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BOOKLET SHOWS JUST WHO THE STATE ST.
I TIGHTWADS ARE INTERESTING DOPE
The nine big State street stores are
working 42,000 men, and women, boys
Foot big stores give their 20,000
workers Saturday afternoon off dur
ing July and August Five other
stores don't give their 22,000 work
ers and Saturday afternoon off dur
ing July and August
Siegel-Cooper's, Rothschild's, The
Fair, the Boston Store and Hillman's
are the five who say to their workers:
"No Saturday afternoon off for
you. You come back to the store and
stand on your legs here and work
just like any other day in the week.
If you don't work Saturday after
noon you don't have no job see?"
Marshall Field & Co., Carson. Pirie,
Scott & Co., Handel Brothers and
Charles A. Stevens &Bros. are the
four stores that say to their workers:
"It's good business for us and
good health for you to take Saturday
afternoon off. Go along with you
and play and swim or go to the
movies or catch up in your sleep.
Saturday afternoon is no work time
here the two hot summer months "
The Woman's Trade Union league
is giving out a booklet issued by the
Juvenile Protective ass'n containing
the above figures on who is stingy
and who ain't stingy among the State
The three largest department
stores which give Saturday afternoon
off to their workers also give two
weeks' vacation with pay to all work
ers. "The public is urged not to buy
after 1 p. m. on Saturdays during the
summer," it is stated. "The much
needed respite of thousands of clerks
from the heat and crowds of the loop
during the summer months still
awaits a saner and more thoughtful
determination on the part of consum
mers not to let their purchasing hab
its impore unnecessary hardships on
hose who serve then) i
"Greater amount of leisure enjoyed
by salespeople predisposes to greater
efficiency of service. The public
should be urged to co-operate with
establishments which promote thefj
welfare of their employes and the ef
ficiency of their service by shorten
ing the hours during which they are
obliged to keep their doors open."
Men's furnishing stores are open
every night till 9 and on Saturdays
till 10 p. m. A lot of clothing stores
are open Sunday mornings. Blame
for this is put on the "unreasonable
demand of the man-down-town for
opportunity to shop at all hours."
Housewives are blamed for too much
night shopping in residence districts
"The result is that retail store em
ployes complain it takes them so long
to earn their living that they have no
time left to live."
VILLA GRABS QUERTARO
Washington, -July 20. Gen. Villa
has taken Quertaro with his flying
column of cavalry, according to re
ports to state department today.
At the same time the department
received word of capure of Naco by
Carranzistas under Gen. Gardinas.
Villa has no communication south of
Zacatecas, according to El Paso report
Washington, July 20. Villa and
Carranza armies massing today north
of Mexico City for what may be de
cisive battle of present civil war.
Evacuation of capital by Car
ranza's army regarded as seriously
Main Carranza army under Gen.
Gonzales reported nearing Pachuca
to engage Villa's "flying squadron."
Oakland, Cal. Because M. A. Pur
dy, janitor of Jefferson school, wears
white collar and cuffs while at work
he was discharged from position by
board of education.