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THE PUBLIC FdRUM
.. ' CALLS IT A. TRAP. There is an
, advertising campaign being carried
on in the street cars by "a self-appointed
trade school that is a danger
ous trap for good, ambitious young
men one they, should be taught to
avoid: Here is the' bait used: "Earn
$6 a Day. Learn Plumbing, Brick
laying, Electric Wiring."
Now, while $6 a day is paid in these
trades, yet iU.is paid to those only
who are' members of the ' building
trades unions. And no graduate of
any so-called trade school can gain
membership in these unions, as they
must take care of the"ir own' thou
sands of apprentices, besides a long
waiting list of ex-members and trans-.
fers. Outside the building industry
these trades amount to little and, are v
paid about the same wages as a'com
mon day laborer. f
It is a shame to see the1 lures that
are held out to the ambitious to
' bring them in to get a thorough
fleecing. The moving picture oper
ator school fraud is only a few
months past and I'd like to see' more
of. these alleged schools made to
show up or shut up. J as. O. Boy.
JOB HOLDERS. Have read ar
ticles for and against Jack Robbins'
opinion, and therefore would like to
state mine. s
Lonston's letter, no doubt, is a let
ter dictated by some orphan home of
ficial, and he will therefore receive
credit from these orphan home su
perintendents, better termed jobhold
,grs, which will make him more of a
favorite among those who once gre
tended that they cared for him.
I myself am from one of these so
called good orphan homes and what
I say are facts and not theories.
There was; never before a more per
fect statement of orphan homes than
that printed by Jack Robbins. These
superintendents, if superintendents
they may be called, are absolutely
nothing more than jobholders ami
salary protectors in every sense of
the word. -A. R. 1
GAS COMPANY. LAW. For the
benefit of the public, Iwouldsuggest
that the gas company be compelled
to. file a duplicate, with the house- , '
holder after the reading of meter. ' - '
Why should we accept its records as
accurate or "deposit $1 for examina
tion if their bills are questioned, this
deposit to be lost when examination
has shown meter as correct by gas :
inspector from city dep't? Paul
THE TIPPING TRUST.' Will you - J
kindly answer the ' following ques-' "
tioris through your paper: y.
Is there a law against trusts in this
Is there a law against the tipping
trust operating in- this city? '
If so, why is Sam Wolf, with offices
at room 704, 164 W. Washington sL,
head of the so-called "million-dollar
tipping trust," allowed to operate
checkrooms in something like 65 or
70 places here in Chicago, partial list
of which is attached hereto? i
He employs several girls, and
whfen a tip is given the girl the pat
ron believes he is giving it to her, but
it goes to Sam Wolf, while the girls
are paid a salary of approximately
$9 per week.
Furthermore, if Sam Wolf thinks
a private party has a checkroom of
his own, paying a small privilege for
it and probably making a fair living,
he (Sam Wolf) will offer him three
or four times as much as the "other
fellow" is paying just to, take it
away from him, even if he loses' .
money on the, proposition. - guy
I think the public should know .
these facts and would thank you to "
enlighten me on the above question. ' -;
Here is a partial list:
College inn, Hotel Sherman, Bis-
marck hotel, Berlin roonj, Blue Bird
room, the Winter Garden, Movie inn,
Morrison hotel, Kulg Joy Lo, Great
Northern hotel, Fort Dearborn hotel,