100 years ago: Successful young J-W printer to move to Chicago

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 18, 1914:

  • “We often hear that ‘a young man doesn’t have the opportunity now that he used to have’ and many people really believe that it is so, although if they will but look around they will see many young men and women who are forging to the front. Four years ago a young man began working for the Journal-World as a job printer at $15.00 a week. He did such good work that one increase in salary followed another, until for some time he has been foreman of the Journal-World’s job rooms at probably the largest salary paid to a printer in Lawrence. Not only did he handle the work of his department well, but he studied the fine art of printing during his spare hours and became a contributor to various publications devoted to printing. He now leaves this paper for the Inland Printer at Chicago and will begin work at $45.00 a week. We predict that it will be but a short time until he has made himself as valuable to his new employers as he has been to the Journal-World.”
  • “The Journal-World does not propose to support any candidate for commission this spring. It is going to do its best to give every candidate a fair deal, to hold up the qualifications of each so that the people may judge. It shall be our business to give information, not to dictate. We have just one thing at stake and that is the same as any other citizen, to see that the best men are chosen. It is an important thing and we feel confident that with so many people wanting to do the best thing that the right men will be selected.”