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Municipal Affairs Volume 6 (Paperback) Loot Price: R683
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Municipal Affairs Volume 6 (Paperback): Reform Club, Reform Club Administration

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Municipal Affairs Volume 6 (Paperback)

Reform Club, Reform Club Administration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...they found a lodging within the buildings. I cannot and do not wish to claim that all have become model citizens, but they have been decent and usually self-controlled men and women. Not a few of the men have given earnest and self-forgetting effort towards bettering the neighborhood and the city. This would seem a sufficiently detailed sketch to warrant my making a few deductions. This property had been for years in the care of a collector; he was one well accredited in those days, but it was managed entirely on the plan of getting all the rent and simply keeping things together. Like all one-sided work, it failed miserably; houses, rent and tenants all went back together. Soon after I took hold, an elderly man sitting across the way stopped me one day as I walked down Roosevelt street. He evidently recognized me and saw my concern. He said, " You must remember when those houses were put up, it was considered an honor to be allowed to live in them." I was truly grateful for his encouragement. I felt under obligation to give the same people who were then in them a chance to work themselves up. The rents were fixed by the then value of the property, and the cost of improvements. At the same time I aimed to have them so moderate that a working man, a laborer or longshoreman, could with reasonable economy and carefulness keep his dues paid. I wanted that they should all be able to look me straight in the face. As Mr. A. T. White said: "They paid for what they got and they got what they paid for." I shall long remember the manner with which one of the tenants spoke one day when I met him and asked about the family. I said: "You have lived here a good while, more than three years, is it not?" "Yes, ma'am, a good deal more, and ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Reform Club • Reform Club Administration
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 378
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-29483-5
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-29483-8
Barcode: 9781154294835

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