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CITIZENS OF OMAHA BREAK THROUGH THE
POLICE LINkS IN SEARCH FOR RELATIVES
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, sl ,nQ - 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and Published gP398 Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL-. 2 NO. 149 Chicago, Monday, March 24, 1913
SOCIETY WOMAN DISCOVERED AS PAYER OF
STARVATION WAGES TO YOUNG GIRLS "
Mrs. Adolph Kahn Languidly Tells O'Hara Commission
There Is No Connection Between Wages and Vice x
Accused of Paying $2.00 a Week Herself
Editor's Note. HasBig Business enlisted Chicago '
newspapers and the Associated Press in its conspiracy to
choke off the O'Hara Commission's low wage inquiry?
This is the first really true story of the commission's
hearing in Washington Saturday. 1 1
, Washington, March 24. The most dramatic moment in the Illinois
vice hearing at the Hotel Willard Saturday came when Mrs. Adolph Kahn,
president of the Alliance of Jewish Women, was on the stand.
The big room was crowded to the doors with fashionably gowned
society women, who had rolled up to the Willard irytheir motor cars. They
had entered the room languidly, bored looking.
But before tKey had heard much of the testimony their faces had
blanched; they had moved about uncomfortably in their seats. One or two
had wept openly.
For the testimony of the witnesses among them the best known men
and women in the country was brutal in Its frankness. There was in
tense silence, most, of the time. But once or twice the women broke into;
And a newyignity had been lent the' O'Hara commission that day, too.
rresiueni vvuson naa given us wotk
his approval. '( 1
Mrs. Kahn, dressed in a wonderful
gown that must have cost.hundreds
of dollars, swept regally to the . stand.
v "My experience has shown me,"
she said," languidly, "that Jow .w.ages
have very little to do with vice. Lit
tle girls who work in stores are glad
to go home and are not so liable to
fall as girls who' get higher wages.
"The .lack of proper , respect for
parents, of proper environment and