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MERCHANT FINED S200 FOR
INSULTING YOUNG GIRL
The story told by Tillie Bemmik,
15 years old,- of indfghities suffered
through the actions of Nurad Dey
Douck, prpprietdr-of a Turkish im
porting establishment", 846 B. 43d
street, where she applied for a posf-
tion, caused Oscar P. Nelson, state
factory inspector, to Investigate, with
the result that Douck was arrested
and fined $200 and costs by Judge
Tillie, who lives at 2951 Farrell
street, saw an advertisement in the
paper, inserted by Douck, for a girl to
attend the store. She applied for the
job and, according to her story,
Douck talked to her familiarly from
When he asked her what salary
she wanted, and she told him $5 a
week, she says he told her: "If you
will be my little girl I will give you
$10 a week.
Tillie grew afraid, but being a mere
child did not know Tiow to handle the
"I have got to go home, now," she
said. "I will come tomorrow."
"I want you to try on this kimona
before you go," she says Douck sug
gested, and held up for her admiring
gaze a silky imported affair.
The child objected, but Douck was
insistent, so she slipped her arms into
the kimona, then Douck pulled her
into his embrace and kissed her re
peatedly. Tillie fought as hard as she was
able, and when Douck released her
she threw off the kimona and started
for the door, and in order to get away
from Douck she promised to come
back the next morning.
However, she told her sister how
Douck had treated her. The sister
reported the matter to State Factory
Inspector Nelson, and Mr. Nelson
took the child to Douck's establish
ment and confronted him with her
story. Douck denied it.
' He was arrested and taken before
Judge Sullivan, but he demanded a
jury trial, so the case came up before"
Judge Fake, where Douck was found
" Judge Fake inflicted the maximum
penalty $200 and costs.
ORGANIZING OFFICE WORKERS
Editor Day Book:
' In a recent letter to your paper
John Ellis complains of the "effi
ciency and economy" methods used
in offices, resulting in overwork and
underpay for office workers.
Office workers are simply reaping
the results of the policy they have
pursued for years. They have imag
ined that they were superior to other
working folk and scorned the idea .
While they were following this
course, efficiency systems have been
installed in offices and machines are
now being used which even do ste
nography and bookkeeping. This has
made the work of the office employe
more or less mechanical.
While this revolution in office
methods was occurring, there was no
one to look out for the interests of
the employes, because they were not
Today office workers secure one
half or one-third the wages secured
by painters or carpenters. This cer
tainly does not show the superior
intelligence which they profess to
An effort is now being made to or
ganize the office workers. Every
bookkeeper, clerk and stenographer
should get into it. It is the Office
Employes' Ass'n, of which Catherine
B. Hunter, 635 Stock Exchange
Building, is secretary. She will be
willing to give any desired informa- '
tion regarding the association.
J. -A. Rogers, Jr.
"Now, my little boys," asked a
schoolteacher, "can any of you name
a liquid that doesn't freeze?" There
was a moment's silence, and then a
voice answered, "Please, teacher, hot