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CHICAGO MILLIONAIRE PACKERS ARE USING
NEGROES TO FIGHT WHITES
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, . -gg . ,no 500 South Peoria St
'Editor and Publisher. qp398 TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 203
Chicago, Monday, May 26, 1913
' GRAHAM TAYLOR, SELF-APPOINTED APOSTLE
OF BIG BUSINESS, GRILLED IN VICE QUIZ
Says He Isn't Highbrow, But Admits He Would Fight
Minimum Wage Tells What Man He Is and Quotes
From Everyone Except Graham Taylor.
How Graham Taylor, president of the Chicago School of Civics and
Philanthrophy, who denies he is a highbrow and who has attacked the
O'Hara low wages commission, would go about fixing a minimum wage
Taylor was on the stand beffcre the O'Hara commission. He had
dodged questions. He had quoted from the Rockefeller report. He had
quoted this man and that man. At last Senator Beall tried to pin him down.
"What do you think of the principle of the minimum wage law?" he
Taylor shifted around in his seat, adjusted his glasses, coughed and
"Before fixing a minimum wage law" it was the classroom voice of
the professional teacher "a long course of study is necessary. It would
be requisite to know a girl's history, to know where she was born, to know
where she lived, to, know what sort of people her companions were, to know
what she did with her wages, to know if she was a spendthrift, to know if
she took her wages home, to know if she were susceptible to temptation,
to know what sort of amusement she likes."
The probable time it would take to draw up a minimum wage bill on
Taylor's beautiful plan about one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine
Graham Taylor, teacher, president
of the Chicago Sjshool of Civics and
Philanthropy and self-appointed
apostle of Big Business, created the
chief interest at the hearing of the
O'Hara low wages commission in the
Hotel LaSalle today.
Taylor recentlyjias been spending
his odd moments giving editorial ar
ticles to the Daily News (editorial but
not published on the -editorial page)
attacking the O'Hara commission as
hysterical and spectacular, and an
nouncing that low wages had nothing
to do with vice.
The commission- desired to hear