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PUBLISHER DIDN'T HAVE TIME
TO "OBEY THE LAV( When the state factory inspector's office got a, complaint letter saying that the Church Publishing House, 2900 W. Chicago avenue, was em ploying a boy -without age .and school certificate, over- eight. hours., a day, an inspector went out and looked the place over. TSverything looked all right. ( The next day along came another complaint saying the boy was hid den in a shed'while the inspector, was inspecting. So Miss Gertrude Stoetzel, deputy factory inspector,. . -went out. And she found the boy, hidden in a shed. When she asked G. S.. O. Foreman, he superintendent and treasurer of the company, the why and wherefore of thus hiding the kid, sticking him away where it was hard for an inspector to find him, Foreman explained: "We have had a lot of extra work lately, getting out literature for the Go to -Church Sun day movement, and you must excuse us, we really haven't had time to obey the law of the sovereign -state of Illinois," said Foreman, in sub stance. "We will notify you when we are ready to try your case in court for violation of. the law," said Miss StoetzeL T'hen she told him she had found one more boy without age .and school certificate and there would be two cases against the Church Pub lishing Co. Fines and costs in cases brought by the Chief Factory Inspector, Oscar Nelson, Monday, brought a total of $443 in Judge Newcomer's court. In fines and convictions it was -a bigger record than ever before in one week in Illinois. To repeat, Monday was a worse day for violators of labor laws than any entire week. o o 1 "Pa,. I don't, see why I have to study algebra. I hate the stuff!" "I know my boy; but keep at it You may havi . to figure out your income tax somt day." N. Y. World. SHOW HOW LITTLE REGARD THEY HAVE FOR HUMAN LIFE New York, Jan. 28. The con tempt of the "gunmen" for human life was shown in the testimony given by Alfred Lehman, captured black hander, alias "Schmitty," when asked if he had ever considered the taking of human life. "I.was just the same to me as killing an insect," said the aenemic, under-sized youth Of 23, who is im plicated in two murders, guilty of arson and says he has aided in the abduction of young girls for white slave purposes. Rocco Pucillo, alias "Zump," an other member of the gang, who fol lowed Lehman on the stand, told of setting-off 35 bombs in the city. He gaW he had little regard for human lifeafid received from $50 to $100 for each bomb he planted. 1 o o . "WILD MAN" BREAKS-UP BIG SETTLEMENT OF INDIANS Kenosha, Orvt, Jan. 28. A famous "wild man,". Hjalmar Moilanen, former well-known resident of Au rora, Minn., who has terrorized In dians and woodmen and has been pursued all over the forest region of Ontario, has been captured and placed in a steel cage. Jndians, believing their country infested with evil spirits aftecseeing the wild man, abandoned Jieir homes and migrated to a western sec tion of the. country. He is a raving maniac and is making the local jail hideous with his howlings. o o THE MEXICAN SITUATION Washington, Jan. 28. Reported that secret information was given members of the Senate foreign rela tions committee at White House con ference, revealing much worse con ditions in Mexico than has been gen- rally realized. Several senators who. bjected to president's program of aising the embargo on arms to the .onstitutionalists were won over by , the data the president gave them.