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& LAtSUH. SAYS MULH ALL'S CHARGES AGAINST,
N. A. M. CONFIRM OLD STORIES
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N-D.Cochran, sssggg no 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and Publisher. r?i:398 Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 233 Chicago, Tuesday, July 1, 1913
ROSENWALD ASSOCIATION PROVIDES
FOR $3 A WEEK EMPLOYES
'Philanthropist" Swore on Stand That Lowest His
Company Paid Was $5 a Week Some
Here is a peculiar thing about the
wages paid by Sears, Roebuck & Co.,
the profits of which are in the neigh
borhood of $10,000,000 a year, and
the directing head of which is Julius
Rosenwald, sometimes styled a phil
anthropist Julius Rosenwald appeared before
the O'Hara Welfare Commission
March 7 last, and, under oath, swore
that to the best of his knowledge and
belief no girl in his employ was paid
fess than $5 a week.
He also swore that $5 a week was
paid only to girls between fifteen and
sixteen, and that, all girls in the em
ploy of Sears, Roebuck & Co. over
sixteen were paid at least $5.50.
When Rosenwald had given this
testimony a 17-year-old gjrl took the
Stand, and told, hqw h hd, foeix paid;
$4.50 a week by Sears, Rfc buck.&
This was thought very peculiar at
the time. Still, there were persons
and newspapers that maintained
that Julius Rosenwald might have
been in ignorance of the details of his
Now there comes another peculiar
fact pointing toward Rosenwald hav
ing made a very peculiar "honest
mistake" in regard to the wages paid
by his corporation.
On the stand, Rosenwald boasted
proudly of the mutual benefit asso
ciation of his employes, which is offi
cered by officials of the Sears, Roe
buck & Co., who hold the money of
Rosenwald tried to make the
O'Hara Commission believe that
such "charity" as that of the mu
tual benefit association offset the $5
a week wages he paid to Vung girls.
He admitted that f 5 a week was not