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a disposition to jimmy a little truth
into the editorial colyum.
Talking about the unemployed,
why is it that free employment
bureaus do darned little business, and J
- ' -. ti r
those that charge a jobless man 'for
a job get it all (
A little investigation of free em
ployment bureaus might disclose the
whv and wherefore.
"WORST INSTITUTION OF ITS KIND" LOOKS
LIKE GOOD NAME FOR COUNTY HOSPITAL
An Eastern doctor recently claimed
the County Hospital was"the worst
institution of its kind in the United
States. And various cases that come
to the public's notice bear out his
Stories have drifted to the news
papers telling of some complaint
from a person too poor to afford any
thing above the medical treatment of
the County Hospital- But it appears
that emergency cases are also treat
ed in the same manner.
Saturday afternoon Charles Davis,
107 S. Throop street, a laborer em
ployed by the John 0. Mitzlaff Wreck
ing Co., sustained a broken ankle.
He was in very great pain and was
rushed to the County Hospital.
He was received and preparations
were made to rush him to the operat
ing room. As he was placed on the
truck a woman dressed in a nurse's
outfit rushed up and stopped the pro
cession. "You can't attend him here," she
shouted. "Take him away."
Even the placid county doctors ap
. "What's the. matter?" they asked.
"Why his case comes under the
workmen's compensation act and we
don't take thpse sort of cases," she
A man standing by mumbled some
inquiry as to how she knew the manfs
firm came under the compensation
act. There was no one present to ex-
hundred large companies which do
not come under the act. They have
refused to so far. In viewpf these
circumstances there didn't .seem any
real way for the lady to know. But
she remained firm and the matt was
This was about 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. Dr. I. Sarnoff, surgeon of
the Fillmore av. policev station, ambu
lance, which coriveyedvthe mad, then
began a search f ora hospital wherein
Davis could gain relief from the great
pain in his ankle. "
At 11 o'clock that night he tyas
finally lodged in the Jefferson Park
Dr. Sarnoff was the first one to call
attention to the cruelty displayed at
the County Hospital.
The Day Book sent a reporter to"
Joseph Meyer, county agent. Meyer
flowed with explanations. He went to
great pains to explain the compensa
tion act to the reporter, but the latter
drew a copy of the Bet from his
pocket and. succeeded in explaining a
few things to Meyer. '
He finally convinced Meyer that
there was no way possible for the
lady in the nurse's uniform to have
known that Mitzlaff did or did not
come under the act, at the time she
refused Davis admittance.
Meyer then dropped his explana
tion and begrudgingly admitted that
the excuse was "flimsy."
"But," he hastened to add, "Davis
wasn't hurt very badly. It seems like
a case of much ado about nothing."
Meyer was partly right. Fortu
nately for Davis he was not hurt very
badly. But he was hurt badly enough
to warrant immediate attention.
Meyer gave the name of the lady
plain tb'h'er. And there are several pn the. nurse's uniform as Mrs. Elea
Wages in Victoria, Australia, have
increased 25 per cent in 20 years,
says report. Pretty good place to
live, that if cost of living hasn't la
creased 40per cent .