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forced to keep pretty well under cover
and the wise cafe owners from the
South Side are rushing to buy sa
loons on the f al- North Side.
Shortly after The Day Book ex
posed the North Side, The Chicago
Herald followed suit.
The Herald had the audacity to tell
the truth about vice in the semi
fashionable north shore section. A
cartoon adorned the front page a
good cartoon, depicting vice as it
really exists. The next day every
newspaper in Chicago The Day
Book excepted came across with a
denial of the Herald story. The.Her
ald itself pulled in its horns every
one admitted that Wilson avenue was
on the 0. K. list.
When the first story was published
alongside the cartoon it threw a
scare into a lot of rich bugs who are
now selling north shore real estate.
These agents spend thousands of
dollars each year in classified adver
tising with Chicago's big dailies.
They called a meeting something
had to be done. The newspapers
were actually coming across with the
truth. The next day every paper car
ried the denial.
Since that time Chicagoans have
been asking the question: Is there
vice in Wilson avenue and the imme
Chief Gleason was asked the ques
tion today by a reporter from The
Day Book. "We haven't any com
plaints from there. All I hear is
rumors. The business men up there
say the locality is clean." That was
the chief's answer to the question.
The business men are in duty
bound to whitewash the district Vice
hurts business legitimate business.
But it boosts property conveniently
located for the establishment of
booze bazaars and cabarets.
Major Funkhouser, who has the
Chicago's morals in his keeping, was
asked about vice in Wilson avenue.
Although he has constantly main
tained that Wilson avenue was clean
hefina31y admitted today that there j
"might" be a few kept women or all
occasional flat found.
"I don't know positively that any
thing is wrong with the district," said
the majon "Of course, there may be
a few kep't women up there, but if
they keep quiet no one will suspect
them. The major was asked what
kept up the numerous cafes, and cab
arets along Broadway from Wilson
avenue north to Foster. He said that
the patrons of these cafes came from
the south, the north and west. In
fact, anywhere except Wilson avenue.
But the fact remains that when
these cafes close at night the patrons
reel along Broadway and into the
side streets where apartment houses
are located. Last night a reporter for
The Day Book was in the district
when the hour came for closing the
cabarets. Parties burst from the
doors, swayed from one side to the
o'ther, shouting and singing boister
ously and headed east in autos and
Major Funkhouser said he intends
to send men into the Wilson avenue
district shortly if present plans are
carried out. If he should finally do
that they will find that the patrons
of the cafes are living almost within
a stone-throw of Broadway in the
"fashionable" apartment houses.
They will find a few chorus girls who
have found an easier way to make a
living than by following the footlights
a few others who have been led by
older women who, although lost, seek
to lead on the young and innocent in
to a life that is worse than death.
OCEAN TRIP BEFORE AUG. 10
Hammondsport, N. Y., July 16.
Following successful nights yester
day in the America with its new sea
sled bottom, Lieut. John C. Porte an
nounced today that the trans-Atlantic
flight would start not later than Aug
The craft will be shipped to New
York August 1 and from there to
Newfoundland, from where the flight
across the ocean wfll start.