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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 23, 1913, Image 1

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AMERICAN FEDERATION. OF LABOR BEGINS
CAMPAIGN TO ORGANIZE STOCKYARDS
THE DAY BOOK
, An Adless Daily Newspaper.
-; -N-D.:eocbran, Jdgjgs . -og 500. South Peoria St
Editor; and Publisher c39? Ta Monroe 353: .
VOL. 2NO. 1,75; Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 1913
ONE CENT
CABINET MINISTER ENDORES DAY BOOK'S
; STAPib ON I,OW. WAGES PROBLEM
Secretary'of Commerce Redfield, in Signed Articles,
Declares StarpationWqges,- by. Creating Bad
t Home,, Conditions, Do Cause, the Fall ,
,';"- ' qf Underpaid. Working Girls. ' v
i .Washington, April 23ij Secretary of Commerce Redfield .today made
pyb'Kcfortfje first time.his'views on the relation' between low wages and
fallen - women. His statement follows:'1 '
'V$ 'V, J . BY .WILLIAM .C. REDFIELD, -"J n i '' )
' 1 ; .'Secretary of Commerce. . ...
y ,f.5. (Popyright, 1913,) byTh,e'!United Press Association;) .
'""'-I. hae;been"ntensefy interested in statements' that have appeared in
the; public:"preSs:in thetcourse of discussion of the causes: of immorality,
fSome alleging 'that Jdw wages- themselves are an incentive 'to ' vice, apd
others, at the opposite "extreme, saying that low wages have nothing to do
witfotheyi'ce. Question. ' ')., - v V
-ittjverfeseemB to'be'-a-truthyingsomewhere" between' these"twoex- .
tttrjjfcs:-""i. vr-?Z. y; - ;v . - r; v ' -Y'
f Of -course, lack, of virtue is not. a mathematical equation. The..declara-
ti6nthatKari" insufficient wage; is OF I1"SELF "a temptation to. wrong-doing is
.iwrtjti.r. untrue, it is not a case
' .9&-fefi?; d.Q)rs and so 'much yice,'
nor. . or-so. many, more aouars ana so
much. less-vice:.. It-is" absurd to .say"
thatj'anyfnerejdifference in. Wages.
OE'.ITSELF'ALONE isthe cause of
mi&oing; " .-' '
(CThe ,yast-.ngjarlty,: aye;, many, more:,
than the mere' majority" of "wbmen
and? men. however .humble "their.
mearis-arid hbwBveriharJeir.Dnva-.J recreatiobL -
The strength -of character which
most "Working girls show -under diffi
cult circumstances puts them airiong
those' who do the- nation honor.
On theiother-.hand, suppose- a girl
who has to work for 'self-support-is
so obliged to pinch to keep her body
kand soul 'together as to be deprived
of all wholesome amusement or
iticuis;-.arewhple

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