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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 06, 1913, Image 15

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tasks, too poorly educated for more
promising positions, too immature
for thoughtful choice of opportuni
ties, Norah drifted into the first job
that offered:
"WANTED At once, fifty girls.
Telephone Company.'
"" "Say, hpnest," said Nora Dono
ghue, squaring her shoulders as she
pressed down her lips, "you can take
it from me for fair, your big corpo
rations ain't, so bad as they're black
ened not by a, long shot.
"Now, I ain't no fool. Take 'the
thousand of us in this neck of the
woods. We should worry? Well, I
guess!
"Between me an' you.Hhis earning
your living ain't all beer and skittles,
more's the pity, But there's worse
ways, understand,, than plugging
a switchboard,
"When I hiked o that telephone
school the teacha,' she said, Tfou'ye
gotter have .good eyesight, good
hearing, good health and measure
five feet tall. The company does
the rest.'
' "Say, what do you know about
that? Did anybody ever worry
about MY health before? Not so
you'd notice it.
"Believe me, the company done
it. Fine workrooms, fine rest rooms,
doctors to tend after our health
(most of the girls-is young an' fool
ish, y'understand), Kothing fer us to
do but sit still an' learn the job. So
I done it.
v "But there's more coming, IP you
please. There's ten million dollars
set aside for pensions, sick benefits,
hfe insurance and like that Ain't
that just grand?
"Why, if we work' five years fer
the company ah then get sick, it's
full pay fer three months, half pay
fer another three months You got
that?
Well, the girl that can't get well
in half a year is going to die. When
she does, it means $300CT fer her
people. THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS!
"Say, if. my mother 'got that muclj
money all at qnce she could buya
house ap' keep boarders.
"Mind you, the company don't
have to do it, 'Nix! That's -why it
makes me tired to read how" some
folks talk about corporations just
because they're corporations. Is
it any of MY business? Oh njy, no,
not at all. That's why I'm orajing
sp eloquent.
"But take it from me on the level,
I ( stick to that little old switchboard
through fire and flood. Me an' the
other girlshas no kick coming so
long as the company takes care of
us while we're living and looks after
jur mothers when we're dead."
WHEN YOU MAKE SQUP STOCK
By Caroline Coe.
Meat and bone must both be used'
to make soup stock. Meat gives
flavor, bOne furnishes gelatine.
A good soup stock can be made of
a shin bone of beef costing ten cents
and a small veal knuckle costing five
cents. A little beef liver added is an
imprpvement. Put these into six
quarts of clear cold water and allow
to heat slowly at first so as to draw
all the juices .from the meat (rapid
boiling sears the. tissues). When the
boiling point is reached draw back on
the stove, or if gasoline or gas is used
turn the gas as low as wijl keep the
soup at the simmering point.
After an hour's simmering strain,
put meat and strained liquor into a
ketfle and, simmer again, for two
hours. Be very sure there is noth
ing adhering tp he sides of the ket
tle , ii you wish clear soup. You
should have four quarts of stock. If
not,, 'add hot water to make the re
mainder. o o
Daily Healthogram. .
When a hot water bag is needed,
but not1 available, a hot salt nag or
a bag filled with hot sand will often
serve the purpose. A bag of warmea
hops is one of the most soothing
outward applications.
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