WHITMAN, JOHN L., Superintendent House of Correction.
When the Commission organized, with Dean Sumner as chair
man, and U. S. District Attorney Edwin W. Sims as secretary, an
executive committee was appointed, which, in 'turn, appointed the
Committee on Existing Conditions in Chicago.
Committee on Social Evil and Saloon.
Committee on Social Evil and Police.
Committee on Sources of Supply. '
Committee 6n Social Evil and Crime.
Committee on Child Protection and Education.
Committee on Rescue and Reform.
Committee on Literature and Methods.
Committee on Medical Questions. " ,
Committee on Law and Legislation.
On July 15, 1910, the Vice Commission secured offices and
began aGtive work, with Mr. George Kneeland in charge.
On September 28, the chairman announced that the mayor had"
appointed Professor Charles R. Henderson, of the Chicago Univer
sity, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dr. James M. Hyde.
In addition to the regular meetings of the Commission, 98
conferences were held during six weeks; and representatives ap
peared before the Commission from the following organizations :
Anti-Cigarette League, Hull House,
Anti-Saloon League, Immigrant Protective League,
Baptist Ministers' Union, Juvenile Court
Chicago Deaconess' Home, Juvenile Protective Association,
Citizens,' Association, Legal Aid Society,
Chicago Law and Order League, Lincoln Center,
Central Howard Association,. Law Enforcement League of
Congregational Ministers' Union, the Northwest Side,
Catholic Abstinence Union, of Methodist Brotherhood of Chi-.
Chicago Refuge for Girls. Midnight Mission,
Chicago Rescue Mission, Northwestern University Set
Douglas Neighborhood Club, tlement,
Brewers' Exchange, SalvationArmyMaternityHome,
South Park Improvement Assn., Retail Liquor Dealers' Protec
Florence Crittenden Anchorage, tive Association.
Prominent citizens, inspectors, captains and lieutenants of po
lice," patrolmen and keepers and inmates of houses were heard and
in this coxH&&itihvJt IM? publish one startling extract frotti
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