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FRENCH FALL BEFORE GERMAN POUNDING-THREE-HANDED
SHOOTING BATTLE IN LOOP
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postofflce at
Chicago, m.. Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran, xgaE k T"el. Monroe 353,
Editor and Publisher. .TJjp sy m Except in
500 South Peoria St 398 Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL. 4, NO. 9 Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 7r 1914 ONE CENT
DEPARTMENT STORE SUB-BASEMENTS
ATTACKED BY CLUBWOMEN
Report of Esther Falkenstein to Illinois Federation of
Women's Clubs Reveals Awful Conditions
Women Take Action.
"WE WEEP AND CO IN MOURNING FOR OUR BURIED DEAD
WHILE WE ARE INDIFFERENT TO OUR LIVING DEAD, THE GIRLS
WHO ARE BURIED ALIVE SIX DAYS IN THE WEEK IN THE BASE
MENTS AND SUB-BASEMENTS OF OUR BIG DEPARTMENT STORES."
This statement was made to The Day Book by Miss Esther Falkenstein,
appointed by the Seventh District of Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs
to investigate the effect on girls who work in the basements and sub-basements
of department stores.
"I have talked to many of these girls," Miss Falkenstein said. "Some
of them are compelled to leave their employment, on which their very ex
istence depends, because they are unable to stand working where the air
and the sunshine is cut off. Others, not daring to leave their employment,
pay the penalty with broken health.
"And there is no need of it. It is the commercial god. that has 4ktei
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