Edward JYockey 11 Aug 1912 Sun pg 6

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Edward JYockey 11 Aug 1912 Sun pg 6 - to a no rot by all ini Il \S II IT IN RINI....
to a no rot by all ini Il \S II IT IN RINI. (Continued from page One ) rested and made manifest. The men who openly took the ad- auce step in 1 he non-partisan movement movement in the municipal campaign were ubjected to the harsh and virulent riticism ot political machines and po iticians Mho saw in it total destruc- 1011 ol their power, but the pioneers iu the uon-paitisan movement had the support (» 1 ‘ hon<st citizenship and their ndeavers Weie i ndorsed by an overwhelming overwhelming vote. The people in a vote of protest In 1010 , put into power a third political party which promised much but which ater proved to be under the leadership leadership ot trained politicians and subject to a most objectionable as well as secret secret party rule, ¡>0 that in 1012 , the people inaugurated the non-partisan idea of government iu city affairs. As a candidate I propose to couduct an agressive campaign. 1 do not believe believe in attacking the personal character character of men who are candidates for office, but iu my campaign I shall deal with political issues and public records records of candidates from the standpoint standpoint of fact. It is my intention to go to the people people and explain to them traukly why, in my opinion, the principles advocated advocated by the Social Democratic party ar. and to prove by facts, that the promises promises made by the leaders of that party 1 were not and could not be redeemed. 1 am not prejudiced against the! members of the Social Democratic party as men. I am not a capitalist 1 nor am I in sympathy with the so -1 called capitalistic class where its interests interests are opposed to those of the common people. 1 have lived close to the working classes, have shared their lot and kuow the temptations that assail assail them whcu the political demagogue demagogue appeals to their personal prejudices prejudices and interests. I believe the Socialistic doctrine to be fundamentally wrong and in direct conflict with the spirit and intent of our democratic form of government. It is my purpose to present to the people people the doctrine ol true democracy*— not Social Democracy— and to discuss the piinclples upon which the great American republic is founded. 1 am a tirm believer iu union labor; the right of laboring men to organize for their mutual advantage and for protection against injustice iu any form tm the part of employers. 1 have myself been a laboring man, and am the son of a railroad engineer who has worked for the Chicago & North Western Railway company for more than thirty years. During all that time he has been a member in good standing ol what 1 consider the strong est labor union iu the United States- the as number breeding of chamber one era, the fallen the of In the the deity.—Vienna to to In on at of his the do the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fngin- eers. I state these facts in order to show the people that I know what labor labor is, what unionism is, and where the interests of laboringmeu lie, as 1 was born into the ranks of labor and all my life have affiliated with labor 1 believe the union labor men of Milwaukee county are ready and willing willing to listen to a fair presentation of the facts. Nothing will or can be gaiu by intemperate words or by the stir- ing up of class prejudices. The voters of today are honest in their desire to get at the truth We have too long neglected to meet upon the fundamental fundamental principles u|»ou which our government government is founded, while devoting our time to uon-easentiala. personalities, and petty bickering. Mr. Yockey, is 34 years old, the son <»f W H. Yockey, a railroad engineer He was born in Michigan and resided in that state until about ten years ago when he and his brother came to Milwaukee. Milwaukee. He worked iu the lumber camps of northern Michigan in his younger days. He has been active iu politics since coming to this city, as- sisiing iu electing the city, county and state Republican tickets. He resigned resigned as chairman of the Republican county committee when he auuouuced his candidacy for county prosecutor.

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  1. Escanaba Morning Press,
  2. 01 Sep 1912, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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