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McFARlAND AND BRIXTON FIGHT TONIGTHf
SEE INSIDE PAGES FOR SPORT DOPE
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran,
,Qa 500 South Peoria St.
dy8f Tel. Monroe 353.
VOB.2,NQ.135 Chicago Friday, March 7, 1913 ONE CENT
ROSENWALD'S PHILANTHROPIES GALLED MASK
- ,TG HIDE STARVATION- WAGES
Senate White Slave Commission Asks Multi-Millionaire
If He Gave Huge Donations to Keep Wage
- Problem' Out of Vice Report.'
"I want to ask you a question, Mr. Rosenwald. It is one of the
big reasons I called you before thisommission. You are known
over-the length and breadth of this country as a.public-spiritedman;
your very "name suggests-philanthrophy ; you are connected with
dozensof reform, ofuplift societies I want" to ask you, Mr. Rosen
wald, man to man, if you think that low wages have anything to do
with vice." Lieutenant Governor EJarratt O'Hara. tb Julius Rosen
wald, president of the great Searsv Roebuck & Col factories. '
And Rosenwald, red, flustered, his jaws working nervously,
stammered out a longfdrawn "No-o-b-o."
The mask'-was torn from Julius;
Rosenwald, multi-milliona'ire' and
philanthropist, the- man who if
sometimes called Chicago. s most
public-spirited citizen," today;'
Rosenwald was on ;theracltf be
fore the senate white slave' com
mission for -two hoursjahd twen
ty minutes'. ' 1SL-?t-Jr,
And when; he left .the, stand At
the end of.it," his face was red, his
was a little shaky, hisfgills ajittle
white. 't , " . t .
, He had- con'tradjcted himself-
svfcile uterqathit' He-had s.Yorn4-
.thatthe lowest wages paid in the
Sears-R6e"buck; plan was $5 a
And he, had been faced by one
of 'his own former -employes to
whom he had paid only .$4.50 a
'week, and proved a liar.
He had been .held up to the
scoYrf of; all men by the members
of the; commission; legislators,'
men not easily moved, to; showing
contempt for, a- multi-millionaire.
He had been asked directly if
it werctruethat he had contribut-