RELIEF WORKS ON THE OCEAN BEACH.
TO THE JCDIIOK. Sir, —-.May I ask tho ooinmitteo in eh.'ir.go of tlm funds collected for the relief of distress in this City, and which funds arc being partially expended in tho above works: Firstly, for what, reason, were tho men cnf.;age<l on those works put off from December VM until January -i ? Secondly, why is it that ;i. wealthy local contractor is at prosout engaged doing work which might in justice bo reserved for those men for whoso assistance t|.,. relief fund was subscribed:-' 1 am saiislird that- the men Go the number of .'ls or mm did not, want 10 days' holidays, and in many cases suffered severely in oonsornmnoo of the work beino stopper! for such ;d! unnecessary length of time. It seems strangle, to me that, a contractor should bo called in with horses and drays to do work which might be done- by Mie men in whose interest the money was- collected which has enabled this work to bo gone on with. The result of this is that, some at hast of (ho money that should he in-;eci. as it was intended it should be used, to prevent or minimise distress among the working class in this City is finding its way into the pocket of a well-to-do contractor.--i am. etc., Faik Pi.AY. January S.
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RELIEF WORKS ON THE OCEAN BEACH., Evening Star, Issue 15696, 9 January 1915