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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1911, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST. 398 TEL. MONROE 3$3
'.Chicago, londay, November, 6, 1911.,
WHITE, SLAVEjRY 'CAN, BE ABOLISHED BY AN
, -ARQXjSED PlBLIC CONSCIENCE
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A Clean-up of the Police Force May -Help, But It Wont
.Core ;Z7e People Will Havel to T tickle -Economic
Conditions to- Accomplish ' Permanent Good Im
, , portdnt'-Quotations from-the Vice Report.
"Olcou'rse it will'tielp 'clean up Chicagoif.all grafters are kicked
out of the police depatipent, and honet men 'put in their places. ,
But-even if thelmayqr and. Civil' Service Commission should ac
complish that.much even if we get police.office'rS and men .who will
enforce the la'w stillthat wont strike at the root of the 'trouble.
Policemen may regulate immoral houses ;rthey,may enforce.the
1 o'clpck ctosing ordinance ; theymay .arrest women, for soliciting
on the streets-; they ,may divorce prostitution and the booze b'usi-;
ness ; theymay-stop publicrgambling.
' BUT IT- WILL 'TA'KE MORE THAN THE, JENTIRE PO
LICE FORCEOF CHICAGO, WITH EVERY'MAN ONTT. AN
HONEST MAW, TO STOP THE SOURCE OF SUPPLY AND
TO' CORRECT THE ECONOMIC CAUSES THAT DRIVE
GIRLS-AND-WOMEN-TO A LIFE, OF -SIN- AND-SHAME.
It will take the ar.oused conscience of all of the honest men arid
women -in Chicago., ancT the 'widest "possible publicity, TO PRO
TECT -WOMANHOOD WHILE IT IS STILLPURE.
Any kind of a policeman can arrest a poor girl, once cruel .con
' omic conditiohsjhave driven her to degradation. ' , .' -
So we'll have to get at the economic- conditions.
- It is difficult' to get as general publicity as' seems to be neces
sary. 'IheVeason of that is, that the daily newspapers thave to have
advertising in prtfer to make moaey. And"if the' report' of 'the Chi
cago ke 'Commission is, true, some of the" biggest advertisers are
the biggest qffenders.r - - ' K ' ,
, Indeed, special sections ofvthe Vice Report are devoted to "de
partment stores as one pf-the crueljst of the task-masters that help,
supply he lenand for.young women in thVleyee districts. ;
Yqu have feh.d tKe-nan?es of the members of the Chicago VfcQ
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