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COMPARISON OF CONDITIONS AT FORD AND
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER CO. PLANTS
! SHOWS THE HARVESTER TRUST UP
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper. ' ""
N. D. Cochran, ggBiajjgv TeL Monroe 353a ,
Editor and Publisher. Cifll Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 393 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 169 Chicago, Thursday, April 16, 1914 ONE CENT
F REOLIGHT PROPERTY
ATENED WITH EXPOSURE
Prosecutor Reker of Morals Court Says He Will Drag
Wealthy Owners of Disorderly Dwellings Into Court
"Tired of Hounding Girl Victims" ',
Assistant Corporation Counsel
George L. Reker plans to tear the
mask from the faces of the so-called
respectable men of money who are
renting houses at fabulous rents to
keepers of joints in the redlight dis
trict. After a conference with Judge
Charles Goodnow of the Morals Court
Reker, backed by the judge, will un
dertake the most radical step so far
taken in the war to drive vice from
Chicago. He will take out warrants
for the property .owners.
Reker's argument to Goodnow was
one of the strangest ever propounded
in a modern courtroom. But it rang
"I'm tired of seeing this endless line
of unfortunate girl victims of the sys
tem dragged into this court," said
Reker. "Police officers bring them
here day after day. They are fined.
And the keeper either pays the fine or
th girl goes to jail. And what good
has been accomplished? If the girl is
broke and has lost the charm that
made her a valuable asset to the
house she must serve her sentence.
She is forgotten. And another girl,
with the freshness of youth upon
her face, takes the abandoned one's