Charities and the Commons: A Weekly Journal of Philanthropy and Social Advance, Volume 16

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Publication Committee of the New York Charity Organization Society, 1906 - Charities
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Page x - ... to ascertain whether he is suffering from defective sight or hearing or from any other disability or defect tending to prevent his receiving the full benefit of his school work, or requiring a modification of the school work in order to prevent injury to the child or to secure the best educational results.
Page 321 - That the American Federation of Labor most firmly and unequivocally favors the independent use of the ballot by the trade unionists and workmen, united regardless of party, that we may elect men from our own ranks to make new laws and administer them along the lines laid down in the legislative demands of the American Federation of Labor, and at the same time secure an impartial judiciary that will not govern us by arbitrary injunctions of the courts, nor act as the pliant tools of corporate wealth.
Page 538 - STAY, stay at home, my heart, and rest ; Home-keeping hearts are happiest, For those that wander they know not where Are full of trouble and full of care ; To stay at home is best. Weary and homesick and distressed, They wander east, they wander west, And are baffled and beaten and blown about By the winds of the wilderness of doubt ; To stay at home is best.
Page 392 - Members of the New York City Visiting Committee of the State Charities Aid Association have made frequent visits to the hospitals of the Bureau during the year.
Page x - The school committee of every city and town shall cause every child in the public schools to be separately and carefully tested and examined at least once in every school year to ascertain whether he is suffering from defective sight or hearing, or from any other disability or defect tending to prevent his receiving the full benefit of his school work...
Page 310 - Or an acquaintance by the employee with one occupation in the industry is often essential to the knowledge of another, while skill in all parts of the business must be had by a large number of employees. The investigations show that the grades of industry entered by the child between fourteen and sixteen are of the lowest order. Thirty-three per cent of the children of this state who begin work between fourteen and sixteen are employed in unskilled Industries, and sixty-five per cent in low-grade...
Page 472 - For this is Love's nobility, — Not to scatter bread and gold, Goods and raiment bought and sold; But to hold fast his simple sense, And speak the speech of innocence, And with hand and body and blood, To make his bosom-counsel good. For he that feeds men serveth few; He serves all who dares be true.
Page 324 - There are 2359 of these or 56.25 per cent of the total applicants; the "won't works" are only 8.9 per cent. If we deduct all the others — those who cannot be found, those who are too old, or ill, or in some other way prevented from working — we are left with 2,359 who "can and will," and 375 who "won't"; 86 per cent of the former and 14 per cent of the latter. The figures do not represent anything like the total amount of unemployment in the borough ; there are of course some "won't works...
Page 309 - It has been urged as a cultural subject mainly useful as a stimulus to other forms of intellectual effort, — a sort of mustard relish, an appetizer, — to be conducted without reference to any industrial end. It has been severed from real life as completely as have the other school activities. Thus it has come about that the overmastering influences of school traditions have brought into subjection both the drawing and the manual work.
Page 320 - grievances" which the representatives of unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor presented to the president of the United States, president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, are, for our present purpose passed by as the occasion or pretext for this far more formidable declaration of intention with which the "bill of grievances...

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