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JANITORS IN IEVEE DISTRICT
HAVE TO ANSWER TO POLICE
Jobs of janitors are not safe out in
the old levee district unless the jan
itors "see" the police and get in right.
Thomas McGiH-was a janitor at 14
W. 22d st five years. He ran the place J
in a way satisfactory to C. R. Glea
son, agent for the Rector estate,
which owns the building. On Oct. 10
Oscar Boencke, an assistant of Glea
son, came to Janitor McGilJ and de
livered this ultimatum:
"Another janitor will have to take
your place. Your work is all right.
But Capt. Nootbar has complained
to Mr, GJeason that you are in league
with women who are using this build
ing for unlawful purposes, You have
been giving keys to girls in flats. We
will have to take your job away from
you because Capt. Nootbar is against
you and if you stay here he will be
after us all the time,"
Janitor McGill went to Capt. Noot
bar, accompanied by Samuel Gordon,
a taUor at 14 W. 22d s.t. According
to McGill, this is what Capt Noot
bar told him:
"I want you out of there. You're
giving keys to girls at night. We
have two keys that you gave to two.
girls and we have the statements of
the girls that you gave the keys. You
are not a fit person to run that build
ing." So Janitor McGill finds himself Qn
the street with winter coming on,
loser of a job that paid him $80 a
month, His statement is that he
doesn't know why. he lost his job.
To a Day Book reporter Capt.
Nootbar said: i'l haven't time to
bother about janitors' jobs. If the
man wasa good janitor, why didn't
the agent of the building keep him?
I remember McGill coming to see me
here, but I don't remember what was
said. There are so many people-lsall
C. R. Gleagpn, ajjent for the Rec
tor estate, whoBe pfflce is at 1032 W.
42d st., said:
"We discharged McGill, There
were charges brought against him by
the pplice. The charges were not
proven. There is a doubt in my mind
as to the guilt of McGill, who had
worked for us five years and shown
himself a good worker. At the same
time, we have the highest regard for
Capt. Nootbar and hjs efforts to elean
out the district. We know him to be
honest and we are trying td co-operate
with him. I don't know any
warning was given McGill or what
the chance he had to make good."
THERE IS WOE ALONG TIMES
SQUARE AND THE, RIALTO
New York, Oct. 21 There is woe.
alpng the Rialto and gloom in Times
Square. The war has hit the mem
bers of the "Profesh" a body wallop.
There are more actors out of jobs in
New York today than at any time in
the memory of the oldest" goubrette,
and that is some memory.
-The vaudeville artists .have been
hit the hardest, Lee Sbubert said to
day that salaries alt along the vaude-.
ville circuits had been cut in half
since the war broke put.
"We have not cut salaries yet,"
said Shubert, "and are so far little
effected, but the vaudeville people
have been hit hard because their
patrons are the first to feel the effect
of war times. The principal result of
the war, so far as we are concerned,
is that New York has been invaded
by an army of English actors who
have been unable toet work at home
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MESS OVER TAKING OF OIL' SHIP
Washington, Oct 21, In a pre
liminary conference between AQting
Sec'y of State Lansing and the Brit
ish ambassador late, yesterday oyer
the seizure pf the S"tandard Oil tank
er Brindilla, 4ifferences of opinfon.
were understood tp have developed
over the new American shin registry
law. It is believed this will lead to
3crong representations to the Britten