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"If 'she is not sufficiently', skilled to earn it, let us. mix some
RELIGIOUS JUSTICE in our -business and so something to.inr
crease her efficiency, which she has never been able to develop '
through no fault of her own. . t
"ARE FLESH AND BLOOD SO CHEAP, MENTAL
QUALIFICATIONS SO COMMON, AND HONESTY OF SO
LITTLE VALUE, THAT THE MANAGER OF ONE OF OUR
BIG DEPARTMENT STORES FEELS JUSTIFIED IN PAY
ING A HIGH SCHOOL GIRL, WHO HAS SERVED NEARLY :
ONE YEAR- AS AN INSPECTOR OF SALES, THE BEG
GARLY WAGE OF $4.00"PER WEEK?
"What is the natural result of such an industrial condition?
Dishpnesty and immorality, not from choice, but NECESSITY
IN ORDER TO LIVE.
"We can forgive the human frailty which yfelds to temptation
under such conditions but WE CANNOT FORGIVE THE
SOULLESS CORPORATION, WHICH ARRESTS AND PRO
SECUTES THIS GIRL A FIRST OFFENDER WHEN SHE
TAKES SOME LITTLE ARTICLES FOR PERSONAL'
ADORNMENT. ' ,
"THE MAN'S PART
"The end of the battle is not yet for those girls who struggle
on alone and unprotected with their more -pressing financial prob
lems. The greatest menace is before her THE MAN. s s,-
"See her as he meets her at the door of her place of employ
ment! See her as she returns to. her cheap, boarding house!
"HUDDLED AWAY AMONG COARSE AND VULGAR
MALE COMPANIONS, LONELY, UNDERFED AND HUN-'
GRY HUNGRY NOT ONLY FOR FOOD, BUT FOR A'
DECENT SHELTER, FOR A HOME, FOR FRIENDS, FORA-
SYMPATHETIC TOUCH OR-WORD; TIRED FROM A HARD '
DAY'S TOIL EVEN TO THE POINT OF RECKLESSNESS,
STARVING FOR HONEST PLEASURES AND AMUSE-'
MENTSAND WITH WHAT DOES SHE MEET?""
"THE ADVANCES OF MEN ' WITHOUT EITHER A
SPARK OF BRAVERY OR HONOR, WHO HUNT AS THEIR
UNLAWFUL PREY THIS IMPOVERISHED GIRL, THIS'
DEFENSELESS CHILD OF POVERTY, UNPROTECTED,'
UNLOVED AND UNCARED FOR AS SHE IS PLUNGED
INTO THE SWIRLING, SEETHING STREAM OF HUMAN
ITY; THE ADVANCES OF MEN WHO ARE SO LOW THAT
THEY HAVE LOST EVEN A SENSE OF SPORTMANSHIP,1 :
"AND WHO SEEK AS THEIR GAME AN UNDERFED,' A
TIRED, AND A LONELY GIRL. '
i "SHE SUFFERS, BUT WHAT OF HIM? SHE GOES :