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JOBLESS RAP BLUE TICKETS AS
TRICK OF BOSSES
Speakers at the meeting of the Un
employed league at Bpwen hall, Hull
House, last night protested, against
the blue ticket handed out by the de
partment of public welfare to show
that the bearer is a resident of Chi
cago and deserves a job.
"If you accept one of these blue
tickets you are no better than a serf
of the fifteenth century," said Fred
Isler, one of the speakers. "It is sim
ply another form of the blacklist In
Colorado miners, who have not been
allowed to organize, are compelled to
have these tickets to get a job. "That
is where the idea originated. Mar
shall Meld III, Sam Insull, Roger
Sullivan and every other business
man in 'this city and others in other
cities want the workingman to be
lieve that it is the out-of-town labor
ers who cause the hard times. Don't
you believe them. Organize into one
great union and then, you can de
John Laughman arrived late, but
in time to give a fifteen-minute
speech. He started out by condemn
ing the blue tickets and suddenly
catching sight of Detective Sergeant
Riccio's face in the audience, he
broke in the middle of a sentence and
loudly announced that Biccio was in
the hall. He then roasted Riccfo.
During tfcikrtter part of-the meet
ing a gang eAjjqys who, finished with
their bashet-BWTgame in tfie'gym
nasium next door, came into the hall
and disturbed the meeting by shout
ing "Sweitzer," "Olson,"' and "Harri
son " The reporter sent to cover the
meeting by the Herald turned into his"
office a story which stated that the
meeting was broken up when the
audience began to cheer for the can
didates. This was untrue.
"The average wealth produced by
the average workingman every day
last year was $8.50," said Charles
Jackson, one of the speakers. "You,
"HUPi average workingman, received m
return for Jhis the average day's
wage of $i."5$! "Now do you wonder
at the condition in which you now sit
before me. Organizeand get a larg
er share of what you produce."
Following the meeting Fred Isler
announced himself ready to answer
questions In response to an inquiry,
why there Wasn't going to be a pa
rade next Sunday, he replied- 'Tf the
Socialist party and the labor bodies
had not avoided meeting the commit
tee appointed by the Rev. Irwin Tuck-
fer on Feb. 12, to co-operate in the
proposed parade we should have a
paraded next Sunday."
Reel Fellows club, movie men, give
fball and cabaret at Hotel Sherman, .
Feb. 22. Proceeds tot clubhouse.
Dancers to be filmed. Photoplay
actors and actresses will show.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolp'h Turville will
-have wedding entertainment at fiurs.t
Indian club, 530 S Sangamon si,
next Sunday at 3 p m.
, West Side branch Y. P. S. L. meets
every Sunday evening a't Chicago
Hebfew Institute, Lytle and Taylor
sts. Ida Lubin, recording sqc'y, has
arranged interesting programs.
Honore J. Saxon will speak on
"American Indian's Contribution to
Progress1' at People's Open Forum,
Church of the TtedeemerRohey and
Warren, Sunday eyening.
prof. W. H. DuBois, colored edu
cator, will be at Church of Redeemer
Sunday afternoon. Subject, "Soul
of the Black Folks."
''Catholicism in Germany, Austria,
Beleium and Russia'1 is su'biect of lec
ture to he delivered by JJ. "Percy Ward,
ouuuay a., m. ay 11, in. uurinuuan
hall, Masonic Temple.
JT MOCKS TEIR MODESTY
New York, Feb. 18. Because foro
nrettv choir girls are to wear hoys,'
trousers in an amateur production. In
the Cavalry Baptist. church, several
prominent -members threaten to re-