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ELECT SEVEN WOMEN TO LABOR
What an important art women
are playing in the industrial struggle
is shown by the election of seven wo
men to offices in the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor.
Women have heen a mighty im
portant factor in this important body
and by the election yesterday the
male delegates showed their appre
ciation. Officers elected yesterday are:
John Fitzpatrick, president; Oscar
F. Nelson, vice president; E. N. Nock
els, recording and corresponding sec
retary; F. G. Hopp, financial secre
tary; Thomas F. Kennedy, treasurer.
Finance Committee Elizabeth
Maloney of the waitresses' union, M.
B. Philp of the carpenters and Join
ers, and Miss Gertrude Stoetzel of
the Trade Union Label League.
Legislative Committee William A.
Christianson of the Firemen's Asso
ciation, Steve Sumner of the milk
wagon drivers, Miss Margaret Haley
of the Chicago Teachers' Federation,
Joseph W. Morton of the stationary
firemen, and John J. Bruce of the
elevated railway employes.
Executive Board Mrs. Raymond
Robins of the Woman's Trade Union
League, J. A. Klein of the cigarmak
ers, Charles H. Grassl of the carpen
ters and joiners, Miss Mary O'Reilly
of the Chicago Teachers Federation,
and L. P. Straube of the embroid
erers. Delegates elected to attend the Illi
nois State Federation of Labor con
vention are Miss Mary Anderson of
the Boot and Shoe Workers, Miss
Anna Fitzgerald of the Women's Un
ion Label League, and L. P. Straube.
Another election will be held for
the position of reading clerk and
delegate to the American Federation
LOYAL TO HOGWALLOW
Ellick Hellwanger has returned
from a stay in the Tickville jail. He
was dissatisfied there and says Hog-
wallow is good enough, for -him.
COURT TO TRY AND FIND OUT
WHY GIRLS GO WRONG
The Morals Court, presided over
by Judge Goodnow, is going to try
and find out why girls go wrong. The
judge has announced the appoint
ment of Mrs. Florence B. Kirk as a
statistician of the court.
Mrs. Kirk will question every girl
brought up in the court and seek to
find out what caused her downfall.
"As far as I know," said Judge
Goodnow, "this is the first attempt in
this country to get accurate informa
tion regarding unfortunate women
brought into court. Suppose we had
the concrete causes that demoralized
1,000 women, wouldn't the informa
tion he extremely valuable?
"In each case we intend to ascer
tain the Woman's education, voca
tional training, previous earning
power, 'and social surroundings; also
whether she was country bred or city
bred, and more especially what were
he conditions' that brought her into
a life of shame.
"We are simply following the plan
which proved so successful in the
Court of Domestic Relations: Of
course, I have my ideas about pros
titution, but they may be greatly al
tered by the actual statistics. Any
movement to better conditions should
be based on concrete data.
"The bulk of these women are past
saving. With this information we
shall know how to help those who
would otherwise go astray. When
we know what the causes actually
are we can set about removing them.
Among other things we contemplate
recommending new laws on the sub-,
ject of prostitution."
AS IN A LOOKING GLASS
Y T E F A S
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- Detroit News.