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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 11, 1911, Image 15',
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( Then there are the might-have-beens the too-late blue devils,
enemies of your peace of mind, cause of insomnia, discomfort
makers. They torment -you a"bout the things that can never be un
done. These regret, remorse thought-goblins that are always hold
ing up pictures of the past for you to sigh and moan over. As if it
did any good ! , N
It is one -of the achievements of life to keep these blue-devils
from getting you; from coloring everything you look at; from destroying-
your faith ; from purging ,ypur system'of love.
There is just one weapon with i which to put them to rout. It is
LOVE, theJcind that is spelled with a capital L.
SAYS AMERICAN WOMEN
Mrs. Raymond Robins, presi
dent of the Woman's Trade
Union league yesterday compar
ed the women of America and
Europe, in a practical, sense, and
to the distinct disadvantage of
the American women. Her re
marks were prompted by an ac
count of, trade unionism among
women of Germany, given before
the league meeting y John C.
Kennedy of. Northwestern Uni
j "We women' are backward
when it comes to accomplishing
thing that require hard work,
like organization, for instance."
said Mrs. Robins. - "The trouble
in large measure is with the news
papers, which speak of us as the
most capable and intelligent wo
men in the world. This is not
true, and it would be much bet
ter if they Would tell us that we
really are ignorant and incapa
ble. When this happens we will
get mad.' But we will do some
thing more. We will work our
selves into such a rage1 that we
avill act. Then we would have
the best women's organizations
in the world in-a short time'
Statistics read at the meeting
showed that in Germany 30,000
women were members of the
stenographers union, and 25,000
organized in the metal trades. In
America the largest women's
union is the shirtwaist makers.
It has 15,000 members. The or
ganized stenographers number
less than 1,000. The National
Women's Trade Union League
which represents practically
every organization of working
women, has 50,000 members.
Nomination for officers for the
coming year developed opposi
tion to but one member of the
present administration. The
election will be held in January.
Following are thenominations:
President, Mrs. Raymond Rob
iris; vice president, Miss Mary
McDowell; secretary, Miss Em
ma Stehagen; treasurer, Miss
Florence Sherwood (incumbent)
and Miss Lula Holly.
Among European nations Ger
many has the largest and Norway
the smallest death rate among
children under one years
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