May 5, 1914
SHOOT ROCKEFELLER LIKE DOG IS THREAT OF MARIE GANZ
OIL KING’S COIN TAINTED WITH BLOOD
FIGHT LAUNCHED IN SENATE TO PREVENT ACCEPANCE [SIC] OF CONTRIBUTION
CHILDREN ARE IN TEARS
May Turn Down Aid for Boll Weevil and Farm Extension
WOULD SHOOT ROCKEFELLER
At. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s house in New York a number of persons were arrested for performing the "mourning march of the free silence movement" for the slain in the Colorado mine war.
"Beautiful Marie" Ganz, a companion of Alexander Berkmann, the anarchist, who shot H. C. Frick, invaded John D. 'Rockefeller, Jr.'s office, New York, and threatened to shoot him if he did not settle the mine war. She was ejected, and was mobbed in Bowling Green, where she tried to make, a speech.
New York, May 4.—"Yesterday I was at the office of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and if I could have got him I would have shot him down like a dog."
"These words Of Marie Ganz, voiced a protest against Rockefeller, according to testimony of Irving Ettinger, police headquarters stenographer, at the trial of a woman charged with disorderly conduct. She was arrested last week, after making several fruitless attempts to see Rockefeller in connection with the Colorado mine workers strike, and had addressed open air meetings. The hearing will be continued till tomorrow.
Washington, D.C., May 4—A determined fight has been launched in the Senate against the government accepting Rockefeller’s money, and aiding farm demonstration and boll weevil extermination work.
Senator Lane declared that money of John D. Rockefeller was “covered with blood and tears of women and children, shot down in the Colorado strike.”
Debate on the amendment of the agricultural appropriation bill was pending when the senate adjourned. The amendment reported by the agricultural committee, proposed an appropriation of $600,000 for farm demonstration and boll weevil work, with a clause prohibiting contributions to the fund by individuals or corporations.
At present the general education board, to which Rockefeller has given millions, pays a portion of salaries to 600 government employees engaged in this work.