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WOMEN THRONG AUDITORIUM TO PROTEST
' AGAINST OUSTING OF MRS. YOUNG
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, Qg&y Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. C Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St, 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 65
Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 13, 1913
YOUNG OBRL SHOCKS WISE JUDGE BY
TELLING SOME ROTTEN TRUTH
"Babe" Smith of Canton, Ohio, Refuses Help of "So
Called Good Rich Women" and Chooses "Jungle"
Life Instead -Tells Judge Social Workers
Would Be Glad to Help Her Go To Hell
Big Sister Mpvement Started.
"Where do you suppose I'm going? I'm going back sporting. I need
the money. That's the only way I can make it."
"Babe Smith," a" mere slip of a giri who looked about seventeen, but
claimed to be past eighteen, stood in the Juvenile Court in Canton, Ohio,
and hurled this defiance in the face of Judge Krischbaum, while she laughed
bitter and brazenly.
She had been taken in a raid of a notorious dive the night before, and
because of her youthful appearance had been brought to the Juvenile Court,
where he knew they could not hold her.
"You are free," the judge said, when he ascertained her age.
The court received its first surprise then. The girl threw back her head
and echoed tauntingly: "Free?"
The contempt in her voice caused Judge Krischbaum to lean forward
and stare at her.
"Don't you -understand," he asked. "You are free. You say you are
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