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'OWNERS OF HOUSED WHERE PROSTITUTION IS'OPEN
LY PRACTICED. IN SOME INSTANCES THESE OWNERS
ARE VILE AND ABANDONED MEN WHO MAKE A BUSI
NESS OF EXPLOITING THESE UNFORTUNATE WOMEN.
AND SIDE BY SIDE WITH' THESE MEN, IGNORANT AND
VILE, STAND SO-CALLED RESPECTABLE CITIZENS
WHO ARE ALSO SHARING IN THE INCREASED VALUES
FROM PROPERTY USED TO EXTEND THE BUSINESS OF
PROSTITUTION. INDEED EVIDENCE HAS BEEN PRO
DUCED 'TENDING TO SHOW THAT A HIGHLY HONORED
AND RESPECTABLE COMPANY, IN WHOSE HANDS RE
SPECTABLE CITIZENS ENTRUST THEIR MONEY, HAS
APPARENTLY ASSUMED THE TRUSTEESHIP OF FOUR
OF THE VIL'EST HOUSES OF 'ILIAFAME IN THE 22ND
"ANOTHER .DISGRACEFUL- FACT IS THAT SOME
OSTENSIBLY RESPECTABLE -WOMEN ARE OWNERS
OR HAVE CONTROL OF PROPERTY WHERE PROSTITU
TION IS PRACTICED. '
."AGAIN SEVERAL WEALTHY AND PROMINENT
BUSINESS MEN, WHOSE ADVICE IS SOUGHT IN MAT
TERS PERTAING TO THE CIVIC WELFARE AND 'DEVEL
OPMENT OF CHICAGO, ARE LEASING THEIR HOUSES -ON
(XI646) AVENUE FOR THIS PURPOSE. ONE OF
THESE MEN HAS HIS HOUSES IN' A PART OF THE DIS
TRICT WHERE THE MOST .DISGUSTING .AND FLA
GRANT VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW AND POLICE RULES
OCCUR. ' YOUNG MEN HARDLY OUT OF THEIR TEENS
HAVE BEEN SEEN REELING IN AN INTOXICATED CON
DITION FROM ONE OF THESE HOUSES TO THE OTHER.
ONE SATURDAY NIGHT IT WAS ALL ONE OFFICER
COULD DO TO KEEP A CROWD OF DRUNKEN YOUNG
MEN MOVING. 'AND PREVENT ' FIGHTS ON THE
STREETS. IN ONE INSTANCE, AT THE REQUEST OF
THE KEEPER OF ONE OF THESE LOW RESORTS, THE
OFFICER ENTERED HER HOUSE AND THREW A
DRUNKEN YOUNG MAN OUT ON THE STREET, MENAC
ING HIM WITH HIS CLUB.
"A field investigation was made in orderto determine the ease
with whfch flats and houses can be leased from real estate agents'
for immoral purposes. During the month of October, investigators
visited 65 real estate agents and owners, most ow whom were of the
city, "located in residential sections of the city, and in 44 instances
they .offered to rent rooms and flajs. ,In each instance the investiga
tor stated she wanted" to rent the premises fbr a sitbrtihg house? "