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EXPLAINS ITS ATTITUDE
Tl Consumers' League Also Announces 1 It Will Make Effort to Obtain ; Such Legislation Here. 'Third Annual Report Makes Special ? Appeal for Membership and Ad ditional Funds. Th-? rnnsnmers' league of the L>is 11 i? i of Columbia today made public an j anal} .-is of its third annual report. giv- | ins an explanation as to its altitude: toward nunim un wnffe legislation. It ' is announced that an effort to obtain j s .; -h legislation in the I>istri' t of ? o- j lumbja for the benefit of women will l?e the next task to be undertaken by j the i? ague. A .'.irto-.n ia t lie report depicts a fir-; cie representing sic!:ness. povert> and i inertieicii1> being * it b. :i t?air of j shea:s, o.ie blade of which represents the i< 11 > enacted eigl-t-hour lav. i??'" v en:-. n. a ad the oihi^ "a i.v.a-; waue. The report notes sonic of the ndlow ing ?' 'jec! ions to the proposed a:i;ii ii n i ? 11 v. age legislation for women: "What v. ill > ui! do with th? girls who a - not worth a living wagv . "Won l it throw the inefticunt out of v <>rk V Wom I it Sllill'iy raiff tile !>: !< R of lile product. .?=<? tli.- v.olUrr S-/.S lis) Ucnctit fro ii his lii^mr waives" "Won ? 1| ltd c. fai! irc^ and tl.iu' a lot tnuie jioople out of uvk as a result V" Objections Arc Answered. Answering some of the objections to the proposal for a minimum vrase. the report states thai workers whs arc in- j efficient when overworked ami ir:icier- , paid sain astonishingly in efficiency j w hen their conditions :-.re readjusted to j wholesome and normal standards, that | for those who are oi>l or feeble or par- , tially disabled a minimum wage law; makes provisions for employme:.; un- | li*.: special permits: that fo. tlie oinei | bis class of incompetent wotkers those who have gone into indui'.r: too ; youne?the lav. will force wholesome) reaction toward the schoolroom. ? In answer to the arguments as to : tl - increased price of products, the, answer is siven in the figures of the candv manufacturers secured l-y the New York Stale factory investi^at.us ! i o:n*nission. whicli shows that to t. .se, ? wages of -.100 women emplojeu at an average of a week to Is a week would increase the price of Iff, ponnd? of candy just IS cents. "The inv does not," the lepo't ? o:; t'uues "coi:tetculate bringing it'to ~ iJteiice :? tint "rate o' wa?e? for ail v o j; -i s The law is destined to cieate ; .'oil.mission ill. de up of employers. omploNes i. nd the general public? mis n.ossioi,. m turn, to appol .t ooards. ; oiie for earh industry, composed as me. commission is composed, of represents- , tives of employing and employed classes ami the general public !?.?" of tliese hoards studies the cost o. In iric and the conditions of pa> in mis one induslrv and deciiies on ? hat the lowest h gal ??( shall he. not foi die untried woil.ei nut for the a.lull, ex peiiemed mil and woman. Hoi twenty j.;ii. mimniuio ?age legislation has bfc. tried out in Australasia and found boo.! in England for five years and foi a shoiter term in several of out states and Massachusetts The results have l.een n. every case saf.s fa.lorv 10 the en.plover and increased, efficiency of business methods and work Increase in Membership. The account of the committee on meiM bership and school and college leagues. Miss Elizabeth Bryan, chair man. shows a steady increase The report ends with a special ap peal for membership because the league need* next fall an experienced salaried secretary. This, mean.? that the budget must be increased from its present Sl.fiOA to *3.10". , , The officeis of the league are as fol Ad visor v board?Herman La Rue Brown, lit Rev Alfred Harding. L>r Henrv .1 Harris. Prof. William J Kerbv, Charles E Kern. Judge Martin A. Knapp. Judge .1 Wilmer Latimer. Miss .tulia C. Lathrop. A. J. McKelway, Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey. Secretary Wiliiam C. Redfleld, .ludge F. L. Sid dons. Rev. Johr Van Schaick, jr.; Sec retary William B Wilson. Honorsrv vice presidents'?Mrs. Mil- i ton K. Ailes. Miss Cornelia Aldis, Mrs. Whitman Cross. Mrs. Ernest W Roberts. Mrs. Richard Wainwright. Mrs. Harver W. \Vile>. Executive com mittee: President?Miss Contance D. Leupp: vice president, Mrs. Walter rffcrd: ;iiss Dorothy Mueller. Mrs. Llovd R Wight, Miss Edith J. Goode; recording secretary. Miss Elizabeth Br van; assistant recording secretary, Mrs D. F Hewitt: chairman label com mittee. Mrs Wilbur C. Phillips; chair man cost of living committee, Frank O Ha ra. LEADS TO DISMISSAL i Sum be r of Employes of Bureau of Animal Industry Are Ousted. A number of the employes of tho Bureau of Animal Industry of tha Department of Agriculture have been dismissed from the ser\'ice "on account of pernicious political activity," ac cording to a statement appearing 1n the March number of the service and regulatory announcements of the bu reau, issued April 30. Inquiry today at the bureau of ani mal industry and at the office of the Secretary of the department failed to elicit any additional facts in the ca*?o. The Secretary's office declared it had nothing to give out in th?> matte an 1 that the arti'l- m question in the service and regulatory announcements was probably a warning," pure and ?imple. Employes Are Warned. "Under the rules of the civil service commission, the announcement reads, 'a number of employes of this bureau have been dismissed from the service account of pernicious political ac tivity. Bureau employes have the pro t'<tion afforded b> the civil service, which is non-politic al. but it must be obvious to all that if the service is t?> be kept out of polities it is equall> necessary to keep politics out of th? service. All employe** are therefore warned <'t the penalty of dismissal which foi !"wn indulging in pernicious political activity. If any one is in doubt as to h??w far he i* permitted to go in suci matters he should first communicate, tri'-ough oitb :?l ? hannels. with the Washington office. specifying j:jst m oaf n< : ion is proposed, and receive 1 US! r ,J? t ,.?ns 1 herefrom Gunboat Ordered to Boston. Tlif gin:boat Marietta has been ordered from 'lie New York navy yard to Boston t?? relieve the cruiser Brooklyn on n#u tr?11 ? dut> . The BrooUl. n w ill serve temporarilx with the Atlantic fleet at New ^ orU during the assembly - and review there. 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