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LAST EDJJION ; ONE CEN11
MAYOR HARRISON GIVES WARNING AGAINST
PUBLIC UTILITY CORPORATIONS GIRL IS
ATTACKED BY M AN LEO FRANK MUST HANG
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
l VOL. 4, NO. 172 Chicago, Monday, April 19, 1915
STATE ST. STORES LOSE
LOW WAGE FIGHT
Efforts to Choke Report of O'Hara Vice Commission
Meet With Failure Report Ready Wednesday. .
.Working Girls and White Slaves Are L
Expected to Testify
' The report of the O'Hara vice com
mission will yet be made public in
spite of the fight that has been waged
against it by the members of the Illi
nois legislature who take their ordersr
from Big Business.
Next Wednesday Lieut-Gov. Bar
ratt O'Hara, who was chairman of
the commission, will present a report
on the investigation made into the
evil effects of low wages and the rec
ommendations to remedy these con
For the first time the Illinois legis
lature, sitting, as a body, will hear
the stories "of 'flie young girl wage"
slaves of the department stores-and
the factories of the state of .Illinois.
Most of the testimony given, at the
time came from the State st depart
ment stores and the factories of Chi
cago. Sears, Roebuck & Co. was one
of the hardest bit It will be remem
bered that at the time a 17-year-pld
girl who had worked at Sears-Roebuck's
appeared on the stand while
Julius Rosenwald was testifying and
told of working for a salary of $3.50.
She also told of -the big firm charging
the girls for drinking "water.
Barratt O'Hara's decision to make
fie report and his-recommendations
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