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has nothing to do with the state free
'agencies officiaily;but he is in a posi
tion to know how' successful--or un
successful they are.
Cruden shook his head dismally
"No," he said, "the state offices
aren't getting results.
"The chief trouble is the legisla
' ture won't grant enough money to
run them properly. They can't get
into connection with big employers.
The money given them will only al
low for one telephone in each office.
There ought to be five. A private
agency will have several telephones
and several girls busy at them at
the same time asking shops, factories
and offices if they need men.,
"More than $15,000 was collected
from the private agencies by the state
'in license fees and fines last year. I
asked the legislature to give me
$3,500 to run my office. They gave
"There are over 300 private em
ployment agencies in Chicago; 135
for women; 9 teachers' agencies; 13
nurses-' registries; 50 theatrical agen
cies. The license fee is $50. More
men- and more money are needed be
fore the free offices will be a succss.
And possibly, Mr. Cruden, in view
of The Tribune-reading1 clerk -in the
1 North Side office more pep!
But, of course, there is another
reason for the failure of the free
offices. The newspapers are in the
business themselves, with their want
ads of help and situation wanted.
The success of free employment
bureaus maintained by the state
might cut down newspaper advertis-
ing receipts for people wouldn't pay
for what they could get for nothing.
Perhaps this throws some light on
the miserly, appropriations made for
the state free offices by the legisla
3f 'there is to be a free employment
agency in connection with the Morals
Court we hope that Judge Hopkins
will take all these things into ac
MAN, LOST IN MOUNTAIN, DIES;
KEPT DIARY OF SUFFERING '
Liberty, N. Y., April 5. Horace
Berry, traveling salesman from
Springfield, Mass., got lost in moun
tain woods near here and, dying-of
starvation and exposure, wrote daily
entries of his wanderings and ad--dressed
them to his wife. He was
found unconscious four miles north
of here yesterday and brought to the
hospital, where he died.
The first entry in his notebook
about his suffering, read:
"My Dear Wife: I am dying. I
left Dr. Willowemoe on Tuesday
afternoon for Liberty. I tried to walk
.through the woods and make sales
on the way. I have lost my way. God
only knows if I can get out:"
Another said: "Wednesday Have
had only water to serve my needs.
Have called and called. Sun covered
by clouds, and I can't find my way
out. Company will care for you and
The last entry, evidently cut short
by the man's failing strength, read:
"Thursday Have been walking all
night Will write you la "
Word was. sent to the wife' in
BENEFIT FOR FLOOD SUFFERERS
One of the most successful stuiits
for raising money for flood sufferers
was pulled off yesterday afternoon
under 'the direction of the Chicago
Theater Managers' Association at the
The entertainment, which was
opened with an address by Blanche
Bates, started at 1:30 o'clock and
lasted until 5:30. Every seat was oc-r
cupied. The program, "which consist
ed of players from every company at
local big theaters, was an excellent
The receipts, $6,453.50, were turn
ed over to the Chicago Association of
Commerce relief fiu "