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VOL. 4, NO. 20
Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1914
.HOW FLIRTATION IN MOVIES OFTEN
ENDS IN TRAGEDY TO GIRL
Mrs, Gertrude Howe Britton Begins War Against Flirts
Who Operate in Movies City to Aid Fight
More Social Centers Asked,
Flirting in the movies, is the target
of the Juvenile Protective Associa
tion. Mrs. Gertrude'" Howe Britton,
head of the association, aroused over
the stories brought to her by mothers
of young girls and by stories of tragic
consequences in the Court of Domes
tic Relations, has begun a crusade
against this growing and evil habit.
Mrs. Britton has found that hun
'dreds of nickel shqws are being used
by certain types of men as nothing
more than hunting grounds for
Evidence taken in recent bastardy
trials in the Domestic Relations
Court prove that many of the flirta
tions of the movies end in tragedy for
Acting on this, Mrs. Britton wants
better conditions in the movies. She
has asked the managers of the the
aters to co-operate with her and most;
of them have promised to do so.
George L. Reker, assistant cor-
poration counsel, is also after the
movie flirts. He is now working on
means to curb the practice.
"The trouble A with movie picture
shows does not lie in the type of phx
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