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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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' But they got peevish, said nasty
things and did not display at all the
kind of manners that one would ex
pect from women of their supposed
"You little snob," an expensively
attired lady snapped at a stenogra
pher holding a banner.
"Such vulgarity," said another.
"My husband always told me Chicago
pegple were uncivilized, and now I
know it" x
"This certainly is a vulgar show,"
said another. "Chicago women are
only barbarians, any way. No, I
won't tell you my.name," she shot at
a reporter.
Mrs. Raymond Robins who is with
the Society Special, was frantic
"You're muddling our day; you're
muddling our day!' she cried to Miss
Gertrude Barnum of the Chicago
Trade Union league, who bore a ban
ner. "You're wrong," said Miss Ger
trude Stoetze of the Ladies Tailors'
union. "Hughes never had a day."
The crowd in the station cheered
lustily for Wilson while the Working
women dropped in behind the Hughes
parade with their Wilson banners.
Among prominent leaders of work
ing women who bore banners were
Miss Stoetzel, Miss Barnum, Miss
Anna Fitzgerald, pres. National
Woman's Label league; Miss Eliza
beth Maloney, vice pres. of Hotel and
Restaurant Employes' union; Miss
Margaret Haley of Chi. Teachers'
Federation; Miss Katherine Finne
gan, pres. Bindery Woman's union,
and Miss Mary Mclnery, officer of the
same union. Women's fraternal or-
ganizations were also represented.
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New York, Oct 6. New York's
milk strike was resumed with un
abated vigor today, following refusal
of dairymen's league to accept offer
of big dealers to pay increased prices
asked for one month. Further de-
Gossip along political row today is
that Hughes' campaign managers
pulled a boner when they sent the
Billion-Dollar Special into Chicago.
Today the Billion-Dollar Special and
its cargo of Hughes boosters is a
laughing stock for the working wom
en of the city.
Women of all classes are still
chuckling and chortling over the un
expected welcome the Eastern big
bugs got at LaSalle street station
A band of working women edged
by the police and guards at LaSalle
street station yesterday and were in
the front lines of welcomers when
the Billion-Dollar train pulled in.
They waited until the arriving wealth
was close enough to tell real hair
from rats, then they displayed the
big banners hid under their coats.
"What has Hughes ever done to
benefit the working people?" read
one banner. And then:
"Go back to Wall street We want
. "We are working women and we
want Wilson."
"Wilson voted for Suffrage;
Hughes did not"
"Welfare work won't do; we want
Wilson and industrial democracy."
"Who stands for the eight-hour
day? Wilson."
"Who passed the child labor law?
"How about the Danbury hatters,
Mr. Hughes?"
"Wilson wants peace,
Teddy wants war,
Register women,
And show where you are!"
Had the eastern society dames
taken the welcome the Chicago
working girls gave them in good na- pletion of New York's milk supply
ture they would have won the dax. Iseems inevitable.

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