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- Lord-and remains in that.position the
r rest of her life. A man will quit .if.
he don't get $25 at the end of two
or three years.
, A woman checker in a laundry gets
$8, or $9 a man working in the same
capacity, gets $17. Yet they both do
i the same work.
' , Take a 'boy and girl inexperienced.
' The boy will get 10 cents an hour or
$1 a day: The girl gets 50 cents a
- day or less'. Some firms never pay
their adult women workers over $4.50
a week, while the men get $2 a day.
But men. have strong, organizations
and women's organizations are few
i and weak.
A n rl tVin connnrl roacnn It wnft Afr
am ' Basch of: Siegel-Cooper- who pointed,
(Pi' Tiis finp-Ar rtt mp nnri said;
"You are driving all these girls oh
the street, for. we will hire men in
Girls, wouldn't it be funny to have
a man demonstrator in the' waiting
rooms of the Various department
stores, and hear him say:
"Step right up, ladies, and try our
beauty powder. Costs' you nothing
for a demonstration. Beautifies, and
enriches the skinf" ' '
'.'You want to try it, madah? What
do you use, flesh color- or white? A
little rouge? The small' size, is j25
cents. IF-is blended of'beettjuice.arid
claret wine. Absolutely-pure'and 'gives
you a rose blush. .- "" -
"Did you know you have-very large
pores. You should try a" bottle 'of
our cucumber astringent'. Large
pores are so disfiguring- , 'No, I don't
mind the '.dirt this is such a.-'dirty
city one' can's.keep clean.
"There, now,- doesn't, that look
fine? You, look ten years younger.
"Pardon?" Oh, I" didnlt;mean that
literally. I know you are not more,
than twenty ;iri fact I thought you
were about eighteen." ' i(
And when the 'woman goes off'
without buying anything,, can you
imagine a man languidly adjusting"
his pompadour, raising bJs.'eye-Jjrqws;
and superciliously remarking to no
,one in particular but -every woman
"Cheap; thing just wanted to- get
her face powdered free. Oh,-well, we
boys have to put up with that. Try
our beauty powder, ladies?"
Great, isn't it?' And can you
imagine a man in the millinery de- '
partmeht dumping on your head
some crazy creation that looks like
a peanut" with a chicken's feather
stuck' on if, and saying:
"Isn't that too. sweet for anything ?
It is so becoming to you with your
perfect profile'. And that shade of blue
just matches your eyes.
"Why, no; it isn't expensive atall.
I think it is very cheap. Of course if
you want something cheap er but
look at the quality 'of that straw.
And the feather is the latest novelty.
Look at the back, isn't that chic?
etc." until you are hypnotized4 into
buying a $15 hat that you never wear .
after you get it home.
And can you-imagine boy cash
girls? That's a hard one. While we
waited for- our packages they w.ould
be pitching pennies under the coun
ters or "dragging our goods along
the floor while two of them had a
fistic1 encounter. ...
Boys, when they 'are' the age of the
average cash-girfare Imps 'of- Satin.
They have' jusfb'egun to smoke cigar
ettes ;an'd cuss - a little, and go to
nickle-shows eyery night
And "they require spending money
for these amusements--they never
surrender themriike'a' girl does her
pleasure ;SO we-would be apt to get
short' change with' a tiresome fre
quency. I know. I" have a 'brother. Many a
quarter he has "borrowed" from me
and if I askeda reason, he would say:
"Aw, kid, I got tp treat afellow.
He 'took me to-a' ten-cent show and I
don't want to' be a piker." And with
a sister's knowledge of boys I re
frained from pointing out the ethics
in the case.
And wouldn't you hate.Jik,e fury.Q