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N. D. Cochran.
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VOL. 3, NO. 114 Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1914
Wife of Mayor of Los Angeles Says "Ii?s the Only Way
for the Public, and the Women in Particular. To
Insur.e a Square Deal for All Would Take
Lake Numbers of Women Working 1
Together To Do This."
Los Angeles, Feb. 1 1 ."Boycott"
is the implement suggested by Mrs.
H. H. Rose, wife of Los Angeles'
mayor, to use in flighting bosses of
big stores that mistreat their em
ployes, don't pay a fair wage, force
workers to, work long hours and have
undesirable conditions in their estab
lishments. And Mrs. Rome's explana
tion of its use indicates that the fight
would be a war of the kind that Sher
man described in one word "hell."
She says it would take large num
bers of women working together to
do triis, and makes it her opinion that
clubs in every big city in the United
States can organize the purchasing
women for the "boycott" fight and
then win a righteous battle.
"You may talk before any big club
in any city about long hours and low
wages and undesirable conditions of
labor," says Mrs. Rose, and all the
women will say: 'That is true, and
I .agree with you something should
be done,' but the next time they pass
an offending store they drop in and
make a purchase. This action is pos
sible because the store is cpnvenient,
possibly because their husbands are
under obligations to the firm, but
most likely because they do not real
ize the significance of their action.
"Tfce way to help the working wo-