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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 13, 1912, Image 9

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This is "Made-in-Chicago" week. All over town, in the show,
windows, you can see the wonderful work of men and women
possibly of children, too.
The manufacturers, small and great, are showing visitors, and,
our own people, too, the marvelous creations of machinery and the
hand and brain of man. '
Practically everything" manufactured anywhere, is made in
Chicago, whether it be linoleum, pants, printing presses, jewelry,'
pies, cigarettes or automobiles anything you can think oL
But there is something else made in Chicago that you don't see
in the show windows, although you can see it on the streets, banks,
factories, sweatshops, saloons, skyscrapers, palaces and in the ten
derloin HUMANITY.
Ykes, HUMANJTY is made' in Chicago, too the greatest of
God's creations. - '
And -we pay less attention to the handiwork of God than to all
of the creations of the hand and brain of man.
, Yet what a striking exhibition it would be if, during this made-in-Chicago
week, we could have an exhibition of what greed and sin
"have 'done to humanity in order to develop the industry whose pro
ducts we now gaze at in the shop windows !
We see the wonderful gowns on wonderful women in Peacock"
alley, the Pompeiian room and other luxurious hangouts of the
rich but we don't see the stoop-shouldered mother or the hollow
chested girl at work duringthe long, weary hours, creating this
made-fn-Chicago finery. " ,
We see the well-dressed man step out of his beautiful auto and
into the gorgeous lobster palace but we don't see the poorly-paid
men and women straining their eyes over the wearing work-while
the fine clothes he wears are being made in Chicago. "
" We see the "greatest newspaper in the world" made in Chi
cago but -we don't think of the pressmen, stereotypers, drivers,
newsboys and circulators walking the streets, out of a job because
made-in-Chicago newspapers want to crush unionism and make
humanity cheaper.
We look in the wonderful windows of Marshall Field, Mandel
Brothers, Siegel-Cooper, The Fair, Rothschild and other big stores.
We see the gorgeous gowns and all the marvelous creations for
women, made in Chicago. "
But we don't read the report of the Chicago Vice Commission,
which tells of the measly wages paid the clerks, or of the girls who
couldn't get wages enough to keep soul and body together, and

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