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A MATTER OF TRAINING
A certain school heads its advertisement with a striking picture. It
is a morning scene. Two men are leaving home for work. One "the un
trained man," in overalls and blouse, with a parcel of black bread and
bologna under his arm, has to start at 6:30 and won't get home till after
sunset. His home is a dingy tenement He will return to it almost ex
hausted. The other man, spick and span as a fashion plate, leaves his swell
residence at 8:30, hops into a luxurious automobile and is swiftly carried to
a comfortable office where he puts in a few pleasant hours before going
for a gajne of golf to a country club. He gets back home fresher, better
rested, than when he left A well-clad wife will kiss him at the door and
merry, rosk-cheeked children will circle around him as he passes inward
to the waiting four-course meal. He is the "trained man."
The inference of the "ad." is that this vivid contrast is wholly a mat
ter of school training. For the purpose of a school with training to sell,
such a representation is ingenious. But it is only partly true. Moreover
it holds out false hopes.
If everybody trained for the office job, it would soon be the office man
who would have to live meagerly in the black tenement and work the
long hours on scanty pay.
We've already more than enough of such training. The woods are
full of youths looking for office jobs where they can wear biled shirts and
keep their finger nails clean. What is needed is a new kind "of framing
for society at large, not calculated to make the men in overalls ashamed
of their job, but to teach the others of us how much we owe to the world's
real workers; to secure for them a- just place in public respect as well as
a just income.
LETTER TO EDITOR
THE STREET CAR SITUATION
Editor Day Book. On the front
page of your issue of Nov. 20 you
printed an article headed "The Real
Reason for Indecency of Men in Chi
cago Street Cars." It was good the
best I have seen on the subject.
I wonder if the heads of the city
surface lines or the elevated lines
would read it if they had it before
- I am sending the said copy to Mr.
Busby with a letter, as follows, and
will give him a chance to read it if
he will. But I suppose it will see
the waste paper basket instead of
Old Man Busby. This is the letter:
City, Nov. 27, 1914.
Mr. Busby I note in The Day
Book of today that you have put on
six sleuths to arrest street car flirts.
I don't think the idea is bad at all,
as I have seen several occasions when 1 by friends.
something like that was needed. But,
Mr. Busby, dont you think there are
other ways of making the cars more
agreeable. I live on the west side.
Ride the W. Madison cars, the 40th
av. cars ,the Grand av., the Cicero av.
and, the worst of all, the Halsted st
line. All these lines are short of cars.
The employes are very impolite and
offensive along with it
Read this front page, inclosed,
of The Day Book of Nov. 20 and see
if there is not a lot of truth in it
Don't you think the' people who ride
in street cars should have a little at
tention as well as you big men who
in automobiles? C. A. P.
At a wedding in the Italian section
of Manchester, N. H., the bride's
waist was covered with yellow
backed $20 bank notes, which she
pinned to the dress as given to her