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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1913, Image 1

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GIRLS! WHAT , DO YOU KNOW ABOUT
"MAKING UP?" FAMOUS STAR SAYS
IT'S MORE THAN DABBING POWDER ON
THE DAY BOOK
T An Adless Daily Newspaper..
N..D. Cochran, oa 500 South Peoria St
EcUtor'anA Publisher. "gglaE?" dys TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2; NO. 179 Chicago, Monday, April 28, 1913
ONE CENT
CAMPAIGNS FOR ORGANIZATION OF 125,000
DOWNTRODDEN CHICAGO WORKERS BEGUN
While Reformers Tilt at Windmills, Workers Band
Together to Raise Selves Out of Slough of Poverty
Into Which They Were Thrust by Employers.
1 The 'spirit of self-help is abroad among the working men and women
of Chicago, and a great change is coming over the downtrodden among
them'. '
Professional reformers have been preaching at the workers for years,
telling them 'they should be more content with their conditions, that they
should be less extravagant and should insist on their landlords giving them
bathtubs'. .
Some ministers have been thundering at windmills, and denouncing
American working girls for trying to raise themselves'to ,a higher social
level or for -wearing tight skirts,
Legislative commissions -have probed the low wages paid by our
wealthiest and most prominent hypocrites, and have laid bare conditions
that are a-disgrace to the third city in the world.
'And it sometimes has seemed as if all were vain because the working
men'.and women themselves were doing nothing.
But.'that do-nothing spirit is changing and in its place is aoDearine a
spirit of "unionism and a.detennination to lift themselves out" of the slough
into which Big Business has forced
them.j
Yesterday will become known as a
redletterday for" Chicago,, fro yester
day saw Ibiee; great movements to
ward "the emancipation-of. the work
ers well on their way.
Almost a thousand of the stock
yards employes, who are among the
most crushed down and worst iaid
workers . in Chicago; gaheedl together-
in "Columbia Hall yesterday
and enthusiastically took the prelim
inary steps toward organization of
the Yards.
It is nine years now since a stock-'
yards employe has even dared to
whisper of- organization.
But the spirit of the workers and
the spirit of the people is so aroused
,today that the packers dare not use
.their old high-handed methods, to
preeynt organization.

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