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They are between 19 and 28 years
One girl last month earned $86.80
and was paid $43.40, almost twice the
yyages'she washable to earn in a store
'The girls work six hours one day
and eight hours the next, in shifts.
They charge 5 cents a shine and
are not allowed to take tips from
As a result of their work the price
of. shoe shining has been cut in
Omaha from 10 cents to 5 cents on
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
The place where the girls work is
open from 8:30 a. m. to 8:30 p. m.
One of the young women thus em
ployed said her husband left her with
three small children. She said she
worked for a lime in a laundry and
then in a store., but she. found the
wages barely enough to keep herself
and her three children alive.
"There is a minimum wage for these
workers of $40 a'month by contract:
And they are paid 50 per cent of all
they earn over $80.
. These young women have taken up
bootblacking simply because they
find they must earn a livelihood, but
cannot earn it at the occupations in
which women are usually employed.
Emerald green charmeuse is a pop
ular color and, material for an even
ing dress. A touch of yellow in the
corsage is worn with it for contrast
The crystal beaded chiffon tunic is
as popular as ever on eveninggowns.
One of the new spring coats has no
opening, but slips over the head like
a peasant's blouse.
The fashionable sports coat for the
young girl is made out of basket cloth
in the brightest possible colors.
One of the prettiest styles among
the new neckwear is the Medici collar
with a fichu.
Parisian women buy only the pret
tiest of waterproof coats in pretty col
ors of violets and browns.
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