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NO VACATION TRIP.
"My husband offered to take
me for a trip around the world."
"Why didn't you go?"
"Because it always makes me
dizzy to travel in a circle."
He is of no account who loves
1 NOT AFFECTION-ATE.
"Waiter, this steak isn't very
"What d'jer expect? Want it to
jump up and kiss .you?" .
HER'S, IF SHE WANTS IT.
Miss Mary Wood of New York,
one of the brilliant Jights at thq
general Federation ofWomen's,
Clubs, says that "the firt thing
to do is to work not for a mini- i
mum wage; as so many women be-
lieve, hut to work day and night
for equal pay for equal work."
The point made by Miss Wood
is 'bound to receive thorough dis-'
cussion because it is one that has
rattled, or positively stuck ,
friends of women who propose to
regulate wages by legislatiort.
Does woman want a minimum
wage fixed by "law at a figure
lower than the legal wages of
men? Almost every measure se
riously proposed for regulating
wages makes such discrimination.
Or, does she want to trust to a
long drawn battle for equal pay
for equal work unsupported by
Some of the best friends of
women's cause are opposed, to -any
movement for "equal pay for
equal work." They claim that in
the7 vast majority of cases wom
en are employed instead of men
simply because they are cheaper,
and if wages are equalized by
either law or custom, women will
be driven out of employment; I
that in nearly all vocations,
wages being equal, there are phy
siological, social .and other rea
sons to influence employers to
pick the man rather than the "
woman every time. If this be so,
it behooves woman to know just
what she wants before she starts
much of an economical upheaval