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.untiring efforts in behalf of homeless 1
boys has been endorsed by practically
.every child organization and philan
thropic body the world over.
At an executive meeting of the Na
tional Club, which took place in De
troit, June 29 and 30, the following
resolution was passed:
"The Glenwood National Club at
meeting held hereby pledge our sup
port, morally and financially, to back
the efforts of Jack Robbins to use all
.in our power to materialize his the
ories and practical teaching to better
conditions of friendless boys."
Allow me to add that if there are
any Day Book readers in touch with
"needy" boys whose conditions are
such that there is room for a "big
brother" the writer would gladly put
them in touch with the committee for
that purpose. Herman Harris, Sec'y.
3564 Grand Blvd.
SAYS SOME WORKERS
FORCED TO SALOONS
Editor Day Book: Referring to
ordinance passed Monday at the city
council about back rooms in saloons,
which is another success of the days,
I would like to ask your opinion why
these people do not try to stop the
payment of the employes with
As I know of many cases where the
employers do not want the em
ployes to drink and patronize sa
loons, but still drive them in the sa
loons for cashing check." A man re
ceiving his check Saturday at noon is
not able to cash his check in the
.bank, because the banks are closed,
so the man is forced to cash his
check near to his working place.
t There he meets some of his part
ners who. are also cashing checks.
And, as we all know, "well have an
other little drink" always cost the
'poor man more money than he ex
pects to spend. I know of ntany
workingmen if they would have cash
'money paid instead of checks they
-would be going home with all their
jgalary, sober, instead of spending
half of their salary, and sometimes
all of it, in cashing checks.
Now, why not pass an ordinance
forbidding employers to pay with
checks. And giving the man who
doesn't care to patronize a saloon a
chance instead of forcing him to it.
WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
Passed ordinance abolishing Mar
ket street elevated railroad stub.
Defeated ordinance for a 260-foot
building zone on Michigan avenue.
Passed ordinance allowing surface
railroad extension on Lake Park ave
nue, between 47th and 55th streets.
Voted $50,000 at request of Mayor
Harrison for comprehensive expert
audit of traction companies' books
from 1907 to date.
Confirmed appointments of Mrs.
Charles O. Sethness, Mrs. William B.
Gallagher, Mrs. John McMahon and
four others as members of the Board
Voted $16,000 for Mayor Funk
houser's vice investigation.
Voted $500 to council committee to
investigate spht interest graft in La
Salle Street Bank.
Approved contracts with various
railroads for the construction of a
new viaduct in Twelfth street.
Amended code to permit of special
licenses being issued for motion pic
tures for adults only.
Authorized an increase in water
bill discounts from 15 to 25 per cent.
Ordered condemnation proceedings
started for new South Side beach.
Ordered end to dry sweeping m
'Voted to adjourn until October 5.
I. W. W. PICNIC
An International Labor Picnic will
be held ly the Chicago locals, Indus
trial Workers of the World, Saturday,
July 4, at Mayfair Park, 4624 Mont
rose av. Vincent St. John, Charles
Rothfisher, B. Schrager and others
will speak. Picnic begins at 10 a. m.