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WASHINGTON LABOR BODY AFTER. LAUNDRY
MAN WHO FIRED GIRL FOR TELLING TRUTH
'Miss Johanna Hilts.
Olympia, Wash., June 2, "It's
easy enough for you to say that girls
can eat on 10 cents a meal. Talking
that way doesn't hurt your stomach
and it doesn't make your heart faint
and your head swim as you slave,
slave, slave. Your meal at noon to
day, cost $2.40 for yourself. You've
allowed yourself at one Sitting more
than you would give a" laundry girl
This is what Johanna. HiKs, Se
attle laundry girl, told Prank Nixon,
head of a steam laundry in Raymond,
Wash., and member of the committee
to- fix a minimum wage for working
girls in the State of Washington,
when he advocated allowing laundry
girls 10 cents for each meal.
For saying this she was fired.
For a year past Johanna Hilts had
been a faithful employe of a laundry
in Seattle and when she returned
from- Olympia, - the state capital.