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ically- and hypocritically chasing" these women -from ojie part' of
town to another out into the residence districts. v
Of course it doesn't do any good. The.spectacle of a brave band
of uniformed heroes and solemn commissioners all wearing big tin
badges in the noble act of.chasing lost women from one part of
town to another, might make an interesting moving picture for the
BUT IT DOESN'T GET ANYWHERE IN" CURING VICE.
The police are merely shooing the" unfortunates of the tender
loin out of that territory, and scattering them all over town,
In that respect this vice "crusade is very much like other fake
vice crusades started in other big cities to entertain the people and
k'eep them from finding out what the bigger violators of law are
BUT HAVE YOU READ ANYTHING INANY OF THE
PAPERS ABOUT THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, THE
MAYOR OR THE POLICE GOING AFTER ANY OF THE IN
FLUENCIAL OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THE VICE DIS
Have you read or heard of anything beingMone to strike at the
CAUSES of vice? ' . j . ,
Have you read or heard of any of the machinery of '.YOUR
municipal government being used to correct the causes .that drive
good, respectable girls into this life that makes them the hunted prey
' of all manner of men?
If Dean Sumner's prediction comestrue, and the next mayor
alty campaign is based on the. Social Evil HOW FAR WILL A
CANDIDATE GET WITH THINKING VOTERS IF ALL HE
CAN SAY IS THAT HE GOT OUT WITH A POLICEMAN'S
CLUB AND CHASED THE MISERABLE WOMEN OF THE
UNDERWORLD FROM ONE. END OF , TOWN TO THE
Or that he fired a few policemen for. being blind in a way they
had always been trained to be blind? ' " "
Why don't the. mayor and his Civil Service Commissioners go
clear to the root of the matter? '
They can find valuable -pointers in the-' report of the Chicago
Vice Commission's report
In giving the vice Commission's- reasons for withholding the
''key" of the vice report, Dean Sumner said to a physician's club one
night this week: t '
"It is a pity that the 'key' cannot be "published, but we Have
taken the stand we have because mapy unscrupulous persons would
like to secure the names of the property owners in the- levee district
for the purpose-of blackmail." ;s ;iV.,ivtiv.