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THE DAY BOOK
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VOL. 3, NO. 132. Chicago, Wednesday, March 4, 1914 ONE CENT
WOMAN GIVES COMMON PEOPLE A
LOOK-IN ON "PRIVATE" BUSINESS
Woman Head of California's Industrial Welfare Com
mission Plugging . at Job of Showing Industrial
HeadsThat Employes Have Rights.
San Francisco, Cal., March 4.
Making over the social consciousness
of California's employer class, dem
onstrating to the industrial heads
that the employe has rights which
they are bound not only in justice,
but as a matter of duty to the state,
to respect, is the tremendous under
taking which the Industrial Welfare
Commission, appointed a few months
ago by Gov. Johnson, has started to
Specifically, the duties of the com
mission are to investigate wage con-'
ditipns in California and to make
recommendations looking toward
minimum wage laws for women.
"The most important thing achiev
ed by the Industrial Welfase Commis
sion is the bringing of big business
throughout the state to the realiza
tion that private business is no longer
private business, but public business;
the commission has said: 'There shall
be no more'secrecy in the transaction
of big business.'
"Industry. is the life blood of the
nation. Anything that affects the in
dustrial life of the nation is the busi
ness of the whole people.' Such a'
commission as this, about to fix a
minimum wage for women in Cali
fornia, will forever-do'away with the
idea that any man's method of con
ducting his own business, as it
touches the life of others, is his own
These were the significant words
of Airs. Katherine. Philip Edson, the
only-woman member of the commis-