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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 24, 1912, Image 1

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FULL WIRE REPORTS Of THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
98
500 S. PEORIA ST.
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TEL. MONROE 353
One Cent
NATION WIDE TRAFFIC IN WHITE GIRLS FOR BLACKS
EXPOSED BY JOHNSON CASE
vice, and creating special redhght
districts in which immorality
might run riot.
Sexton, in his suggestion,
The supplying of white girls to
negro men is a business- with
a national organization and
branches in every large city in
1 the country.
The organization bribes city
officials and police into.faking.no
notice of the traffic by money
gifts and contributions to cam
paigns. This is the extraordinary con
dition of affairs brought to the
notice of the federal government
through the Jack Johnson-Lucille
Cameron scandal.
And agents of the department
of justice are totlay investigating
this organization and it&busiriess
all overjthe United States, but
particularly in Chicago arid SJew
Tork. .
T On tQpof.this revelation, which
came late today, came an equally
extraordinary'proposal .from our
own city government.
Corporation Counsel Win. H.
Sexton appeared before the alder
manic committee of rine investi
gating vice conditions this "after
noon. Sexton suggested that thecity
council pass ordinances legalizing
pointed out to the aldermen that
there were state laws against vice.
But he also pointed out to the
aldermen a way of getting around
the state law.
He suggested the council pass
the vice-legalizing ordinances,
and gave it as his opinion that
while such ordinances would not
be legal, it probably would be pos
sible for the aldermen to get the
legislature to give the cities dis
cretionary power in dealing with
vice.
The information regarding the
national vice, organization now in
the hancte of the federal authori
ties is definite in the extreme.
It sets forth that this organ
ization has made a regular busi
ness of corrupting white girls and
shipping them to the big cities.
It points out that "conditions
'are particularly bad in Chicago,
and that there are in the district
between Sixteenth and Twenty
fourth streets, an even dozen re
sorts housing white girls who
cater only to negroes.
In addition, a large-number of
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