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MfBpUinii,mjtrmimtmm THE DAY BOOK 500 SO. PEORIA ST. 398 TEL. MONROE 353 -VoL 1, No. 65 Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. J2, 1911 One Centi WRECKED NERVOUS SYSTEMS FOLLOW THE OVERTIME EMPLOYMENT OF GIRLS" Atty. Brandeis', on Behalf of WqmerisJTrades Union League, Makes Report Before Ohio Supreme Court in Support of 10-Hour Law for Women. --'One hundred and forty-four millinery establishments. Forty-one require no bvertime work. ' ' One hundred and three require their girl employes.to work after Hours. i - Thirty-four Require, "no over time" after 9 p. in. -rv' .Thirty-six call upon their workers, for toil after 9 p. m. T Thirty-three' "fix no definite closing hour." These figures are from Louis Dl'Brandeis' brief before the"Ohfo "supreme court in support of the 10;hour work-day law for wo men. They are the 'result of an investigation of the millinery business made "by the alliance em ployment bureau of New York." . Attorney Brandeis has been se cured by the local branch of the Women's Trades Union League to argue the constitutionality of the Illinois ljO-hour law" in the ap peal of they Charleston hotel of Charleston 111., before the Illi nois" suprepe court at the Febru ary term, ' . Brandeis says, the great pity of it all is that overtime is unneces sary. In his great brief in behalf of the women workers he has gathered figures to show that when overtime work is prohibit ed, foremen and forewomen have arranged their plans, so that the same" number of employes have accomplished more Work in 10 hours than- they did, under 'the 12-14-16-18-hour ,system,r because foremen and forewomen were compelled to discard their hapr 'havard methods, of planning". He also quotes the chief insp'ector of workshops-and-factories of Great Britainin support of this con tention. ' i .Wrecked , nervous systems, wrecked lives and wrecked fami lies follow 'the overtime systems in shops. where girls are employ ed, Brandeis.finds. According to officials of the lo cal branch 'of the league, more violations of the state 10-hour law occur during, the holiday season than at any. qther time, of year. Some stoics which remain open .