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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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PROF. HENDERSON SAYS THE
UNEMPLOYED WOULD WORK
That Chicago's unemployed are
willing to work is the belief of Prof.
C. R. Henderson of the University of
Chicago. He has spent some time in
our municipal lodging houses.
"These men we get every night at
the municipal lodging houses," he
said, "are willing to work. I venture
that only 5 per cent of them are of
the chronic 'bum' class.
"Seventy per cent of the men are
physically able to work. The trouble
which confronts us here is getting
places for the men."
"Fifty per cent of the jobless are
workers of the building trades," said
Dr. Henderson.
LONDON FOOD PRICES TAKE BIG
JUMP SINCE WAR
London, Jan. 26. Food prices have
advanced 20 per cent in England
since the outbreak of the war. ac
cording to preliminary reports pre
sented today to a parliamentary in
vestigating committee.
Suffering: among the poor has been
further increased, Investigators re-.
ported, by wholesale reductions m
salaries. Among the poorer classes
who are forced to live on a few shill
ings a week the food question has
reached a crisis.
NEW MINIMUM WAGE TO RESULT
Cleveland. Jan. 26. Twenty-one
per cent of Cleveland's working girl
contingent live on less- than $7 a
week; good lodgings cost at least $2
a week and two good meals.. a day
cost $5.
This is today the result of an In
vestigation made here at the request
of the state indutsrial commission.
The answer will be a new minimum
wage measure in the legislature.
Atlantic City, N. J. Mayor Riddle
jokingly suggested a pipe line, to
carry milk to cottages. A Morton,
Fa., man, taking it seriously, came
here "to write it up," ;
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