putterings 217 < 218 > 219 index
and dancing around / to the hard place
Puttering and dancing around his stall in a forlorn attempt to demonstrate a youth which had fled years and years ago !
And working until the crack of doom ! There is the rub !
Had society done any good for this man ? It had not.
On the contrary it had lashed him to his work...
in “The Social Crime” The Shoe Workers’ Journal 16:4 (April 1915) : 6-8 (7) : link
title incorporates a cross-column liberty (not OCR misread)
“The emblem of justice to the worker, success to the manufacturer, profit to the retailer, and peace to the community”
Boot & Shoe Workers Union / Union Stamp Factory
The Boot and Shoe Workers’ Union, Publishers, 246 Summer St., Boston, Mass.
He puttered some, but worked more
page 6 : link