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"WOMAN'S SOUL IS TOO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY
FOR BOARD AND LODGING!"
SAYS NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N D. Cochran, xgaggas Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. g Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Maif, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 39 Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1913 ONE CENT
DEPARTMENT STORE THIRD DEGREE
METHODS BROUGHT TO LIGHT
Ten-Dollar-a-Week Boston Store Shoe Clerk Sweated
Into Confessing,to Crooked Sale He Didn't Make
' Store Superintendent' Acknowledges He's
Not Sure Who Really Made the Sale.
A startling exposure of "third.degree" methods as practiced by depart
ment store superintendents and privat detectives' has come to light through
the experience of S. Heckinger with Richard C. Mangold, superintendent of
the Boston Store.
Heckinger's stpry shows how-the grilling, of suspects, a process long
t & done away with.by the police, is worked by Stte street merchants.
Heckinger about six weeks ago,-finding mmseir penniless alter a long
illness, went to work in the shoe department of the Boston Store. He was
recommended to Mangold, who-mde him the "generous" offer of $10 a
week. " v
The man accepted the offer;, there cwas nothing else to do. Then he
was shown the system of recording sales. All purchase slips must bear
the number of the salesman, the amount of the sale and the amount re
ceived from the customer. This-'last parj. is to avoid disputes over change.
About the fourth day Heckinger was there. he was called to one side
and shown a purchase slip. The number was ."78," whereas Heckinger's
number was "72." -He explained, (his to the floorwalker who questioned
him. The floorwalker went away. '"".-