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STATE FACTORY INSPECTOR SAYS HE WILL GIVE
STORES CHANCE TO BREAK WORKING LAW
Says He Will Not Go Out of His Way Saturday Night to See That
Girls Are Not Worked Over io Hours;
If you are a "reasonable" de
partment store, the state factory
' inspector's office will co-operate
with you in breaking, the women's
ten-hour law. The inspector as
sumes the right to decide whether
OrVot this law, passed by-the last
, legislature of the State of Illi
nois, shall be enforced. ,
'This is the position the state
factory inspector took today. He
.. declares that the' department
store heads have tried to conform
with the law during the Christ
mas rush, and in consideration of
tnisKe will allow them to break
it-tonight, and work the female
clerks as long"as he cares, so as
to give the workers who get off
late a chance to shop.
State Factory Inspector Davies
believes the employers arev enti
tled to' some credit for the man
ner' in which they hava observed
the law. He wants to" encourage
'them.' - i
Mr. Davies has, been -flooded
with requests from law and order
organizations to allow their rep
resentatives to accompany deputy
factory inspectors tonight to see
that -the law is being observed.
He wilf not comply with any of
the requests, and will not go" out
.of his way looking-for violations
on the closing njght of the season.
, But Mr. Davies says that if old
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offenders are caught tonight,
stress ofjbusiness may not be ac
cepjediis an excuse He believes
there are goodndbad employes,
and, while he does not wish to 'en
tourage violations of the taw, he
will overlook minor infraqtions
for one night. - . .
The stores have, conformed to
the law like real godo citizens, so
far as-Mr. Davies officially knows,
and to encourage them they will
be allowed to break-the law just
this once', like the "healthy, good
tempered" people they are
Barney Cohen, Mr, ' Davies'
chief deputy, was asked over the
'phone about the order from his
office : ' '
"Is it true, Mr. Cohen, that the
law will not be enforced against j
the big" department ' stores to
"It certainly is. Theemployes
have gone along with us on the
law, and we don't want o antag-
onize them. We will let them
work the girls half' an hour or 'so
over tonight, to" take care of the
big rush,- and-allow clerks' who
work late in qther stores to shop.
We wish the co-operation of the
store owners, and iot that reason
will not prosecute infractions -tonight."
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the law; Isn't-your -office -cornj
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