National Affairs: Caesar's Fun

Fun, money and power are what James Caesar Petrillo gets out of life as a union man. Dark, torrid Jimmy ("Mussolini") Petrillo is president of the Chicago Federation of Musicians (A. F. of L.). For his labors in behalf of unionized music, Mr.

Petrillo draws a yearly salary of $26,000, plus perquisites which in 1937 ran his total take from the union to $110,700.* His powers over Chicago musicians, and through them over Chicago theatres, dance halls, radio stations, are absolute. His great hates are: 1) canned music, 2) C. I. O.'s John Lewis,...

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