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  • Rovnost Ludu -- September 22, 1909
    Editorial

    In greeting the Sokols the "Denni Hlasatel" greeted both the Catholic and Non-Catholic performers. To them its the same just so they pay. We mention the fact for the reason that the "Denni Hlasatel" did not mention the Slovaks.

    In the last issue the "Slovak Sokol" stated that the newspapers write very little about them and hardly consider them. Its nobody's fault but their own, they support that kind of a paper instead of supporting a paper that is their own and for them. The paeprs know their duties in the eyes of the Sokols, but they dont know theirs, to the Chicago organizations.

    In greeting the Sokols the "Denni Hlasatel" greeted both the Catholic and Non-Catholic performers. To them its the same just so they pay. We mention the fact for the reason ...

    Slovak
    II B 3
  • Rovnost Ludu -- October 27, 1909
    "Under the Yoke"

    This drama related to the life and sufferings of the Slovaks in Hungary and was played for the first time in Sokol Slavia Hall.

    This play being in six parts, it was impossible to show more than three, so the last three will be shown on St. Sylvestus Day.

    This drama related to the life and sufferings of the Slovaks in Hungary and was played for the first time in Sokol Slavia Hall. This play being in six parts, ...

    Slovak
    II B 1 c 1
  • Rovnost Ludu -- December 01, 1909
    [Crooks in Office Hurt Our Schools] Editorial

    In Chicago about sixteen thousand children do not go to school and about eleven thousand go only half a day, due to lack of them. In the last two years the collections for schools reached the two million dollar mark and from this amount they could not spend fifty thousand dollars for this welfare.

    The reason for this is that we have Republican and Democratic crooks in office.

    In Chicago about sixteen thousand children do not go to school and about eleven thousand go only half a day, due to lack of them. In the last two years ...

    Slovak
    I A 1 a, I F 6
  • Rovnost Ludu -- December 08, 1909
    What it Means to Be a Socialist

    To be a Socialist means to give everybody the rights you expect yourself, weigh the facts for yourself, meaning that Socialists are now working against the present system and would like to better it. We want everybody to have plenty, not one man to have the whole amount. A Socialist fights against poiltical crookedness and the distinction between the poor and the rich man, also to have all of the people to help each other like human beings and have the same privileges and the same responsibilities.

    Socialism does not mean to gather a strong party so they can control the country. No, but just to over turn the capitalistic system.

    To be a Socialist means to give everybody the rights you expect yourself, weigh the facts for yourself, meaning that Socialists are now working against the present system and would ...

    Slovak
    I F 3, I E
  • Rovnost Ludu -- February 02, 1910
    Five Year Anniversary of Slovak National Schools In Chicago

    On January 30th, 1910, the Slovaks celebrated the five year anniversary of the Slovak National School. In spite of bitter protests and complaints from Evangelists and Catholics, this school forged ahead and overcame those obstacles.

    The children bringing their parents attended this affair. The ceremonies began at three thirty PM. with the President of the School, Stephen Facuna making a speech. After that, singing by the Lodge Members of "Sokol Slavia" followed a few speeches and then more singing by the school children.

    After these ceremonies a banquet was given with numerous speakers who spoke of the accomplishments of the National Slovak School.

    On January 30th, 1910, the Slovaks celebrated the five year anniversary of the Slovak National School. In spite of bitter protests and complaints from Evangelists and Catholics, this school forged ...

    Slovak
    II B 2 f
  • Rovnost Ludu -- March 02, 1910
    News from Our Lodges

    On February 26th a play was given by the members of "Rovnost" which was attended by a huge throng and was a great success.

    We want to make it clear that the dramas we sponsor are good and beautiful but they belong to the middle ages, not to the present day.

    Dramas are not played because some other people play them, but because they are educational and like a book or speech.

    On February 26th a play was given by the members of "Rovnost" which was attended by a huge throng and was a great success. We want to make it clear ...

    Slovak
    II B 1 c 1
  • Rovnost Ludu -- March 30, 1910
    Some Slavs on the Ballot.

    On Tuesday, April 5th, the people of Chicago will be called upon to elect aldermen. Through them you will expect to better our system and conditions but we are going to enlighten you on the conditions that are existing at the present time.

    Right now Chicago politics are controlled by the Republicans who should first of all consider the people above everything. This we cannot say about the present faction; they cater to the rich corporations and to the Capitalists. At the present time there is not one in office who will take up the working man's cause, the same workers who put them where they are.

    Outside of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia there is not a more corrupt town then Chicago with its grafters and cheaters, and is blossoming forth under the guidance of the Republican Party.

    Checking the city's records it was found that One Hundred Thousand Dollars were stolen. City jobs were given without permission; contractors were paid for jobs they 2 never finished; and a lot of names on the payroll of people who never worked but received salaries, also orders for materials were given to friends of the politicians who in turn charged the city two and three times the actual value of the goods, and at that they would receive the worst grade of material, and on this account the city lost One Hundred Thousand Dollars. Also when some lawbreaker went before the judge he was freed provided he had the pull and the money.

    We are looking for men who are honest and fair but we wont find them on either the Republican or Democratic side. The Democrats today do not steal for the simple reason that they have not got the opportunity but in Milwaukee where they have power their stealing goes on just like the Republicans in Chicago.

    The Socialist Party is one which can curb dishonesty and the robbery of the city funds. They have candidates in every ward, men who will not be bought out, and who are honest and well deserving candidates.

    On Tuesday, April 5th, the people of Chicago will be called upon to elect aldermen. Through them you will expect to better our system and conditions but we are going ...

    Slovak
    I F 1, I F 3, I F 6
  • Rovnost Ludu -- April 06, 1910
    Dr. M. Stefanik in Chicago.

    Last week the Chicago Slovaks had as their guest Dr. M. Stefanik, an Astronomer who was sent by a French Committee to make a study of several comets.

    On his way to San Francisco, he stopped here and was tendered a banquet which was attended by five hundred people.

    Last week the Chicago Slovaks had as their guest Dr. M. Stefanik, an Astronomer who was sent by a French Committee to make a study of several comets. On his ...

    Slovak
    II B 1 c 3
  • Rovnost Ludu -- June 08, 1910
    Twenty Year Jubilee of the National Slovak Society

    A beautiful program was given by the Slovaks of Chicago, members of the National Society on June 5th with more than five thousand Slovaks attending and this is not including the Catholics or other religious Slovaks.

    The affair took place in Pilsen Hall and was attended by various officials of the organization who all gave their views about the welfare of the society.

    A beautiful program was given by the Slovaks of Chicago, members of the National Society on June 5th with more than five thousand Slovaks attending and this is not including ...

    Slovak
    II B 1 c 3, III B 2
  • Rovnost Ludu -- February 08, 1911
    Editorial

    The Chicago school board announced that according to the law children who have not reached the age of fourteen must have a license to sell newspapers.

    In Chicago we have large corporations who evade licenses but a child who earns himself a dime or twenty cents a day must pay his dues.

    The poor are always the victims.

    The Chicago school board announced that according to the law children who have not reached the age of fourteen must have a license to sell newspapers. In Chicago we have ...

    Slovak
    I A 1 a, I D 1 a, I H