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men who earn a living laughing at
All growing out of:
An afternoon tea.
A "kidding" match.
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FORMER BOOTBLACK TO GET
CHANCE AT RING TITLE
Kid Herman of New Orleans will
be the next to get. a chance at the
bantam weight title, claimed jointly
by Kid Williams and Johnny Ertle,
but to which Williams has the best
Herman and Williams have been
matched for a 20-round bout in New
Orleans, Nov. 29. Herman has come
up rapidly since he gave up a-job
as a bootblack to become a profes
sional in the ring.
LEAGUE TO HELP PHONE GIRLS
Cleveland, Nov. 5. The National
Consumers' league, in convention
here, will start nation-wide fight for
shorter hours and more pay for tele
phone girls and for other corpora
tion employes, according to Florence
Kelley, secretary. She said that con
ditions under which New York sub
way employes worked were so bad
their families were better off when
fathers and husbands were killed, as
charity1 organizations give them more
than wage income equals.
LA FOLLETTE SUPPORTS NEW
Madison, Wis., Nov. 5. The peo
ple of this country will soon see that
the new seamen's law is "one of the
greatest pieces of public welfare leg
islation ever written upon the na
tion's statute books," according to
Senator LaFollette, its author.
"Despite the calumnous attacks on
the measure by allied shipping inter
ests," said LaFollette, "it will soon
show its value in setting seamen free
from legalized slavery and improve
conditions under which they have
long been compelled to work."
The bill was defended against pur-"
ported attack by Wm. F. McCombs,
chairman of democratic national
committee, by Sec'y of Commerce
Redfield. McCombs declared he had
not heard of any new vessels being
built since Aug. 1, 1914.
"Whatever the effect of the sea
men's law may or may not he," Red
field said, "it is a fact that cannot be
denied that during the six months
prior to its going into operation an
increasing and, in the total, an unpre
cedented number of new ships both
for foreign and domestic trade have
been "ordered from American ship
builders, and at the time the law took
effect there were more ships being
in American ship yards than ever
before in the history of the country."
RECEIVER FOR WHITE CITY
White City is broke. A receiver for
the amusement park at 63d and
South Park av., which has entertain
ed crowds of merrymakers since
1905, will be asked today.'
The South Side park is the last to
stand. Riverview has operated in
the hands of the receiver for several
years and less than a week ago For
est Park hit a financial rock. Bad
weather is the cause.