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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 28, 1913, Image 4

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TO IT THAT THE DEMAND IS NOT SUPPLIED THROUGH THE BREAK
ING DOWN OF THE EARLY EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG GIRL OR
HER EXPLOITATION IN THE BUSINESS WORLD?. WHAT SHOW HAS
SHE IN THE COMPETITIVE- SYSTEM WHICH EXISTS TODAY? WHAT
EVER HER CHANCES MAY BE TO STAND ORvFALL, SHE IS HERE IN
HORDES IN THE BUSINESS WORLD AS OUR PROBLEM. LET US DO
SOMETHING TO GIVE JHER AT J.EAST A LIVING WAGE IF SHE IS
NOT SUFFICIENTLY SKILLED TO EARN IT, LET US. MIX .SOME RE
LIGIOUS JUSTICE WITH OUR BUSINESS AND DO SOMETHING TO IN
CREASE HER EFFICIENCY, WHICH SHE NEVER HAS BEEN ABLE TO
DEVELOP THROUGH NO FAULT OF HER OWN.
"ARE FLESH AND BLOOD SO CHEAP, MENTAL QUALIFICATIONS
SO COMMON, AND HONESTY OF SO LITTLE VALUE, THAT THE MAN
AGER OF ONE OF OUR BIG DEPARTMENT STORES FEELS JUSTI
FIED IN PAYING A HIGH SCHOOL GJRL, WHO HAS SERVED NEARLY
ONE YEAR AS INSPECTOR OF SALES, THE BEGGARLY WAGE OF $4.00
PER WEEK? WHAT IS THE NATURAL RESULT OF SUCH AN lNDUS-
TRIAL CONDITION? DISHONESTY AND IMMORALITY, NOT FROM
CHOICE, BUT NECESSITY IN ORDER TO LIVE. WE CAN FORGIVE"
THE HUMAN FRAILTY WHICH YIELDS TO TEMPTATION UNDER SUCH
CONDITIONS BUT WE CANNOT' FORGIVE THE SOULLESS CORPOR
ATION WHICH ARRESTS AND PROSECUTES THIS GIRL A FIRST
OFFENDOR WHEN SHE TAKES SOME LHTTLE ARTICLES FOR PER
SONAL ADORNMENT."
One more excerpt from the report that "Prof." Graham Taylor was so
glib In quoting, when the quoting suited his purpose: .
"AFTER AN EXHAUSTIVE STUDY OF THE WHOLE FIELD THE
COMMISSION FEELS THAT AMONG THE CAUSES WHICH INFLU
ENCE. GIRLS AND WOMEN TO ENTER UPON A LIFE OF SEMl-PRO-FESS'IONAL
AND PROFESSIONAL PROSTITUTION ARE THE FOLLOW
ING FIRST, LACK OF ETHICAL TEACHING AND RELIGIOUS lN-STRUCTION;-SECONDTHE
ECONOMIC STRESS OF INDUSTRIAL LIFE
ON-UNSKILLED WORKERS, WITH THE ENFEEBLING INFLUENCE pH
THE WILL POWER:. THIRD, THE LARGE NUMBER OF SEASONAL
TRADES IN WHICH WOMEN ARE ESPECIALLY ENGAGED; .FOURTH,
ABNORMALITY; FIFTH, UNHAPPY HOME CONDITIONS; SIXTH, CARE
LESS AND IGNORANT PARENTS; SEVENTH, BROKEN PROMISES:
EIGHTH, LOVE OF EASE AND LUXURY- .NINTH, THE CRAVING FOR
EXCITEMENT AND CHANGE; TENTH, IGNORANCE OF HYGIENE.
So you sed, Graham Taylor's own vice commission ireporfc pUt
economic conditions second and third in the lost of causes of the downfall"
of girls. f
U. S. .SENATE TO PROBE INTO
WEST VA. COAL FIELDS
Washington, May 28. Either three
or five members of the United States
senate will go to the Paint Creek coal
fields in West Virginia this week to
begin the investigation of oppression
of the miners of that region, set forth
They will investigate whether
peonage exists m he coal fields,
whether strikers have been prevent
ed from free access to" postoffices,
whether the immigration laws have
been violated, and whether the dis
trict has been discriminated against.
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N. Y. World says: "There are
no diplomatic secrets." HUh! Just
In the Kern resolution. tell Us-whatWilllain Bryan thinks-of
Hiram Johnson! And Is Teddy' going
to riin again?,
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