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THE BREAKER BOY A SHORT STORY BY
CLARENCE D ARROW, IS IN THIS ISSUE
THE DAY BOOK
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VOL. 3, NO. 30
Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 1, 1913
'HOBO KING' JOLTS CONVICT LABOI
FOR BENEFIT OF UNEMPLOYED
C. Jeff Davis, President International Itinerant Workers.
Wins Plea Before National Good Roads Congress
in Detroit That Unemployed Be Given Chance
at Work Before Convict Labor Is Used.
C. Jeff Davis, the "Hobo King," president of the International Itinerant
Workers, dropped off the tender of a "Big Four" train yesterday afternoont
and with him he brought the Important problem of the unemployed.
Davis is hitting the road for the American Federation of Labor con
vention to be held at Seattle. He expects to arrive there Nov. 10. He left
Cincinnati Oct. 23.
Davis will take up the question of convict labor on the public high
ways and also the making of cigars in the penitentiaries. But Jeff has an
other object in mind. That is the repeal of all the vagrancy laws of the
United States as unconstitutional.
Davis recently threw a bomb into the National Good Roads Congresr
convention held in Detroit, when he demanded and was granted, a seat as.
delegate, by attacking their plan for putting convicts to work on the pro
posed national highway.
He pleaded for the unemployed. And although the meeting of banker?
and other representatives of Big Business tried to down !hlm he finally car
ried his point and the congress passed a resolution providing that an effort