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tbey did not earn enough. , '
"One economic head should be
enough to support a family," said
Mrs.' Timirieus., "It" is tp the
shame of civilization 'that he is
not, but it is an incontroyertable
fact that many vmen do not receive
' wages sufficient to properly care
for their families. The" women
. ''There is" one false note in that
resolution', said Miss Mary
O'ReUlyof the Teachers' Feder
ation' "The 'ordinary American
family' is emphasized. But there
are many extraordinary families,
and extraordinary measures must
be introduced. "" , f
"The Vesolutions are' based lon
a wrong assumption. .They as
sume that woman is dependent
on man for a living, an' assump
tion that is not, nor never was,
true. The woman has always
worked. Fqrmerly the labor or
dinarily apportioned to women
weaving, knitting, sewing Lwas
done'in thehomje. When "econo
mic conditions forced these lines
of work into the' factories, women
followed 'the, work into those
places. - .
"Asjong as yo'u grant women
the right of membership in your
unions she hasthe same rightto
sell her labor as she sees fit,
whether sbe is married or smgle.
Economic conditions are wrong,
and are responsible for the idea
oFthat resolution. But we must
b'egin at the right end to revolu
tionize. We do not get enough
from the employer who pays us
both, -'man and woman, and yet,
we quarrel airiong ourselves be
cause a-woman wants to worc
and fight.with the men. Standing
together-we can secure better"
"Often At has been thrpwn up
to us that we should not -get -the
ballot, unless we share equal
rights in other lines. 'And you are
resoluting "because we ask and
demand that very equality."
When the resolution was laid
on th,e table, it was, reepmmended
that the married-women insist on
equal pay with the men, and
where possible, become a mem
ber of a woman's union. '
'ONCE IS ENOUGH .
Once is enough to die
Don't practice for it,v friend!
Don't be a dead one dayby day,
Keejp living till1 the end.
Once is enough to die
Aiuneral should be brief!
Dorj't drive a hearse around the
One day is enough for grief. ! 1
Once is enough to die-r
Laugh while the day is bright.
Then folkswill know that you are
When yqu-have 'passed1; from
Once'is enough to die-7-t -
Cling to theunpy'daysA.,
Till Death comes knocking at the'
door . 4 -
Then go a sunrise way!
-Are you SICK?"' What
JFOOD should you eat? Read t
Dr. Wiley's article in The
Day Book tomorrow. .