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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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man being looks forward to as a rest
period to get back depleted strength.
But Boston Store employes are not
allowed this rest period very often.
It is quite a common' thing for the
salesgirls to " work""eiu Sunday, and
during the rush season they were at
the store from 9 in the morning until
:30 in the afternoon, and were given
" Scents dinner money that is all.
In no one thing is the cleverness
0 the Boston Store shown to quite
?. -ch an advantage as the manner in
hich it,' evades the 10-hour law.
It allows 45 minutes for lunch and
' he same for supper, if the employe
is working nights.. Also it allows two
rest periods of 15 minutes each, one
in the morning and one in the after
noon. That makes a total of 2 hours
without work apparently.
One of the girls told a Day Book
1 cporter she had worked during the
ish season from 11:30 in the morn-
:'; g until never earlier than 11:30 or
2 i :45. at night and sometimes until
-.iter 12 at night.
She said further ihat as the Christ
mas time is the only time the girls
have a chance to make good money,
she never took more than 30 minutes
for lunch or for supper, and did not
avail herself of either of the rest
periods.
She also said that- a -floorwalker
would refuse to issue a pass for the'
rest period if the department was
busy.
Therefore, she worked approxi
mately 11 or more hours.
But the Boston Store points to its
two hours'. rest and meal periods and
subtracting, same from 12 hours the
girl is in ,the store, makes a beautiful
total of just 10 hours to the minute.
It isn't the' fault' of the Boston
Store if he employes do not take the
full tjme allowed them for rest, and
therefore work more than 10 hours.
Npither is it their fault if business is
gull and there are not enough cus
tomers buying stuff on which girls
arc allowed P. M,'s (pin money) to :
earn a living wage, according to the
Boston Store.
We leave it to you is it?
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LOVE AFFAIR' SHATTERED
Ella Speck, 32 years old, fell in ,
love with, Earl McKenzie, 21. Her
friend's warned her that the differ- .(
ence in age .would be felt by the boy
in due course of time. But the boy
told the' woman he loved her and that
was everything toher.
Their little romance ran along last
summer while both were employed at
the Glen View Golf Club. When au
tumn came, the boy returned to the
city and a medical school where he.
was studying. v .
The woman returned also. The .
future seemed bright. But she no-
ticed a change in the boy. He had
lost much of his ardor. And soon he
broke away entirely.
.Last night she waited for him at
Garfield boulevard and Halsted
street. When he came along she drew
a revolver from her coat and fired.
The boy fell. The woman ran.
To the police who caught her and
locked her up at.the Stockyards sta
tion she explained that the boy had
tricked her.
McKenzie will recover.
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HOBOES IN CONVENTION
Cleveland, O., Jan. 26. Over a
hundred delegates to the convention
of the Migratory Workers of the
World arrived in the railroad yards
Saturday via the side-door Pullman
route, and James Eads Howe, mil-
lionaire hobo, says he expects a rec- "
ord -attendance because of warm
weather.
Tlie hoboes solerrinly announced
that "they 'could not endorse the "hun
ger machine"" invented by Dr. Carl
son, of the Chicago University, to
test their appetites and prepared a
resolution to be presented at the con
vention calling on the city to give the
hoboes work.

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