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- DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE ANQ THINGS
Even a one-eyed Democrat ought
to be able to see the handwriting on
the wall, which says that under the
"Vyilson administration, Hearst' Dem-V
ocrats can go way back and sit
Of course every woman can help;
she can patronize the store-that pays
clerks the best wages.
And now the pampered wives and
daughters of. some rich, employers
can see where some of that easy
money comes from. And at what a
tremendous cost in human bodies
Some of the newspapers go at that
low wage investigation as if they
were walking on eggs and might, step
qn their meal ticket.
Senator Juul is another man who
doesn't appear to be afraid of the
And- it appears that after all the
state of Illinois is bigger than the
city of Marshall Field, alias Chicago.
Now theoston girls want the.
right to prqpose. Give.it to -'em. In
the meantime, girls, just grab the
fellows you want.
"The Marshall Field & Co. Idea:
"To work for love 'of the work."
From Marshall Field & Co.'s rule
book for employes.
And after the testimony in regard
to Marshall Field wages before the
senate white slave committee, you
can see the beauty of this Marshall
Field "idea." '
An anonymous letter addressed to
The Day Book warns us that Sears,
Roebuck & Co. have more friends in
Chicago than we have, and that we?d
better quit talking about Rosenwald
the way we did Friday and Satur
day. Also, this anonymous letter says,
"There are many who went to work
for Sears Roebuck & Co. at $12.00 a
week who now are making $10,000
a vear "
- We "might 'point out to. the friend
-jfrho. is 'afraid to sign, his name that
there.has been no criticism of Rosen
wald because;of his hiring anyone at"
$12.00 a week to. begin with.
The criticism has been because of
the girls Rosenwald hired at $4.50 a -week
and charged 5 cents a week for
Besides-we are not looking for
friends among people who believe in
paying girls a lower wage than they
can live .on.
Everybody in Chicago was talking
last week about low wages in the de
partment stores and factories.
It was a live topic, full of human '
interest because it had to do with life
here'on -earth and not after death.
. But newspaper reports of Sunday
sermons don't show that any Chi
cago preachers found the subject
worth, talking about- from the pulpit.
Why don't" some of the preachers
get down on earth, and, talk about the
bread-and-butter life we all have to
Julius Rosenwald says there is no
connection between low wages and
prostitution. But Julius also pays
He. is also some financier. The
company made over $7,000,000 profit
last year, and abput 1,500 women
and girls got less than. $8 per "week. ,
But then Julius coughs up hun
dreds of thousands to charity. And
that gets his name in the papers.
But we can understand now why
so many employers of labor in Chi-
-cago prefer to hire girls who live at
For then the employers don't have
to pay them enough to live on. The
employer gets their-labor, and the
family 'helps him support them.
So the real' contributors to char
ity and philanthropy .are the people
who work for Rpsenwald. He mere
ly grabs off the 'credit
Then there's Barratt O'Hara, a
young "lawyer who was so. poor he
had to borrow money to get through