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DAILY COMMENT ON
Special report by Departrjient of
Labor on welfare work for employes
by Chicago starvation-wage paying
employers states: -iSears-Roebuck is
situated in large parklike plot of
Thanks! We always were real
curious to know why girls and men
worked for the firm of Rosenwald
fame at a starvation wage it's be
cause God lets the green grass grow
We really had a sneaking notion
that the parklike green was there to
impress customers and investigators
of welfare work but no, it's to make
the employes happy when they arrive
at 8 and quit at any old time they
Oh, yes! And they got a restaurant
where employes can eat if they pay
for their grub. Maybe that's why so
many of them go without their
Nothing mentioned about their
most choice welfare work where men
stand by the desks of girls and' speed
them up. Guess they weren't doing it
while the Department of Labor was
watching. But they were doing it
while we looked on.
And Marshall Field's, who pay as
low as $8.50 wage to women, has an
"unorganized welfare system, where
practically the entire tenth floor is
devoted to their interests."
Maybe the tenth floor is where they
take the girls that faint in the base
ment Oh, gee, again! The Common
wealth Edison Co., which is trying so
hard to force all the railroads to be1
come electric in order that the com
pany profit by it, let the employes
deposit 3 to 5 per cent of their month
ly wages. Clerks drawing extrava
gant sum of $50 a month ought to
And if they let the money stay in
the bank five years they get six per
cent. Wonder what they get if they
are bounced in four years and a alf ?
PEOPLE AND THINGS
And how many of them are
And the National Biscuit Co. is'
careful to provide backs to the
benches the women sit on. My! My!
We also would like to state that they
give employes a discount on the bis
cuits they buy.
Chocolate fudge and stomach ache.
This welfare work to offset starva
tion wages makes us long for ipecac.
American Bug is peeved because
New York 'is spending ,so much
money in ant effort to iake him back
to the buggery.
Wouldn't be surprised if the tax
payers feel the same way. '
Best way to convince New Hamp
shire she 'has an undesirable citizen
is to turn the Bug looBe for a spell.
We wouldn't feel so vicious if he
would stop writing editorials telling
us how smart he is. Why not "Con
fessions of a Bug"?
Some women have awful mean
natures. Mrs. August C. Fromm, who
weighs 230 pounds, charged with sit
ting on husband, who weighs only 97.
Why don't she pick on a man of her
Former Rep. Watson, Indiana, says
he does not believe a member of Con
gress has ever bee ncorrupted or ever
could he corrupted. Mulhall might'
sajr "the gentleman doth protest too
much." The rat is the most costly pest
in the United States says the U. S.,
Public Health Service Department
He destroys $167000,000 worth an
nually. Well, let's swat the rat ,
A girl arrested in Detroit for,danc-l
ing in the streets in a kimona was
discharged by the judge because Jt
wasn't transparent There's real 20th,
century 'justice for yo'u. - "
o o ., r
"I want some sort ofpresent fora
young lady." "Yes, sir. Sweetheart
or sister?" "Er why, 'she hasn't
said which she will be yet!"