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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adiess Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
398
Telephones:
Editorial Monroe 353.
Circulation Monroe 3826.
VOL. 4, NO. 89
Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1915
ONE CENT
YOUNG NEW YORK GIRLS FIRST TO
SUFFER IN STARVATION WAVE
More Women on Brink of 'Starvation Then Ever Before
iVice Threatens Souls of Girls Out of Work
Noted Women Study Conditions
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
New York, Jan. 12. There are just
three times as many women on the
brink of starvation in this city as ever
before in its history of famine and
despair.
"More women are unemployed and
looking vainly for work in New York
than at any past time that I can
say. But figures are impossible to
get," replied Miss. Melinda Scott,
president of the Woman's Trade
Union league, when I asked her to
tell me how many women are out of
work her&t
"I know there are 1,500 idle waist
makers alone; that there are thou
sands of -white goods workers, gar
ment workers and women bookbind
ers seeking employment. But how
many thousands? Ask the Russell
Sage Foundation. They've got the
time and the money to collect such
facts. Why don't they?"
I had asked the Russell Sage Foun
dation and they didn't know. Nobody
knows accurately. From some source
I gathered that there are 20,000 wom
en stenographers out of work in this
city. From, another tfiat there axg
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