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girls are the future mothers of
Nations do not depend on' the
Mrs. Lehmanns and the Kosen
walds; such as they are merely
Nations must necessarily de
pend on the ""great mass of the
people; the 95 per cent; and that
includes just such girls as those
who work in the department
stores and factories of Chicago
Rosenwald, and his superin
tendent of employment; G. H.
Miller, have been summoned to
appear before the senate white
slave committee with the books
and papers necessary to show the
wages paid in the Sears-Roebuck
Rosenwald, when subpoened,
said he would be glad to appear,
but,thathe did not know whether
he would take the company's
books along with him or not.
M. BTair Coan, investigatorfor
the. senate committee, warned
Rosenwald that a refusals to pro
duce the books probably would
mean the issuance of a subpoena
duces tecum by a cpunty judge.
The senate white slave commit
tee wishes to question Rosen
wald about other things. beside
the wages he pays his girl em
ployes, Rosenwald has been rather
prominently identified with cer
tain so-called reform organiza
tions. And the. committee wants
to know something of the activi
ties of these organizations, of
which Rosenwald many or may
not have been aware.
.Qutside 'of "this, the questions ,
to 'which the committees ' wants
answers are as follows :
Under what conditions do girls
work in the mail order house of
Sears, Roebuck & Co.?
What wages do they get?
Can they live on their wages?
Can the company afford to pay
them better wages?
Lieut, Gov. Barratt O'Hara
says that he is satisfied that the ,
senate cpmmittee as at present
constitutedshas full powers to in-"
vestigate the wage situation as '
well as the more sordid effect of
white slavery, but that if he finds
it hasnot, he shall apply to the
senate for such power, '
THE JOB HUNTER
WteLU I'M I
New "York. Dr. F. F. Fried-,
mann has agreed to furnish sam
ples of. his remedy to ''board of
health and assist Dr. E. J. Led
erle,. health commissioner .of N.
Y., in administering: it