“This is True Liberty When Freeborn Men Speak Free” – Euripides
By M. F. Nichols
So few people in America who do not work, I might say we all belong t the working class. We are all working to live, and the word live really does mean just that. We need a union war, not union hours and union wages. We can lose this war unless we all pull together. Neither do we believe Japan and Germany will permit us any kind of union then.
We have men, money and space, we need tanks, airplanes, ships and all kinds of implements for the men to use. It takes workers to make these, real men, not slackers, regardless of pay or hours, who will put their shoulders to the wheel and see how fast this can be done, making a perfect goal, victory. The lives of little children and old people are beckoning for you to save them and our beloved America. Just in other words, what will the unions profit to win the shortest hours and biggest salaries, and then all of us lose our country?
[The above article was written by my grandmother, Mary Frances Nichols. I do not know the newspaper or the date. It was during World War II]