Q'Hara, In speaking of his experi
ence as head" of the vice commission,
made the direct statement that it
would be impossible to strike at the
heart of the vice situation until a
minimum wage bill for wQmen was
passed by the state.
Many of the social workers were
given a chance to speak for the mini
mum wage bill. Among them were:
Agnes Nestor, president of the Wom
an's Trade Union league; Grace Bar
num, Union Label league, and Aid.
Charles E. Merriam, Rep. John S.
Bjirns, who introduced the bill in the
House, also made a lengthy speech
urging its passage. Further action
was deferred until next Tuesday
when more arguments will be heard.
ANOTHER FORD INCREASE IS
PULLED OFF IN CANADA
Detroit, Mich., April 22. Following
in a general way the policy of the
parent concern in Detroit, the Ford
Motor Co. of Canada announced
wagU-increases for their 2,400 em
ployes id the Dominion, varying from
15 to 60 per cent Under the new
scale a $4 per day minimum wage is
created and the length of the work
ing day is reduced from nine to eight
hours. More than $600,000 annually
will be paid out by the company in
TAILORS MEET TONIGHT
A mass meeting will be held in the
North West Side at Wicker Park hall
tonight at 8 o'clock for workers in
the tailoring industry. Jos. Schloss
berg, vice pres. Amalgamated Cloth
ing Workers of America and J. Sak
olovsky, editor Dzenik Ludovy, will
be the speakers.
A permit has been secured for the
parade of organized tailors through
the clothing manufacturing district
May 1 and a monster meeting will fol
low the parade. The clothing cutters
will hold a special meeting tomorrow
to make the necessary arrangements
for their line up in the parade.
Friday after work another meet- j
ing will be held with the workers ot
the International Tailoring "Cor '
New York city has arranged for 10
meetings to be held in various parts
of the city April 30 as the beginning
of a campaign to organize the
branches of Chicago firms.
DIVORCE COST TOO MUCH NOW fe
THEY'RE JN TROUBLE
The high cost of divorces in Cana
da is given as the cause for the arrest
of James L. Pickford and Mrs. Alice
Bain of Winnipeg, Can., who are
held by federal authorities as viola
tors of the Mann act.
Mrs. Bain, after asking that she be
allowed to share a prison term with
Pickford, if one were given, said that
she left her husband and eloped to
Chicago because a divorce in Canada
would have -cost $1,200. "
TEACHER DISAPPEARS IS A
"MIRACLE" TO BLAME?
Neenah, Wis., April 22. There has
been no school in the little village of -Vinland
this week, owing to the mys
terious disappearance of the teacher,
Miss Yorty. Residents of the-village
today noted that his disappearance is
due to a "miracle." Alfred Miracle,
a student in Kimberly high school,
this-city, disappeared the same day.
It is believed they eloped." Miracle is
16 and Miss Yorty is 25.
EDWARD McCANN REINSTATED
Edward McCann, former inspector
of police, has been reinstated by
Judge McGoorty. McCann is making
ready to take up his duties "where he
dropped them in 1911 after a sensa- A?
tional trial which left him convicted
of bribery. "
Gov. Deneen pardbnedT McCann
during the same year and Judge Mc
Goorty ruled that 'this made the
action of the civil service trial board'
illegal when they discharged him. He
has only a few months to senfe until"
a term of 20 .years is completed, and
hfr can -retire- oit a pension. -
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