WORK FOR UNEMPLOYED.
Mr. Joseph Timms's Intentions
The stagnation of business and all indus tries as a result of the war has thrown hundreds of men out of employment, and the Governments of the various States
are exerting every effort to provide work for the unfortunate men. In South Aus tralia the position is rather serious, and scores of people are flocking to the city from Broken Hill and other centres. Mr. Joseph Timms, who engages between 1,200 and 1,500 men, has struck a happy idea by which, he intends to alleviate the distress of numbers of the unemployed. On Fridiy evening Mr Timms. informed a reporter that he was going to do all in his power to provide, jobs. He would employ as many hands as possible for three days a week, while those men, at present engaged- would have to sacrifice three days, of their working week. This would not, however, apply to skilled labour. He had in hand several big contracts, including the Ka roonda to Peebinga, and Karoonda to Waikerie Railway lines, the total lengths of which were 145 miles. The work on the Wfflunga line and tramway contracts would also provide employment for many; Wherever it was at all possible he pro;' posed to increase his forces. Be had also endered for the constructiou'of the East West line, and if successful, hoped to be able to double the numbers. The tenders for this line will close on August 18. With the contracts in hand he was confident that he could. provide work. for at leaest six months for a large number.