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THE DAY BOOK
sop sbrpESiaX st " &&m . . - - tel., mohroe 353
Chicago, Wednesday," November 8, J9LI.
. ' : cpEfART'MENT;STC)dfeBARE SUBJECTED"
ExtractS:Frowith Rfirrofth Chicago Vice Compns
'sion WhjMvfU Commercialized Vice $es in
Wait for Toitmmf Innocence, fa the Department
ttorjes7rJ'fre Procttf'ess.'arid the Cadet. ' '
?l the report of the Vice Commission ultimately results in.
fdFangv living wages 'and reasonable working conditions for vthe
glrrsmploydjin.- Chicago's mercantile' establishments,, it .will 'Kave
doneVw6n3erIu,l "thing for "that niuch of'huniariftys is huddled into
fhfe"liniitsfes city. r f ' '
But frners and mothers will- have to understand conditions'
before.the0DltnCbe aroused. to'the'pbint'bf insisting that something
be done." r$fo . ' - . - .' ' -
' Ahd tHlcan't understand unless they,-kndw.. They-can't know
unless.7sofaehddy gives' them the information.' - . ' "
Parents- who, live .in Chicago,'- and "whose daughters -are com-,
pelled By rffe .family's necessity to work'for .a-living, may do, somej
thing tou thr&w a protecting arm ground4 their "daughters thatis
if ihey Iknow. the temptations to which these girl's are 'subjected.
But what of thousands ofgi'rIs Who" Have norparents in Chi
cago no home Hut a cheap boarding House no friends except men
with whom their work" throws" them fri' contact, or men Whom they'
casually nfee't? ' . " - " "
SKbulchit the people of Chicago take-enough interest inthem
to Save thpnt fro,m these temptation?"1 ' '' ',' - . -Z
Shouldn't " every-" good -citizen jnan'ior -woman know what
r thesetemp,tt,ions and working" conditfons'are?, - '" ' -l -'
The information is available.' It"may befbund -in -the-astound-
' ing Vice 'report, 'made after, thorough investigation-byr a cbm'mis
sion of. the most eminent men andwomen -in Chicago.
I "From-this report it appears thjat'tHe.agents' of' comniercialifed
yicejiiejin waitifor.Yoiith and Innocence. - '
' They-Vatch for fresh, healthy young immigrants who Have,
come to tHs."Iand.oTthe'free.anohonie,of'the-bravel'-r-w4tch'. fdr!
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