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WHQ SAID , WOMEN MERE AFRAID?
REAP ABOUT THE JAILER'S WIFE: WHO DROVE! TEN CRIMINALS BACK TO CELLS THE DAY BOOK - , An Adless Daily Newspaper. Mi. D..fGochran, " sggBg 500 South Peoria St Editor and Publisher.. ps,dyiS Tel. Monroe 353., VOL.2,-NO.'157 Chicago, Wednesday, April 2, 1913 ONE CENT FOUR HUNDRED GIRLS JOIN NEW. UNION FOR STATE STREET" STORE EMPLOYES , Wbmen Believe Trust Newspaper Stories of 'Voluntary Raising of Pay :by Employers ' Inspired' To Keep Girls From Joining lmpn. The, second organization meeting, of the employes of the State street department stores was held "in Musicians' Hall, 175 "West Washing ton street, last night. And despite the .efforts of the big stores to suppress any attempts at. organization", the hall .was jammed Tvith over 500 persons, mostly young girls. ' The work of organization was un der the direct charge of ilary An derson, organizer for the Women's Trade Union League. Four hundred of the girls joined the union'paid initiation, fees,- were given cards and pledged themselves to do missionary work among the other "girls. It is .estimated that thercare 6,000 girls employed in the State street stores. -The, Women's Trade. Union ' League considers it has 'dorie very well in getting 400. of them- united in two meetings'. ' - The organization, will take-in only the Stat street stores,, Once they are .thoroughly organized a move ment will be started "to organize the outside stores. ' , , , Ttie meeting last night was ad dressed by Mary Anderson, Mrs.. Ray mond Robins, president of the Women's Trade UnionLeague, .Mary McDowell and . Mrs. . Joseph T. Bowen. Emmett Flood, organizer, for .the American Federation of Labor, who is in charge of the organization of the men employes, also spoke. ' The' big stores, led by Marshall Field & -Co. as usual, . are - fighting every .move of the girls in" their effort to organize. , They donpt dare oppose the -organization openijr. They know that would mean, public, denunciation after the stories they were forced to tell by the 0!Hara low wage commission. But in every underhand way, their highly paid managers can think df, obstacles are being putin the'way of the girls. Orders have gone but, in most of the stores .that employes must not gather in groups while in the store.