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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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"OPEN .TOWN" REPORTS MADE SUBJECT OF
PROBE BY HOYNE
A grand jury probe into reports
that in certain districts of Chicago
the "lid" is being kicked, high in the
air looks like a certain aftermath of
the present primary.
Investigators from State's Attor
ney Hoyne's office are now looking
up dozens of complaints that in parts
of the city keepers -who are in right
are beginning to wink at the law and
show a disposition to bring back the
hip-hoorah days.
It is known that the old so-called
"live" districts are now gayer than in
several years and it is certain around
the criminal courts building that it is
this that Hoyne wants to find the
reason for.
The investigators Irom Hpyne's
office are paying a great deal of at
tention to outlying districts and to
reports of the opeuing of many new
buffet flats in the high rent districts.
Twenty-five subpoenas are expect
ed to be issued by the grand jury to
day for as many downtown hotel reg
isters as a result of an investigation
made by the state-'s attorney's office.
It is said that some of the large hotels
are hit by the prosecutor's activity.
The work, which has been in
charge of Ass't State's Atf y Robert
Hogan, was started as a Tesult of a
flood of stories told in the juvenile
court by girls who claim to haye been
ruined in loop hotels.
The latest evidence yra& gathered
from the story of Marie Jewell, 17-year-old
girl, -who was found by the
police after it is alleged she had been
making the rounds of loop hotels.
Her story involved the Normandie,
Lombard, National and King Ed
ward. It is rumored that one of the
first-class hotels is also named in the
girl's story, but the state's attorney's
office will not make the name public
until the charge is verified. She is
said also to have accused a wealthy
man of taking her to this hotel.
"The most dangerous part of this
traffic," said Hogan, "is that it is
usually very young girls that &re tak
en to these places after a flirtation
along State st The old-timers will
not take a chance of coming into the
loop. The stories of the girls in the
juvenile qourt are the same. A well
dressed men, a 'flirtation, a' dinner
with a few cocktails on the side, and
then, the hqteL It njigbt interest stu
dents df economy to know that most
of the girls tell stories of low wages
in department stores and factories."
It is believed by the state's at
torney that many bf the hotels are
taken a, .chance through the belief
that the lid is off on account of elec
tion time.
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