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"RITUAL MURDER" CASE BECOMING A BIG
FARCE EVERYBODY ACCUSED BUT BEILIS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, .TSiiiSSs el Monroe 353,
Editor and Publisher. GPS Automatic 51-422.
500 "South Peoria St 3943 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 20 Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1913
SAY ECONOMIC PRESSURE DESTROYS
CHANCE OF MOTHERHOOD
Chicago Women Tackle Question of Maternity Among
the Poor Dr. Caroline Hedger Says Young Women s
Health Is Left Behind Them on Sweatshop
Machines-Mrs. Virginia Brooks Washburne
Blames Low Wages and Hard Work.
"The, average young girl in Chi
cago is physically unfit for mother
hood. Life in a big city is too stren
uous, and as a consequencethe ma
terial of womanhood is decidedly dis
couraging." Dr. Caroline Hedger of
the Women's Trade Union League.
"I agree with Dr. Hedger, some
what. The average working girl may
be physically unfit. But she is made
physically unfit by the struggle for
existence, by being deprived of littleN
comforts that make life worth while."
Mrs. Virginia Brooks Washburne.
Two earnest Chicago women, 'both, of whom have done their share in
bettering conditions, have tackled one of the vital questions of the day
the question of maternity among the poor.
Several hundred women were told some unpleasant but pathological
truths by Dr. Hedger at the Coonley School, Belle Plaine avenue-and North
The meeting was the first of mothers and fathers that has been ar
ranged by Mrs' -Ella Plagg' Young for the purpose of discussing the sex
The greater part of the audience was composed of. mothers. And they
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