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guagei It is surely that one! All wo
men work, always have wprked, al
ways will work. Some "work for
wages, salary remuneration or ANY
THING you like to call it. They are
the SELF-supporting women. Other
women, who have inherited wealth,
simply have the advantage of being
able to choose the kind of work they
"I ami going out with Miss Wet
more," continued Miss Morgan, "to
learn what is' being done in the West
for the girl who has to support her
self on small wages and with the hope
there may be something In our idea
of vacation savings which will appeal
to other cities.
"You and I know that the girl who
makes $5 and $6 a week cannot pos
sibly live on her own resources in
New York and save any money. In
fact, no girl can support herself here
on Jess than $8, but a great many
young women do live on less money
here because they are partially sup
ported by their families. The em
ployers who do not pay women a liv
ing wage are. partially subsidized by
the families of their employes!"
"You said a little while ago that
all women work," I remarked. "Don't
you know that in our large cities
there are numbers of wealthy women
who are married, but have no'chil
dren, who live in hotels and who have
not even the care of a house to oc
cupy them? How do they work."
"I see you have MrsS'.- Wharton's
idea of things," Miss Morgan an
swered. "Such "women may do
nothing, for a little while, but they
get awfully tired of it and look
around frantically for'sgme real work
"Oh, then they take up sociology
as a fad," I interrupted.
"How do you know it's only a fad?
Give them credit for, more sincerity,
more purpose," Miss Morgan- an
swered. "Women of wealth consti
tute the only leisure class we have in
America. But really all idea of classes
in the United. States is ridiculous. We.
are a democracy and should have
"There may be temporary classes,'
said Miss Morgan. "The factory
girl of today may envy the highly
paid stenographer, but if she studies
and improves herself, she herself may
be the high paid stenographer tomor
row. This country is the country of
individual opportunity. In Europe
class lines are fixed and cannot be
surmounted. Here, if you have abil
ity, class lines are temporarily and
easily obliterated. That is all we can
ask of a democracy equality of op
portunity, for of course the eigh
teenth century philosophers were
wrong in saying that all men are
created equal. They are not and
never will be. If they were, they
would all want to do the same kind
of work and would all be fit for it.
The best 'we can hope to get for
everyone is an equal chance! Isn't
North rup to press vote fraud cases.
Convicted men to demand new trial.
Custav Bergstrom, 6236 Kenmore
Relatives want police to find Sarah
Hare, 16, who .eloped recently.
72 men and women grabbed in
levee raids. Morals Inspector Dan
nenberg determined to clean up dis
trict. Mrs. Julia Laforce and Ollie Scott
found guilty of murder of woman's
husband. Woman got 14 years,
Body of unidentified man found
mangled in subway at W. 51st st.
Mrs. Clara Lunt, 130 W. Superior
st, found dead in hallway. Heart
disease suspected. ,.
Fernando Valentino held by River
Grove police, is said to have con
fessed killing Battisto Di Petro, 1307
rhgwald Hellan, 33, 1368 W. Grand
av., found dead in alley Stabbed
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