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enough, for any girl to live oa? and
the superintendent of his plant was
forced to admit that the company
itself, by an investigation, Had fixed
$8 ar week aS the lowest amount on
which any girl could live,
The RoBenwald mutual benefit as
sociation, is organized under the
name of the Seroco Mutual Benefit
The by-laws of the association
give some interesting figures on
wages paid by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
For instance, Article IV. of the by
laws reads as follows
Section 1. The regular monthly
dues snail range from 5 cents per
month to 60 cents per month, deter
mined by the class to which member
should belong, and indicated in the
Section 2. Schedule
ing Salary Per Shall Pay
Week of Per Month.
$ 4.50 or less 5 cents
5.00 10 cents
5.50 ' 15 cents
6.00 20 cents
6.5Q- -V . 25 cents
7;00 30 cents
7.50 30 cents
S.00 35 cents
8.50 35 cents
9.00 35 cents
9.50 40 cents
10.00 40 cents
10.53 40 cents
11.00 45 cents
11.50 45 cents
12.00 45 cents
12.50 - 50 cents
- 13.00" 50 cents
13.50 50 cents
14.00 55 cents
14.50 55 cents
15.00 55 cents
16.00 or over 60 cents
These figures are highly interest
ing, absordingly so, indeed.
For instance, is it not passing
strange that while Mr. Rosenwald, as
tie testified under oath, paid no girl
in his employe lew than $5 a week. .
Mr. Rosenwald's mutual benefit asso-:
elation should make provision for
employes recehrfhf $4.50 and less"?'
And again is If not strange that
while Mr. Rosdawal$ as he testified .
under oath, pays- an "average wage" .
of from $8 to $21 to all girls overl
seventeen in hk employ, Mr. Rosen
wald's mutual benefit association!
does not think if worth while to put '
men or women employes of Mr. Ros
enwald whosesalary is over $16 in a :
class by thenufelves?
One might almost think from the
by-laws of Mr Rosenwald's mutual
benefit association, that practically ''
no employes of Julius Rosenwald re
ceived more than $16 a week!
This, of course, we know to be
silly from Mr. Rosenwald's own
sworn testimony. Since the "aver
age" paid girls over 17 employed by
Mr. Rosenwaldis from $8 to $21, and
since if is known that women's wages
are less than men, there must be
many employes of Mr. Rosenwald
who receive more than $16.
Of course, most persons, when
asked the "average wage" they paid
their employes, would be more con
cise than Mr. Rosenwald, who swore
the 'average" was from $8 to $21. it
must be conceded that this is a slight
ly .indefinite average, but then one
THE JOY LIFE
The farmer is a happy man,
He takes no .person s orders.
And all the grub his folks won't eat
He feeds to summer boarders.
The farmer's hands they may be
But- he knows how to get the stuff.