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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 17, 1913, Image 1

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NOBODY ANYWHERE HAS MONEY ENOUGH TO
GET AN AD. IN THIS NEWSPAPER
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.93 Chicago, Friday, Jan. 17, 1913 ONE CENT
WHITE SLAVE ORGANIZATION TRIES TO TRAP
GIRLS OF GARMENT WORKERS' STRIKE
Strike Committee Appeals in Vain to Mayor Gaynor and
Police Now Striving for Appointment of
Policemen to Protect Starving Girls.
New York, Jan. 17. A great
danger is confronting the strik
ing garment workers. That dan
ger is the organized society of
white slavers.
Seventy-five thousand of the
160,000 garment workers now on
strike are women. The great
majority of the 75,000 are mere
girts.
Nearly every 6ne of the strik
ers is penniless. Few of them
know where they will get their
next meal. Few of them know
where they will sleep tonight.
The secret association of white
slavers, which has headquarters
here and in Chicago, but which
is nation-wide in scope, found this
out and took advantageof it.
The heads of the organization
realized tht hungry girl strikers
were likely to be easy victims,
and sent cadets out with instruc
tions to work among the strikers.
There has not been a single
meeting of the strikers in three
weeks which has not been attend
ed by cadets, hungry for their
human prey.
This condition has just been
made public by Rosa Blank,
chairman of the strike commit
tee. She did not make it public until
all appeals for help to the authori
ties were flatly turned down.
The strike committee first went
to Mayor Gaynor, told him of the
conditions, and asked for protec
tion,. Gaynor said he could not
do anything about it.
The committee then went to
the police, and once more were re
fused any help or protection.
The committee then sent a re
quest, signed by Rose Pastor
Stokes and the girls of Barnard
college, "who voluntarily offered
to help out the strikers, toMayor
Gaynor, asking him to appoint
from 50 to 10Q women as special
police to protect the starving

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