MANNERS & MORALS: The Forgotten Art

Swear me, Kate, like a lady as thou art,

A good mouth-filling oath, and leave

"in sooth"

And such protest of pepper-gingerbread

To velvet guards and Sunday citizens.

—Shakespeare, Henry IV

Edna Ruggles did, in sooth, have a protest. She was fired by the Indianapolis Glove Co. at Marion, Ind. for uttering loud and profane reflections on the ancestry of her glove machine. Edna and her union (the A.F.L.'s International Glove Workers) protested to Louis Plost, Chicago trial examiner of the National Labor Relations Board. After due reflection, Examiner Plost last week handed down his decision:

"The day when a curse was designed and intended to...

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