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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 19, 1913, Image 4',
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taken before final adjournment this
Denver. Congressman Edw. Keat
ing and Auditor Roady Kenehan
prominently mentioned as possible
labor candidates f orgovernor in cam
paign to recall Gov. Ammons started
by state federation of labor.
Los Angeles. Chief of Police es
timated 30,000 Unemployed, 10,000
women. City council appropriated
$1,500 month for three months to
provide food and shelter.
San Francisco. Gov. Johnson will
be urged to convene special session
of legislature to take up problem of
Seattle, Wash. "Hobo police" to
suppress robbery and "mooching"
provided for by unemployed men
fearing such practices wili bring
seekers of work into disfavor.
Washington. Rep. Mann, Illinois,
; industrial tornado is sweeping
. oss country, destroying commerce
a -c! prosperity.
ONE-FOURTH OF OHIO GIRLS
GET LESS THAN LIVING WAGE
Columbus, O., Dec. 19. Twenty
two per cent of the working girls of
Ohio cities are getting less than ?6
a week, according to statistics given
out by the state industrial commis
"It means they gre getting less
than a living wage and society has to
suffer," said Professor M. B, Ham
mond, member of the commission.
"No working girl can live decently on
less than $7 per week."
School Teacher Now, Master
Thompson, tell me the denominations
into which the money of the United
States is divided.
Master Thompson Don't know.
School Teacher Doa't you know
how the money your father brings
home every Saturday night is di
vided? Master, Thompson 'Taint divided;
mother takes-it alL
OUTSIDERS NOT ALLOWED TO
BUTT IN AT THIS MEET
At the conference of the Associa
tion of Public Employment Offices
held at the North Side Turner Hall
today, the problem -of the casual and
short time worker was considered.
Federal supervision of the unem
ployed and international employment
bureaus were some of the remedies
L. A. Halbrt of aKnsas City, said
that the co tion of the -men was
due to drink. "They should be made
to support themselves," he said. "Tax
the hobo while at work and use this
money for his support when he ap-i
plies for aid." (
James J. Barrett of Stt Louis said,
"I do not agree with tie previous
speaker. The conditions, under which
the men work produces the hobo. I
know from experience. I spent three
weeks in the grading and railroad
camps. It is all wnt for you, gentle
men, to talk about men being physi
cally and mentally deficient, but you
ha,ve reached your conclusions in
your offices and not through prac
He advocated teachingthe unskill
ed laborers, trades.
Jas. B. Connors, pres. of Switch
men's Union said, "There are thou
sands of skilled machinists and me
chanics among the unemployed. The
blacklist and corporate greed pro
duces the casual worker."
Delegate Sears of Boston made a
motion to close the discussion to
outsiders, that "labor officials should
not be given the floor when the
Chamber of Commerce and Boards
of Trade were unrepresented."
At a meeting of the unemployed
held at the 21st Ward Socialist Hall,
the trust newspapers and the city
and county officials were condemned.
"Weare tired of the slobbering edi
torials and articles,, we want action,
Immediate work and not ympatny,
were the" sentiments expressed by the