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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 21, 1913, Image 3

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real strong: children owing to the
hard work they are forced to perform
or chose the easiest 'way.
"Dr. Hedger in speakingof the 2,
000 girls employed a't the. mail-order
house where she was physician
says one-fourth were, treated.," for
strained eyes'. Yes, I can, believe, that,
but they were strained- from pouring
over order blanks'in ill-lighted rooms ;
Mrs. Virginia Brooks Wash bu me.
others, she says, were brought to a
state of hysteria from nerves. That
interestsrme. I know in. some otthe
places I've had under observation
that girls were made almost' nervous
wrecks by the "hurry-up''system of
the slave-drivers "placed above them,
by "being constantly scolded and by
being forced" to do work that their
tired bodies couldn't stand.
'I believe the Illinois Welfare Com
Missioii exposures should make peo
ple'.'understand "Tvhy girls sacrifice
their chance for happy and contented
motherhood. It's due to the economic
pressure.
"But I don't believe the case of this
class of girls is hopeless. They have
a God-given right to bear children
and be happy, and some day the big
employers "will be forced to recognize
that. They can't drive this desire for
happiness out of the hearts of the
girls. If they won't make conditions
better for the girls and pay them
more wages voluntarily they'll find
that some day they will be forced to
do it by law. .
"Out in West Hammond there are
mothers who are forced to go out and
work all day. They used to lock the
children up in the house all day. Just
think of it, little children yearning for
companionship, yearning for play
time, forced to remain by themselves
in a lonely house. We helped that
matter by starting the day nurseries."
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THE SULZER:TAMMANY DEAL
New York, Oct. 21. That Tam
many is not yet through with the
deposed governor, William Sulzer, is
evidenced by the report that a pam
phlet is to be issued giving the al
leged reason "Why Sulzer Failed to
Take the Stand." This pamphlet'will
contain information gathered by the
Frawley investigating committee and
the board of impeachment managers
which was to have beea used had'
Sulzer testified.
Charges and counter-charges are
the order of the day between Sulzer
and Murphy of Tammany. Sulzer has
published statements explaining why
Murphy had Mm .impeached, and
Murphy says he will deny these state
ments when Sulzer has finished Issu
ing them.
Sulzer is today the dominating fig
ure in the local situation. There is
a little doubt that he will be elected
to the assembly from his district. A
petition signed by 3,800 persons -vvas
forwarded to Albany urging him to
accept the nomination.
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