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Socialists in Europe to help you out.
They're a bunch of wind-bags who,
after all their talk about "industrial
freedom," were among the first to
run a bayonet through their Social
ist brothers on the opposite side.
Fight hard for more rights, if you
wish, but also be glad of the privi
leges you already enjoy in the good
old U. S. A. Jack Doyle, 1953 Le
LIKES H. E. SCHECK. There is
one Day Book Forum writer who has
never to my knowledge had a knock
against his writings, that is, H. E.
Scheck. He deserves boosting, for
it is easy to tell when one reads his
stuff that he is on the square and
has his heart in the right place;
credit where it is due, hey, editor?
Mazie Stuart, 712 N. Dearborn.
THE MARSHALL FIELD SYS
TEM. In regard to section 300,
Marshall Field & Co., instead of the
firm giving the employes a bonus the
employes have given the firm a bo
nus. It has been customary there if
if any of the girls were off sick to pay
them half-time. In most cases it
was the fault of the company when
they would get sick because of the
way they have to work.
They are sent out in all kinds of
weather to sew carpets in churches,
halls and every place imaginable,
and they have to sit and lay on cold
floors. I understand when those girls
are sent out the company collects $5
a day for their labor; they pay them
starvation wages, less than $2 a day.
I have noticed them many times
myself, when I would be going
through the store, sitting on that
stone floor, sewing a carpet which
should have been tacked and laid by
men. I often asked some of them if
it was not hard. They would always
say it was very hard. I often felt
like calling the attention of the hu
mane society about the way they
treated the women. Is it any won
der they would be sick from all those
draughts. A big forelady stands over
them while they work, jwith her
hands behind her back.
This is the way the employes give
Marshall Field a bonus: During the
past two weeks there was one of the
girls late 15 minutes; they docked
her 23 cents for the 15 minutes; she
receives 15 cents per hour as wages.
THE WAITER'S JOB. I have
been a daily reader of The Day Book,
but have never seen anything regard
ing a waiter; a waiter has a hard life
for the little returns he gets.
There is what is called the "vam
pire system," by which the waiter
ddes not get one penny salary, does
not get anything to eat, must pay
for everything he gets the same as
If the public were buying.
To go to work he must pay the
head waiter $5 to get the job. After
that you must pay him $2.50 every
week to hold your job or else you get
"canned," and someone else donates
The management does not pay a
head waiter any salary. He hires
some grafters with the understand
ing that he must get his from the
waiters and public. The waiters
must also see that he gets his from
the public, so that he can pay his
rent and havS a place to sleep. What
do you say to that, Mr. Public.
While you are paying big prices
for the drinks and "eats," Mr. Prop
rietor is getting an interest on the
waiter's salary, while you, Mr. Pub
lic, are paying the waiter's salary."
We must slave for the management ,
What does the public say in regard
to this? What have the following
cafes to say: Congress cafe, on Wa
bash av.; Fountain Inn, 53d and Hal
sted, formerly the Bristol Casino
cafe, and a dozen others? Why
should the general public be made to
pay the waiter's salary and also give
the proprietor his profits. J. W. R.f