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LAST EDITION LAST EDITION
CARL PERSON DEFENSE ENDS AS YOUNG LABOR
EDITOR TELLS VIVID STORY OF KILLING ,
IMPORTANT WAR NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES
Entered as SecondrClass Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postoffice at ,
Chicago, HI., Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL. 4, NO. 5
Chicago, Friday, Oct 2, 1914
HOP GIRLS AND DOMESTICS THE
WORST VICTIMS OF LOW WAGES
Mrs. Leonora Z. Meder, Head of Public Welfare, De
scribes Result of Investigation Scores "Wel
fare" Work in Department Stores.
Holes have been shot into the bluff
put up by the big employers that the
welfare work conducted in their es
tablishments offset the less than liv
ing wage they pay
Mrs. Leonore Z. Meder, commis
sioner of the Public Welfare Bureau,
who has her finger on the pulse of
the situation by reason of the inves
tigation being conducted by the
bureau under her direction, emphat
ically stated to a Day Book reporter
that the welfare workers drawing
their salaries from the employers do
fnot and cannot look after the inter
ests of workers because they conflict
with the interests of the employers.
"The only social worker who could
do this thing honestly would be a
municipal social worker," Mrs. Meder
declared. "I have nothing to say
against welfare work. It doesn't take
the place of a living wage and
shouldn't be expected to, but in es
tablishments where there are thou
sands of people employed it is al
most necessary to have someone to
look ater their interests. The per-