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Hillman's started a career dotted
with night orgies in a North Side
hotel which ended up, a few days ago,
with the arrest of Anna; the girl who
first brought her to temptation, the
woman who succeeded on her second
visit to Hillman's and three men.
The story Anna told her folks out
in the little home at 1214 Oakley av
when they first suspected and pried
the truth from her, was substantially
She dropped into Hillman's waiting
room one day at lunchtime and,
while sitting there passing away part
of her lunch hour, was approached by
After a friendly chat, the new ac
quaintance gave her name as Helen
Martin and her age as 16. She told
innocent Anna many things that girls
who frequent loop store waiting
rooms know. She told her of the
chances to have "good times" and to
make money, "and it was so easy."
Anna listened wide-eyed for a
while and then promised to see Helen
again that night to try for some of
these "good times."
The girls met and Helen, Anna
says, took her to the office of Dr.
Robert Skoda in the Unity bldg.
Here, she says, Dr. Skoda repeated
Cie story of the "good times" that
Anna could have. He even tried to
take advantage of her then, Anna
said. But she resisted and fled from
Once again, a few weeks later,
Anna, out of a job and with lots of
'spare time, stopped in Hillman's
store. She was tired and discour
aged; she seated herself to rest and
think, in the waiting room.
This time, she says, she was ap
proached by an older woman, who
sat down beside her and talked quiet
ly and sympathetically with her
about her troubles in finding a new
Marie Mills, she said her name was,
and when they had bad lunch togeth
er she took the youn$ girl into, her J
confidence, Anna says, and told her
of the "swell times" she had.
Anna listened to the voice of the
tempter again and then told her new
found frjend that she knew where
she could make some of the "easy
money." The pair went to Dr. Ska
This time, Anna says, she gave
way to the temptation that was first
placed before her in the department
store waiting room. After the first
time she slipped rapidly.
She left her home altogether and
went to live in the Reed hotel with
Miss Mills and a "gentleman friend."
After a week Anna's parents
found her and they caused the arrest
of every one who had aided the girl
in her downward slide which started"
from Hillman's store.
An attorney, accused by Anna, was
found not guilty. Miss Mills and her
friend were not so fortunate and
their punishment will be decided this
Helen, who hung around the wait
ing room, is in the custody of the ju
Dr. Skoda was found guilty by a
jury in Judge Newcomer's court.
Motion for new trial has been made.
Ass't State's Att'y Tom Green, who
prosecuted the cases in which the
girls Svere concerned, declared the
condition exposed was one of the
worst he had ever encountered. He
will fight for a heavy sentence for
the Mills -woman.
DENVER GIRLS VOLUNTEER TO
NURSE IN MEXICO
Denver, Colo., March 24. 6 Den
ver society maids turkey trot ter
rors all have volunteered to act as
nurses in Mexico. Miss Marion Sev
"I suppose we'll have to nurse Mex
icans, too? They're such dirty
creatures, those Mexican soldiers,
aren't they? But of course we
"onldn't let the poor creatures aui