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Tllman's big business committee for
employirient of men. over 45 met
Men offered employment if they
would give up pension rights. Best
salary offer 25 cents an hour.
Dec. 20 Court fight on for eight
years over strip of alley back of Car-son-Pirie
store dropped. Started
when city gave Marshall Field the
land in trade. Heirs said city had
no right to do so. -
Dec. 21 Panic started in Carson--Pirie
store when shoplifter broke
away from police, knocked down de
tective and fled.
Dec. 22 Rothschild's store had
Mrs. Sarah Toogood sent to jail for
six months on shoplifting charge.
Esther Toogood, 8, Grand Rapids,
Mich., wrote Judge Mahoney asking
him to let her mamma come home
for Christmas. He answered that he
Dec. 22 The Fair, Hillman's and
the Boston Store named by State
Factory Inspector Nelson as worst
in labor matters. Girls work long
hours. Law dodged.
Dec. 23 Fair, Boston Store and
Hillman's hit by complaints of work
ers. Dec. 27 Loeta Topping testified
before HI. Industrial comm'n. Lost
eye working for iegel-Cooper &; Co.
when purple straw broke and flew
Dec. 27 Police called when Ame
lia Westphalen, 19, 1308 N. Monti
cello av., was missing. She returned
home, safe, however. Worked at
Dec. 28 Physician in Topping case
said girl worked on hats for Siegel
Cooper while suffering from syphilis.
Dec. 28. Fight on motor truck
fender ordinance led by loop stores,
. "forecasted for the first of the year.
Dec. 29 Judge Stelk says birth
control would take children out of
department stores and factories by
cutting labor market, so head of the
family could get job and keep his
.children at home.
JQSfe-Sfcillj stoge accused of not
being fair by boy employe, who says
they worked him 30 hours and paid
Jan. 2 Subway and loop "L"
given bump by expert for $250,000
comm'n. Both subway and loop pets
of Marshall Field's and other stores.
Jan. 2 Injunction suit filed against
fender law opposed by loop stores.
Jan. 4 Christmas letter of Field
Jan. 5 Department stores shown
behind the anti-runner movement
that caused repeal of ordinance al
lowing runners to operate in railroad
Jan. 5 Isaac Neuman, 1913 Le
land" av., dep't manager for Roths
child's, accused by young girl. Ar
rested. Jan. 5 Hillman's bit under two
offenses of child labor law by State
Factory Inspector Nelson.
Jan. -5 Christmas letter of. Field
store commented upon by Cochran.
Shortly before Christmas, Carson,
Pirie, Scott & Co. announced a 10
per cenf bonus for some of its em
ployes. The trust press played the
story.' It boosted the store.
Just previous to that Marshall
Field & Co., Carson, Pirie, Scott &
Co., Mandel Bros, and Stevens hand
ed their employes a little favor by
deciding not to open the stores until
8:30 instead of 8 o'clock in the morn
ing. This made the work-day short
er and was a bobst for the stores.
The trust press played the story.
The payment of an increased
bonus to employes of The Hub by
Henry C. Lytton & Sons was given
space in all the papers.
The Day Book also printed these
three stories, giving due credit to the
loop stores involved.
TO HOLD MASQUE BALL
The 25th annual masque ball of
the Metal Polishers', Helpers and
Platers' union, Local 6, will be held
tonight at Wicker Park, both halls,
2040 W. North av near Milwau-
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