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HELP! MAYBE THE WHOLE CUB TEAM WILL GO
TO THE PEST HOUSE STORY INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper
N. D. Cochran, d s&Bgsm SOO South Peoria St. t
Editor and Publisher. llpD398 Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, N0:164 Chicago, Thursday, April 10, 1913 ONE CENT
U. S. PROBES SHIPPING;OF LOCAL HELLO GIRLS
TO BOSTON TO INTIMIDATE GIRLS THERE
Bell Co. "Drafts" 400 Sixteen and Seventeen-Year-Old
Girls from Chicago and Country Towns and Sends
TKem to Boston Under Male Escort.
There will -be no strike of telephone girls at Boston' A committee
representing the girls signed an agreement with the company there at 5:25
a. m. today, which agreement will go into effect June 1. . 4
. But the federaLgovernmenf is to be asked to investigate the way in
which ,the Bell .Co. sent girls from all parts of the country to Boston.
The Bell Co. did not wait until it was seen that a strike was unavordr
able before, it,'didthis.
It began drawing girls from other cities the day it entered into nego
tiations with its. employes in.Boston.
Most of the girls drawn from other cities were young. -Many of them
were only 16 and 17 years, old. In.some cases the parents of the girls were
not told where their daughters were being sent.
In. Boston, the eirls were housed in expensive hotels. Their rooms and
their board bills were paid by the Bell Co. All, of them were paid a straight
salary ior tne time tney spent, jn Jfcsos-
-tqnand werei promised a bonus of.
$25if they had to' go to. work..
While the negotiations were going
on,, the young girls, some of whom
were frp.m country towns and entire
ly inexperienced in city ways, were,
allowed'to go about Boston aa they
pleased. , ,
Many 6f:,the parties pf the girls
were under the care of some.male'
employe of .tneTBell Company.
The course, of action taken -by the
Chicago -Telephone Co., which, of
course, is -a mere subsidiary pf the
Three hundred girls wer sent froiji
Chicago to Boston last night. Many
of these girls were drawn from couri;
try towns. The rest were from Chj
cago. ' . J
One. hundred more girls were gath
ered together on thfemain floor of the
old telephone building at Washington
and Market street early this morning,
Many of these girls were mere
children- of sixteen, seventeen and
eighteen. Theyalliad suitcases with
them. And they were laughing and
giggling over .their prospective trig