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ALL 'ROUND TOWN!
"Oh, yes, it's terrible the way Pres.
Wilson has played politics -with, the
eight-hour law for railroad men,"
said Miss Agnes Nestor, 'president of
the Woman's Trade Union league.
"Look at the facts. It was last June
the national convention of Pres. Wil
son's party was held.' It was nine
weeks before th'e day on which the
president said the eight-hour day is
sanctioned by the judgment of soci
ety. And what did Pres. Wilson's
party say in its official platform? 4t
" 'We hold that thejife, heallh and
strength of the men, women and
children of the nation are its great
est asset, "and that in tfie conserva
tion of these the federal government,
wherever it acts as the employer of
labor, should both on its own account
and as an example, put into effect the
following principles of Just employ
ment: (1) A living wage for all em
ployes; (2 a working day not to ex
ceed eight hours, with one day oi
rest in seven.' ,
"Oh. yes, it's terrible the way Pres.
Wilson has played politics with the
She says her organization is keep
ing its hands out of presidential poli
tics ' and her opinions about the
White House are individual. Miss
Nestor is a glovemaker and knows
what it is to stitch ten and twelve
hours a day "with fingers weary and
The man in search of work, who
a few months ago was being kicked
around like a football by labor agen
cies who preyed upon his needs to
bleed him of money, is now implored
by the agencies to accept their fa
vors, said R7 J. Knight, state super
visor of labor agencies.
"The plight of the man in search
of a job has been pitiful," said
Knight "He had to pay a registration
fee before his nape was even con
sidered, and even if he only got a job
as laborer at $1.60 a day he had to
pay a good fee to the agent for get
ting him the work. Ofter the agent
and the foreman worked together
and a man would be fired soon after
he paid his commission to the labor
agent, making room for a new man
with another commission fee.
"Now labor'is in such demand that
railroads and factories willingly pay
Ihe agency commissions on all the
men they can get The B. & 0.,
Rock Island and some other roads
have established' free employment
agencies on the West Side, along
with free transportation to the job."
It won't be Jong before dealers will
be throwing an auto in for good
measure every time you buy five gal
lons of gasoline. Petroleum dealers
say price of "gas" is going up again.
We got up this morning to give an
elderly -lady our .street car seat In
stead of jus taking it, she ksaid:
"Thank you, you're a gentleman."
That 'makes a fellow feel' good to
start the day out " Z"
Get out trie oid lullaby book, folks.
These cool nights are the nights
when the kidlets like to be cuddled
up and lullabied to sleep.
Principal of Forestville school pre
dicts bloomers for everyday wear by
school girls. That sounds reasonable.
Girls are only school girls once in a
lifetime and they might just as well
make the best of it. Basketball; vol
leyball, indoor handball and the like
would be much more appreciatedby
the girls if played in bloomers.
If you are contemplating a trip,
New York is a fine place to steer
clear of right now.
Bayonne, N. J. "Dis chicken,
jedge, committed suicide and I was,
simple acting as pallbearer," argued
Jim Rice, colored. Ten days in
mouring for Jim.
New York. Increase in price of
cigars announced by severaj manu
facturers. Possibly it's because of
export demand for battle smoke.