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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 29, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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LETTER TO EDITOR
WANTED THE RICH FELLOW
Editor Day Book: The item, "A
Great City Is a Great Loneliness," is
far from being so.
I am a young man, of good habits
and have found out nine-cases out of
ten a girl is looking for a fellow with
plenty of mdney to spend. If he has
not got it he might as well move on.
I have kept company with several
good, respectable girls, but got the
cold shoulder when I could not come
across with as much as probably
some other fellow.
Now I am only earning $60 a
month and must work every day in
the month for that, but have pros
pects of very good salary in the near
future. But the future does not seem
to appeal to the young ladies now
adays. Another thing, they generally are
the fault themselves of men accost
ing them. They will stand on a street
corner and flirt or make remarks
which draw him on, and if they did
not encourage him he would not
bother them.
So they mostly bring loneliness on
themselves by not wanting a moder
ate wage earner, and the ones they
want are all taken. G. A. B.
WOULD CALL IT "JACOB A. RMS"
The following resolution has been
passed and submitted to the Board
of Education and the Committee on
Buildings and Grounds by Gertrude
Howe Britton and Harry A. Lipsky,
two members of the School Board:
Whereas, The Board of Education
is acquiring a site at Throop, Lytle
and Taylor streets, whereon to erect
an elementary school; and
Whereas, This site is located in a
district inhabited by recent arrivals
in this country or the first generation
born of such immigrants; and
Whereas, There recently passed
away Jacob A. Riis, a man who de
voted his life to the work of Amer
icanizing the immigrant and to the
general civic betterment of his city;
whose activity gave inspiration to the
good citizenship of the United States,
and who earned the title of "The
finest immigrant that eyer came to
this country;" therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the school to be
erected on the Throop and Lytle
streets site be known as the Jacob A.
Riis School.
(Signed) Harry A. Lipsky,
Gertrude Howe Britton.
BRANDEIS' ADJUSTING IDEA
PROVED A SUCCESS
Washington, D. C, June 29. A
new way for adjusting troubles which
continually arise between, employers
and employes was devised four years
ago by Louis Brandeis as a result of
the garmentmakers' strike in New
York. What he calls an application
of the principle of democracy to in
dustry in the form of the preferential
open shop protocol has been in oper
ation now for this period of time and
according to a report by the Depart
ment of Labor its success has been
marked.
Out of 7,653 cases brought before
the "institution of clerks" during
these four years, 7,477, or 97.7 per
cent, were promptly adjusted by the
clerks and deputy clerks representing
the two sides. Of the 179 cases re
ferred to the higher boardj 12 involv
ed a single issue, so that actually only
168 cases were brought before this
body. Of these 159 were satisfactor
ily adjusted.
In only 9 cases, which is one-tenth
of one per cent of the total cases, did
the board fail to reach a decision,
and these cases were referred to the
Board of Arbitration, which is the
final court of appeals in this industry.
The grievances adjusted covered
wide fields and included discrimina
tion against individuals, wrongful
discharge, non-payment for legal
holidays and claims for wages due.
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Iron rust will disappear if the spot
is soaked in rice water."
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