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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION
ONE CENT? (4
POLICEMAN KILLS ROBBER GENERAL STRIKE $
SEEMS CERTAIN RAILROAD AGENT SHOOTS
BOY CHARLES CHAPLIN FEATURE IN TODAY,
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 165 Chicago, Saturday, April 10, 1915
398S
BIG BOSSES OF GIRL LABOR CLAIM
NOBpDY WANTS SHORTER HOURS
Millinery, Laundry and Printing Concern Heads Say
(Girls Are Anxious to Worfc Overtime To Con
: tradict It.Girl Says She'd Take Cut in Pay r
to Get Shorter Hours ,
A darkplot to force health legislation on workers who are imploring
their employers to save them "from hating to work Bhorter hours and to
guard for them the privilege of working overtime, so that they may be
more fresh the next day than they "would be if they were compelled to
spend these hours taking pleasure, was brought to light by the employers
yesterday afternoon before the 8-hoor committee of legislators.
Mrs. J. S. Potts of the Jacques .MilHnery & Gowns concern, with offices
in. the new Marshall Field Co-building, painted a touching picture of what
would happen to the toilers in her employ should they be deprived of the
privilege of working- from 8:30 to 6 and in the evening during the busy
season from 7 to, 9 in violation of the lOhour law.
"The girls want the privilege of doing this overtime work," Mrs Potts
said, "and I feel that they are fresher the next day for their work than
they would "be if they had not worked overtune, but had spent the evening
seeking pleasure."
So ardent is the desire of the workers to spend more than ten hours
a day working that Mrs. Pottswas sure, if the Jacques concern did not
grant them this privilege the girls would go other places, so that they
iflght' not be deprived pi the pleasure of long hours of toft.
She dmitfed, kowwer., -that' the jnen in the employ of the concern

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