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FAMOUS 'FRENCH SEERESS PREDICTS, GREATER
DISASTERS: FOR AMERICA THIS YEAR
THE DAY BOOK
J; V t Adle Daily Newspaper. .
;?N.D Cochran, .. -.
Tel. Monroe 353
Vdy&fifXAfy . .''ChicagorSaturday;j March '29,l9i3
Bl; BUSINESS SLURS', ALL WORDINGGIRLS IN,
.i: .EfEORTTO KILL LOW WAGE PROBE:, v
. '. f ' -' 7 - . 1 " 3
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Kept Newspapers Usedstp Chloroform lEfFectJof&flai'
'Commission's' Expose of, Rdtten Conditions as',
. j f Renewal o Chicago Iniquity Approaches, j" 4-
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Big .business is trying to crawl . out of, the. hole into whichit crawled
when the. O'Hara, commission turned, the. searchlight ;onstarvation wages.
' And has begun iUscampaign to -kill off' the O'Hara 'commission and
wipe the-.'mempry ofwhat that-Commission-laid bare froimthe minds of the
Itjs1 doing so .in itsqwri characteristic' way ,"and -.through its own pet
channel by. the underhand throwing of mud through the pages of the
T Very quietly,' very softly thotrust newspapers- are' trying-to hint.that
the O'Hara commission,lby sayiiig; that?$6,-a week is less J.han"a girl possibly
can-live. ,6n in Chicago, has "reflected on the morality of ev'ery-working girl
iii Chfcago who- receives $? , a week of less. '
- "Except 'in -the Iriterceah, that pet 'and brazen ' mouthpiece of Big
Business; thesehints' are very Veiled ah'd'hidden, and peYhaps-,axe,,ther'eforc,
all the .more.iiangerous. " - ' t " ' ,
Thehewispapers'kridvyi and know weHt, that ifthey made such 'a. state
ment openjy after the god;thafraleatiyN'ha;cbme but. of-the OHara com
mission's revelations; they would be scorned by the people. For they know
the statement is a'lie..- ' .
;When the O'Hara commission said there rwas a connection b.etween
vlca.and lowwages, Tt dfd" not mean that that connection was direct; it did
not 'mean .that every girl who receves.less than a living, wage must or does
sell herself; itHid'not mean that the connection is merely one of dollars
and, cents'. - ' -, ' . f
What It. did mean was tfiisT That low wages.and.all-that low wages