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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sundav
VOL. 5, NO. 79 Chicago, Thursday, December 30, 1915
SOUTH PARK EMPLOYES
GET SMALL RAISE
Laborers Can Now Make $60 a Month Because of the
Generosity of Rich Men Who Compose South Park
Board Coppers Get $70.
The "millionaire" South Park board
finally loosened up and gave its em
ployes a small wage boost. As a
Christmas present the board donat
ed a raise to several hundred workers.
It "came through" after a year of
continual hammering in which the
'South Park Board, most of the mem
bers of which are well-to-do, was
$hown up as the cheapest wage-paying
park system in Chicago."
, ' 5TMxard tejaotedorltalOTr sal-.
ary lists. The members are all pros
perous. They are corporation law
yers, stockyards packers and big real
estate men. They have been living in
luxury and paying some of their po
licemen as little as $70 a month. This
condition is not changed by the raise.
The high-brow bunch, however,
did advance salaries some here and
there. Although the minimum wage
received by new policemen will re
main at $70 a month, according to
information from, the board 'head-