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be to pay all its girl employes a real
living wage. Don.'t you think so?"
"Um," said Lehmann, "the nine
stores alone paid about $2,500,000 for
newspaper advertising last year."
"Are you trying-to, make out that
the underpaid girl employes of the
ctores are keeping up the news
papers, that the money that should
go to them is Agoing for newspaper
advertising?" asked O'Hara.
Lehmann ju"st smiled. '
Lehmann said that many girls
were broken in at the cheaper stores,
meaning The Fair and Siegel, Cooper
& Co., and then, went to Marshall
Field & Co. or Carson, Pirie, Scott
"It seems like a girl would rather
be able to say she worked for Mar
shall Field & Co. or Carson-Pirie-Scott
than get a bigger wage," he
"I know," said OHara. "I've known
newspaper men who would work for
a small salary for the sake of saying
iLc were on a highbrow paper."
Theodore W. Robinson of the Illi
nois Steel Co. said that his company
employed 22,000 men, that their
average wage was $2.74 a day, and
the lowest $1.95 a day.
He said that most of his employes
were married, and that he thought
a married man would be able to keep
his family in perfect comfort on $1.95
O'Hara asked if the company did
x anything to improve moral and san
itary conditions in the communities
of employes living near the mills.
Robinson said it did, that they had
many welfare worker who "did a
great deal of investigating."
Robinson testified that 7,800 men
were employed in the Gary mills, and
stuttered when O'Hara asked him di
rectly if the company had done any
thing to improve moral conditions in
In answer, he said that the Illinois
Steel Co. gave its employes free hos
pital service, a thing highly necessary
among Illinois Steel Co. employes.
Henry A. Blair of the Chicago
Railways Co. said his company em
ployed only union men, and that the
wages were regulated by a board of
"Their average pay is $69 a month
or $15 a week," he said. "No dis-
tinction is made between married and
George Sands, Oak Park, discov
ered that little girl, 8, who was
abandoned by her mother Thursday
night at Carpenter st and Washing
ton blvd., is his child, whom he has
not seen in five years. Wife divorced.
Anna Prendergast, 18, 2839 Wari
ren av., injured when cornice was
blown from roof of 3225 W. Madi
Mrs. Louise Van Keuren, 817 E.
63rd st, who is accused of murder
of her husband, will be released on
Masked robber forced cashier to
open safe at Daylite Lunch Club, 207
W, Jackson blvd. Got $371.
Policeman Wm.-Murphy endanger
ed own life but saved pedestrians
when he stopped runaway horse near
Custav Johnson, 6500 S. Morgan
st, robbed of 045 by pickpockets on
Halsted st car. Several suspects ar
rested. J. B. Caldwell, Supt of Interna
tional Purity Ass'n, says chief danger
in modern dancing lies in the physi
cal contact of the couples.
Attitfa Plescian, 20, 6159 Ravens
wood Park, run down by auto driven
by Vernon Kohl at N. Clark and Sum
merdale av. Will die.
C. F. Carlson, watchrnan Chicago
City Railways Co., dived into lake to
rescue two boys. When he got back
found that some one had stolen his
o o .-"'
"That girl over there is awfulfy
loud." "You mean the one with the