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THIS ISN'T AN ADVERTISING HANDBILL; ITS
: GOT N0THINC BUT REAL NEWS IN IT .
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. 'Cochran
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
. Tel. Monroe 353.
THREE FORMER DEPARTMENT STORE GIRLS
FOUND" IN WHITE SLAVE FLAT"
Girls Who Worked for Starvation Wages Spirited Away
on Eve of Trial of 'James Norton as Panderer.x
"Well, there are three girls ruined because .they couldn't stand starving
to aeath on department store-wages.. And Cod knows how many others
this man got. v "
"All this stalling' around and declaring that low wages'have nothing to
do with vice on the part, of people who should know better is a shame and;
a disgrace. Low wages HAVE to dp with vice. I ought to -know, I've had to
deal with more white' slavery cases than any othervman in Chicago.
"And another thing that makes me tired, Is when women like Mrs.
Susan Adams get up and say that 90 per centLof all fallen women can be
"They can't not under present conditions. So long as wages stay the
,Way they are on State street, so long are these women going to continue to
say, to. put it brutally and frankly: . Why should we go back .to respectabil
ity when we have " to. take starvation with the respectability." Detective
Sergeant William F. Bowler, commenting oh the Norton' pandering case.
Two girl .white slaves, recruited,
from Cbjca'go'departmerit stores, and
wanted as a witness against', James
Norton, accusedof pandering, have
been, spirited away on, the eve of,
Norton's trial was se.t for today be
fore Municipal Judge Scully. Ed
ward Ldtzinger, his attorney, asked
for. a continuance.- -The continuance
wasi granted when it was-understood
-'that-the' two white-slaves Jhaddis
appeared. Norton was arrested-one week ago
inajpolfce.Taid on a flat run ,b,y him
atr 2248 South Wabash avenue In
Curley, 20,, the daughter of Michael
:Curley,' 5536 -South Loomis -street; ,
Jennie Strauss, 18, and Evelyn Roy,
19, besides-a number of men.
Jennie Strauss "'and Evelyn H5y
have since" disappeared, and the po
lice have been unable .to find any
trace of them. Mary Curley will not
testify against Norton.
Jennie Strauss, the 18-:year-old
girl found in. the flat, fell into, the
white slaver's clutches while shetwas
employed in. Weiboldt's department
store on the-northwest side. She was
paid only $5 a' week.
Evelyn Roy, at the time she be
cafoie a victM "of the :white slaver,