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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 06, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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ONE-CENT
WOMAN ATTACKED ON SOUTH SIDE DOCTORS
TO BE ARRESTED IN DOPE CRUSADE HINES
WALLOPS LUMBER DEALERS LATE WAR NEWS
THE DAY BOOK
VOL.4, NO. 187 Chicago, Thursday, May 6, 1915 393E
PULLMAN CO. POOR PAY
SHOWN UP BY CITY
Department of Public Welfare Shows How Fathers Are
Forced to Support Families on $12 a Week and
Less Report Exposes Conditions.
Pullman is, in the southern part of
the city-of Chicago. It is controlled
by the Pullman Company, which pays,
its porters $35 a month and fires any
conductor suspected of. being a union
sympathizer. The average weekly
wage supporting a family of five in
this district is less than $12, accord
ing to a survey made by the depart
ment of public welfare.
The foreigners who live in Pull
man came there to work in the Pull
man car shops. Just half of the heads
of families in Pullman are out of
work, the survey showed.
One in every four of the men who
work in Pullman draws less than $5
a we,ek for his labors. One-half of
the men who support the families and
who are fortunate enough to have
jjobs get Jess than S2 a week. The
average family of five in Pullman
must exist upon this.
There are ninty-seven families in
a district in this corner of Chicago
bounded by 111th, 113th sts., and
Langley av. and the Pullman shops.
Not one of. these families owns its
own home. Yet some of them have
worked for years in the Pullman car
shops.
Here children leave school at an
earlier average age than any other
part of Chicago. They leave school
to start work. The number of em
ployed girls In this district exceeds
the number of employed boys.
In a like district in South Chicago,
where the Illinois Steel Co. attracted
50,000 foreigners with promises of
work, families of five or more rent
the hovels in -vtoich.they exist for an
average of .26.80 a month. Other con-
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