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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF- THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.4NO.fr ' Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 16, 4912 ONE CENT
THE INFORMATION WANTED BY THE YOUNG
PEOPLE'S CIVIC LEAGUE ON' WAGES PAID
In their letter to the State Street Dealers'. Association, which is
the department store trust of the loop the Young People's Civic
League said :
uIt has been openly asserted many 'times that the wages paid
to many of your,, employes is less than' a living wage. If such is the
-case you will agree with us that if would, be.a powerful factor in forc
ing young women, especially, to an immoral tmeans of livelihoqd.
The league then asks,the big.stores to answer this charge that
"the baying public may be rightly informed." - .
The Young People's Civic League need .not wait for the an
swer. They can get the information from as reliable authority as
there is in Chicago namely,' the Chicago Vice- Commfssion.
This commission consisted of Bean Walter T. Sumner, chair
man; Edwin W. Sims, secretary ;Dr. W: IT. Baum, David Blaustein,
Rev. J. F.Callaghan,-Anna'Dwyer,-M. D.; W. A. Evans, M. D.;
Rev. AlbertEvefs, Rey. F." WGunsaulus, W. W. Hallam, Abr.am
"W. Harris, 1)L. D.; Wm. HealyM. D.; Ellen M. Henrotin, Rev.
Ahram Hir.sciberg, Prof.' Charles R. Henderson, Rev. E. A. Kelly,
Rev. J. G. Kircher, Louis, 0.,Kohtz, P. J. O'Keefe, Judge Harry
Olsen, Judge JrW Pmckney, Alexander Robertson, Julius JRos.en
wald,'L. E. Schmidt, M. D.;,Bistiop C. T. Shaffer-Edward M. Skin
ner, Prof. Graham-Taylor, Prof. William I. Thomas, Prof. Herbert
L. Willett, John L. WJntman. - - -
Jt would be hardto'beat the organization for talent, ability,
learningj respectability, culture and high purpose; and.the Young
People's QSac League canget aVompIete answer to their ..question
from tfiis distinguished company, with facts and figures to -back
We quote from the remarkable" vice report of this commission,
signed by all its members:
"Th,e ayerage wag? fai4m a dePartmQf tQje.Is $6 per weekf