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formers felt that if they could de
flect the commission from its min
! imum wage law for women to a min
& imum wage law for men, or for both
' sexes, the whole agitation would die
I without attendant funeral services
- impressive enough to arouse the
Now the O'Hara commission
v wishes to give the people an open
example, of how much actual need
" there is for a minimum wage law
- for men as well as women.
i While at the same time the com
mission is going to keep up its fight
i for a minimum wage law for women
'' as a first step toward a similar law
J for men, and will use the figures ob-J-tained
in regard to starvation wages
paid to men to show the need of the
t immediate enactment of a minimum
.' wage law for women.
I For this much is obvious: If the
- father of a family is being paid a
. starvation wage on which it is abse
il lutely impossible for him to support
This -family, so that he has to send
his daughters as well as his sons out
- to work then his daughters are en
' titled to a living wage and not just a
"little money to help out at home."
e Among the educators who will be
c summoned before the commission
are Harry Pratt Judson, president of
the University of Chicago; A. W.
I Harris, president of Northwestern
x University; Edmund J. James, presi-
- dent of the University of Illinois, and
i Mrs. Ella Flagg Young."
The names of the business men
who will be summoned to tell of the
- wages they pay their men employes
have not yet been made public.
o o .
Tremendous excitement at Guay-
v mas, Mex. A war aviator threatens
oto hover over it with a U. S. deputy
- marshal, and it's feared he will drop
the marshal on the town.
f Estimated that where the Titanic
& lies the water exerts a pressure of
p 4,574 pounds to the square inch.
Must be crushed to a pulp.
COOPER APPOINTS J.E.NORTHUP
SPECIAL STATE'S ATTORNEY
Judge William Fenimore Cooper to
day appointed John E. Northup,
former assistant state's attorney,
special state's attorney to take
charge of the Cooper grand jury to
investigate the charges of fraud in
the election of Maclay Hoyne.
Judge Kersten today gave out a
statement saying that Cooper and he
had long been friends and that they
so would continue.
Kersten also bitterly scored the at
tempt that wa sto have been made
Saturday morning to have him vacate
Judge Cooper's order for a special
grand jury during Cooper's absence.
He laid especial emphasis on the
fact that he had not been in any way
a party to this "coup which did not
In doing so, Kersten practically
censured State's Attorney Hoyne,
who made the arrangements for the
President McCormick, of the Coun
ty Board, this afternoon declared that
he would try. to have the County
Board pass a resolution asking both
Judge Kersten and Judge Cooper to
surrender their grand juries, and to
permit the chief justices of the Cir
cuit and Superior Courts to appoint
a special prosecutor and grand jury
to investigate the election frauds.
Judge Cooper said flatly that he
would not submit to such an arrange
ment, and that under no circum
stances would he surrender his grand
It is now up to the County Board
to decide which grand jury and spe
cial prosecutor they will appropriate
funds for. The Board is most likely
to pick on Judge Cooper's jury and
Election Commissioner Anthony
Czarnecki wds having a very nice
time, too, today.
Czarnecki spent his odd moments
summoning the members of the fam
ily of Congressman A. J. Sabath, the
Hearst leader, before the election