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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1915, GARMENT WORKERS' SPECIAL EDITION, Image 6

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"But I get a meal at night I pay my
landlady $1,50 a week for my night
meals and then I get some soup and a
little meat and some potatoes. That
is a real meal at night"
Something caught in my throat
and I turned away from her.
"How do girls who make so little,
even you who make $7 and $8 a
week how do you get your
clothes?" I asked others. "Do you
ever have pretty clothes? Do you
ever have any amusement? What do
you do with your evenings?"
It was then that the eyes of all the
girls who understood my questions
gave me a fleeting look of wonder
ment that I should ask anything so
silly, and two or three tried to answer
at once.
"We buy our clothes the cheapest
we can buy and we wear them until
they are done. There is a girl who
lives next to me who works in a shop,
too. She spends every evening
threading needles for her work next
day and she gets $4 and $5 a week
with threading needles at night."
One laughed. "We don't go to
nickel shows. Maybe girls that make
good money, those that get $7 or $8
in busy seasons, go sometimes, but"
she shrugged her shoulders "we
are so tired what does it matter?
We work such long hours. Many
times we punch the time clock at 15
minutes before 6 and then we go back
and work an hour and a half more.
And then we go to bed because we're
too tired even if we had the money."
God created them to be the moth
ers of the race. Stop and think what
the money-greed of man is doing to
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Sign in front of a Boston picture
(Under entirely new management.)
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It is not lawful for a man to leave
a British ship, or even a share in one,
as a legacy to a foreigner.
Girl garment striker arrested at
Jackson boulevard near Green street,
the location of the Lamm factory,
where police and sluggers have been

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