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BIRD IN GILDED CAGE H AS-NEW PERCH- RIGHT
ON TOP OF TOODLES' BONNET New York. A singing bird in the hat is worth a whole flock of birds in the bush. If you don't believe it ask Miss Bess Ryan, the "Toodles" girl of xstage fame. Miss Ryan just loves birds and she doesn't care who knows it To prove her interest in ornithology she stuck a chirpy little canary in her new spring hat. But dickie bird wouldn't "stay put" and the bird-in-a-bonnet fashion almost died a sud den death. Then "Toodles" had a happy thought she made a gilded gauze cage for dickie and the crowd who followed her down Broadway declared the fashion a fetching one. LOW WAGE EDITORIAL Here's an editorial for today lifted out of the Chicago Vice Commission report which was cited before the legislative committee on minimum wage last week at Springfield: "Some of the girls who are most tempted, and who enter lives of pros titution, work in the big department stores, surrounded by luxuries, which all of them crave, and sell large quan tities of those luxuries for a wage compensation of about $7 or $8 a week, and even less. "It is only fair to say many girls never fall before the temptations. These girls work glimly on enduring and suffering to the end. "It has been established after ex haustive study that it is quite Impos sible for a working girl in any large city to live on less than $8 per week. Yet employers of these department stores say they pay on an average of from ? 6 to $7 a week. This is all the girls are worth, they maintain, the law of supply and demand regulates all this. "And because the unskilled girl workers are a drug on the market, the employer keeps piling up enor mous profits and paying great divi dends, sometimes extra dividends." o o BITS OF NEWS Appellate court reversed decision of former Judge Owens, who fined Centaur Motor Co. $150 for failure to file tax schedule. Body of Carl Anderson, 32, union carpenter, found in drainage canaL Murder suspected. Jacob Stein, Rob't Schmidt and Ja cob Roth arrested after mysterious attack on A. J. Worst, fanner, Boone, Iowa, todays 1 ,h .. .' t - JL.--A.A, 3-shytobfHM :;Mm&4iiXtorrji&wi -wet a-- ( a r fcjrtCij"