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3er to arrest all violators of open
auto muffler ordinance.
Frank Wagner, 3833 N. Hoyne av.,
and Arthur H. Fritz, 1944 Otto St.,
badly injured when a.uto ran into
street car at SoutEport av. and.
School st. Gasoline set auto on fire.
Aero Club will establish testing
bureau for protection of aviators,
Kenosha bank will deposit $1 in
name of every baby born in Kenosha.
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HERE'S WHY EMPLOYERS DON'T
WANT THE EIGHT-HOUR LAW
Here are the arguments against an
eight-hour law for women which
were put forward by the four hun
dred manufacturers who crowded the
Red Room of the Hotel LaSalJe yes
terday at the hearing given by the
senate committee on labor;
Working women don't want
shorter hours. -
They love work so much they'd like
to work longer than they do now.
It would infringe on the personal
liberty of working women to work
themselves, to death if they felt like
it or needed the money.
Wewould have to close our fac
tories and stores earlier.
Therefore we would lose money.
This would hurt the great state of
It would lessen our output
This also would hurt the great
state of Illinois.
And, besides, if you dp this we shall
employ men instead of women apd
thousands of women will be thrown
out of employment.
The first reason, that working wo
men don't want shorter hours, is
like saying a kid doesn't want candy.
The second, that they'd like to
work longer than they do nowt is
ridiculous because most of them
could not do it for obvious physical
As to infringing on the personal
liberty of women to "work as long as
they like, they're jjeyer had Jiny lib
erty to choose how long-ieyhould
work. They've had to- work as long
aa the bosses said', however tired and
ill and sick at heart they might be.
As to the next reason we should
worry if the manufacturers and re
tailers have to close their places
earlier, and we utterly fall to see how
It would hurt the great state of Illi
nois. In fact, it seems to us, that it
would give Illinois something to
boast about to her sister ptates.
And if it lessened the manufactur
ers' output, why there's nothing in
the law saying they may not employ
more women, and thus increase their
The latst reason is the most ridicul
ous of all, that they will employ men
instead, of women if the law be passed
and that this would throw thousands-
of women, out of employment
Most of the manufacturers who
were putting up the wail are paying
their women employes somewhere
around $5 a week. They could not
get men to work for that wage.
And furthermore if they did em
ploy men, the men probably would
organize and strike uutil they got the
eight-hour day most working men
have got it now.
But it is a strange thing that
among the hundreds of greed-moved
merchants at that hearing yesterday,
not one raised his voice in behalf of
the slave-driven women of the fac-i
"L" CAR JUMPS TJ?ACK
Rear car of a south-bound train on
South Side "h" jumped the tracks at
South Wabash avenue and East Har
rison street, during rush hour today.
Car hung suspended over sidewalk
and traffic wag tied up for-forty min
utes. None of the score of passengers
who were in the car when it began
bumping over the rails was hurt, but
all were badly shaken up and fright
ened. All managed to escape into the
next car before the rear car took its
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