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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 21, 1912, Image 11

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"Bless, Oh Lord, we beseech
Thee, the members of the Worn
en's Trade Union League and all
working women. Open the
hearts and the eyes of 'the unor-
jganized working girls of this city,
' so they may see their utter help
lessness as individuals in the
great struggle to earn their daily
bread. Show them the way to
help themselves and improve
their conditions, by uniting to
gether to reduce their hours of
labor, so they may have the time
and the strength to praise Thee
and glorify Thy name."
If the advice of Mrs. Raymond
Robins, president of the Women's
Trades Union League, is adopt
ed, the above prayer will be re
peated by members of the league
each night during, the Lenten
At a meeting of working girls
last night in Fraternity hall, Mrs.
Robins spoke of the efficacy of
prayer as a weapon for organiza
tion of women. The primary ob
ject of the meeting was to formu
late plans for collecting money
during "self-denial" week, which
begins Sunday.
During this period each mem
ber of the league will be asked to
deny herself some necessity, and
contribute the money saved to
ward the organization fund.
Some will walk to work, some
will stop drinking coffee, some
will eliminate lunch, and Miss
Agnes Johnson will temporarily
discontinue her Polish lessons,
Jthe height of self-denial.
Mrs. Robins- pleaded for "better
organization among the working
women of Chicago. She declared
there are 125,000women employ
ed in Chicago, of which only
about 10,000 belong to unions.
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By Cynthia Grey
Do you think a girl of 16 too
old to wear tassels on black vel
vet shoes? Yes, rather.
Do you think she ought to be
criticised for wearing her dresses
to her shoe tops? She ought to
wear them a little below her shoe
tops, at that age.
How many feet are there in
one acre? 43,560 square feet.
Please give me a recipe for
making -popcorn balls with brown
sugar. Put a tablespoon butter
in saucepan, and when melted add
2 cups brown sugar and 1-2 cup ,
water. Let boil 15 minutes and'
pour over 2- quarts popped corn,,
and shape into balls.
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A Strong Whitewash.
If skim milk be used instead ofZ
water in the preparation of white- r
wash, the wash will resist the'ac-
tion of moisture; also, if a little
copperas water be used, the disin
fecting properties of the prepara- ,.
tion will be enhanced.
Nineteen U. S. soldiers crossed
into Juarez, Mex., by mistake and
the mayor at once ordered the sa
loons closed. There's one Mex.
mayor who knows how to put
down an American invasion,

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