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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Monroe and Sangamon streets. They
have the hall and some benches, on
which unemployed men may sleep,
and they are hoping occasionally to
have rolls and coffee for the hungry,
but they haven't a stove. I could not
tell that man where he could get
such a stove because I did not know
of a single organization that would
give it to them.
A mother of five children appealed
to me to get her a position so that
she might keep her children (with
her, as four of them are now out at
different homes and she is unable,
save for the charity of friends, to
keep herself and the little boy she
still has with her.
And for a month I have spoken
of that woman's case to every social
worker I have met and though -the
woman is quite young, of good ap
pearance and willing, I have been un
able to get work for her.
These are just a few cases. There
are thousands of duplicates right
here in Chicago. Last winter, when
the thermometer waB below zero, I
stood on the street watching the
bread line of hungry, homeless men.
That line extended around an entire
block and those men stood there for
over two hours that they might get
a tin cup of coffee and a single roll.
I visited the municipal lodging
houses where many of the men had
to sleep on the floor with just a pa
per under them, and I watched men
being turned away who would have
to walk the streets in that bitter cold
and their thin apparel all night. And
there are more men out of work al
ready this winter than there were in
January of last year.
It may be selfish to say that char
ity begins at home, but I do not think
we should be very boastful of the
charity we send abroad until such
time as we have taken care of the
misery that is right at our own door.
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Chrysanthemum shows in Garfield
and Lincoln parks open. Thousands
attend.
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