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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 12, 1912, Image 2',
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lawyer language, but in spite o the mystic maze of words, you can
get the hang pi what he is trying to say - yj-
Of course Mayor Harrison has read the report of the Vice. Cony;
mission and knowVall about the conditions -Lewis is talking about
but all of his big newspaper bosses get thousands of dollars every
year out of the human hogs who run these stores, factories and esy '
tablishments; and Ihey can't afford to print the facts even if tha
newspapers should permit the mayor to investigate.
Without waiting fpr a whitewash committee, The Day Book!'
can give J. Ham some interesting facts from the Vice Commission's
report, and if J. Ham really wantsMo get results let him makg
speeches in Chicago and tell the truth that has been suppressed byl
the newspapers. V
The vice repont says : "A case is On record where a girl actually
purchased 24 shirt waists in one year in order to 'be cleanly andi
neat in appearance, avoiding extravagance and display,' as required!
by the rules. Of course the girl knew that $5.00 shirt Waists would
last longer than 8-cent ones, and it would be economical to buyc
such waists, but in her case she never could amass a sum like $5.00,,
so she purchased the 98-cent ones, washed them once or twice, and
when they fell to pieces threw them away. No doubt other girls
could do better, having a knowledge of sewing and washing. An
other washed her one waist every night, in order to appear 'cleanly.,
and neat, and avoid extravagance and display."
The Vice Report also says "Young sales inspectors receive a
straight salary of $4.00, and other ones $5.00 per week. If a mistakfp
is made by any of the clerks in making out sales, they are charged
10 cents, an error slip for that amount being put in against them.'?..
Speaking of one department s"tore, without mentioning itSn
name, the Vice Report says: "A MANAGER OF A DEPART
MENT IN THIS STORE WHO HAS CHARGE OF 10 GIRLS,,'
SAID HE KNEW SEVERAL OF THEM WENT TO HOUSES
OF PROSTITUTION ON CERTAIN NIGHTS OF THE WEEK,"
TO EARN EXTRA MONEY."
Now if James Hamilton Lewis wants to actually do some goodr
" in the world he needn't wait for Mayor Harrison to appoint another
Vice Commission. Let him take the report'already made and pretty,;
thoroughly suppressed by the old Vice Commission, and preach a3
ifew red-hot sermons to the people on what that report says. "if
Here's another quotation that may serve to stir up J. Ham's
fighting blood if he really means business; ap
"ONE WHO HAS NOT BEHELD THE STRUGGLE OR
COME IN PERSONAL CONTACT WITH THE TEMPTED
SOUL OF THE UNDERPAD3 GIRL, CAN NEVER REALIZE