National Affairs: Price on Picketing

In residential Ridgewood, N. J., Mayor Frank D. Livermore got tired of seeing pickets of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's Union (A. F. of L.) trudging up & down in front of the Charles F. Wenger stores carrying angry strike signs. Last week, Mayor Livermore submitted to his borough commission a new idea for restricting picketing. He proposed an ordinance imposing a $50 weekly license fee on anyone who wants to carry a sign on Ridgewood's streets. Penalties: $200 fine or 90 days in jail or both. His argument: while a man's...

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