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LITTLE ITALY JN THE
PATH OF PROBING
FORD HAS FACTORY
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 19X4, ;at the Postofflce aSfy
Chicago, m, Under the. Act of. March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except' Sunday
N. D. Cochran
Editor and Publisher.
"500 South Peoria St
Tel. Monroe 353,
ByMail, Except 'in
VOL. 3, NO. 228 Chicago, Thursday, June, 25, 1914 ONE CENT
RICH FATHERS OF NAMELESS KIDS
SOUGHT IN BABY FARM PROBt
State Investigator Virden Hurries To Springfield 'With
Report on Baby Farming Promises Sensational
i Exposure Oak Park Case in Court
State Investigator Charles E. Vir
den has entered the campaign
against "baby farms" arid already
has enough information to make
It is believed that some of these
farms are working in league with
shady doctors who attend unmar
It is known that " the keepers of
these farms shake-' -down mothers,
and then if trouble comes up threaten
exposure and the girls are forced to.
keep silent. ' " - "'
One important clean-up has been
made by the arrest of -Mrs. Lois Ken
nedy, keeper o,a, farm at 425 Maple
avenue, Oak Park."
Fourteen children were brought in
to court against Mrs. Kennedy. They
were: Mildred'Frances Ryan, 2 years
old; Ffank,Keene, 3 years old; Grace
Irene Pratt, 1 year old (this child
was offered for sale, according to Mr.
Virden, for $20) ; Frederick Hanson, 6
months old; Aflred Data 8 months
old; John "Guf tavson, 3 months old; '
Roh'erTSjIverg.'lyear old; Arthur