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THERE'S A RATTLING GOOD SHORT LOVE STORY
AND ANOTHER MOVIE STORY IN THIS ISSUE.
THE DAY BOOK
5U0iSO. PEORIA ST,
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No. 41 Chicago, Thursday, No?. 14, 1912 OneCent
HOW "GOOm PEOPLE ARE TRYING THE WRONG
-- WAY TO MAKE "BAD" PEOPLE "GOOD"
There are manyqpganization's in Chicago composed of well
meaning men. and women, who re doing the best they know hqw to
better-soe-ial conditions? and l6 cure poverty; disease crime 'and vice.
Just now'thiy are figh'tirig against segregation of the social evil.
That's alright so far as it goes, but it' Wesh4 go" deep enough.
It may do some good, but-it is treating Jthe, effc3nd-ign0rmg&4:he
.cause. ,( -j, s v.lfi jjv ,u . .,ij . " iv
, "Vyeheajniuch .aJbQut, regulating, and abolishing the social-evil,
but little or nothing ahou&hoviterebcue'unfortunatewomen from
,hat life, oj.howio keepiotjrers-fvbm entering i& '-." "
And we hear mighty little a'bout the "causes -that-make girls
'go wrong. Ljy
1 Gonceming resGUC'an'd.'T.efbr.nv the r-ebrt of the GhicagoVice
Commission says; t '- s tl- c. 'fo ".
- "Artdnvestigationwas recently made into the living conditions
of 200i respectable workingijprls? act one amongj them vicious' tfr im
'mora3, andibwas founds that onlysiSc per cent of-thernhad contrel
oitbeir-oWn wages. ' The rest-TveBfridbliged to help .relatives, "either
in the horne or out of iteTsThe 'average wage of 'these 200 woman
was;$6ta$lQ,rweeki) . '. ' . ') - t : r
"It goes iwithbut; iaihgthat ifuyou?havevconditi'ons which"
snake -living with'GomfDrfciiiipDssiDle ior'anyfafgVnuniber of nfen
'and women,' some, of ,the:envilrvbecomie crimihalsand'sbme "6i
the womenprOstitutes. f " ' J r ' ,
"The Igw wages paid; the fact that in pearly all the employ-ments6pen-to
women, rthetiiarirntimwfcge iS$"H)to'$l5 a-weefc, and
the$erage wage about'$5, the lacic of $killfthV exacting demanUs,
eapci?ffly 'in tha' department stows; 'forgod "dressing, the long
hours of standing, and'thfe essfcra'fa$gfre Which girls must endure at
certain periods, insanitary eonflitibiisr abui" which girls work in fac
toriesall these 'have a powerful effect on awan's or pfcVs nery