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THOMPSON WILL END MORALS SQUAD
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 170 Chicago, Friday, April 16, 1915
WHY STOCKYARDS IS
BIG DEATH CENTER
WHAT OE. ARMOUR
"Have I ever visited the homes of
laborers employed by my company?
"Should an employer protect his
employes when they are not organ
ized? Yes. The largest contributors
to his success are his emplbyes and
they must be contented and satisfied.
"Unions interfere with the working
of the plant. When they get a 'ittle
power they don't know how to use it.
I have no, place for them.
. ."Can a. workingman raise a family
and educate his children properly on
$12 a week? A great many have
Capital stock-ofArmour & Co. is
$20,000,000. Its profits for 1914 were
$7,500,000. It has now a surplus of
$90,000,0(HV "" " '"
Aid. Kennedy Tells Evil
Effects of Low Wages on
Workers "of Stockyards.
Undertakers and hearse drivers da
more business, out around the-stockyards
than anywhere else in Chicago.
Among the homes of workers' in the
Armour-Swift-Morris packing houses
crepe hangs onthe" front door often
er than anywhere else In the; city.
It costs a workingman $800 a year
in that district to keep himself and
wife and three children decently
alive. The average pay is '$503 a
And this is why the little white
hearses that haul the babies and chil
dren are kept on the rush more back
of the yards than eleswhere. Exactly
seven times-as many childrenfado