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NOON . EDITION
"LET PEOPLE ELECT THEIR SALOONKEEPERS,"
SAYS SO. DAKOTA MAYOR STORY INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, . oQa 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and .Publisher. , ap3Jdya Tel. Monroe 353. '
VOL. 2, NO. 160
Chicago, Saturday, April 5, 1913
FREE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES HAVE PROVED
UTTER FAILUkESj-MORE MONEY NEEDED
How Much Have 'Newspapers That Run Agencies of
Their Own in Want Ad Columns Had to Do With
' Cutting Down Legislative Appropriations?
There .has been some talk of es
tablishing a fre'e employment agency
in connection with the new Morals.
Court" over which Judge Jacob H.
Hopkins is to preside Monday.
If Judgje Hopkins himself were to.
look after such a free employment
agency it might-be of some use. For
Judge Hopkins is a real human being,
who would bleed red blood and not
sawdust if you stuck, a pin in hinu.
BUT if Judge Hopkins were not tO'
supervise the" free employment
agency and some two-by-twice politi
cian looking-for an easy job were put
in charge that free employment
agency wouldn't be worth a hoot.
The best proof of this is that there
are in Chicago today three free em
ployment 'agencies kept up by the
state of Illinois.
Very likely this is news to most
readers. It is no wonder it is.. so.
For.these state-free agencies arefail
ures. .Yb" could stick the amount of
business the whole three-do in a week
in yo'ur eye and then .take part in a
. The superintendents' of the free'
agencies themselves admit this, but
sflpm to think they can do nothing
about it without bigger appropria
tions from the state anyhow.
A Day Book reporter went on a
tour of investigation among the state
employment agencies. "He went first
to the North Side office at 826 North
This office does not look like an
employment agency in the first place.
There is no dazzling array of jobs
spread" out on a., bulletin board in
front of it; there is no lure on the
outside; and the sign with the won
"free" on it in big letters smacks 6.'
And the inside of the office looV
more like an undertaker's establish
ment when business is poor than anv
thing else, with its clean . carpetet
floors, clean walls, clean, life-size:"
picture of Charles Deneen every
'thing so darn clean and spick and
span than any ordinary.spu or daugh-