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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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dirt made by her household slovenli- T
She knows nothing about house
work and so asks preposterous things
of the girl she makes a household
I have in mind a family of four
adults who insist upon perfect clean
liness, and yet the men of that fam
ily throw cigar ashes on the floors
and the -women drop bits of paper
and string where they happen to be
when they open a package.
It took me hours every day to make
that j'oom clean, yet those people
would have bqen horrified had I com
plained and would have said I was
paid for doing housework.
A girl is not paid for such work
and should refuse to do it.
"Where only one girl is employed
the woman of the house should do
certain things so the girl could do
her daily work in eight hours.
If a girl rooms where she works
she should not be called upon to do
anything after she has retired to her
I believe that more than anything
else it is the long hours and the habit
of the mistresses of calling upon
maids at any and all hours that
makes housework menial and house
workers practically slaves.
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How would you like to take your
fashion hints from Hong Kong?
Here is what you would get
"American women used to pity
Chinese women because their feet
were bound." says Ruth Sunn, Chi
nese dressmaker. "I feel sad for
American women because tneir
bodies are bound. When their bodies
are free their minds will be, freer
than now."
Miss Sunn will offer her "sensible"
gown at a national show in Chicago.
The gown is made of two pieces,
the skirt hanging from the shoulders.
The coat is worn without an under-blouse.
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