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And Running Mato Frighten Bosses
anlrHardlng's Porch. Campaign
Chairman Ches Searcy Begins State
ffaampalgn and Kcystoners First
$h . Victims.
Unsolved Mystery Where $220,000,
of City's Funds "Went in Two
'" ": Years.
The .Democratic nomlnoes for
President "and 'Vice President have
started on aggressive campaign that
..seems to havo swept the Republicans
off their ifeot, and the determination
of Gov. Cox and his running mate,
Mr. Roosevelt, to tour the country
has forced a change In the policy of
tho G. O. P. It was originally In
tended to just allow the Reopublican
nominee to drift along, this decision
beeing arrived at by Boss Penrose
'and tho little group of old fossilized
Senators who control the Republin
party. Harding would sit on the
porch at home with a big palm leaf
fan and the bosses with the big cor
poration boodle would Just waft him
Into office. This was agreed on aft
er Harding was chosen as the nomi
nee, the fossil Senators figuring that
with an antl-Wllson cry and McAdoo
as the nominee they would have no
trouble In November. But tho nomi
nation of the sterling and aggressive
Ohlo Governor knocked their plans
into a cocked hat, and It Is a certain
ty that, if tho hosses could choose
again Johnson or eome stronger man
would be In the field against Gov.
Cox. Three months ago a Republi
' can President seemed a certainty but
that Is not the case now, Cox draw
ing first Mood by breaking up the
porch campaign and now ho has the
Republican bosses on the run.
The fright of tho (Republicans Is
..reflected in Kentucky. Stat Chair
man Ches Searcy has already sound
ed the battle cry for tho G. O. P.,
the cry being for tho State, county
ad cKv employes to couch np, Chcs
Here Jn Louisville tho poor old Key
stone police and "hick" firemen have
boon notified to put up ?25 each for
the election of Harding, this ?25 to
bo paid in four Installments of $6.26
each, the Republican Campaign Com
mittee collecting this amount now.
Attention, Mr. Near Mayor, Paul Bur
llngame, Jos. Selligman, Lewis John
son, of the Board of Safety, and Helm
Bruce, Dr. Lockhart, Henry Johnson,
of tho Men's Federation, nil of whom
say they are opposed to political as
sessment of city employes. Maybe
Paul, Joe and Lewis, of the Board of
Safety, don't know that Ches and his
associates ore assessing the police
and firemen $25 jer head. Maybo
they don't, and tills tip from tho Ken
tucky Irish American will surpriso
these threo oxpopts of reform ad
ministration. Ygnnybc. But the
Stato Republican mpaign fund twill
need the money badly this year, as
Tobe doesn't etand in so well with
Harding's managers and will not he
able to got a big (barrel from the Na
tional Committee.
Louisville citizens, especially those
who supported Smith, must jhave
been awful proud (?) of our near
Mayor, when they read his statement
on tho car fare question the other
morning. Naturally they expected
that a Chief Executive would he
right In the thick of the controversy
watching out for the taxpayers' in
terests. But In an interview Smithy
said: "Let them' and, tho Council
wrangle, I will not butt in. They
took tlio load off my shoulders. I
will wait serenely until tho proposi
tion comes to me;" in other words,
our near Mayor Is peeved ibJfcause
the Railway Company offioialswont
to the Council, and he is not going'
to ilay any more. Just going to
take his -doll rags, or rather nls golf
sticks, and go home. Thus tho street
car raise is Jeft to Councilman Nick
Denunzio and his fellow-statesman,
and as Nick Is a budding aspirant for
Sheriff next year his friends say that
he Is going to do ihls "durndest"
fighting the Street Car (Company.
We want to submit a mystery to
the readers of the Kentucky Irish
American and every taxpayer should
try and eolvoho puzzle, as it In
volves $86,388 of tho taxpayers
funds. We first quote from the
Louisville Herald of December 17,
"An additional saving of $10,000
a year, effected by economies ln tho
organization of tho ncalth Depart
ment, has brought tho total annual
saviBg to taxpayers of $80,388."
According to the statement oi uie
Herald on December 17, l?fc17, the
taxpayers were being saved' by our
"reform" administration the sum of
$86,383 EACH YEAR. Now here it
ia Juat a llttjo over two ycara and a
half from that date and according to
the Herald's official statement the
taxpayers would have saved In the
city treasury Jn round numbers
$220(000. But, sad to Bay, our enor
mous saving has disappeared accord
ing to tho Htrald xt Tuesday, July
18, 1920: It read as follows:
live General Couucll ''committees
met fit the invitation of Mayor Smith
h the letter's office and listened to
mi urgent appeal by the Mayor FOR
n4lned tfcat In view of ttie iaerea.
tajf HMt of evwytfcimc toe UHMloiftfU
M kaa about xsaefaed the fed of 14
- la other nrordf. th city tmsury
Is "busted " under the reform crowd's
reign, but, what ,has become of that
$96,388 (tkat Wewere being saved an,
nually? " Soma one page Sherlock
Holmes or Night Chief Laird to solve
this, mystery. Those solving the puz
Ele'wlll he given a life size portrait
of-"Howdy Ed" Morrow surrounded
by the crew whom iho "wiahed" on
the- race track managements this
Two weeks ago we called attention
to the fact that Patrolman Pounds
was "fired" 'because, as he alleged,
Harvey Burns, tho colored negro poli
tician and Official city undertaker,
complained of the 'raiding of a crap
game. It was further charged that
Burns was arrested in tho raid and
ajipeeared in Polioe Court under the
name of Luke Jones. Prosecutor
Lucas never denied or affirmed tho
story of Burns' trial and the gamb
ling raid. But Paul Burlingamo
camo out dn a cross-myheart-and-hope-to-dlo
statement denying that
Burns had anything to do with the
"firing" of Pounds and intimated that
his Board didn't even know the col
ored politician. Attention was called
to tho fact that Ilarvcy Burns was
tho official city undertaker under
jurisdiction of tho Board of Safety
and ho handled colored bodies. It
Beems .that that statement wasn't ex
actly correct, as tho body of Selbort
Proctor, Uio suicluo barber, A
WHITE MAN, was turned ovcrto
Burns, tho colored undertaker, by
either the Coroner or police last Sim
day afternoon.
Well, It was a Tegular carnival for
the army of burglars, crooks and
holdup men In our midst, and judg
ing from the robberies and burglar
ies this week a record was made in
the Burglars' League. And Just
think how many were suppressed by
tlio omciai police censor. iLSUt epeaK
ing of records, there seoms to be
some Jealousy cropping out among
the gay robbing bands. It was cited
last week that the Quaker Maid gro
ceries had been robbed sixty-four
times in two years. Stung by this
growing record the burglars who rob
the Goldstein-Moseson store regular
ly made another haul there Sunday
uignt, making their batting average
a total of fifty-three times In three
years. Thus you seo keen competi
tion Is on. Hero's another official
document as they say: The Louis
ville National Banking Company, of
Fifth and Market, ran an advertise
ment in the dally papers this week
saying: "The extreme activity of
'yeggmen and safo robbers tho past
week prompts tins old national bank
to extend its banking hours on Sat
urday nights for your benefit and
No, dear xeador, Chief Petty will
not have this adv. reprinted in his
Police Bulletin. In all thfe carnival
of robberies and crlmee the Jolly
Kajwfcnf'ip6llc&; consisting: of ex-.
Btreet car boys, don't bother making
posts any more, but have eomo "hum
dinger" checker games, by gosh, in
the station houses at night.
A bill to provide a National Em
ployment Bureau in tho Department
of Labor was introduced in the last
session of Congress by John I. Nolan,
of San Francisco. By tho terms of
tho bill a national employment
agency will be established and co-op-oration
between the national bureau
and such State bureaus as comply
with the regulations of the national
bureau Is provided. The Postofflce
Department of tho Government Is di
rected to use tho postal system and
the postal employes wherever prac
ticable, to assist in the omploymelt
service. To keep the employment
service from becoming a strike-breaking
agency there is included In the
bill a provision ordering that those
seeking employment shall be in
formed of industrial disputes.
A national employment bureau
helping directly as an employment
agency and working with the State
bureaus ehould be of great help in
remedying industrial and employ
ment conditions. An additional fea
ture of tho bill, serving to strength
en tho State bureaus, allows the na
tional bureau to contribute to tho
State bureaus a sum equal to tho
amount appropriated and spent by
the individual state.
During the war the employment
service of tho Federal Government
did an immense amount of work in
showing imen whero work could be
found and in supplying industrial es-
UllillOUUUCUlO Willi llilU iUlUUOU
amount of labor. The Institution of
such a eorvico as a permanent insti
tution thas been recommended by a
great many organizations and indi
viduals. Among others tho Ameri
can Federation of Labor and tho As
sociation for Labor Legislation have
advocated a Federal employment
The Bishop's programme of social
reconstruction said that though tho
problem of unemployment Is with us
always and though many agencies
and methods will havo to be used tto
solve the problem, "the primary and
indispensable instrument is a nation
al system of labor exchanges, acting
in harmony with State, municipal,
and private employment bureaus."
Fifty mon raided tho general Post-
office in Dublin .. Thursday morning
and carried off all letters directed to
Dublin Castle, the vice regal lodgo,
tho Chief Seoretary anL Under Sec
roteary of the Irish administration.
A patrol of five constables and a ser
geant was ambushed last night In tho
Adore district of county Limerick
una consuiDie was wounaea una uiea
shortly afterward, but the others es
caped uninjured, according to an offi
cial Teport,
iGardinal O'Connell, fifty-eight
years of age, Is one of tho youngrt
f all th Cardinal composing the
Btcrwl OoWk. Cardinal Gibbon,
the only survivor of the Ecumecll
Council,' ia now the oldwt ettre
mabr of th Ooltoc of Cr4nMU.
end Jxieor teXli
Ccrtain'defeat stared Beckham in the face, and if the Democratic
leaders can not persuade him to step aside his candidacy spells dan
ger for Gov. Cox and every Congressional nominee.
K. Of C.
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Travel in Franco IniposslbloFjor
Girls, Snys Experienced Amer
ican Worker.
Government Urges Knights Not to
Include Women in Pilgrlmago
to Europe.
French Arc Very Enthusiastic Over
tho Lafnyctto Statue For
"No matter how great tho wander
lust may bo crying out in you this
summer to pack your wardrobe
trunk or oilcloth week-end bag or
Btraw suitcase, or whatever It Is
that you carry about with you when
Journeying away from tho home,
don't pack it with Franco as -your
ultlmato destination. That is, don't
do so if you are a woman. If you
do you'll come back a sadder and
wiser member of tho sex."
This Is a bit of warning that Miss
Mabel Callahan brings back from
France. With her recent return on
the French lino steamship Lafaydtto,
after having spent flvo months
abroad engaged in secretarial work
for the forthcoming Knights of Co
lumbus pilgrimage to Europe, Miss
Callahan Is the last Knights of Co
lumbus girl worker to return from
abroad. While there Miss Callanan
did conBiderablo traveling and
knows of the difficulties whereof
she speaks. In addition to her
Knights of Columbus work sho did
secretarial work for Marcel Knecht,
Director of tho French Information
Bureau of America. Previous to
sailing for France with Mr. Knecht
she was connected with his offices In
New York City for year and a
half. On his return in tho autumn
she will resume her duties under
"It is tho red tape and tho train
Bervice that will prove so devastat
ing to tho woman traveler in
France this summer," sho said,
in discussing traveling conditions
abroad. "Oh, that red tape!" and
she mado a llttlo grimace that de
tracted not at all from, her brunette
prottlnesa. Miss Callahan says that
everywhere in Franco tho red tape
Is enbugh to take tho heart out of
any traveler, no matter how ambi
tious hp or she may bo. Fines for
failure to observe all the various
rules and regulations are heavy. The
many rallrpad strikes on the con
tinent add greatly to traveling com
plications, according to Miss Calla
han. Besides causing transportation
to be slow, in many Instances a
train may bo sent out on a detour
from Us regular route and you may
find yourself stranded in some coun
try to which you have no passport.
Then you may havo to wait weeks
before tho necessary passport ar
rives "It took mo front half-past eleven
In the morning until eight o'clock
at night to reach Verdun from
Paris," Mid Mias Callahan, telling
of her own personal difficulties en
countered. "It l K Joujeney that In
reality should not Uk ofar two
hour. Ttet to Jttt an example of
what on nm np acataftt all tha
Traveilftc artajtaaoMtt ra 0
difficult iftat tna Frenen ootwrn-
: . j . -i -Tir -
mont has urged the Knights of
Columbus not to include women in
their .pilgrimage. Honco there will
bo no women in tha party that
leaves in August for the (presenta
tion of the statuo of Lafayette, by
Paul Bartlett; which tho Knights
are giving to tho French Govern
ment. The statuo Is, to bo erected
at Metz at a' cost of $50,000.
"Tho French are very enthusiastic
over this, atiiytc," said Miss.CalUv.
ban-- "-MarshaV'&FoclPla one -of the
most . ardent admirers of the pro
ject. Feeling in Franco toward
J America is much hotter now general
ly than It was six months ago in
Rome," she said, "the Popo will en
tertain the K. of C. pilgrims and the
Vatican choirs sing for them before
the choirs leave Romo for thoir sec
dnd American tour."
Miss Callahan stated that Ameri
can visitors to the number of 100 a
day wero visiting the Knights of
Columbus Bureau in Paris and wore
receiving assistance to reach Ameri
can1 cemeteries. .
Tho big outdoor event of tho com
ing week will be the midsummer out
ing and picnic of the St Joseph Or
phan Society, to bo held next Tues
day on the beautiful grounds of the'
Orphan Home on Frankfort avenue,
Crescent Hill. For weeks past Presi
dent John Tobo and committees
headed by Henry Bosso, John Ecken,
Joseph Otte and others have been
busy with preparations for tills an
nual benefit for tho St. Josoph Or
phanage, and they predict It will sur
pass any In the history of the insti
tution, which is a credit to Louisville
and deserves the support of all class
es. Many handsome booths will
adorn the grounds, where a fine lot
of ihandsomo and useful articles will
be disposed of. Again this year the
usual bounteous meeals will be pro
vided and numerous attractions will
be In evidence, those that please the
young as well as the older person.
The Orphan Society has left nothing
undone for the success of this event
and expect a record breaking attend
ance. Extra cars will bo run on the
Walnut and Orescent Hill lino both
day and night and stop at the main
entrance to the picnic grounds.
Aid given by councils of the
Knights of Columbus to the Ameri
can Jewish Relief Committee has
been acknowledged by Nathan
Straus, the well-known philanthrop
ist, In a lotter received by Supreme
Secretary William J. McGinloy, of
the K. of O. . Mr. Straus' letter
"May I take this opportunity to
express to the Knights of Columbus
tho profound appreciation of myself
and my associates on our American
Jewish Relief Commltteo for tho
broadmlnded and humanitarian
spirit which prompted you so gener
ously to come to the am or our
movement. In my opinion, one Qf
tho most Inspiring of tho spiritual
by-nroducta of the war Is the now
solidarity of the various creeds in
America, who havo learnea to worK
shoulder to shoulder in tho cause
of humanity."
Mackin Council Social Club will
give the next of Its series of delight
ful moonlight excursions on tne
steamer East St. Louis on Friday
evening next, the boat leaving tho
foot of Fourth .etreet at 8:30 o'clock
sharn. These up-rivor trips of Mack-
dn's Social Club have won public fav
or and are pronounced .the moat en
lovable of tba j eaaoD, and therefore
they attract th beat paople of the
cRy. IMuui1 iao par ooujw,
yfckfe inotada wax tax. . Ifcufo and
danebur wffl 4x f ortnwa wMafa add
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to ne MMsara oa no.
Towns nro Being Sacked and Women
Bobbed by Police and
Soldiers. ,
Even Personal Jewelry and Money
aro Taken by tho Officer-
Led Troops.
Chronicles of Erskino Guilders, War
Historian Decorated With
D. s; O.
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Writing from London, Erskino
Chllders, Lieutenant Commander
British Royal May Rosorves, decora
ted with the D. S. O., and also war
historian, thus describes English
misrule and brutality as now being
Inflicted upon tho people of Ireland:
Looting by soldiers and police in
Ireland grew out of wanton sabotage,
and, both grew out of the procedure
ui7i,i -n ..,.,...,.. - - me rirst uouy oi a L,ouisviue man
war. I did not fully understand this kl)le(1 m tho world War to bo re
until I was able to observe for my- tnrnpri i,nmv m. Hnnrv R. fin-
self the attitudeand behavior of of-
ticers wno rameu my uquse anu maae received word from tho Quartermas
themselves at home there,. Just as If ter Goneral that the body was ex
they wero In a section of a captured ' pected to arrive In the United States
enemy trench. Looting, together July 18, and that it would be sent to
with other abuses, Is also facilitated Louisville immediately on its ar
by tho common practice of confining rival in this country. Corporal Cas
occupants apart, even 'ladlos living eln died of ipnoumonia two years ago
alpno with infant children, while j at Kerhoun, France. He was twenty
their rooms ore searched. I select
from a long list nine Dublin cases of
recent dato, all verified by written
statements obtained after careful in
quiry. Dr. Kathleen. Lynn lives (and
practises) at No. 9 Bolgrave road,
with her friend, Miss Mullen, and a
maid, three women in all. She her
Bolf wap out attending a case of sick
ness when at 1:30 a. m. on February
28 last tho soldiers oharged in, re
fusing her friend time to dress. Miss
Mullen, In spito of strong protests,
and the maid wero both kept Isolated
under guard whilo ithe house was
searched. Dr. Lynn returned to find
disgraceful disorder and the follow
ing articles mislng: A four-pound
box of chocolates emptied, cigarettes
.3i wK WIa in
taken, a small hot-water bottle In
velvet caso and an embroidered lace
collar stolen. This may bo called a
mild case of hungry soldiers pilfer
ing and curio hunting. Four offi
cere were present.
Mrs. Lynch, of Richmond road,
raided on March 5 last, deposes to
the loss of $28 from two purses, and
two ladles living at Park avenue,
Sandymount, to tho itlheft of a silver
powder case and threo necklaces
valued at $25 in a raid made at 1:15
a. m. on February 26 last. These
ladles wore -not detained, but stato
that thoy "were so terrified that wo
did not attempt to follow tho soldiers
and remained. standing dn tho hall."
Sean Byrne, however, a wi
clllor of the corporation, raided and
arrested under lettro de cachet at 2
a. m. one mornlngt was shut up,
barefooted and (half dressed in a
small cold room while hie houso was
searched. His slater. Atlas Ly Byrno,
who Uvea with hta, loat an old ail-
w JmmbcW, a family hrioom, froml
a b4 naugtac on 4r bed.
Tto eaaa of Vlaa Gavan Daffy,
keapa a waJMmnrn aobnol at No. li
ausfean'i Oraen. tit thai of an aaaptt
house raided during tho Easter holi
days. The eoldlers wero found .to
havo forced the front door, oarched
tho houso and left by tho back door,
not empty-handed, for a gold watoh,
a bracelet and a small clock were
On the same night another lady,
Mrs. Humphreys, of No. 14 Herbert
Park, whose eon was subjected, to
cruel and causeless arrest, found that
a valuable diamond and sapphire
ring had been stolon from her dress
ing table.
Listen next to three extraordinary
cases, in all of which tho victims' are
absolutely unconnected with politics.
They illuminate Mr. Macpherson's
favorite formula that '.Maw-abiding"
persons have nothing to fear In Ire
land. Miss Hickey is a school teacher liv
ing at No. 1 5 Tlvoll terrace, Kings
town, with hor sister, Mrs. Longmore,
whose: husband is in the Government
service. Mr. Cooko an elderly gen
tleman and a, Unionist, also lodged
in tho house. A Castle spy had ap
parently told somo fantastic story
about Mr. Longmore's being addicted
to "drilling" on his brief periods of
leave. Hence the raid at 1:10 a. m
Mr. Longmore being absent at Birk
enhead. Whilo revolvers covered Miss
Hickey the raiders entered the house
and mado an exhaustive search for
four hours floors torn up, garden
dug up. Her cross- examination was
grotesque, If' it were not scandalous
ly insulting, when the party de
camped, leaving Miss Hickey faint
with fatigue and cold. They took
along i? 18 In cash, a ring, a bangle
and a chain, all of gold; a dinner
knife, six collars and tobacco and cig
arettes, a bottle of whiskoy and some
cheese and apples were "consumed
on the premises."
Mrs. Salkeld, who is a widow
wholly unconnected with politics, liv
ing In a flat at Cullenswood House,
Rathmines, has been raided four
times in two months, apparently be
cause eome suspected person resided
in the same block of flats. On the
second occasion she lost fish knives
and forks and small valuables worth
$25, and at the fourth raid, which
lasted eight hours, her boy, aged fif
teen, wa3 arrested, incredible as It
may seem.
Lastly, the case of Signor Slmonet
ti, an Italian professor of music at
the Irish Academy, renting a fur
nished house fit No. 5 Leoson Park
avenue from Anthony Mackay, who
owns to tho crime of believing in
Irish independence. Innocently
enough tho professor took Unto to
put on some clothes before answer
ing tho knock. Crash went his door
with crowbars. After the raid, which
terrified his ohildren Into screaming,
he missed a wrist watoh, the contents
of a purse, eome silver-mounted -halr-bru'shesand
somo. articles of oloihjng.,
"On The "night of September" 8 last
tlio small garrison town of Fermoy
was methodically sacked by a large
body of soldiers armed with crow
bars, trench tools, etc., the principal
shops and business premises being
more or lesswrecked, and the con
tents In some cases strewed about tho
streets or looted. The work met with
no interference from 6:30 to 10 p.
m though tho barracks wero close
at hand. Tho regiment which
wrecked Fermoy should have been
transferred from Ireland. It was
moved to Cork, where political feel
ing was intense, and on November
10, with no special provocation,
again rioted, smashing shop windows
over' a wide area and wrecking and
looting tho Shandon Company's
premises. At Klnsale and, Athlono
.similar events occurred.
Jefferson Post, American Legion,
and other organisations are expected
to take part in funeral services for
Corp. Frank J. Cassln, whose body
fa cnVio1 nlarl tr ottir In T.rit tcitHlLrb
the ,aRt. of tho k Thlg w, bo
!, goo North Thirty-fourth street.
years old, and a member of Com
pany C, 468th Engineers. Mrs. Cas
sln said Tuesday night that sho ex
pected tho funeral, which is to be
hold at the St. Mary Magdalene
church, Brook and College streets,
to 'bo partly military. Besides the
American Legion, the War Mothers,
the Alumni Association of St.
Xaviers College and soldiers from
LCamp Zachary Taylor aro expected
to take part.
Tho first of a series of entertain
ments by tho Floyd County Catholic
Community Center at New Albany
was given on the Y. M. I, club house
lawn Friday night. Those who par-
! tlclpated were Missea Mary Smith,
. MnrIt ,..,. rwMI ' . '
Helenv Morltz, Hilda Dettlinger, Rose
Muiloy, Kathryn Normally. Dorothy
Morltz, Lucille Bir, Elsie Heckol and
Loulso Wagner, and Messrs. Carl
Enslinger, Robert Stein, Normari
Richie, Edmund Scharf, Boholm Bir,
Frank. Zurechmelde and Brown
brothers quartette. Tho next' event
of tho series will bo a community
picnic at Glenwood Park on July 21.
A special examination for Knights
of Columbus graduate scholarships
will be held at the, Catholic Uniyer
8lty, Washington, on September 22,
according to an announcement made
from tho office of Rev. Edward A.
Pace, General Secretary of tho uni
versity. The K. of C. scholarships,
of which thero ore fifty available, en
title the holder to.board, lodging and
tuition at the university during the
academic year. They are available
for the minimum nerlod remilrad for
obtalnin an advanced drae. which
Is on year for the maatarakip of
arts, two ya&iw for maatrhH ia'
paUoaopar aML tare yearn tor e
doctorate la pailoaopby.
Lack of Suitable Housing Accommo
dations For Catholic Girls Is
Revealed. ' " ' '"
National Couniil of Catholir Women
Works to Relieve Present '
. -Conditions . f
Visitation Homo nnd Sisters of Mcrcy
Cnro For Many Working"
Girfg. '
hnn.!n Pl0raW k 0t BU'tablG
""slng accommodations for the
Catholic girl compelled to seek em-
viyjiiitmi m ciues wnere she has no
rriends or relatives has been disclos
ed by a preliminary survey of- this
? by the National Council of
Catholic 'Women. According to the
report, fifty-five Catholic boarding
homes out of a total of elghty-nino
havo been compelled to establish
waiting lists because of, inability to
accommodate girls. Tho survey in
cludes reports from sixty-two of tho
271 cities in the United States hav
BnreA5 Population of more than
25,000 and shows that 5.754 glrla
were boing accommodated in tho
eighty-nine houses.
New York State, with twenty-four
houses, heads the list, accommodat-
Hu 1,3.i Blrl3, Massachusetts,
w'tn nll,e houses, accommodates
564. Ohio has seven houses, with
accommodations for 479, and Penn
sylvania four houses with accommo--datlons
for 454. Ten of the houses
are conducted under the auspices of
the. National Council of Catholic
Women, Including three In Washing
ton. Twenty-seven States and the
District of Columbia aro represented
in the survey, which points out con
clusively tho necessity of immediate
action to care for tho Catholic girl
and young woman who aro friend
less and homeless in large cities.
It has already been suggested that
a chain of national community
houses, with accommodations re
working, girls bo established by the
council and that each house be given
a uniform name so that a working
girl arriving in a stranrn nltv win
bp able to locate it, without diffl-
cities, it Is' pointed out;K hotels'
aro crowded and, moreoveaTfin these
tho living costs are high. Private
families aro averse to taking In girls
to room or board. They aro too
much troublo, it Is claimed. Men
boarders are preferred. The conse
quence Is that during the past few
years four or flvo glrla havo very
often been forced to crowd Into a
small room and on occasions girls
have been compelled to go from door
to door seeking shelter and, not
finding It, have been compelled to
spend the night in the station. They
aro frequently the victims of extor
tionate anu thieving landlords and
landladies. These girls run grave
moral risks getting into unknown
and unrecommended houses, some
times housea of more than question
able character.
National Catholic Welfaro Council
surveys among 33,021 girls and wo
men employed in factories and stores
In St. Louis, Milwaukee, Columbus
and Detroit show that moro than
12 ,per cent, of them are living,
away from home. In many occupations-
tho percentage Is higher. In
19'IG, for example, 32 per cent, of
the women restaurant workers In
Massachusetts wero found to ba
living away from homo.
The Catholic Women's Association
of Cincinnati already has taken a
decisive stop to provide Quartern fnn
tho working girl. Plans have been
mauo ror a unique "downtown hotel
for business women, which will in
clude club rooms for organization
meetings, an auditorium seating
about 400, a restaurant, swimming
pool and gymnasium, aa well oa
sowing and domestic science classes
and other educational work.
Hero in Louisville tho Visitation
Home and the Sisters of Mercy havo
cared for many young women for
years past with tho most satisfactory
results, until now a new and-larger
home Is needed. This will bp real
ized as sopn as the subscription? to
the recent'drivo havo paid their sub
scriptions, which will enable the
good Sisters to secure a larger and
moro commodious building in favor
able quarters. Then Louisville will"
boast of one of the finest housea in
tho entire country. Tho local fund,
for this purpose has already reached
nearly ?150.0QO, which doubtlde
will be added to when'tha new site
has been decided upon.
Through Dr. Marcel Knecht, of
the French High Commission, now
in Paris, Marshal Ferdinand Foch
has sent his thanks, to tho Knights
of Columbus on hearing of the gift
of a Jeweled baton which ho will re
ceive when tho IC of C pilgrimage
attends tho unveiling of the statue
of Lafayctto In Metz on August 21.
Supremo Secretary William J. Mc-
Glnley received the cable, which was
dated July 4 and read:
"Marshal Foch showed keen d-
light when I told him today of thV
baton ho will receive ifrom the
Knights of Columbus in behalf" of ,
tho American poople. Marshal Foch
asks that the baton bo imreaehted to
hini in tho hall of the College of
st. uiements at mou, wnere hie re
ceived his .education, aa ha wishes
his old Jesuit professors to wttneea
this high honor for as atumnus. He
wU be a cordial host -to taa K. of
Cr tpllgrlmae at "Met and will
reet'tbe flower of the Franca armv
to act aa ffaara, oi honor; a tfc dedi
cation of & atftta'
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