LABOR: The Man from Hardscrabble Hill

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One of the things William Green likes best about being president of the American Federation of Labor is the opportunity it gives him to ride on trains. Mild, deaf, ministerial Bill Green travels 20,000 miles a year on them, but he never tires of the cushioned delights of Pullman bedrooms, is never bored by the sight of flying landscapes. To Bill Green, an old and often lonely man, the railroad ticket is a badge of success, a heart-warming reminder that he is in demand as a speaker, has a salary of $20,000 a year (plus expenses) and a place...

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