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ers $3 or $4, telling the parent that
it is their salary.
, "For the last six years ""we have
been continually fighting prostitution
in the department stores. The store
managers have co-operated with us
in every way.
" 'Drive the women out' is their
plea, for when the women leave the
men who make tthe waiting rooms
their stamping grounds for young
girls will leave also."
The story Helen Meyer told of Ste
ven Sariden was typical
"He sat alongside of me, although
it was the ladies' waiting room and
he had no business there," she de
clared. "After a few minutes he
asked me to go out for a good time
and then he wanted to make a date
The pair were observed by Miss
Clement and the man was arrested.
"We have a gang of old offenders
working the stores along State
street," Miss Clement told a reporter
for The Day Book. "If we chase them
from one store they go to another."
"They are both men' and women.
The men walk into thejadies' wait
ing room in a brazen manner, born of
experience in flirting.
"Although flirting is probably pres
ent in all of the State street depart
ment stores, the class of women who
hang out is different in different J
"Marshall Field's has a high class
of prostitutes who hang out in the
waiting room and defy the efforts of
policewomen, floorwalkers and store
detectives to preventt their work
ing," Miss Clement declared.
The Mann act case which started
when 16-year-old Florence Giddens,
15-E. 9th st, tol dher story, had its
birth in a flirtation at Siegel-Cooper's.
Florence met Julius Heilner, presi
dent of the Princess Corset Co., in
SiegePs while doing some shopping.
A pleasant afternoon, a promise, and
the young girl says she went on a trip
with the wealthy man.
married. Then her mother discov
ered the truth. Heilner was indicted.
"We are doing all we can to stop
flirting in the waiting rooms," Miss
Clement said. "The department tsores
"Now it's up to the mothers. Many
parents think their girl is working in
a loop store while really she is hang
ing out in a waiting room.
"The few dollars she brings home
on pay day in many cases is not a sal
ary from the store."
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REMOVAL OF PRISON CHAPLAIN
CONFIRMED BY BOARD
Jackson, Mich., Jan. 4. Removal
of the Rev. Edwin H. Lougher as
chaplain of Jackson prison because
of alleged improper advances made
by the preacher to Mrs. Neta Van
Vorce, wife of one of the prison in
mates, was confirmed today by ac
tion of the prison board of control.
It was announced that the board
did not consider the evidence against
the chaplain, but simply acted on the
judgment of Warden Simpson, who
demanded Lougher's resignation a
week ago. Lougher was not present
at the meeting and neither was he
represented by counsel. When no
tified of the board's action the ex
chaplain asked that he be permitted
to state his case. This was agreed to.
'TWAS K CASE OF JOB OR WIFE
AND HE TOOK THE WIFE
"Nepotism or the favoring of one's
relatives in the appointments to posi
tions at one's disposal is in its qual
ity a more subtle and corrupting in
fluence than either politics or reli
gion directed toward the same end,
bad as these are," said Pres. Edmund
James, president of the University of
Illinois, when he was asked for the
hand of his daughter by Professor
George Frazer. "I value you as a
member of the faculty and would wel
come you as a son-in-law, but I can
not do both." J
Professor Frazer promised to re
sign his posfand the engagement was
Latex; she. found out that he was I
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