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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 28, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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GIRLS LESS DOMESTIC MAKE BACHELOR CROP
-HOME-MAKING QUALITIES LACKING
) BY MABEL NORMAND
Are the home-making qualities of
girls of the present generation less
developed than those fcf girls of ear
lier periods?
This question is one often asked
and much discussed. It has been the
theme for innumerable lectures be-
fore schools and clubs, and the con
sideration of many a young man
contemplating matrimony. It is de
cidedly a fact that there are a greater
proportion of bachelors, and- conse
quently "bachelor" girls, too, today
than there were in the past a condi
tion which seems to answer the ques
tion in the affirmative.
With domestic 'science one of the
principal branches of our schools to
day, it seems hard to arrive at a
logical explanation of the circum
stances responsible for this back
wardness in the arts of the home. My
opinion is that in the business world
activities of present-day girls lies the
real reason for the decline of house
keeping efficiency.
It was once a mother's joy and
pride to boast of the-xcellency 5f
her daughter's cooking and the neat
ness she displayed in keeping house.
The mother of today, however, more
often points to the business of her
daughter, when discussing the quali
fications of the various members of
her family.
"Jennie is a stenographer, with the
First National bank, and gets $75 a
month," she will exclaim, her coun
tenance beaming with pride.
Unfortunately, the girls of today
are trained fqr business careers, not
home-making. It is true that this
has tended to make our sex more in
dependent economically, but it is
doubtful if it has increased the essen
tial elements "of happiness and con
tentment In other instances, girls allow
themselves to become denominated
by a desire to scale the social lad- i
der, to the detriment of every other
thought or, idea, forgetting that they,
like all other members of their sex;
Tvere intended from the dawn of
creation 'to be wives and mothers.
Woman's sphere is the home and
girls should be trained with this. fact
in mind. Domestic science in the
schools spells a wonderful advance
in the facilities for education, but it
can't offset a home influence that ob
stinately refuses to acknowledge its
need.
UNION STOCK YARDS. CO. AT
LAST COMES THROUGH WITH
PROPER CONDITIONS
Union Stock Yards and Transit Co.
meekly appeared; through attorney,
in Judge Sullivan's court Monday-to
say it was at last building the toilets
and washrooms it has so long de
nied its workers.
When the stockyards bosses found
that Chief Factory Inspector Oscar
Nelson evidently had the goods on
them they issued rush orders to car
penters and plumbers to build toilets
at once. Judge Sullivan. continued
the case against the company until
Dec. 19.
Christ Siever, owner of a sauer
kraut factory, -36th and Laflin pL,
told Judge Sullivan four kids under
14 whom a state factory inspector
found working on cabbage-cutting
machines just walked into the fac
tory and went to work without any
one telling them to do so. When he
admitted he paid them 'money, tile
judge fined him $40 and $40 costs.
G. A. Reuter, 411 Rush sL, candy
maker, was fined $25 for working
women over ten hours a day. A dis
charged foreman testified that there
was a buzzer system at the factory
which was rung from below when
state factory inspectors came. Wom
en violating the law were then locked
in a Dig icebox until the inspector
left

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