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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 11, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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YOUNG GIRL FOUND
UNCONSCIOUS AFTER
NIGHT JOY RIDE
MOTHER STEALS HER
CHILD GETS AWAY
AFTER WILD RIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, gggan? Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. v Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month,
VOL. 3, NO. 138 Chicago, Wednesday, March 11, 1914
ONE CENT
THE CASE OF THIS "JOINT" GIRL
WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE USUAL
'Judge Gives Her a Chance After She Is Arrested In a
Raid Low Wages In a Laundry Establishment
To Blame Laundry Concerns Rapped.
"There are almost as many former
laundry girls who go to the bad and
are brought into the Morals Court as
there are former department store
girls." Assistant Corporation Coun
sel George L. Reker.
The above statement should cause
much anguish to the National Laun
dry Men's Association, which recent
ly passed a resolution protesting
against the newspapers printing stor
ies of former laundry workers who go
to the bad on account of low w.ages.
But Mr. Reker should know where
of he speaks. He is the prosecutor "in
the Morals Court. And a prosecutor
doesn't usually bother with sentiment
or the contributory reasons of a girl's
downfall. It is merely his duty to en
deavor to have them punished after
they fall.
Reker's remarks were occasioned
by a case in the Morals Court yester
day. A hard, grim story of a young
girl's effort to get along on $6 a week
an effort that resulted in failure.
The girl, Mary Wolfe, was 19 years
old, but seemed only a mere slip of
girl.
When her case was called and she
was brought before Judge Hopkins,

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