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"Toys and dolls are more expen
sive this season than ever before,"
says Ferguson, "and we feared the
number of smileless faces might be
increased this Christmas. There
won't be a poor child in St Paul this
Christmas who doesn't get at least
"WORLD'S HARDEST WORKING WOMAN" GETS
RESPONSIBLE JOBS FOR GIRLS
New York, Nov. 28. Miss Hilda
JVtuhlhauser, federal employment
bureau organizer, is the female
Moses who is leading the American
' workingwoman out of industrial
bondage! She is hailed as the "hard
est working woman in the world."
"Mothers of the nation ought to
know more about the kind of work
their daughters are doing," says Miss
Muhlhauser. "They should study in
dustry and advise their daughters in
which direction lies the best oppor
tunity for material advancement
"We ought to prepare girls for in
dustrial life in trade training schools
which should be established and
maintained by city.-state ana federal
"The time is not far distant when
laws will be passed prohibiting the
employment of girls under 18 in' in
dustries whose scope is interstate.
If I had my way I would fix the minimum-age
"From 15 to 19 working girls pass
through a period of strain which
makes, them unstable. They pay in
the end-by weakened bodies, stunted
growth and weakened resistance
against evil living.
"When our plan is operating no
woman or girl will "be directed to an
opportunity unless the character of
her prospective employer has been
established to the satisfaction of the
superintendent of other officer in
charge of the division."
Miss Muhlhauser is head of the
women and girls' division of the
federal employment service. She
has written on social problems with
special reference to women and
children and is considered an author
ity on sociological questions.
' She believes the only solution to
the household servant problem is the
establishment of schools for the
training of women in domestic
science and art.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Nov. 28, 1814. Edwards county
was organized, sixth in the state.
o o r
Ontario and Niagara Connecting
Bridge Co. will build at Niagara Falls
a bridge of steel and .concrete over
Niagara river for the use of steam
and electric railroads, vehicles and
pedestrians to cost $1,000,000.
A California charges his wife with
giving him appendicitis by kicking
him. . Takes a California woman to.
kick high and tru