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DISCOVERED! A TY COBB-ED WALSH WONDER
IN GEORGE SISLER, MICHIGAN ATHLETE
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Ctfchran,
Editor nd Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
TeL Monroe 353.
5 VQL.2.NO182 Chicago, Thursday, May 1, 1913 ONE CENT
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FORVLIVING WAGE AND SHORTER HOURS
Force Biggest and Richest Stores to-Close Doors Girls
Do Picket Duty Sympathy Walkouts Threatened.
Buffalo, N. Y.f May 1 The depart
ment store, girls of Buffalb yalked
out on strike foe a living wage and
1 shorten .hoars&oday.
ThecTerk? organjzed at a meeting
last night, and immediately after
wards decided, pn a strike to. enforce
The men and women in the De
partment, Store Employes' Associa
tion arrived: atthe stores as usual this
morning, but instead of going to
work, fprrried picket lines along Main
street in the neighborhood of the big
Their demands are simple and
reasonable. They ask, a minimum
wageof,$f5 for men; $8 for girls, and
$18 "for chauffeurs and drivers, an
eight-hour, day, with Saturday half
holidays in June, July, August and
September. A mininjum wage of $8
a week fof boys afsd is demanded.
The- girl pickets whp lined Main
street today distributed pamphlets
announcing the strike, and their de
mands to all passers.
The-effect Was immediate. Two of
the biggest and richest stores closed
their doors shortly 'after the opening
hoir. Xnfr others are trying to keep
open, but IheVf haven't enough clerks
among the lot -to-man a soda, water
' Ail the drivers and teamsters in
the city are in sympathy with .the
strike. Unless the stores grant the
demands of 'the girls speedily, all the
men in this work are expected to
Walk out. They might walk out Mon
day. , The other labor organizations of
the city have promised their support
although $hey are not ready to go as
Tar as the-drivers and teamsters.
Conditions in 'the Buffalo depart
ment stores have been as bad as
those in the stores all-over the coun
try. Girl bundle counter clerk were
getting as little as $2 aweekr few of
the Women clerks wer getting
Ever since the Illinois senate low
wagds commission dragged the mil
lionaire Chicago department store
owners out into the open, the Buf
falo girls have been quietly prepar
ing to organize and strike for living
It is estimated that there are fully
2500 girls out today. And most of
those out are on picketduty.
it is not, thought the department
store owners will dare to use the po
lice against the young girl pickets on
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