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keep his legs in shape, and husked
corn to keep his hands hard.
Husking corn, Shoeless Joe found,
is fine work to keep the hands cal
loused. Ballplayers who do not use
their hands for any sort of work in
the winter take lots of time getting
them into shape in the spring.
While on his visit with McGuire
Jackson set a few eating records.
There was not a hand on the place
who got to the table ahead of the
slugging outfielder or stayed any
longer, after he had seen a few days
of service in farm work.
Bill Blackwood, secretary of the
Cleveland club, was with Jackson on
the trip. But Bill did not husk corn
and chop wood. He said there was
no use in him doing that sort of labor
since he is not required to nab flies
and knock homers in the summer.
THEY CALL HER "DAREDEVIL OF
Elfrieda Mais of Indianapolis, Ind.,
makes a mile in 55 seconds in her
racing auto. Her five-mile record is
4:35. Yet she is scared to death when
driving in busy streets.
BONUSES BY CORPORATIONS
CONDEMNED BY LABOR MEN
"Corporations are trying to prove
that they have souls," claim newspa
pers which are publishing stories of
wondrous amounts of money being
handed out to the workers of the na
tion in bonuses and profit-sharing
But the labor leaders of Chicago
"It is a confession of highway rob
bery," said Victor Olander, secretary
of the Illinois State Federation of
Labor. "It is proof that the employ
ers have been holding back what
does not belong to them. It is to
hold men on the job and to create in
their minds the impression they are
getting something that doesn't be-
long to them.
"Bonuses and profit-sharing plans
are founded on the same theory as
that of slavery. If these staggering
looking amounts were distributed
throughout the year in the. pay en
velopes of these men the amount
-would be scarcely noticeable."
"They are a fraud, a deception and
a snare," says John Fitzpatrick, pres.
of the Chicago Federation of Labor.
"They are un-American and it is
only the narrow two-by-nothing,
squeaky, college-bred employer who
would reduce the office boy's wages
in dull times that resorts to such
thievery known as profit-sharing.
The slogan of the American work
ingman is: 'A fair day's pay for a fan
day's work.' We want no more and
refuse to take less."
"I take most of this kind of stories
with a grain of salt," said Sec'ys
Ed Nockels of the federation. "If the
money is really being put up it is
conscience money. It is only a small -
per cent of what the employer has
cheated the worker. It's to maltn Tilm
believe he's getting what he isn't Nl
supposed to. Such infamy should be
prevented by law. It is holding an
empty nosebag in front of the horse
and telling him that it sometime will t