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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 16, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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"I wish't my boys didn't work by
Deerings," he said softly. ''He sat on
the -bed, th.e cupboard door being
open. I sat on the only chair in the
house. His wifehood at a wash tub.
John Vogel's entice establishment
is about twice as large as the average
prison cell. Here Mrs. Vogel "mends
clothing, washes and cooks. She has
gone through childbirth in this hole
she has never done'anything else in
all her life, except go to church, when
she had sufficient clothing. She hopes
to go to heaven when she dies.
In the Deering plant of the Inter
national Harvester Company 7,800
men are employed. A clerk who han
dles the payroll said less than a hun
dred get $5 a day. A manager said
that 75 per cent get only $2 a day
when they work.
In the neighborhood where these
$2 families live there are thousands
of dwellings like, that of John Vogel.
Investigation shows a fair living
for a family of four in Chicago costs
$787. Harvester laborers average
$550 a year. The deficit is $237. ,
The Traunt family in their two-room home. Note the mother and
her baby. Mrs. Traunt went out to do a washing when the baby waa
jwo weeks old.
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