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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1913, Image 14

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monotonous. Only it is rather, diffi
cult to say what use more clothes
would be to you it. you spent your
evenings making them.
And Mrs. Haskins says: "There
will be a 'cutting table. All thevwaste
pieces will be utilized by the mem
bers. Women with children will bar
gain for the scraps to fashion into
clothes for their children."
Undoubtedly, since 50 cents is sup
posed to buy material for a woman's
skirt, a scrap ought to make little
Willie a nice school suit, and two
scraps would make Susie a party
'And this is not the end of the
idiotic suggestions that "will be made
to better our conditions. They will
grow more frequent as the heat ad
dles people's brains.
But the main issue, the one and
only thing that can better our con
ditions, and the one and only thing
we want of the world, the wage that
we earn, will never be spoken of
except by ourselves.
And we alone will be able to get it.
A woman to whom I talked on the
question of organization said that the
trouble is that many girls feel they
will marry some day and so it isn't
worth while to Join an organization.
Sometimes, when I see the number
of married women working in the
stores, many of them ajsp supporting, ?
children, I think it is the best insur- ,J
ance that the gh"l who anticipates
matrimony can possibly have. It
guarantees, jn the case of your hus
band's illness, in the case of his dis
ability, of his death, that you can go "
back to an employment that will pay
you enough to support yourself. ,?
As it is, the girls who cannot see
this far ahead are retarding the wheel .
of progress. It isn't so much that they . :
are selfish as it is that it seems a
waste of time. "
Yet a man may be in the best of .
health when he leaves his home in !
the morning and he may be crippled '
for life by some accident before he'
is away an hour. '
A man may have a splendid post-'
tion that gives a girl every comfort
she desires and lose that position in
a night. 'And the girl wife, espe-.
daily if she has childrenhas a great- ',
er responsibility, a greater burden to
bearthan she had as a girl support
ing only herself. ,
Why not forget about getting mar- w
ried sometime. Why not forget to,.,,
look at work as something that will'S
only last a little while and think of it'
as a thing you may have to return,a
to, and will want to find worth while.!!;
Then put your shoulder to the
wheel and push with the rest,
Bone and skin a dozen sardines. Dust each with a seasoning of sirte"d,j
mustard and paprika. Dip in egg and fine crumbs and fry a.gofden brown. A
Drain and serve at once on strips of hot buttered toast, with a garnish 6h
sliced lemon and water creii -

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