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"Even in, her, ' shocked revolt, she could not understand, of course, that she herself epitom ized that hideous choice between starvation and vice whic h is, per , haps, the crowning disgrace of civilization. "The 'Jegal suppression of street solicitation would not only protect girls, but would enorm ously minimize-the risk and-temp-tation to young men and boys, - "The entire system of recruit ing for commercialized vice is largely dependent on boys, who are scarcely les sthe victims of the system than are the girls them selves. "In 1908 when Mr. Clifford Roe conducted successful proseV cutions against one hundred and fifty cadets in Chicago, nearly all of thejn were local boys who had used. their personal acquaintance to secure rneir victims. "The Occident of a long ac quaintance with one of these boys born in the Hull House neighbor hood, filled me with questionings as to. how far society may be re sponsibleior these wretched lads, many of them begining a vicious career when they are but 15 or 16 years of age. "Because the trade constantly demands young girls, the cadets require the assistance of imma ture boys, for in this game, above all "others, 'youth calls to youth.' "Such a boy is often incited by the professional cadet to ruin a young girl, because the entire po sition of a cadet is much safer if the character of the girl is black ened before he sells her, and if he himself cannot be implicated in . her downfall. f: "The cadet thus keeps himself ' within the letter of the law, and, when he. is even more cautious, he induces the boy to go through 'the ceremony of a legal marriage of his wife's first earnings." ' o o ' FREDERICKS REFUSES TO COMMENT ON PLANS r: . Los Angeles, Cal., "Nov. 27. q Because he asserts the defense .is J trying to get an "inside line" on his case, District Attorney Fred-n ericks today refused to comment on the visit of the federal district; t attorney here to Washington jn connection with the McNamaYar: case, or whether he expected the.j Indianapolis evidence will be transferred to the federal court & here and then to his office as the -result of this visit. . "I don't care to try my case in d the newspapers," said Fredericks, "but I don't believe it makes -. much difference in the. present ! trial at least whether the Indian-1 j apolis evidence is brought here or not." When the trial resumed todayi there were still three seats in the 1 box which much be filled before J peremptory challenges can again' j be exercised. Permanent juror , Sexton was absent today and will j remain away until after the fun-J :eral of his brother, who died Fri t day. ) It is believed the jury will be completed this week, and then next week wiil be devoted to get-1 ting the two reserve jurors.