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OH HUM, IT'S GREAT TO BE A MUNICIPAL JUDGE
It sure is great to be a muni
cipal judge at $6,000 a year es
pecially when youlve got a house
to build. .
Judge Going is presiding over
the Desplaines street court these
days, and he likewise is having a
house built out in Park Ridge,
That is, he has been trying to
get a house built there, but until.
the last few days he hadn't much
hope of ever getting it done. La
bor is scarce out in Park Ridge.
Last luesdav. however, onev
John Olson was haled before Go
ing charged with drunkenness.
"What d'you do?" demanded
"I'm a bricklayer," sobbed Ol
son, "but I can't get any work,
and I got disgusted."
" Abricklayer!" yelled Going, r
A bricklayer, and you can t find
any work, and me paying $6 a day
and not getting any bricklayers,
and offering $10 a day and can't
get any. A bricklayer !"
Then a bright idea flashed upon
"Say Olson," he said. "You're
free on condition you go out and
help build my house tomorrow."
"I'll do it," sobbed Olson.
Saturday, James W. Fuller,
who said he was a director of the
plumbers' union, was brought in
At the mention of plumbers,
Going sawed the air.
"No wonder I can't get plum
pers," he yelled. "They're all
drunk. No wonder my house
is standing bare and naked with
winter coming on. $25 and costs,
Today, Stanley Salaski appear
ed before Going and.said that he
worked for George B. Carpenter
for $2 a day.
"$2 a dayr" cried Going. "Why,
you're foolish. Fm paying $6 and
even $10 a day to get my house
built and I can't get men at that.
I'll'tell you what I'll dor Salinski.
"You become a father and I'll
let you go. Any .man can be a
lather. All a lather has to do-is
drive nails. You promise to
make application for membership
in the lathers' union tomorrow
and you can go. Of course, if you
get in, you'll have to come out and
help build my house."
FROM THE A. F. OF L. MEET
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 18.
The American Federation of La
bor today voted down a resolu
tion barring religious discussions
at future conventions. The reso
lution was intended as a rebuke v
to Rev. Peter Dietz, of Milwau- f
kee, who represents the Federa
tion of Catholic Societies at the
convention, and who last week ""
discussed the position of his.'
church toward socialism. Thel
Socialists helped vote down the,.
resolution, and welcomed free r
Resolutions were adopted con-
demning war and favoring inter
national arbitration, and favoring "
amendment of Sherman law so as
to exempt trades unions. "