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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 11, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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would. If they shop early they may
he tempted later by more alluring
goods and dig down again for what
they had left after the first rush.
However, I'll stand for the early
shopping campaignif the other news
papers will help on a campaign to
get a decent wage for the clerks,
both the regulars and the xtras.
The department stores make a
great bluff about being solicitous
about the "poor clerks," and the
main argument in favor of early
shopping is that it makes the work
easier for the clerks, but I notice
they are 'not so all-fired fond of the
clerks as to pay them decent wages
for the work they do.
One reason I have no respect for
the memory of old Marshall Field,
and think he did more harm to hu
manity than any other man that ever
called Chicago his home, is because
he never paid decent wages to the
employes who did the actual work.
I would express myself more freely
about him if he were alive.
But I dare the other newspapers
to quit fawning On the department
stores and make a campaign to help
the clerks by helping them get more
pay for the work they do.
Editor Day Book--Quite a number
of us reading Tuesday's Day Book
see: "Fake appealed to Judge Gra
ham to discharge the man without
appearing in court," because of the
disgrace it would be to a married
man in GOOD STANDING. It is not
men of his stamp who are ruining
and dragging down to the depths of
despair young girls, the stronger
preying upon the weaker? "What
good standing do they stand in?
What is recognized as good stand
ing? Readers.
Editor Day Book I am writing you
a few lines in regard to a granite
stone crusher located in the Chicago
Surface Lines yards at the corner of
Crawford and Grand avs. on the
Northwest Side. This crusher is op
erated by the Wisconsin Stone &
Lime Co. To see this crusher while
in action would remind one of a sand
afrvrm T.nrfP fVlmids Of fine ETanlte
dust fill the air and enter through ffi
windows and doors of hundreds of -,
homes in the vicinity. Complaint
was made several times to the
(great?) Health Department, but
nothing was ever -done to stop the
nuisance. The citizens became en
raged because nothing was done.
A few went to see the alderman of
the 36th Ward and spoke to them
about it. They drew up a petition
with about 200 signatures and pre
sented it to the aldermen.' This
crusher is still running. This is a fine
way the taxpayers are treated in this
beautiful city. They are assessed
outrageous taxes, also specials for
street paving, and then have a cor
poration come along and stick up a
crusher that fills the air with dust
that resembles a snowstorm. Am
also writing a few words in regard
to our Health Dep't, which claims it
does so much in Chicago.
I fail to notice where they do any
thing but hang around and drew fat
salaries. About three months ago
some dump wagons started to dump
some refuse in some empty lots be
tween two residences. This refuse
seemed to come from a tannery.
There were pieces of hide with hair
on. The odor from this stuff was
enough to make one sick. I called
up the Health Dep't, and asked them
to send an inspector and stop them
fmm riiiTrminer. He told me to set out W
an injunction to stop them from
dumping. What is our Health Dep't
for? Another thing, did you ever see
a health inspector go into an old
hniirtine- and look at conditions in the
lavatories, etc. No, they go into new
buildings where everything is new
and clean. What for? There is a
certain department store on Milwau-
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