LABOR: Libel

On strike in Manhattan last week against Horn & Hardart's "Automat," cafeterias and food shops were members of A. F. of L.'s Hotel & Restaurant Employes Union. Dissatisfied with the indifference of the passing public, two Automat pickets, David Hart and Joseph Molner, paraded with placards picturing two chefs in conversation, one holding a pot, the other dangling a black cat, obviously dead.

Chef No. 1: "Is there anything else?"

Chef No. 2: "Throw the cat in the pot. The scabs won't mind it."

Automat Manager James Levy, who prides himself on his spotless kitchen,...

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