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NOON EDITldN. ' NOON EDITION
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
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VOl.3, NO'. 93 Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 17, 1914 ONE CENT
LOCAL LABOR BODY PROPOSES WAY
TO TREAT WITH UNEMPLOYED
Would Have Fund Created by Voluntary Assessment,
Subscription and Donations From Employed Union
Men Married Men To. Be Given Aid Out of
This Fund Congregating Places
For Single Men..
There's real brotherhood in' the way the Chicago Federation, of Lahor
proposes to treat the problem of the unemployed. And it's" a real practical
way. - " ; - ,
.Recently the federation appointed -a committee to investigate the un
employed problem. And that committee did not advance any long-haired
theories concerning the problem.
But after the. first two weeks of, investigation they reported back to
the labor body that the questlbn"was too important to jump at any con
clusion in- two weelis' time. '
And the labor body instructed them to go out again and try to find
some means towards helping the down-and-outs. And they did.
And they went among the high officials of the city and the county. But
'they found a shameful lack of interest iin the unemployed among these men.
The city authorities would refer them to the county, and the county au
thorities wouldj refer them to the city. And so on.
But .tie committee found many things that would lighten the problem.
They found that the city and county was allowing a great deal of possible
work to stand. , ' . . .
So the .committee went back, .to.the -federation and-told -what they had