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Magyar Tribune -- March 23, 1917The Emigration Problem
Previous to the war which has been going on for the past three years, many of us who never thought that we would go back to Hungary,are now thinking seriously of emigrating with the thought that after the war there will be a shortage of man power due to the great number that lost their lives or became cripples.
There is some question as to whether the supposition is true. Does it seem probable that the Hungarians emigrating from this country, will be respected as good workers, and can they expect a livable wage for their work? Why did we come to this country? Was it not because there were too many of us in Hungary and we could not make a living there?
As we learned in school, the natural resources of Hungary are silver, iron ore, and coal and easy transportation by water. Our immigration to this country was therefore not caused by Hungary's not having sufficient natural resources. The 2real reason seems to be political and lack of general wealth among the people, also lack of general and technical education. On account of these facts many of the people became surplus population in their particular line of work,and if a man did get a job he was 'pushed around' and constantly reminded, that if he did not like his job there were many others who would like it. Most particularly was this true of the agricultural worker. Most of them worked long hours for very low wages. Hungary is an agricultural country and most of its farm implements are manufactured in foreign countries; therefore industry absorbs very few or none of the employables.
About the only place where industry and mining thrive and develop is in the agricultural regions where the owners can obtain cheap and ignorant help. This situation brings about a wandering class of workers. This type of workers has a tendency to retard the development of both agriculture and industry. We would think that the working class of people are at fault, but there is also a certain percentage of professional men involved; they cannot find work due to the fact that in Hungary the industries are so far behind in development. Such was the picture before the war started.3
Even then the workers were beginning to realize that organization was necessary. They wanted shorter hours and more pay. But the Capitalists realized the ignorance of the people and created internal strife among them, so that these organizations were soon broken up.
But now the war is nearing its end, and the people are fast realizing that they were not fighting and killing to save their own, but to save the property of those who had treated them so harshly. In Hungary the great land owners are the law makers and legislators. The people who fought for them must realize these facts, and they must demand their rights.
The development of Hungary depends on the question of whether or not the people who fought in the war will have any rights. If the government provides regulations for livable wages for the agricultural workers, free press, and free and independent courts for the people, then perhaps the Hungarians in America might feel that it would be worth their while to go back to Hungary after the war is over.
Previous to the war which has been going on for the past three years, many of us who never thought that we would go back to Hungary,are now thinking seriously ...
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Magyar Tribune -- March 23, 1917Theatrical Play Given for the Aid of War Cripples
On March 27, The South Side Good Will Society will present a very beautiful and interesting play at the Pythian Temple located at 9231 Cottage Grove Avenue. The profits from this performance will be used for the relief of those crippled in the war.
On March 27, The South Side Good Will Society will present a very beautiful and interesting play at the Pythian Temple located at 9231 Cottage Grove Avenue. The profits from ...
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Secondary listingsHungarian // Attitudes > War (I G) ?
Hungarian // Contributions and Activities > Benevolent and Protective Institutions > Foreign and Domestic Relief (II D 10) ?
Magyar Tribune -- March 30, 1917Safety of Foreign Wealth (Editorial)
A decision is up before the congress of the United States with regards to entering the war. This decision is giving the German people of this country considerable worry and this situation has also caused the Hungarian people to be worried to some extent. Since this country broke relationship with Germany, the German people in a couple of cities in the United States have become worried, and have taken all their savings out of the bank.
Therefore the President of the United States has seen fit to make an announcement, that even if this country does go to war with a foreign power, the wealth of foreigners in this country will be safe.
The President of the United States has learned that there has been a rumor among the foreign population of the United States that if war breaks out with any 2particular nation, the people of that nation living in this country will have their property and savings in the banks confiscated by the government. Therefore the President has authorized the Secretary of State to make an announcement that these rumors are false and that there is no cause for the people to worry.
The government of the United States under no circumstances will use the war situation as a reason for confiscating wealth in this country. The government will protect foreign property in this country just as it will protect the property of the citizens of this country.
This means that property and bank savings of Hungarians living in the United States are and will be just as safe in time of war as they were in time of peace.
This announcement will cause a better feeling towards the government by both the citizens of this country and non citizens.3
We ask that you do not listen to anyone, who is spreading fear and dissatisfaction. No one should rush the banks or leave his present place of employment.
No one should get excited over the present situation and everyone must feel that the situation will be cleared up to the satisfaction of everyone.
A decision is up before the congress of the United States with regards to entering the war. This decision is giving the German people of this country considerable worry and ...
Magyar Tribune -- March 30, 1917Masses Acquire Citizenship
Since the first of February when the United States broke its diplomatic relationship with Germany, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of people who desire to become American citizens. In one and a half months time there were 10,914 first papers issued, and at the same time there were 1,952 second papers issued and thereby creating as many new citizens. Of the new citizens that were naturalized 80 per cent were Germans, Hungarians and Austrians.
In the entire year of 1916 there were 13,766 first papers, and 7, 870 second papers issued.
Since the first of February when the United States broke its diplomatic relationship with Germany, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of people who desire to become ...
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Magyar Tribune -- April 06, 1917Spring Dance
The Chicago Independent Ladies Aid Lodge will sponsor a spring festival dance on April 14, 1917 at Schoenhofen's Hall.
A cordial invitation is extended to all good Hungarians to attend this dance. The price of admission is only twenty-five cents.
The entire profits from this dance will be used for charitable purposes.
The Chicago Independent Ladies Aid Lodge will sponsor a spring festival dance on April 14, 1917 at Schoenhofen's Hall. A cordial invitation is extended to all good Hungarians to attend ...
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Secondary listingsHungarian // Assimilation > Nationalistic Societies and Influences > Activities of Nationalistic Societies (III B 2) ?
Magyar Tribune -- April 06, 1917Warning
We do hereby urge those Hungarians who are not citizens of the United States, to adhere strictly to laws of the United States.
Every Hungarian citizen should guard against critizing Congress and the President of the United States in regard to their action on the war situation. Free speech is not the privilege of those who are only guests of this country.
The only ones that have a right to criticize the acts of the President and Congress are the people of the United States who are citizens of the United States.
To those of us who are only guests of the United States, the war between the allies and Germany is of no concern. We should keep to our usual business and avoid dissention among our fellow-workers with reference to the war question.
We do hereby urge those Hungarians who are not citizens of the United States, to adhere strictly to laws of the United States. Every Hungarian citizen should guard against critizing ...
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Secondary listingsHungarian // Attitudes > Interpretation of American History (I J) ?
Magyar Tribune -- April 14, 1917Illinois Hungarian Ladies Sick Benefit Lodge
Under the above name a new ladies sick benefit lodge has been organized. The organization took place on March the 8th, with a charter membership of thirty-eight, most of whom were residents of West Pullman. The South Side Hungarian ladies have shown considerable interest in this new organization.
Election of officers took place at the regular meeting held for the month of April. The results were as follows: Mrs. John Movotz was elected president, Mrs. Steven Szilvagyi, vice president; Mrs. Julius Csaszav, secretary. Mrs. Irme Szabadosh,corresponding secretary, and Miss Mary Schmidlfall, comptroller.
Every Hungarian lady may become a member of this organization. The initiation fee is $1.50,regular dues are 50 cents per month, and the lodge pays a sick benefit of $5.00 per week in case of sickness. The age limit is fifteen to forty-five years. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 2 P.M. in Gemmler Hall.
Under the above name a new ladies sick benefit lodge has been organized. The organization took place on March the 8th, with a charter membership of thirty-eight, most of whom ...
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Magyar Tribune -- April 14, 1917Lectures in Chicago.
The Hungarian College Club, representing the highest classes of Hungarians in Chicago, has a very exclusive membership, for it requires, of members joining, a college diploma.
This organization passed a resolution at its last meeting to give instructions and advice to Hungarians, by means of lectures and readings, with reference to behavior in times of war. Thus they are trying to maintain that splendid reputation which the Hungarians have established in peace times among the American people. They are teaching Hungarians, who have become citizens, how to conduct themselves in reference to the war. Instructions will be given to those who wish to secure their naturalization papers, and also to those who have not as yet obtained their first papers. The latter will be taught what is expected of them, while the United States is at war.
Likewise will advice be given to those who have surplus funds to invest, showing them how to place investments here, while such are barred in foreign countries.2
The first lecture took place last Tuesday at Burnside; the next will be held in West Pullman. These lectures, apparently, meet with the approval of the Hungarians, because quite a number attended the last one.
The Hungarian College Club, representing the highest classes of Hungarians in Chicago, has a very exclusive membership, for it requires, of members joining, a college diploma. This organization passed a ...
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Secondary listingsHungarian // Attitudes > War (I G) ?
Hungarian // Attitudes > Education > Adult Education (I A 3) ?
Hungarian // Assimilation > Segregation (III A) ?
Hungarian // Contributions and Activities > Avocational and Intellectual > Aesthetic > Literary Societies (II B 1 d) ?
Magyar Tribune -- April 21, 1917The Ten Commandments for Immigrants in Time of War (Editorial)
You must never forget that no one asked you to come to the United States. You came here of your own free will to make a better living and to save a few nickels for your old age.
When you stepped on the shore of the United States you were on free soil. No one asked you what you were doing here, and no one stood in your way. It was up to you and you only what you were going to do in this country. The nation immediately became your friend. You received the respect due to a guest when you entered the United States. Respect your host, and your host will respect you.2
Keep your thoughts to yourself. Maybe the pope knows everything, but you are not a pope, and this does not mean that you know more than he does.
Do not get involved in any arguments in public places.
For six days do your work and attend to your duties. On the seventh day rest; that is what the Lord intended you to do. Six days out of the week are for labor, and during this time you should think of nothing but your duties. If you are engaged in respectable work, you will be considered a law-abiding citizen, so work for six days, and on the seventh day of the week devote your time to rest and to your family.3
Do not take part in any political movement. Trust the people whose duty it is to think for you. Be satisfied, for you will not be able to change things anyway. In war unity means strength.
Have respect for the laws of the country which provides your daily bread. The laws defend your interests. Every law has a purpose. You must be familiar with the laws, and you must obey them.
Do not carry on your person any kind of firearm or other deadly weapon. Your only weapon of defense should be your self-respect.4
Keep your savings in the same place in which you had them in time of peace. Money should be kept in a bank and not on one's person or at the place where one lives. You yourself cannot guard your money so well as the bank can. The laws of this country insure that what is yours is yours only. Regardless of what the future may bring, your wealth will not be threatened by disaster in the United States.
Love your neighbor. All men are equal regardless of creed and nationality. We all came from the same parentage originally, and we are all brothers and sisters. After the World War will come brotherly love among the nations of the world. It is for this purpose that this country is fighting. No one asks you for sacrifice in this war; therefore you can lead a life of peace and happiness if you keep to the straight and narrow path.
I You must never forget that no one asked you to come to the United States. You came here of your own free will to make a better living and ...
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Magyar Tribune -- April 21, 1917Dressmakers Strike
For more than two months, now, the Ladies Dressmakers Union has been on strike. This strike involves close to 8,000 workers. The union wants recognition; they demand that the working hours be cut; they also demand a raise in salary. The workers believe they will win the strike. The striking ladies ask all Hungarian women not to accept jobs in the plants that are on strike-in other words, not be strike breakers.
For more than two months, now, the Ladies Dressmakers Union has been on strike. This strike involves close to 8,000 workers. The union wants recognition; they demand that the working ...
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