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fence of sale is passed by council.
Between the two Democratic bat--tiers
in the 31st ward, the M. V. L.
has "no preference." One of the can
didates is Henry P. Bergen, the pres
ent alderman who has led the fight
in council gas-oil committee in favor
of the automatic phone ordinance.
Bergen's position is that "investors
would be wronged by forfeiture."
Aid. Rea in 32d and Aid. Michael
son in 33d ward are candidates who
have lined'up in committee and coun
cil votes in favor of the phone monop
oly and against automatic forfeiture.
Besides the M. V. L. they have labor
and Public Ownership league opposi
tion in their wards.
MAYOR SORRY FOR RODRIGUEZ
STANDS PAT ON LUNDIN
Aid. Wm. E. Rodriguez and Social
ist conduct in city council figured in
Mayor Thompson's talk to newspaper
"I think Rodriguez has been
duped," said the mayor. "Rodriguez
seems to be working with Merriam
and the rest of the reformers.
"Up till recently the Socialists have
appeared sincere in the council. I'm
sorry to see Rodriguez get mixed up
"The more I read of the charges
against Mrs. Rowe the more it seems
to me like a political frame-up."
Clash between civil service com
mission and council investigating
committee over who is to probe the
Eaton-Rowe scandal is expected to
morrow. Percy Coffin, civil service
head, announced today his body is
proper one to do the job.
Mayor Thompson asked newspaper
men to put him positively on -record
as a friend and admirer of Fred Lun
din. Nothing in the Eaton-Rowe
graft scandal has shaken the mayor's
faith in Lundin. He said:
"Lundin did me a great favor when
he took charge of the patronage
committee I appointed and so allow
ed me time to work on my construc
O'HARA DEMANDS MINIMUM
WAGE FOR WOMEN
When a girl works for less than a
living she must somehow or other
make up the difference between what
she gets and what she must have.
When she lives at home her parents
can make up the difference by stint
ing themselves. But when she lives
alone, when she has no relatives to
help her, then she must starve and
freeze or buy food and clothing at
the cost of a downward step.
Lieut.-Gov. Barratt O'Hara voiced
this statement at a meeting of the
Junior Cheer and Comfort league at
the Blackstone hotel.
"After three years of investigation
I tell you that poverty and the under
payment of women causes prostitu
tion. Maybe you think this theory.
Maybe it is.
"But listen to Judge Uhlir, who pre
sides over morals court, to which
come the unfortunate 'women. He
knows better than any other person
in Chicago why they come there. And
Judge Uhlir says it is poverty and
l6"w' wages. So you have the theory
and the fact You can't duck. What
are you going to do about it?
"Begin organizing now to force
a minimum wage law next January.
"It is a disgrace to Illinois that girls
have to work for less than a living.
The Illinois senate vice committee
forced eight other states to enact
minimum wage laws. It has failed in
its own state because men who pile,
up millions of profits through the un
derpayment of women workers are
better organized than the girls.
"Nine persons out of every ten in
Illinois are with the girls in their
fight for a living. But, unless they
begin organizing now, the next meet
ing of the general assembly will do
as little for relief of the girls as did
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