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IF YOU WANT THE TRUTH WITHOUT FEAR OR
FAVORj READ THE DAY BOOK EVERY DAY
I tit DAY
. N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria, St
TeL Monroe 353.
VQL.2,N0.131 Chicago, Monday, March 3;'1913 " . ONE CENT Ji
MRS. AUGUSTA LEHMANN' SAYS WAGES OF
DEPARTMENT STQRE GIRLS ARE TOO HIGH
Owrierl o'BigFqir Sfpjre Saysx Girt Etnploy'es Haven't
Brcnns Enough to Deserve $6.00 a Week and That
They Should go 'to Work as Domestics.
"Girlsi'who work in department stores get too" much money
now. They haven't got. brains en'pughviordeserve what' they are' get-
ting. All this talk about department store jf irte being paid too little
is bosh;and honsenseJt "If a 'girl wants-to be bad, she;llbe'bad any
way, no matter how mUchnioney -she' may'be getting. Why don't
the girls. ;whd work' 'in department? stotes get: "work as domestics?
I'll tell youvwhybecause they (wahtheir evenings-;free to run
arcund with'.youngfellows to dancehalls'and the like?-4Mrs. Aur
gusfa Lehm'anri,.;cnief owner of the.;stock- 6f The. 'Fairi department
store.' - . . " r'v , '''' ''""'X
" 3I r-. ; '
v .''Tow'wag'esever made'any girl bad. Improper home condi
tions Is the'chief cause of the f all'of. girls I don't want to 'talk about
low wages: anyhow, because. Pmight be summoned by the senate
white slave committee." Julius, RosenWald; President "of Sears,
Roebuck' &.C6: ,-' "t,
Driven tor compassion, by the
terrible stories oT the child white'
slaves of ' Chicago; the Illinois ,
senate -vhite1, slave, commission)
-has promised the people' a thorlv
ough - inY"estigatidnr.oF the? wages.4
paid by department 'sfdres1 and.
factories to. their giril employes.
ment -stores find factories are to
be summoned before the commis'
s'ipri to'tell of the wages they pay,
and 1to give their own opinion as
to whether these wages are' such
that -it is possible for their em
ployes to live on them. "
Ana on the eve of th'ajt mvesti-
2feit Friday owners of depart-Jigation -these two -representative