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A SHORT STORY ABOUT-A GIRL OF THIEFDOM
IN TODAY'S DAY BOOK
THE DAY BOOK
00 SO. PEORIA ST' ' igqp398 TRT,:t
Vol. 1, No. 11 y GhicagoThursday, March 21, 1912
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.THE CHICAGO WOMAN'S CLUB GETS WORKED
' UP OVER MORALITY OF WORKING GIRLS
"Sassiet?' Women Would Do Better If They'd Mind
Thjeir Own Business, and Not Bother. About the
Morals of ThoseWho Are Just as Good
f and Pure as Themselves.
Once in a while something happens-that
makes us feel like1 get-,
ting up and kicking " the chairs '
around, just to relieve our over
One such thing, happened yes
terday. The Chicago Woman's club,
wjiich is. composed chiefly 6i rijh
women who have so much time
on their hands they don't know
what to do .with it, got together
and solemnly passed a resolution.
This resolution requested that
The Tribune quit publishing its
series of articles and photographs
about "The most beautiful work
,ing girl in Chicago.'"
Because the articles are "per
nicious, detrimental "to' the best
interests of this large class pf
girls and in some instances posi
tively demoralizing' "
Now, wouldn't that make you
sore, and tired, and peevish', -amli
. Their argument is, you see,
that the publication of these girls'
photographs and names and ad
dresses causes' them to become
the recipients of unwelcome let
ters and attentions from strange
And that the poor, weak, help
less and immoral working girl is
quite unable to defend herself
against such letters, and against
such attentions, and that she" thus
will be ruined.
If the Chicago Woman's club
would start a crusade againet the
department stores its 'members
patrpnize so well, because of-the
shameful wages these stores pay
working girls; if the Chicago
Woman's club, and its rich mem
bers, would boycott these stores
until they forced them to raise the
wages of the girls who slave for
them, we would be with them
"heart and soul. -.
But weare quite' fully c6nvinc
ed that theChicago working-girl
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