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THE DAY BOOK
5Q0:SQ.PEORIAST., 398 '' 'TEL. MONROE 353
Chicago,1 Thursday," Noyember 9,1911. " . -
HEAVY HAND OF-UNCLESAM-COMES DOWN ON
yiOLATC)R'S OFjTHE WHITE SLAVE LAW
vr . ' ., i . ' i l .
Disclosures Made ky the .Chicago ),Vice Commission
May. Lead- to a Wastf Improvement of- Vice Condi
tions in Chicago-But 'There is Much Mote the Local
" ' Authorities. Cah'Do. ' V . "
'While the local police 'department has been mussing-thmgs r up
in. the;leyee'and Vcattering'yice where it wouldn't. be noticeable .to
thejiiaked eye,' Uncle' Samha's stepped inan'd tackled-, one of the
cAiles of vice? Wine nf-tfip'shnrrfis nfsimnlv. .
cAiles of vice? Wine nf.thp'shiirrfts 'nfsimnlv.
'he arresVby U. S.'deputy "marshals lof" "Dutph" Heitler,
! - bf othlrf ',Kke de Pike" Heitler;ahd Charles Hirsh,. oneof his
J " lieutenants, for violation of. the federal, law prohibiting trafficking
in, vomen, looks as if Uncle Sam. means business.
The specTfic charge' is that Jh'ese "men" sent 'six women from
one starVto another in immoral trade. " 'r
v This action -of"the"T.'S.''eovernment mav or mav not be the
result of disclos'uresmade by the' Chicago Vice Commission, but
the vice report investigated this whate slave traffic and reported
thp rpsulf- nf thp'invpQticrntinn' ,,
ikf When the Vice Commission'set'out, tojnvestigate existing con-
, Hiuuns iii v,migu, vicuigcj. -Lvuccicuiu was 3CLUICU CIS JJ1JCUIU1 Ul
! Investigation, to take charge of the investigation, organize the
i work and assist inTthe preparation of the-final report. Concerning
f him the vice'repTort. says':. ' - ' ' '
h -"Mr. Kneeland is- a college graduate, a. social worker of ex-
fj- perience,. and has had charge of important investigations in other
-$ cities. ' It vas in connection with' the work of the Research Corn
er mittee of the' Committee of Fourteen of New "York, for which he
had charge of the. held investigation, that the Commission "came m
touch! with him. The Commission-desires to express the deep ob-
& ligation which.' the.Xommis.siQn and-the community are' under for.
jf his.palpstakingrerhqent and conscientious efforts, and the Com
mission does so in these, its opening paragraphs.
"-''Trained expert' investigators," both4 men and wbnien, " highly