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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 03, 1912, Image 1

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'AN AD-LESS NEWSPAPER ALL THE NEWS IN
TABLOID FORM-BIG TYPE EASY TO READ
THE DAY BOOK
5Q0 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 3S3
fr VOL,2,N0.56 Chicago, Tuesday,, Dec. &1912" ' ONE CENT
WHAT THE CHICAGO VICE COMMISSION SAYS
OF THE ECONOMIC SIDE OF VIGE
A Valuable Pointer foe 11 Reformers Who Want to
, Eliminate Vice anb Crime and" Make
the World Petfer. " ? --
Delegates representing 32 Protestant denominationSjajid about
17,000,000 nierabers are, in' session in Chicago. Aniong other things,
they will disquss socialservicp. " ' ' . j
There, will be many preachers present; and doubtless ( many of
them have'taken part in- so-cajled anti-vice crusades' 7 '
Just now such a crusade js supposed to be?goingonin Ghicago,
although you don't hear much about it, except thatHhirty odd Re
form clubs and societies have banded together to'figKt viceHn 'gen
el al and segregated vice in particular. ' f l
One trouble with these crusades is that they don't gd at the
cause of vice, and crime, but do spend most" of their time? passing
resolutions against the effect. J ' i f . " ' '
One of the causes starvation wages wages so low that-it
is a terrible struggle for girls to liv&decentlyc A'n1 thiis.the cause
the reformers don't tackle at all -, t K t
For the information of the delegates to the Federal Council of
the Churches of Christ in America now in sesian a the Hotel
LaSalfe, The Day Book herewith republishes ,fronj the: official Eh'i
easro. Vice Reoort. what the eminent men -and women 'dir the Chk
pago Vice Commission had to say on this subject:
"Theljfe of an unprotected jjirl lishments.
"who tries to make a living m a "If shee1 living dt heme,
great city is full of .torturing where file, 'mother jajkd t sister
temptations. First, she faceshe could help her with mending, sew
problem of living on an inade kjg and washing, Where her board
quate wage. Six dollars a week is would be small-r-perhaps eniy a
the average in mercantile estab-1 dollar or two toward the burden

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