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WOULD REOPEN THE
PRES. WILSON SAYS HE
IS STRONG FOR PEACE;
NO WAR WITH PEOPLE
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VOL. 3, NO. 172
Chicago, Monday, April 20, 1914
Will Investigate Rumor That There Is a Ring of Proba
tion Officers Concerned Albert Detloff Case'
Will Probably Be the Opening Shot.
Rumor that thre is a ring of pro
bation officers who traffic in boy de
linquents will be investigated by the
Curran Commission following the ex
pose of Albert Detloff, a Juvenile pro
bation officer, who was trapped while
trying to sell a boy for $25.
An investigation of the books of
the Juvenile Court has disclosed the
fact that there are from 1,500 to 2,
000 boy wards of the court who are
now slaving on farmSvthroughout the
tate jof .Illinois.
The Curran Commission convenes
here next Monday morning at the
Planters' Hotel and will begin a'thot-
ough investigation. The Detloff case
will probably be the opening shot.
Frank J. Jacobson, an investigator
for the commission, trapped Detloss
Saturday. The investigator repre
sented himself as the son of a Mo
line, EL, farmer, who wanted a young
boy to work on his farm.
According to the charges against
Detloss he entered at once into the
deal and offered to sell John Collier;
a fifteen-year-old offender,, who iad
been placed in his charge by the
Jacobson agreed, to pay $25 down
for the boy and to give Detloff 5 of