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a little money now This will help
you along. We want to treat you
right There is more for you when
you want it.'
"I got Fitzpatrick of the Chicago
Federation of Labor on the phone
and told him what was doing. He
told me to go along and later we
would show up Malter.
"Three days later Malter phoned
me he would meet me in his motor
car at Ashland and Madison st. at
6 o'clock in the evening. I met him.
We rode td Mike Doyle's cafe at Oak
ley blvd. and 12th st. He sprung the
same line of dope he had at his office
the Saturday before Then he hand
ed me a check for $75. He asked
whether I had cashed the other one
for $25. I said no. He wanted to
look at it. I gave it to him. Then
he marked both checks. 'Em. as
slister.' He explained this would
protect both of us as I would appear
on his payroll as a solicitor. I asked
him why he didn't pay cash. He said
he had to account to his organization
for the money and the only way to
do it was for me to appear on his pay
roll as working for him.
"I then took the $75 check, turned
it in to the executive board of the
Chicago Federation of Labor and
talked it all over with federation
officers and with Emmett Flood of
the A. F. of L. We decided the best
thing was to show up Malter as a
sample of the Chicago employer who
uses dirty money in an attempt to
tunnel on the inside and wreck a
union through the treachery of an
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Checks for $25 and $75 paid to Wm. J. Riordan, president and business
igent Dye House Workers' union, by Max Malter, sec'y of the Tailors,
Cleaners and Dyers' ass'n. H. Lash is Malter's assistant "I was told this
money- was salary and later 1 would get $1,000 if l put the union out o.
business," is Riordan's statement.