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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST. 398 TEL. MONROE 353
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inicago, Wednesday, JNovemDer u, iyn.
THE SOCIAL EVIL DEMANDS A CONSTANT i
SUPPLY FROM THE RANKS OF YOUNG GIRLS i
v- The Vice Report Points Oat Some of the Immoral In- ,
- Raences and Dangers That Menace Chicago Chil
dren Temptations to Children of the ' Poor Who
Live in and near the Restricted Districts.
" While the newspapers tell us that the police are chasing the
women of the underworld out of this and that district, they don't
tell us where they are chasing them. ' ' v
It is a-good deal like a m!an throwing his rubbish, over the fence
into his neighbor's vard - , . ?
These: women have to 'live. They- have to live somewhere,
Fining them $10 or $100 doesn't purify them. Nor does' it drive
them off thet face of the earth. t '' ,"
And somd more cdnstructive.cmethbd'of handling this problem
' than chasing them around the block will have to "be devised.
' .The vice report says , that the1 profits from the Social Evil in
Chicago mount up to-over $15,000,000 a 'year. Some of. this goes
t, to owners of'propertyysome to brewers, liquor dealers and" saloon
keepers, some to cadets, 'some to madames and some to "business"
men who benefit financially by the shame of women.
'TKe -Commission also' says that this form of vice requires a
constant supply of youth and innocence to meet the demand, and to
f recruit the victims who die off rapidly in this awful life.
m With a demand for several thousand young girL victims every '
year, a horde of agents are kept busy supply the demand.-
C With this awful 'hunt on for young girls, it behooves parent
to 'jealously guard their little ones who are just budding into -
womanhood. To intelligently guard their girls and boys, parents $h
a mUstrknow conditions as they are.
i The report of the Vice Commission points out some of the
dangers. We quote today a-part of the report which deals' with
the immoral influences" and vdangers yhich surround and menace
the children of htca - " ' J '