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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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PAPERS KNOCK FILM SHOWING
WORK OF VICE COMMISSION
Without an exception, the trust pa
pers took a fall out of Lieut-Gov.
O'Hara's white slave picture.
The News and Journal said that
the pictures would be shown in the
South Park M. E. church after some
parts had been cut out
But out comes the Tribune today
with the statement from Rev. J. P.
Brushingham of the church that the
pictures were too raw to be shown.
According to the interviews pub
pushed, the Rev. Brushlngam experi
enced a change of feeling over night
The trust press has been fighting
the playing of the O'Hara vice pic
tures because they further advertise
the work done by the commission,
which hit some of the best advertis
ers of the loop press as low-wage ex
perts. Many of the "biggest" men in
town had their names hooked up with
such words as "low wages," "vice,"
"prostitution" and "white slavery."
Now the trust press is out to knock
any effort to show the safe facts on
the screen. While the films will not
picture Mr. Rosenwald of Sears-Roebuck
as a low-wage expert, or slam
any of the high-brow owners of the
State street stores as contributors to
the delinquency of working children,
they will rake up most unpleasant
These movies were taken with the
members of the state senate white
slave commission as principal
characters. After showing scenes in
the dives of 22d street the story
shifts to Springfield, where the state
legislature was passing laws to aid
in stamping out the social eviL
How Rosenwald of Sears-Roebuck
testified that he thought he was pay
ing a living wage and how the man
agers of almost every State street
store were called before the com
mission to explain their stand on the
low wage-vice question was not
But many jpeople remember this. .
And the trust press is not anxious to
have the people reminded.
FASHION CONTEST ENDS TO
ANNOUNCE WINNERS SOON
The Easter Fashion Contest is all
over all but deciding the winners.
Somewhere in the thousands of
designs that have been received is
the one which will be selected to be
judged with those from various cities
in giving Mrs. Vernon Castle and the
best designer an Easter gown.
Somewhere in the designs are the
two which will be selected as the best
work of local competitors, to whom
will be awarded Easter hats.
All kinds of designs have been re
ceived, done in ink, pencil, water
color and crayon. Nearly every, one
has had a distinctive feature and all
show taste on the part of the de
signers. Naturally that makes the work of
the judges difficult. They will exam
ine each design carefully, which will
take some time. An effort will be
made to have the two local winners
announced in next Wednesday's Day
Miss Betty Brown, our fashion ex
pert, assisted by expert designers,
will decide the winners.
DAWES TO BUILD HOTEL FOR
WOMEN ON WEST SIDE
The Mary Dawes Hotel for Wom
en, where one financialy pressed may
get a room from 10 cents a night up,
will soon be a reality. Plans for the
building were submitted to Chas. G.
Dawes of the Central Trust Co. yes
terday. The structure will be built on
Throop st, south of Jackson blvdv
It will contain 250 rooms.
It is a tribute to' the banker's
The largest Spanish chestnut tree
in the world grows in a forest on the
slope of Mt Etna. It is said that 100
soldiers and their horses once founds
shelter beneath. Jt from, tbejain.