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THE WASHER AND REPORTER
STILL WONDER "ON "WHAT
WOULD JESUS DO?"
"What would Jesus do?"
This is the question a window
washer who works in the National
Life building wants answered. And
he wants the answer to come from
the man higher up, a multimillionaire
who sits in an office at the top of the
.. National Life bldg. and says yes and
no on everything in a financial way
in that skyscraper.
"The Janitors are right to go on
strike," said the window washer. "I
get $55 a month. I got a wife and
three children to take care of on that
"I used to buy with nickels. Now
I buy with dimes. Ten cents for a
quart of milk, ten cents for a pound
of potatoes, ten cents for three eggs,
ten cents for nearly everything I used
to get for a nickel.
"Upstairs where the big ones are
they are Christians. I hear the man
who owns this building on the 12th
floor is a good one for the bible and
Jesus. You ask him what would
So The Day Book man started up.
He stopped on the ninth floor to see
the building manager, Edwin Bwing.
"All the men who work in this
building are satisfied," said Ewing.
"Only three or four out of 50 joined
the strike. Didn't bother us at all."
"Oh, yes, th$ men are all satisfied.
The minimum wage is $51) a month
and the maximum $67.50. We raised
wages last month."
, "How much?"
"Oh, we wanted to better their,
"How did the raise run about
from 5 to 10 per cent, would you
"Yes, just about that"
The Day Book man then went up
11 cut; incum iivmji ill ail dLLClllL LU I
see Albert M. Johnson, president of 1
1 the National Life Insurance Co.,
member of the Billy Sunday commit
tee, trustee North Shore Congrega
tional church, member Chicago Ath
letic club, Edgewater Golf club, Mid
day club. Johnson's home is a mar
ble palace at the head of the Lake
Shore drive. It cost $350,000, is
maintained by a staff of 15 house
servants, and its total upkeep cost
is around $50,000 a year.
"What would Jesus do?" was the
question running in the reporters
head as he told the desk girl he was a
reporter and wants to see Mr. John
Bon. Mr. Johnson sent word he had no
time for a reporter.
"Please repeat to him that I am a
reporter with a very important ques
tion and it is my duty to say whether
he is willing to answer this question',."
said the reporter.
The desk girl got Mr. Johnson's
secretary. She said he had had no
time to see a reporter.
And The Day Book man' went
scooting down an elevator asking
himself: "What would Jesus do
would Jesus nav $55 a month to the
window washers and floor scrubbers
and closet cleaners with milk ten
cents a quart and eggs three for ten
FLAT-DWELLERS ASS'N MEANS
BUSINESS ASK CHARTER
The Flat-Dwellers' ass'n neared a
reality yesterday when Frank JLang
don, organizer, applied for a charter.
It will oppose the attempts of real
estate agents to browbeat tenants,
soak them with unfair leases, neg
lect repairs or do away with con
cessions. Members of the association will
get data on desirable gents, owners
and apartments, will encourage own
ers to keep track of their tenants and
will try to restrict residence neigh
borhoods to desirable people.
o ck -
Edith Abbott says there is no such
thing as "criminal head."