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repulsive. Practically considered, either proposal see
impossible. The trend today is toward more and **&"*"
cities whose rapid growth makes it ^possible to draw all he
ar seeking city-drawn people into organised group L
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suicide has been torn loose from such groups. Few wo,

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advocate a return to the simple communal life or the strictures
medieval religion, nor could this backward turn be made ,
we wished. Change, city growth, and the concom.t

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the courage to persevere.

i'VosV from such groups. Few would < , , W ^ ^
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CAPABLE and experienced teacher for
Sewing and Handcraft Classes in a large
Settlement. Resident position. To report
any time before October ist. 5831 SURVEY.

BY JUNE ist. Social Case Worker, Col-
lege graduate at Institution for dependent
children. Must have had experience in
both family and children's case work.
Knowledge of how to plan child's welfare
program in institution essential, 5818

SETTLEMENT of New York City in-
vites applications from Jewish men of ex-
perience for directorship of boys work.
5819 SURVEY.

WANTED: Woman with successful
executive experience, as business manager,
to supervise household management, build-
ings, grounds, and expenditures of a Girls'
Boarding School. Write fully, stating train-
ing, experience, salary required, and
when available. 5821 SURVEY.

HEBREW Orphans' Home has vacancy
for a boys' supervisor. State qualifications,
age, references. Address Supt., 142 Fair-
field Avenue, Hartford, Conn.

DIRECTOR for pre-kindergarten school,
wanted for July i. Only college graduates
who have also graduated from a full pre-
kindergarten course together with ample
experience in the field need apply. Write
stating age, experience and colleges at-
tended. Excellent salary offered Benedict
Gorowitz, Superintendent, Abraham Lin-
coln House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

GRADUATE NURSES, dietitians, labor-
atory technicians for excellent hospital
positions everywhere. Write for free book
now. Aznoe's Central Registry for Nurses,
30 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois.


WANTED: Two men, one boys' work-
er, and an athletic director for New York
settlement. Afternoons and evenings or
evenings only to begin end of September.
5830 SURVEY.

WANTED: Young woman with expe-
rience, good taste and judgment, as pri-
vate secretary to the Principal of a Girls'
Boarding School. College Graduate pre-
ferred. In letter of own typing state train-
ing, experience, interests, and when avail-
able. 5823 SURVEY.

WANTED: Assistant headworker for
settlement house in New York City. Must
understand girls' work. Address 5829

director of girls' work for a Jewish Settle-
ment in New York. Experience essential.
Dramatic or handcraft training required.
5826 SURVEY.

WANTED: Case Worker to serve as
secretary of well established county organ-
izjition in Iowa. Apply 5828 SURVEY. For
personal interview at Des Moines Confer-
ence, phone Drake 3033.

ity at a state university desires a re-
fined, well-educated, middle-aged woman,
not over fifty years, to act as chaperon
and house mother. Congenial surroundings
in a university town. 5832 SURVEY.

ICE. Social workers, secretaries, super-
intendents, matrons, housekeepers, dieti-
tians, cafeteria managers. The Richards
Bureau, 68 Barnes Street, Providence, R. I.

men with leadership and administrative
ability and experience for executive posi-
tions. Thirty-day Training Schools before
or after placement. Further information
Avenue, New York.

At the Conference


of the

of the


Perching Square BIdg. New York City

will be in attendance at the National Conference of Social Work, Des Moines,
Iowa, May llth-18th, 1927. Miss Holmes will be pleased to meet and confer
with executives and social workers regarding placement service.

For information regarding headquarters during the conference, apply
at the Survey's booth.

Attention Social Workers!

Positions open no<w for

Executive Secretary, Council of St
cial Agencies, East. $3,000.

Child Placing Executive, East

Child Welfare worker* (3), East

Psychiatric worker*, (2) behavio

problem*, adolescent girl*, Mid

West. $1,500-$ 1,800.
Girl*' Club worker* (7), Settlement*

East and Mid- West. $1,500-$2,400
Experienced family case workeri

East, South and Mid- West. $1,500

Executive* (6) case work experi

ence, welfare center*, East

Opportunities for college graduate.

with sociology major to securi

training in family case work, be

ginning salary $100 per month.


Occupational Bureau for College Woma

7-11 East 44th Street

New York City


Pennsylvania Training School, Morganz
Pa., will employ a high class Band Mist
and Musical Director if satisfactory ten
can be agreed upon. Address W. F. Pen

wanted for Jewish Children'* Home, 1
cated in the South. 5795 SURVEY.

WANTED: to get in touch with ed
cated, refined woman to care for thr
motherless children of school age an
supervise family, living in Southern Ca
fornia. 5812 SURVEY.


A CHILD CARING organization wish
to place a few girls aged from five
twelve years in superior private Christia
homes in order that they may have t
advantage of a normal happy family lit
Health, clothing and educational etpensf
will be borne by the organization. Home
situated in vicinity of Philadelphia, Pitt?
burgh or New York preferred. All agree
ments private. Please reply to 5816 SURVBI

RESEARCH: We assist in preparin
special articles, papen

speeches, debates. Expert, scholarly sei
Fifth Avenue, New York.

Bradley, famoui pr
ibswi just how t mike h
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CECUTIVE: 10 years supervisory and
aja^erial capacities. Thorough knowl-
T of boys. Capable of taking more
It average interest. Excellent refer-
8. 5835 SURVEY. __

CTIVE MAN of thirty-two, with
ping and broad experience as execu-
I and staff worker in municipal wel-
and institutional work (both children
t adults), will compromise on salary to
re connection with future possibilities.

AMILY CASE WORKER, experienced ,

It has also had experience in ^Public
jlth Nursing, wishes position with so-

li agency. 5837 SURVEY. _

IAN AND WIFE trained and experi-
Ld in social work, desire positions in
Hitution, school, municipal department
(private organization. College training
l| several years experience in dramatics,
Esical education, sports and teaching,
both executives or staff workers. 5841


whes position with a Jewish Social
Available at once. 5840 SURVEY.

', JOYS' CLUB or Home Director. Young
fan of twelve years experience with boys,
uld like to transfer to larger field in
11. Excellent references as to character,
tl disciplinarian. 5810 SURVEY.

I SUPERINTENDENT, varied experience
j executive and organizer, pleasant per-
fgiality. For children, convalescents, or
Id folks. 5808 SURVEY.

! WANTED: Position as head worker in
rttlement in middle West, preferably
I bio. College education and several years
i iperience in Settlements. 5806 SURVEY.

1 WANTED: Position as companion-
i cretary, convalescent nurse, or tutor for
lild, by young woman of pleasing per-
,;lnality, college education and varied ex-
kprience. 5820 SURVEY.

1 BOYS' WORKER experienced in Com-

(lunity Center Activities and problem boy
ases, Big Brother Executive, Scout
eader, Red Cross Instructor, Camp

IJirector, Probation Officer desires change.

|8z4 SURVEY.

I WANTED opportunity to participate
In community organization project de-
igned to promote the most efficient organ-
zation of social agencies with maximum
iimount of democratic control. Social work-
(r, woman, eight years' experience (six a
-xecutive) desires to make a change, if
.hange offers participation in vital pro-
;ram for study of present aims, methods,
results of social work. In addition to
previous business experience, experience
:overs community organization, financial,
publicity, social legislation campaigns.
urban and rural health programs. East
preferred. 5825 SURVEY.

Do You Know the Need

-(or trained executives and other

workers in institutions?

Do you realize the constant demand
from Boards of Directors for practi-
cally trained worker* to fill important
positions ?

The new National Training School
for Institution Executives and other
Workers at the Children's Village,
Dobbs Ferry, offers practical, techni-
cal training, for this field.

The first and only school of its type
in the country.

Warmly endorsed by State Depart-
ments of Welfare and Boards of In-
stitution Control.

Endorsed and partially financed by
the Laura Spellman Rockefeller Mem-

We are unable to fill continuous re-
quests coming to us for well trained

For furthtr information addnu

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Beautiful country surroundings
Healthy, simple, homelike experience for

very limited number of children aged 4

to 7, June, July, August.

Westchester Co., 2 hrs. from New York.
Director, ALVIE NITSCHKE, Walden

School, 34 West 68th Street, New York.


New York


unfurnished. Use of half mile .River


FOR RENT: For the Summer, com-
pletely furnished, comfortable, small
summer bungalow in Green Mountains,
Southern Vermont. Suitable for occu-
pation by married couple or two women.
For information, apply Box 5779 Sumr.



Elizabeth Dawson Wonderful Chocolates

packed in a beautiful 5 Ib. box. $3.00. delivered
to your home. Allen & Andrews. Coming. N. Y.

"Home -Making as a Profession"

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Domestic Science courses, for teaching. Institution

management, etc.. and for home making efficiency.

Am. School ol Home Economics. 849~E. S8th St. Chicago


I-. c 1 "Quiet Acres," North Anson,
For Sale M " Old fashioned house,

rent for summer. ELIZABETH f. nv
West Chester, Pa.


Travel with
Dr. Charles Upson Clark

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Observe and understand present-day condi-
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July 2 sailing. Address Dr. Clark at

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day up. 200
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The Summer Art Center of America

Beautiful mountain scenery, Art School

and Exhibits. Little Theatre. Inspiring,

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Manhattan Beach Hotel, New York

At the seashore. Modern; fireproof.
Home-like comforts. Outdoor sports; surf
bathing; 37 minutes to Times Sq. via
BMT. Now open for Spring and Summer
reservations. Rates moderate. Phone
Sheepshead 3000.



Woodbridge Connecticut

Ideal place for restful vacation or
week end in country. Good wholesom
food. Moderate rates. Two hours from
N. Y. near New Haven. Write for
further information.

I o r a d o

iMunich (1921), Wisconsin State Board
1(1925), experience City Health Depart-
ment, and past two summers camp work,
would like position as Medical Supervisor
in camp. Adirondacks or Green Moun-
tains or anywhere in East. Woods high
altitude preferred. 5 27 SURVEY. West <jne SI . e r, .

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ANCH VACATION. Rockies of north
Colorado. Only a few guests taken.
fishing In stream and lake, beau-
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BENNETT, Eggers, Col.

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What Is New and True in Social Work?

Harmon-Survey Quarterly Awards

"For the best manuscripts dealing with some in-
vention, achievement or forecast in the practice of
social work or the administration of social agencies
in America."

First Prize, $250, A Casework Approach to the Study of Unemployment, by

Julia Alsberg, St. Louis, Mo.
Second Prize, $100, The Subjective Element in Interviewing, by Frances M.

Potter, Rochester, N. Y.
Third Prize, $50, Social Backgrounds of Education, by Edward A. Fitzpatrick,

Milwaukee, Wis.
Honorable Mention : The Transformation of Belmont House, by Arthur Dunham

and Esther S. Dunham, Lansdowne, Pa.; Again: What Are the Dividends

of Social Work? by Jane Purcell-Guild, Richmond, Va.

THE first prize goes to the record of an achieve- in that vast and little explored field of the sub-
ment, the application of the casework method jective in which so many of the really important
to the problem of bringing together the job- things of life occur. The side of interviewing that
less and the job in an industrial district of a large Miss Potter is concerned with has little to do with
middle western city. The St. Louis Provident files or index cards or office lighting. She has dis-
Association began with two simultaneous studies covered for herself and here passes on "the pro-
extending over a year, "the first relating to the cedure during the interview which releases the
employe and the second to the employer." The client for self revelation." She finds that "sub-
aim of the first study was to find out what sort of jective analysis and the subjective planning of
men in the community were out of work, what interviews gives to casework a new fascination and
their education and training had been, their job opens up a field for exploration that is almost
history and their financial status. The aim of the boundless in its scope and possibilities;" and from
second was to discover the community's job possi- this rewarding approach, the writer is justified in
bilities, the types of work available, working con- speaking of "the art of casework."
ditions and seasonal changes. On the basis of this The third prize goes to a forecast of the de-
careful fact finding survey, the Association devel- velopment of "educational casework," ^through
oped a project "which holds tremendous possi- which the teacher will discover and use "the rich
bilities in the close alliance between case work backgrounds of the child's social experience, his
and industry." Miss Alsberg's account of it will entire out-of-school experience."
be published in an early issue of Survey Announcement of the judges' decision was made
Graphic. at the National Conference of Social Work at
The second prize goes to a record of invention Des Moi.nes.

I 'HE jury of award, to which the Harmon Foundation and The Survey
J- make grateful acknowledgment of prompt and effective service, included :

JOHN A. LAPP, chairman

President, National Conference of Social Work
Director, Department of Social Action, National
Catholic Welfare Conference


Executive Secretary, Minneapolis Family Welfare


Executive Secretary, Children's Commission of Penn-


Secretary, Detroit Community Fund


Executive Director, Jewish Welfare Society of Phila-


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FELIX ADLER'S VISION by Herbert W. Smith



Wisconsin's Experiment

gQTTTPRKI. CAGE by Agnes M.Conklin


, .....

When Xerxes wept

This mammoth steam
turbine with a total
capacity of 208,000 kilo-
watts (280,000 horse
power) will be installed
in the new station of the
State Line Generating
Company near Chicago.
What a striking contrast
between this huge gener-
ating unit and the group
of home devicea-it oper-
ates MAZDA lamps,
fans, vacuum cleaners,
and many others. Yet
General Electric makes

great Persian ruler gazed from a hill-top
JL upon his vast army of a million men. It was the
largest army that had ever existed. And he turned
away with tears in his eyes because in a hundred
years all trace of it would be gone. That army was
a symbol of power, destructive and transient.

Today in one machine, now being built in the Gen-
eral Electric shops, there is combined the muscular
energy of two million men. This great machine, a
steam turbine, is also a symbol of power a new
power that is constructive and permanent.

Its unprecedented size, a record in construction of
such machines, is a pledge to the people that the
electrical industry is on the march, ever on the alert
to supply plenty of electricity at a low cost to all.



8 9 1928

This is an answer to a comment sometimes made aboutT
the Book-of-the-Month Club. "If I could buy books
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OVER 40,000 people, in every walk
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Club. This interesting enterprise has en-
gaged a group of five well-known critics
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They pay the same price for it (no more)
than the publisher himself charges.

If the book proves to be one that a sub-
scriber would not have purchased of his
own volition, he may substitute for it
any one of a number of ether new books,
simultaneously recommended. Thus his
freedom of choice among the new books
is no more limited than if he browsed
in a bookstore. The members of the
Selecting Committee, which chooses the
books, are: Henry Seidel Canby, Chair-
man; Heywood Broun, Dorothy Canfield,
Christopher Morley and William Allen

Why Most People Subscribe
Now, why subscribe to this service if
one is to pay the same price the books
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Tours of Interest to
Survey Readers


Eight Countries

Lectures at Toynbee Hall.
Visits to Experimental Schools.
Locarno Conference on Progressive Edu-

Conferences with Members of Secretariat
of the League of Nations.


Homelands of New Americans.

Youth Movement.

Capitals of Europe.

Holy Land.

Other Study Groups Planned.


With many social events.

Detailed itineraries will be furnished.
Groups limited Membership restricted.


New York City circle 2511 51 West 49th St.

Europe's Progressive Schools

Invite Sixty American Teachers

Four parties each comprising fourteen teachers under
qualified leadership will spend this summer visiting
schools and meeting teachers in England, France,
Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Belgium. Each
group has its individual itinerary but all will attend
the International Conference on New Education at

The programs include the progressive schools in
London, the Danish Folk High Schools, the Munici-
pal Experimental Schools of Hamburg, the Oden-
waldschule, and the Decroly Demonstration School.
It will be possible for those interested in visiting only
the English schools to join the groups during their
stay in England.

Arrangements in Europe are being made with the
assistance of the New Education Fellowship and
Bureau International ({'Education.

While membership in the groups is necessarily selec-

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