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JUVENILE PROTECTIVE ASS'N CHARGED WITH
GRAFTING AT VICE HEARING
The Vice Commission met in the
Red Room of the LaSalle, hotel this
morning at 10:15. The first witness
called was Roy J. .Jones, whose cafe
at 21st and Wabash, avenue was
closed iby Mayor Harrison as a re
suit of the midnight investigation by
tne vice Commission last Friday.
Jones was sure he did not know
thatj naugh.ty songs were sung or
muscle dances danced at his cafe.
He was sure he had always meant it
to be a Sunday school place and had
even forbidden the singing of sug
gestive songs, and he promised if he
could reopen; it that it would be tine
of the cleanest cafes in the city.
And the commission seemed to be
lieve in him, but it is. odd that some
on.e has .not tipjjed them, off with re
gard to Vic.Shaw, the alleged "wife"
. ofRoy Jones.
Sergeant William P., Bauler, Who
has been an investigator in the red-
light district for the Committee of
Fifteen, and who knows more about
white slavery than any other, man in
the city, stated, thakt poverty was
the direct and absolute cause of all
.Sergeant Bauler stated that 97
convictions of pandering in this
town had been brought in'by the.po
lice officers and not by reformers and
he seemed to have ar pretty poor
opinion of refornfers. He said that
out of 500 prostitutes he had talked
to, the great majority entered thejife
because they were hungry, or unable
to pay their board.
R. Fozzo isa saloonkeeper and
owner, of a dance hall the Vermont
of which Robert' Phelps is the pro
prietor. .Fozzo was very certain that
'he 'had a, model hall, declared he
would not serve drinks to men or
women already intoxicated, and had
never seen the tango, turkey trot
or muscle dances.
Div E. . C. Quaile followed Foz
to and reported that he had visited 1
the place last Saturday and had seen.
a woman supporting a man so intoxi
cated'that he, could not, stand alone
Quaile also believed three of the wo
men there ware professionals and.
told of a, keg of. liquor from which"
very young girls were drinking;"
The most sensational testimony
was that of William Schemberg,. 527'
Milwaukee avenue, who conducts a,
retail liquor saloon above which there
is a dance hall.
Schemberg had stated he did not
have many dances at his hall, as the
crowd? is always too tough and hard,
to handle, and had just been excused,
as a witness when he volunteered the
following: . v
"I see a woman testified here last
week about Roti's dance hall, at San-. ,
gamon and Grand, and said it was
such a fine place.
"I vam just two blocks away fr.ojn
this hall. About two years ago it .was
closed by the. West Chicago police
station. Roti asked me what. he.
'should (Jo with his hall and I told
him to board it up.
"But he made an arrangement for
protection with the Juvenile. Protec- ,
tive Association. They sent a, man
out there, and he pays them for this
man, and the man goes to sleep in.a
corner and doesn't bother with what's,.
going on. He's afraid of the crowd,
anyway. They beat him up once when
he tried to interfere."
Lieut. Gov. O'Hara seemed very-,
much surprised and a reporter re
marked- audibly: "This has been com-,
ing for ten years. It's what we need "I
How can you prove this? Lieut. t
Gov. O'Hara- asked.
"The"' West Chicago police officers'
can prove it. They know what's go-r
ing on but they're atraid to do any
thing because Roti is protected by the
juvenile people. Roti's is a bad hall,,
my assistant goes there after we,
close and he tolcf.me about it."
Lieut Gov. O'Hara had subpoenas