off a body part, they were bandaged up and told to suck it up or they were fired, and they wouldn't be able to provide for the family. 25,000 to 35,000 deaths and 1 million injuries every year are as a result of industrial jobs, fires, train wrecks, and machinery accidents. Any strikes or boycotts means being fired and being blacklisted, making it impossible to find a job.

All of these facts point to the conclusion that in these workers conditions, workers lives are at risk. Not only is it male's lives at risk though. Children and women also share these injustices. Immigrants have this worse, facing suspicion from their employers. A direct link of these injustices is home life. Tenements are cramped, drinking water is poor, trash piles up in streets, and sickness rampages. Workers cannot change this because low pay, and they have no say in working conditions.

18th amendment

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Chicago,IL- We have made a step to a better America- The prohibition of alcohol. This Progressive step- progress and change to improvement- Will lead to less wife's being abused. Our past was fringed by alcohol, but no longer.

Remember the Maine!

Cuba,Havana- The Maine, a battleship from the United States blew up on February 15,1898. The Maine, sent to protect american lives and property in Havana, mysteriously blew up and killed 260 sailors. Spain, controlling Cuban Islands, had a mine blow up The Maine. Spain through this act calls for war and we will deliver. Raise your voices and Remember the Maine!

Join the Army

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Chicago,IL-The United states needs you to help the war effort. Take your nationalism to the next step by joining the war!

Classifieds

For Sale- Cheap and good-looking parasols, all colors and sizes! 7 dollars at your nearest big box store.


For Sale- The new and improved Model T! Only 260 dollars, get them while they are in stock!


Wanted- need payment? want to provide more for your family? Women come to the Cotton Gallery 60601 Pumpkin St.


Wanted- The army needs You to join the army! Enlist in your local recruiting station


Services- Become a volunteer fire-fighter. save your neighbors, make a difference! Join at your nearest fire station.


Services- Women needed to sew soldiers uniforms, join the war effort! Support your soldiers!

The Zimmerman Note

Washington DC- A telegraph between Germany and Mexico has caused outrage. This telegraph details support from Germany if Mexico declare war on the US, and re-capture our land. Our great nation is being forced into war, compromising our neutrality. This means war! Let the drum of war begin!

The Great Gatsby

Chicago, IL- F.Scott Fitzgerald, the writer of The Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, and Tender Is the Night has a new book coming out called The Great Gatsby. The book follows Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire and his love for the Debutante, Daisy Buchanan. This book theme details Idealism, resistance to change, and Decadence. Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate and World War I veteran, gets a bond salesman job and moves to Long island. He hears about Jay Gatsby, a millionaire who holds great parties and never shows up. One day Nick goes to visit his cousin, Daisy Buchanan and later receives a letter to one of Jay Gatsby's parties. Nick goes and meets the millionaire, who stares at Daisy's house. One day both Daisy and Jay find each other in Nick's house, and rekindle their love. Tom, Daisy's former love becomes outraged and has Daisy, Jay, Nick and himself in a hotel. Daisy learns that Jay got his fortune from illegal activities, and no longer wants to be with him. Spoiler Alert! On the way home, Daisy, while driving, strikes and kills a mistress, but Gatsby takes the blame. The husband of the mistress learns about who killed his wife, and kills Gatsby. Nick has a small funeral for Gatsby, and moves back to the Midwest, disappointed in Gatsby.


This book is a perfect portrayal of how the 20's are progressing. Including flappers, illegal activities, and how love can make a man do anything for love.

Babe Ruth a Yankee?

New York, Albany- Rumors are flying that Babe Ruth will be going to play for the New York Yankees. Harry Frazee, the Boston Red Sox owner will not comment. Sources say that Harry Frazee has sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, despite how successful he has been.
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California Earthquake

California, San Francisco-5:12 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 a devastating earthquake occurred. over 3,000 people died and 80 percent of San Francisco was destroyed. the estimated magnitude of the earthquake is 7.8, with the epicenter offshore 2 miles from the city. the overall cost is 400 million dollars. Fires burned for days afterwards, and gas mains exploded, destroying 25,000 buildings.

Texas Oil

Texas, Austin- Spindletop hill, a salt dome oil field, was found and can produce 100,000 barrels of oil every day. Leading to the Texas Oil Boom, right after the Great depression. No oil field has ever been so active. Currently, America is leading in oil producing. The hill has so much oil,when it gushed that it took nine days to be controlled.

Skyscraper war

New York,Albany-Were do you go when you cant expand horizontally? You go vertical. The Competition of skyscrapers is for buildings to go higher then before. Currently the Empire State Building leads the pack, at 102 stories. With 1,250 feet, its no wonder why this building soars into the air.

Vermont

Washington, DC- Arlington National Cemetery is using Vermont's pristine granite. Holding all kinds of people who fought in our wars, they deserve the best land and granite we have.