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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 10, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4',
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Their weekly dollars were four or
Yet you wondered why threy should
Oh, you knew better, but gold was
Though wrung from boyhood and
You took it gladly for all its shame,
Knowing exactly whence fit came
Now, Bill doesn't rank with the
Yet I'd take a sort of a chancwith
But what excuse has a man like
Bill learned no better, but you, you
So I'll try Bill out for alittle spell,
But you, smug faker, go 'round to
'Sent in by a Reader.
Exhibit F '
MARSHALL FIEJ-D GENEROSITY
Some years ago James Simpson of
Marshall Field & Co. testified before
the Q'Hara vice com'n. He said that
Marshall Field Co. .paid 'employes
two weeks' vacation money if they
had been with the firm one year, one
week if there slxmonths, and half
pay in case of illness.
This meant' a lie to the hundreds
who worked in the workrooms and
did not receive any vacation money
or sick benefits. After considerable
murmuring, the management decid
ed last June they would give these
workers a half day off on Saturday
at 1 o'clock, instead of vacation
money and sick benefits.
About a week ago the newspapers
of the city printed an article saying
that Marshall Field's and a few other
large stores had decided to open
their stores at 8:30 instead of -at 8
in the morning and jthus give their
workers a shorter working day.
This means another lie to the hu'n
dreds in the workrooms at Marshall
Field's, as they, must be in their
jilaces at 8 o,'clock in the morning.
and work until 5:30 or 6:30, s the
boss sees fit. '
The docking system has also gone'
into effect the last few months in
the workrooms. Every minute these
workers are late is added together
and ifl possible a quarter hour, half
hour or hour is deducted every two
weeks on payday.
If an elevated train jumps the
track or there is a blockade of street
cars these workers are Raying for
every minute of this time in the
morning if late.
These( hQurs after 1 o'clock on
Saturday afternoon have been taken
away from them in every way pos
sible, until it is only a farce. These
women and girls are hired by the
week. Why this discrimination?
Employes of Section 339, Marshall
Field & Co.
P. SUIT' AGAINST HEARST
New York, Jan. 10. The news pi
racy injunction suit brought by the
Associated Press against Hearst In
ternational News Service was post
poned until next Tuesday at the re-
quest of Hearst's lawyers whencalled
up for argument before JudgeHanT
.in the federal district court here-today.
. ' - o--o
WM. PUGH OUSTED
Qity Treasurer Barttett dismissed
Wm. D. Pugh, brother of Jas. Pugh,
from the assistant treasurership to-
day. Job pays $5,000 a year. E. J.
Suddard, from Bartlett real estate
offices, took the position today. "
', BITS OF NEWS
Home of Leo M. Steele, 5142 In
gleside av., robbed Sunday. Loot
valued at $2,500 taken.
Mrs. Katherine Dowie, 61, bride of
Herbert Dowie, 32, 3247 Fullerton
av., missing. Had $2,000 in gems on
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reported ready to plead