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BIRD IN GILDED CAGE H AS-NEW PERCH- RIGHT
ON TOP OF TOODLES' BONNET
New York. A singing bird in the
hat is worth a whole flock of birds in
the bush. If you don't believe it ask
Miss Bess Ryan, the "Toodles" girl
of xstage fame.
Miss Ryan just loves birds and
she doesn't care who knows it To
prove her interest in ornithology she
stuck a chirpy little canary in her
new spring hat. But dickie bird
wouldn't "stay put" and the bird-in-a-bonnet
fashion almost died a sud
den death. Then "Toodles" had a
happy thought she made a gilded
gauze cage for dickie and the crowd
who followed her down Broadway
declared the fashion a fetching one.
LOW WAGE EDITORIAL
Here's an editorial for today lifted
out of the Chicago Vice Commission
report which was cited before the
legislative committee on minimum
wage last week at Springfield:
"Some of the girls who are most
tempted, and who enter lives of pros
titution, work in the big department
stores, surrounded by luxuries, which
all of them crave, and sell large quan
tities of those luxuries for a wage
compensation of about $7 or $8 a
week, and even less.
"It is only fair to say many girls
never fall before the temptations.
These girls work glimly on enduring
and suffering to the end.
"It has been established after ex
haustive study that it is quite Impos
sible for a working girl in any large
city to live on less than $8 per week.
Yet employers of these department
stores say they pay on an average of
from ? 6 to $7 a week. This is all the
girls are worth, they maintain, the
law of supply and demand regulates
"And because the unskilled girl
workers are a drug on the market,
the employer keeps piling up enor
mous profits and paying great divi
dends, sometimes extra dividends."
BITS OF NEWS
Appellate court reversed decision
of former Judge Owens, who fined
Centaur Motor Co. $150 for failure to
file tax schedule.
Body of Carl Anderson, 32, union
carpenter, found in drainage canaL
Jacob Stein, Rob't Schmidt and Ja
cob Roth arrested after mysterious
attack on A. J. Worst, fanner, Boone,
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