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' The members -of the commission
are as follows: RepThomas Cur
ran, chairman; Rep. Fqank E. J.
Lloyd, Rep. 'Joseph E. Carter, Rep,
Michael Fahy, Rep. Henry A. Shep-
"William E. Mooney Has -been ap
pointed attorney for the commission,
William H. Dunn, whose exposure of
the juvenile court system- of child
peonagecaused the investigation of
ayear ago, has been appointed chief
That the investigation of the com
mission will be of the most sweeping
' haracter is evident by the appoint
ment of Dunn and by the following
two interviews, given The Day Book
.today by Curran and Lloyd:
H "There are four things I want to
know," said Chairman Curran.
"I want to know why the United
Charities obstruct the granting of
mothers' pensions hi accordance With
he law, and how the juvenile-court
"ormits itself to be influenced by the
United Charities in this direction.
"I want to knpw where all the
money collected by charitable or
ganizations goes and what propor
tion of it is -spent for actual relief
work and what proportion for sal
aries of officers.
want to know why institutions
for children are allowed to force
mothers' to surrender their rights in
their own children.
"And I want to know where the
children are placed when they leave
such institutions and what governs
their disposal." x
"This commission is going to the
bottom;of all matters brought before
it," said Lloyd! "There is a growing
belief among the people that there is
a great deal of fraud about organized
charity. We want to find out if there
be anv basis for such a belief. I my
self most particularly want to get to
the bottom of the outrageous sys
tem by which mothers who are ford
ed by their circumstances to give up
their children to some institution",
are ma.de tosign papers surrender-j
ing all their rights" to'their children1.
It. is not right to make any mother
do this." .
Besides .Reynolds the principal wit
nesses before the commission today
were Miss Jenny Mandel, and Adolph
Kurz, superintendent anffpresident of
the JewishJ3ome Finding Society.
Their .answers as-tb how theirso
ciety was run were so satisfaclbry
that Chairman Curran said to Miss
"Yourlinstitution is not tetany way
is it?" x .
"No," Baid Miss Mandel, -"only with
the Associated Jewish Charities."
"Ithought you couldn't be -connected
with tfie United Charities," said
Gurran. "Yo'ur home seems to be run
on very good lines."
POPE'S CONDITION SERIOUS?
NEWS JS WITHHELD ;
Rome, April.-, 14. A high church
dignitary, Jong' an intimate of Pope
Pius. late. this afternoon said that
those within" the Vatican did .not ex-
pCVk LUG I UkfV IU 3UI TITO L I i U Uajfi
Rome, April 14. Stories of a sig
nificant, quarrel between physicians
leaked out of the sick room at the
Vatican, where the Pope is desperate
ly ill, probably at the point of death.
Dr. Amici wanted to pubusn the
Pope's pulse, temperature and respir
ation. Prof. Marchiafava, the senior
physician, objected, and won his
point. The refusal to make public the
actual condition of the aged pontiff
is believed to mean his condition is
A bulletin issued this morning said
the Pope had passed a quiet night and
his general condition; .was satisfac
tory.- His bronchitis has improved,
but there is a new source ct danger.
hardening of the arteries.
The Pope was jacked by freauent
fits of coughing, with bloody expec
torations that Indicated pneumonia
symptoms. . . '