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THE DAY BOOK
'N. D. Cochran;
500 South- PeoriaSt.
Tel. "Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 137. Chicago, Monday, March 10, 1913
ONE CEN r
MARSHALL FIELD & CO. ROLLING IN MONEY,
BUT WONT PAY LIVING WAGES
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Lyttbn Answers Dirpctlyj Bosch Squirms and- Dodges;
"Dapper Jimmie" Puts Htmseifjn Queer Position v.
Trying to Show Marshall ' Field Greatness.
Dapper Jimmie" Simpson, of Marshall Held & Co., was the first wit
ness, called by the:senate Yhite slave' copimissori again today.
And "Dapper jimmie" got himself Into a first class mess before he had
been on the stand five minutes.
'Whatare the profits of Marshalf Field & Co. f6r the last fiscal year?"
asked Lieut. Gov. O'Hara. ' ' r ' ,
"I decline, to answer," said. Simpson., ''But I, will .say that Marshall
Field & Co.V business is profitable, and that Marshall Field & Co. is well
able. to. pay any minimum wage fixed by the state." v - .
"Are you justified in saying that in the-name of the firm?" asked Sen
ator Juul. y s
, "Yes," said Simpson. '
. "Then Marshall Field. & Co. is able to, pay a minimum, wage pf $12 "a"
Week to its women employes?" insisted. O'Hara. '
"Yes," said Simpson. "But other businesses might not be. able" lo4 do
so, -and if this should be so, any re
tail business on State street would
increase their prices to the public.
"You mean," said O'Hara, '.that
.ine, public and not the stores would
pay'the increase, in wages?"
"Yes," said Simpson.
"You mean the" cost xi living
, would be increased?"-
The inference of this is, unmistak
able,, and. 'tapper jimmie" Sbnpson
cannot ;escape' it. .. "T4 -
' ''Speaking, he. says,- with ,f iill aur
thority for the- firm of 'Marshall 1
'Field & C6;, he declares that Mair-
a minimum wage to women of $12
a weekj and.,in'-ilie same- breath in
fers, that Marahan,Fe,iliij& Co. is mak
ing so. much-mohey-it tbuld pax any
minimum wage fixed by the state. j
And then he adds that other der
partment stores might not be able to
pay this minimum wage of $12,
which, he says that Marshall Fiejd is
so weil able to pay.
And gives the 'inference that the
other stores -would raise prices'; and
that Marshall Field & Co. would not
he far behind them in doing so.
At least, one must suppose, he
$ Field, Co,. welj abje to
1 nienf this last to be nf erred. One
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