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out pay for many of the most efficient employes. This probably involved
200 employes in the ready-to-wear departments alone 57, 104, 109, 93, etc.
And these employes can't afford to take that vacation at their own
expense. I could tell you more about this, Kid, but I want you to find out
something for yourself. I wrote John Shedd'about the letter of thanks,
but he "never even answered my letter. So now I'm going to try to interest
you. You can make John listen IF you are a MAN.
Ask him about the short-hour women, too. I'm told that regular em
ployes have to be on the .job at 8:30 and work like the dickens getting
ready for business, even carrying their own goods back and forth; and
then when they're a bit tired, the short-hour women come to work
About 11 o'clock and work until 4. Married women are preferred because
they work the short hours for pin money. But they come on fresh about
11 and compete with the clerks that have been hard at work since 8:30
taking care of stock.
, By asking a few questions, Marshall, you may find that some of t,he
good buyers are now floormen. i
But that's enough for a starter. What I want you to do is to assume
some of the" responsibility of wealth and get on the job. I want you to go
to work and inject a little humanity and pep into the business.
Why my boy you can have more fun handling the Field millions in
the right' way than you'll ever get out of golf, polo and pink teas. There
" are just as good women and just as good-looking women working for you
and Henry as you'll find among the society dames out at the Allied Bazaar,
or at the Casino, or anywhere else. And just as good men. All they need
is a fair chance a square deal. They're working for you. Why don't
YOU work for them.? ' f
Shedd and Mitchell and those old guys are out of the running, Boy.
What we need in handling the Field millions is fresh young blood and pep
but we want red blood instead of ice-water or pink tea.
Are you there, Kid? Have you got it in you? Have you any brains
aiid a handful of bowels? You're past 21. Why hang on to the financial
nursery bottle? Why not wean yourself and insist on solid food? Get
out of your financial diapers and put on men's pants. - Can the chauffeur,
grab the wheel yourself and throw 'er into high, Marshall. Let's speed
the Field millions up a bit. Don't be a mollycoddle. Be a regular felk)w.
Sincerely, N. D. COCHRAN.
LEAK COMMITTEE ADJOURNS
TO EMPLOY COUNSEL
Washington, Jan. 17. The house J
this afternoon by unanimous consent
authorized the note leak committee
to"" employ counsel and accountants
and hold hearings here or "else
where." The elsewhere may be In
Wall street, New -York.
After arranging in executive ses
sion for extending the life of Che
house leak committee that body ad
journed until tomorrow without
hearing any witnesses.
Mrg, JRuth. Thomason yisconti,
mysterious woman witness missing
until last night, was booked to tell
what, if anything, she knows about
a leak and a big clean-up therefrom.
Officers of the sergeant-at-anns
office had exacted a plea from her to
appear whenever the committee
wanted her. Meantime they proposed
that she should not escape their ju
Many witnesses were on hand
ready to testify.
Aurora, III. Audit of books of city
water dep't shows $2,029 shortage,