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where she had been subpoenaed to
testify in the hearings to fix a mini
mum wage for laundry girls, her job
"You haven't any job here," said
Mrs. May Jeffries, forewoman.
"You're fired!" -
Miss Hilts' offense consisted of tell
ing the truth about the working con
ditions in the laundries for girls at
the Olympia hearing. She gave evi
dence regarding the wages of the
laundry girls, and conditions under
which they worked.
When she first erceived the sum
mons to serve on the advisory com
mittee investigating minimum wages
for laundry and other women work
ers, Miss Hilts told B. F. Ivy, man
ager of the laundry where she
worked, and he gave her permission
When she returned to her work
after testifying and found that her
place had been filled, she was sur
prised and took the matter to Ivy.
Iveysaid: "Mrs. Jeffries is respon
sible for the work being done, and
must fill a girl's place when she
doesn't show up."
But he admitted he had neglected
to tell Mrs. Jeffries, forewoman, that
he had given Miss Hilts jjermission to
go to Olympia to testify, and now the
state labor commission, with Labor
Commissioner E. W. Olson at the
head, is in Seattle gathering evidence
against Ivy, with a view to starting
criminal proceedings against him for
the discharge of the girl under such
"The situation is serious," said
Commissioner Olson. "If this fellow
can get away with a thing like this,
others will try it. We are convinced
that the law protecting employes
will apply in this case."
"The forewoman jumped all over
me with both feet," said Miss Hilts,
"for doing anything against the in
terests of the bosses."
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a smart one-piece dress for little girls.
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With the days of sunshine becom
ing the rule, Paris is bursting into
brightness in gowns -of white linen
or white crepe. A black belt or some
times a black bolero is worn, too.
On an average, the wind is in the
southwest for 2,737.4 hours per an
mini, and in the east 'for 599.4 hours
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