Foreign News: Labor's Jubilee

Britons ever have been slaves!

—Communist Jibe.

What disgruntled Red agitators call "the slave mentality of British workingmen" was exhibited at Swansea, Wales, last week, when the 75th ("Diamond Jubilee") British Trade Union Congress (representing all the major unions), was called to order by a onetime weaver, Ben Turner, a snowy bearded patriarch of 65, always "Ben," never "Bennie."

Ben opened with a homily upon the enslavement of the British workingman to Drink and Gambling. Not that Ben advocated prohibition or anything that would throw brewers or distillers out of work, "but," said he...

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