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Square Building, has a doctor's ser
vice1 that is -free to injured workmen
What our doctors say goes. If one of
our doctors says the man is not fit
to go back to work the employer
must stand by the decision. If the
workman does nat want to take a
doctor furnished bythe employer, or
if the employer does not. want the
workman to have his own doctor,
then the place to come is the Indus
The conditions under which the
Plorsheim Co. took Schneider back to
work and the statements of Dr. I. M.
Ailbright, who attended Schneider,
will be investigated by the board this
Where Schneider and the six little
Schneiders get the worst end of the
whole 'deal is in the fact that he did
not know his rights, was afraid of his
job, and so went back to work with
out seeing his doctor again. The
reason he didn't see the doctor again
was because he didn't want the ex
pense. Louis FlorsheiiUj, president of the
Florsheim Co., said to a Day Book re
porter yesterday: "Yes, I remember
that case. Schneider would not do
what White told him to and White
The reporter asked: "But why did
White fire him only a little while after
he fell from a ladder? Why did
White keep him two years and eight
months and never find out that he
was a slow workman until after he
fell from a ladder?"
"Oh, we have cases like that every
day. We fired a man- yesterday who
has been with us five years. He was
here too long and got careless."
"What is your explanation of why
the Industrial Board has not got a
report from you on the Schneider ac
cident, as the law requires?"
"I don't know anything about that.
The office force handles that."
"Do you know that such a report
is demanded by the compensation
"No, I'm not sure about that. I
haven't read thelaw. I leave that
to the office force. I don't know
whether we have to report accidents
to anybody except our insurance
"Did you know that in a. case like
Schneider's your company ought to
pay him half his wages and furnish
him with doctor's service and me'di
cine instead of paying him full wages
and let it go at that?"
"No, I leave that to the office
"Was Schneider an agitator?"
"No, he was all right that way.
But he wouldn't do what he was
"When a man falls eight feet from
a ladder that breaks with him, don't
you think he's got a right to be a lit
tle slow for a while when he comes
back on the job."
"Oh; no, we had to let him go, he
couldn't do the work."
She Why did you take off your
hat to that girl? You don't know her,
l ie No er but mv brother cioes.
and'this is his hat!