Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 28 1918 page 1 kiss the flag

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 28 1918 page 1 kiss the flag - Q-.i't au-, HON CHAMPION GETS j DRUBBING, IS...
Q-.i't au-, HON CHAMPION GETS j DRUBBING, IS MADE TO I KISS FLAG -LOSES JOB1 Harry Meyer of 349A Gates Avenue, Gloat! Over German Advance in France. PUNCHED BY OFFICE FORCE Harry Meyer, 24 years old, a former member of the Twenty-third Itegiment, is today confined to his home, 340A Gates avenue, following a series of painful experiences yesterday at the hands of fellow-employees of the Niagara Fire Insurance Company, in Manhattan, which culminated in his being compelled to kneel and kiss the flag, after which he was ejected from the company's offices at 123 William street with more force than elegance. Exultation over the advance made In the present German offensive was the direct occasion of Meyer's pummelling by his associates, us they say, but tne jubilation he expressed re- , garding the German offensive only lapped the climax of an extended! series of similar expressions on his j pari. His fellow-workers stootl this ( altitude on the part of the Brooklyn ' you'll as long as they could, and then iliey finally acted with a speed that dazed him. In addition, announcement was made today by the company that he had heen discharged from its I nouncing to the young man'sl mat lie nan neon ,ns. nai geu. went to protest against tne ; t, eatnieiil her son had received. Ber- i ,1 .M. Culver, vice presirenl of tne. company, told Mrs. Meyer that she could consider herself fortunate the youth had not been turned over to the I'Vderal authorities for summary action, lie was discharged, .-aid Mr. Cul ver, a a warning to all others who I might think this a time for ro-l an man "a'ea ,nd it iv; pcrmithd to lie- me known that iglily iiandled .i that other.-. ould i arnirig on this score also. Mcjci Horn Here; His I'nivnts Mm.. Mover could not. he found at his ome today, It was said by his urand-1 lothcr, Ihe onlv nieuibct of t he f a in-i y at home. Hint he had gone .for for treatment. Ihe grand- i mother, who had not been advised I thai Meyer had been found guilty of pro-Cermanit-ni, said thul she could understand the accusations, which ,.h;,,.,..i hi, ,vj,,, ,,,.,,,,. ll(,- uncos. I hi you: li. she ku.i, was i i 'in this country, in Brooklyn, and his lather and mother also. Harry, sin ' ru n, could never he guiliy of fuv-'otin-r Germany. Besides the ouih there an only the mother and the -ir.ilHli.o'h. r i.i the faii.ilv. th v. mug 1 man s lai her being dead .hen Mi sscd great Joy in n of German d nothing against j-h , 11 Thev int. and .lured it in silar.ee last .Near even when he condemned America's entrance Into the war. Mover, some of his associates believed, took the .silence of his fellow-employees as an Indication that he could say anything without being called iintied was p the (! offensi mans begun their present j tial success was received, Meyer'!, gloating became unduly pronounced, according to those who worked with mm. still ti" 10-1,011 was taken. Meyer Hcnclicd Limit Yesterday or made a mis - !! est ,a aa .e ke. He offered to bet that the Ger-1 mans could not he stopped and he 1 lo'wf," "', ,oi,i re-le fVeero.To'.'oiiil , a ivcn tlme. AIm08t Uke a shot from a machine gun i-aini- the an- t0 hiK 0ffci It was 1 blow that U' ' ' " 1 ,',, rii ., . ,. 1 1 e ,a --,.,: M after another of his mates ex-- i , ,,, (i their opinion of him in the fn ot netmn ratner man a?MCn, j After he was slightly the worse for ' ,,siv f,-om several that a little cere, i monv micht impress him with the idea 'that lie had made a mistake. He! was compelled to kneel on the floor, ! was made lo kiss the flag and swear Men 5 Ca0fficen?:t ing his exit from the building. Mever. it was learned, got his ,is. charge from the Twenty-third negi- ,,...,' i-,i,.,- m tins He ji. : prior to its departure for the eharged because ot poor eyeslglit. He is a gradirit- ot inmmerciai Hiai, n KchMl and had been with the Niagara for five yea i , , ! "P of " .a

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 28 Mar 1918, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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