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' THE DAY BOOK
500 SO.-BEORIA ST. , 398 TEL. MONROE 353
Chicago, Tuesday, November 7, 1911.
THE ECONOMiaSIDE OF THE QUESTION,
DISCUSSED BY THE VICE COMMISSION1
A Terrible Arraignment of the MEN Who Are Driving
Girlsto 'the Levee How Vice Outbids Virtue for.
Human Bodies and Human Souls in Chicago In the
- Meantime, the Police Are Protecting the Men,
Yefc the big policeman "is now driving the street walker from
the streets.' ' -C ' i
He is closing up the houses tn the tenderlojn -Poor,
.weak' MAN is being protected from temptation! For:
other men big, -strong men in blue uniforms and pretty 'badges
are rushing to his rescue ! J
'But what became of the unfortunates who werechased? i
They arenot dead. The 'police liave no authority to kill'thenv
' All the cops can do is tochase them, to hourid-them, -to kill their1
BUSINESS! ' . ...
But the unfortunates are still -here. They may be out of
-BUSINESS but they are st ill w'ith us. - , '
- They maybe-starving "but tHey are stilkhere. -
And the MALE prostitutes who drove these women and girls
into THAT life well, they are still doingbusiness at the old stand,
reading, all about Mt in the papers and, possibly, saving some
We haveri't Heard of anybody doing anything to feed and clothe
the unfortunates. No rescue work has been reported in the papers.'
AND WE HAVEN'T READ A LINE ABOUT ANYBODY
DOING ANYTHING TO CORRECT ECONOMIC CONDI
TIONS THAT DRIVE GIRLS TO THE LEVEE AND THE
'We have read the big advertisements oft'the big stores in the'
Abjg newspapers but we didn't see any announcement of- an in
Jllcrease in wage. . - ' '
, f Nor of any change 5i conditions. H
That may be because only a"1 few pepple'in Chicago have'Tjeen
permitted "to know anytKingiabout-thoseeconomic conditions for
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