The Textile Worker; Official Journal of the United Textile Workers of America Volume 9

The Textile Worker; Official Journal of the United Textile Workers of America Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...That showed in him in the Old Country. John Golden, while a member of a great labor organization, was also a member of an organization that has to do more in the human uplift of peoples, so far as the children are concerned, in a great humanitarian movement than any other organization in the great American movement. I can see John Golden, the man, from many angles that others have never seen him. I can see him going along the road with us singing merrily, taking his turn in with the songs of the other members, making their stay there as pleasant as possible. I can bring back to memory many of his little songs and ditties and habits, and when, in one particular place, that which I will never forget, John Golden and I, with other members of his party saw death and the dying on many sides, we had many, many expressions of what death might mean. Here there were possibly four or five hundred men, maimed for life, many of them unable to see. and a great many of them crippled to such an extent they would never be of any value in the future, and there was John Golden, singing on a stand to those men. And after John was through singing, there was applause and cheers and smiles, and there John was singing with the tears streaming down his eyes. VVe have a picture of that particular incident in that particular place, and it is one of the things I will always treasure. As a young man in the labor movement, I met John Golden as one of the first. He was always associated with me; our otfice was in the building with him. As Mr. Larger said. he spoke of John Golden as a very near and dear friend, and I am tempted now to think of the words spoken by the gallant Emmet in his last memorable speech when he said: He has the spirit of the illustrious, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599985
  • 9781236599988