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. Occasionally he is just an old man-,
benign, tottering, and content- to live
the life of one who has done his work
and earned a rest.
I .seemed to read something of .all
these different characters, which so
frequently' form-a part of, this one
man's daily life, as I listened to him
and watched his eyes.
He was the old doctor in "The
Fresh Air Romance"": played the
- William West as a Trmp.
name part in "The Grandfather," the
old minister in "The Mountaineers,"
and took a leading part in "The
He says make-up helps him to hide
his own personality as well as his
As he makes' up the face of the old
man he is to play and dons the
clothes of that character, he gradu
ally grows into the atmosphere of the
' jVfien the last touches have been put
on his mobile face, .the highlight's in
his character as he;pfoposes to por
tray it are fixed in his mind. -
t"Then you don't mind looking like
someone else a good share of your
time?" I asked, as. the stage director
called, "Father Time," and West pre
pared to take the weight "of the
warld's.years on his shoulders again.
, "Not a bit. In fact, -rrould you be
lieve it, Im so used, to hiding my face
and myself in someone else that I
almost feel a tinge of timidness when
I'm just 'me' before the camera."
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LOCKED-OUT PRESSMAN DIES AT
THE COUNTY POOR HOUSE
The pressmen's union, yesterday,
buried one of its members who was
looked put with the others by the
"'Chicago Examine" May 1, 1912.
Charles Curry, 59 years old, was
the member?' 'He died in- the county
poor house, at. Oak, Forest, and was
buried at Oak Hill cemetery.
Before the pressmen -were locked
out,. Curry worked "in the Examiner
pressroom as a junior',pressman, or
carrier.- His wages" were $ll50 a
nighh, : .;' :r-
Wh6n-the 'pressmen arbitrated in
1911;- the1- arbitrator, "reduced the
;wages of 'journeyman pressmen and
increased the day a half hour. He
also decided that the mlnimum wage
should " be S2.45' days- and $2.60
The Examiner' refused to increase
the wage of juniors, but held them to
the extra "half hour. Then came the
lockout of May 1, 1912, and Curry
was on the street with other mem
bers of the union.
He finally went to the poor farm
and died there. He Tvas buried by his
brother pressmen, who are still
locked out by the' Hearst and other
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A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Editor Day Book: Go. to it, and
may the Lord help you for the loop
stores will not Every decent man
In Chicago -should buy your publi
cation' and boost every way possible.
Chicago, March 21.