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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 14, 1913, Image 1

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3501000 MEN ON STRIKE IN BELGIUM POPE
THREATENED WITH PNEUMONIA
THE DAY BOOK
'X 1 1 An Adless Daily Newspaper.
fa.'D. Cochran, gv. 500 SoutlTPeoria St
Editor andiPwblisher. !?SS8g TeL Monroe' 353.
VOL. 2i NO. 167
Chicago. Monday, 'April 14, 1913
ONE CENT
PROBE INTO CHARITY TRUST AND 'I'HOMES"
CARING FOR CHILDREN BEGINS
Wilfred S. Reynolds, Whom Hearsfs County Judge,
John E. Owen's, Brought Here Frorn' Indiana, ,
Bursts Into Limelight Right Away,
' The Curran.commis6ion, appointed"
by the.-House to investigate the so
called charity trust and homes forde
pendentchildren, held its first session
at 'the PlantersHotel toda'y.
And" it had not, been sitting for
more than ten .minutes before it
bumpedjinto-the Hearst machine, and
found something ,tQ investigate.
Wjlfred S. .Reynolds, superintend
ent of the Illinois Children's Home
4 and Aid Society-, which runs four in
stitutions in the state, was, on -the
stancl.
Reynolds formerly was superin
tendent of "the Indiana- state board
of charities and bead of a school for
delinquent children in Indiana. ' '
Hearst's county judge, John E.
Owens, brought" Reynolds here Feb.
ruary 16, 1912.
The George. B. Cook County Com
mission, .their "was engaged in its in
vestigation, of institutions caring for
dependent) children. .
- Owens;made Reynolds secretary of
the-Cole commission, and it1 was Rey-.
noldswbo drew up and1 submitted the
report of the commission.' .
Before he.did-this, he accepted the
job QUDerjnruclwi 9f ite JUinw
Children's Home and Aid Society, the
institutions which then were under
suspicion.
Reynolds' report on the Illinois
Children's Home ana? Aid Society was
very favorable.
When these things were brought
out before the Ciirran commission
today, the members of the committee
displayed a' lively interest in Rey
nolds. Reynolds himself was evasive on
the stand. He dodged questions;and
answered indirectly. He had been
told to bring the' books of his society
with him. He did not do so. , When
asked why, he replied:
"It would need a van to .Bring, all
the books and papers of the Illinois
Children's Home and Aid society.
' The. members "of .the commission
held a whispered conference after
this reply. At the end of it, Chair
man Curran said to Reynolds":
"That will, be all until Friday."
Th"e Children's. Home and Aid so
ciety runs the Evanston .Receiving
Home; the Duquoin, HI., Home,, the
Industrial Home for Difficult Girls at
Potomac, and the Home for Crippled
Care.aJIaywood, te-i-

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