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FEDERAL HELP ASKED FOR "MAN
WHO LOOKS OLD"
Washington. The tragedy of the
workingman who "looks old" has
been brought to the attention of Mrs.
J. Borden Harriman, the only woman
member of the federal commission on
industrial relations, and it is expected
that a government investigation may
be made of the industrial conditions
that make it so difficult for the man
with bent shoulders and gray hair to
get a job, even though he is mentally
and physically capable.
HOW'D SHE KNOW?
"John," said his wife, "you never
seem to notice the little , things I do
for you. Only last night I sat up
after you had gone to bed and mend
ed a hole in your trousers. Isn't that
"Say, by the way, how'd you
.know there was hole there, huh?"
Penn. State Froth.
PAYS MOTHERS' PENSIONS
Zrx. Clara. Jfefefium-
Philadelphia, Pa. More than 700
widows, mothers of families, received
pensions the first day the new state
mothers' pension law went into effect.
Mrs. Clara Ketcham, trustee of the
mothers' pension bureau,- is already
well known to the widows and' or
phans of Philadelphia as "the San
ta Claus.Lady," because Mrs. Ketch
am has often provided gifts and
Christmas dinners for neglected poor
"I understand Gertrude Gadalotte
married a man who made a big for
tune by a lucky speculation in soap."
"Yes; and he disgraced her while
they were on their honeymoon."
"How did he do it?"
"Gertrude wanted the other pas
sengers to think an ocean voyage
was an old story to them, when her
Irusband, the. first crack out of the
box, pointed to a row of life preserv
ers and asked the captain what was .
the idea of all the extra tires."