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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 20, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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in "Joseph and His Brethren," for
sakes her familiar role as temptress
to do some real battling for woman's
rights. Sydney Booth acts as the
hero of the play and John Charles,
well known tojncture fans, takes the
part of a man "whose career shows
just how wrong a man can go under
man-made laws.
ASK HIGHER WAGES FOR WOMEN
IN MILWAUKEE
Madison, Wis., Oct. 20. Higher
wages for women and mino? em
ployes in important industries in Mil
waukee are asked in a formal petition
filed with the Wisconsin Industrial
Commission today.
The petition declares that in many
industries in Milwaukee women and
girls are being paid- less than a living
wage. It is signed by Mrs. Carl C.
Stern, president of the Milwaukee
Consumers' League, and a number
of prominent social workers.
The industries named in the peti
tion and the number of their female
employes follow: Department and
mercantile stores, 2,169; knitting fac
tories, 1,523; shoe factories, 836;
laundries, 583; candy factories, 515.
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WHAT SORT ARE YOU?
"What sort of a father are you?
This question appears on all the
pamphlets of the "Fathers' Club of
the United States," organized a year
ago and now having ten branch
clubs.
It's a mighty important question,
too. One of the most important
things in this life Is to be a father,
which carries with it the obligation
to be the right kind of a father.
In the past the rearing of children
has been, supposedly at least, left
pretty much to mothers, but, really,
father ought to always carry a least
half of the burden, and, if mother is
going oft into other "spheres," as
some folks claim, the question as to
what sort of a father father is will be
come a hotter and hotter one.
If mother becomes more independ
ent of father, more acceptably his
equal, the chances are that the chil
dren will follow her suit and father
will have to become more the com
panion and sympathizer and less the
boss and the more or less dreaded
head of the family.
Children are the most important
things on earth because they repre
sent unequalled possibilities. It is a
wise father who knows his children's
father and it is a good plan for every
father to often let all else go and
systematically put himself under
cross-examination as to "Whatsort
of a father am I?" We say cross
examination because he'll, very like
ly, be almighty cross before he has
put to himself many interrogatories
if he's an honest father.
VOGEL SUSPECTED OF HAVING
COMMITTED SUICIDE
New York, Oct. 20. Despite the
emphatic declaration of the attend
ing physician that Frank E. Vogel,
indicted in connection with the fail
ure of the bank of Henry Siegel &
Co., had died from heart failure, Cor
oner Hellenstein today was prepared
to hold an autopsy to see if any
traces of poisoning could be found.
The coroner suspected that Vogel
had committed suicide.
Vogel died yesterday afternoon in
his apartment at the Hotel Biltmore.
He had been at his oflice all day and
was stricken soon after . reaching
home. His wife called Dr. Edwin
Sternberger, their family physician,
but'Vogel died soon after the doctor
reached him.
Vogel soon was to have gone on
trial on charges of grand larceny,
growing out of the failure of several
of the Siegel enterprises. Vogel was
Siegel's partner.
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Holland's bulb industry will suffer
from the war, but the growers have
determined to pay lower wages and
to destroy a third of the crop.
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