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An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, ggjBSSfrv. Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher.. Automatic 51-42Z
500 .South Peoria St 398 ' " By Mail, 50 .Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 86 Chicago, Friday; Jan. 9, 1914 ONE CENT
UNUNITED CHARITIES, LIKE SOME
CLOCKS, NEEDS NEW WORKS
The Idea, of Giving Speedy and Bona-Fide Relief Is All
Right, But When It Comes To. the Actual Workings
of the Organization the Shoe Doesn't Fit
Too Many Misleading Statements,
BY JANE WHITAKER
Lest there may be any misapprehension regarding my motive in telling
you about the way the United Charities works, I wish to saythat I have the
same mptive.I would have in taking out the works of a- clock-rto; either re
place, them with.better works orrepair the old works so that the. clock Tuna
right. ' '
I have no desire to interfere with their collections of money, provided
they "will, spend .this money' in-the, way. -they, promise and seem to .rarely
fulfill-Mn giving speedy and bona-fide relief.
However ,to our education.
In its statement of 1912-J.3 expenses, the U. C. includes, "equivalent of
visiting nurses or doctors' pay."
Now; that is most misleading. The U. C. uses the nurses employed by
the Visiting Nurses' Association- of Chicago in fact, most of the work these
nurses do is U. C. work.
And hudealing with .'doctors; they employ the county physician, or, if
another doctoc has previously been. -called In, a most 'persuasive Investigator
convinces the physician that this is such a poor family, and in the interest
of humanity he. should -cancel tfie hilL 'which he does and the TJ. C. takes the