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10 cents a day each for 300,000 fa
therless kiddies, children and moth
ers of America are sending a stream
of dimes to France.
The plea of the war orphans has
been brought to AmericaJy Miss Eli
nore Fell and Miss Florence Scofield,
English nurses, who are making a
country-wide tour to solicit aid.
CLAIMS EATING ON THIRTY
THREE CENTS CANT BE DONE
No girl can for 33 cents a day buy
sufficient food with which to--grant
even the plainest nourishment for
her body when charitable and semi-
charitable institutions, buying their
supplies wholesale and cooking for
hundreds, cannot feed a person for
less than 50 cents a day.
Such was the declaration today
made by Miss Mary Campbell, Po-.
litical Equality league member who
has spent a week investigating the
prices working girls must pay for
"I found out enough to show that
33 cents a day will not solve the food
problem for the girl who works," said
"The young women's boarding
home Of the Salvation Army feeds
girls at a cost of 40 cents a day each,
but it buys wholesale. And the Sal
vation Army makes an art of pur
chasing. "Oak Forest spends 82 cents a day.
The women who eat at the Y. W. C.
A. spend an average of 85 cents a
Mrs. L. Brackett Bishop has fin
ished a week of living on 33 cents a
"In the restaurants where I could
buy food cheaply enough to come
within my daily spending limit I
found it so uninviting that I had no
appetitey" said Mrs. Brackett.
Mrs. Brackett Bishop did not make
her test in any attempt to show
working girls-that they can live on $7
a week, but she hoped that by ex
periencing the rigors of the jjfe of a 1
T girl who works for low wages' that
she might gain a knowledge of a way
to help the stragglers.
At a meeting of girl wage-earners
next Sunday Mrs. Bishop will offer a
cash prize to the one who makes the
best suggestions as to how a girl who
must live on little may lighten her.
FRIENDS" GAG WAS PULLED
Prof. Graham Taylor, at the mass
meeting held in Sachs' honor in' the
Auditorium theater Sunday, told an
other of the' reasons why Dr. Theo
dore Sachs committed suicide.
He said Dr. Sachs told him that
the first question which came from
the present administration when it
came into power was: "How are the
contracts being let?" When he re
plied that he gave them to the lowest
trustworthy bidder he was told that
"friends of the administration must
Dr. Robertson called the charge
"ridioulous and foolish."
Dr. Sachs' widow-- heard Victor
Olander, secretary of the HI. State
Federation of Labor; Dr. Wm. Quine,
Dr. Frank Billings and a number of
other speakers praise her husband.
Resolutions were adopted demand
ing a thorough and impartial inves
tigation, to obtain efficient manage
ment, to prevent spoils politics and
to keep the people informed as to
what is going on inside the sanita
The only aldlermen present were
Chas. Merriam and A. A. McConnick.
KRAUSE WILL STICK AWHILE
Aid. Hugo JCrause leaves the coun
cil this week, but will still haunt the '
corridors of the City Hall to push
through measures he has recently in
troduced protecting Chicagoans. " '
Latest of these is an order on ju
diciary committee to find out why
the Hebard O'mnibus Co. has State
street side of Marshall Field & Co.
to the exclusion of othej- traflc.