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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1911, Image 2',
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recommended for their efficiency and reliability, were placed in the
field. The full results of their findings it is impossible to publish;
first, because of the volume and, second, because of their unprint
able character." v
One of the evils investigated by these experts 'and reported on
by the Commission was the White Slave Traffic.
In one section, the report says:
"White Slave Traffic The subject of the so-called White Slave
Traffic has attracted much attention throughout this'and foreign . m
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fact, the traffic is not confined to white girls, but to all unfortunate
girls and women of all colors, races and nationalities. The use of
this term, however, is authorized by the National Government, and
was incorporated in the international law on tbfe subject. A 'White'
Slaver' in reality is a man who employs men or women, or goes out
himself to secure girls upon some false pretense, or misrepresenta
tion, or when the girl, intoxicated or drugged, and not in possession
of her senses, is conveyed to any place for immoral purposes.
"If the girl is wayward and goes of her own free will, she would
not be a white slave in the true sense of the word; nor" the man or
woman who induced her to go or accompanied her to an immoral
place a 'White Slaver.' However, any man or woman who induces
or accompanies any woman to enter an immoral pla.ee is guilty
under the Illinois Pandering ActT
"It has been demonstrated that men and women engaged in
the 'White Slave traffic' are not organized. Their operations, how
ever, are so similar and" they use the same methods to, such an extent
that it is safe to infer that they are in some way working together."
In dealing with the social evil as a. commercialized "business in
Chicago, the Commission showed an astonishing and' shameful con
nection between this evil and many men, engaged in various oc
cupations, whose "business" was dependent in some measure upon
vice. ' . .
It appeared that the "business" of h'ese, men was helped finan
cially by the downfall of virtue; and they were parts of a vast
system and the, members of this system found it profitable to trap
Innocence and sell it to Vice.
In another part of the report, page 230, the Commission says:
"PROCURING (B) THE SUPPLY OF VICTIMS OF
THE SOCIAL VICE, BOTH FEMALE AND MALE, IS INr
CREASED AND PERPETUATED FAR BEYOND THE
NUMBER WHOSE VICIOUS INCLINATIONS LEAD THEM"
THEM ASTRAY BY THE DIRECT, PERSISTENT, OFTEN
CONCERTED EFFORTS OF PROCURERS. THEY IN
CLUDE BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, BARTENDERS,