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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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cago, lived with her. Then she found '
he was married.
Judge. Gridley expected to decide
today whether or riot children will
be admitted to see "Birth of a Na
tion." Jas. Barry, 14, 217 Union Park av.,
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If Gov. Dunne is re-elected the
chances are that a new state psycho
pathic hospital will be built in Chi
cago in 'the near future. Gov. Dunne
has included this in his platform.
County Judge Thos. F. Scully
caused the introduction of this im
portant feature in Dunne's platform.
As head of the county psychopathic
hospital, Scully has done some ear
nest thinking on the problem of
caring for Chicago's mental invalids.
He has come to the conclusion that
an important step in 'the handling of
the insane is a hospital in the city.
"A great many of the cases in the
state asylums are from Chicago,"
said Scully, "and I don't think we
should send the patients miles' from
the city and their relatives. We could
give them much better attention
right here in the city. And in most
cases the insane are from the city's
poor. It's not right to have the
unfortunate relatives of the ppor
locked up in an asylum miles away,
where they can only visit them at a
sacrifice of badly-needed money,
which they are forced to spend on
.railroad fare."
Gov. Dunne says if he is elected he
will take immediate steps to place
the hospital plan before the legisla
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School board finance committee
voted refusal yesterday of Health
Com. Robertson's request for $15,
000 for throat cultures of school chil
dren. Granted $1,500. Trustees Mc
Mahon and Clemenson said there is
no diphtheria scare to be afraid of. 1
Illinois school teachers are receiv
ing copies of a card circulated by the
Woodrow Wilson Independence
league which reprints the words of
Charles E. Hughes when governor of
New York on the question of whether
women holding the same public jobs
as men should get the same pay. It
is dated Albany, N. Y., May 29, 1907,
and is Hughes' official explanation to
the state legislature of why he
wouldn't sign a certain bill. What
the bill was shows from the Hughes
description of it. The letter of veto:
"I return herewith without my ap
proval Senate Bill No. 1212.
"The motive of the present bill is
to compel equal pay 'for men and
women holding the same position un
der any particular schedule of sa
laries. "Now without taking up any of the
alleged ambiguities of the bill' it
clearly appears, with respect to this
fundamental matter, to be open to
serious objection. It is proposed by
legislative enactment to establish the
proposition that for the work of a
given position women shall receive
equal pay with men. ,
"It is for the principle that the sup
porters of the bill contend and not
for mere increased pay. . ,
"I cannot approve this bill. '
(Signed) "Charles E. Hughes."
Following this letter is the com
ment: "Governor Hughes also ve
toed a teachers' retirement pension
bill for the public schools of Schnec
tady, N. Y."
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Fifty workers of the' Hair Orna
ment Makers' union struck today
against the Rosenberg & Rubenstein
shop at 411 S. Sangamon; the New
York Comb Mounting Co., 600 Blue
Island, and two other smaller con
cerns. The men want an increase in pay,
a decrease in hours and recognition
of the union,

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