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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 23, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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The recommendations of the old
Chicago vice commission were again
taken up by the" city council health
committee yesterday. Most of those
recommendations were listened to
attentively at the time and then for
gotten. But yesterday the health commit
tee received from George L. Reker,
ass't corporation counsel, a legal
opinion of the recommendations and
four ordinances which will be pre
sented to the city council.
Reker paid particular attention to
the vital necessity of dealing with
women of the underworld in some
more human-like way than at pres
ent. His experience as prosecutor in
the Morals Court appears to have
taught him the futility of fining the
And yet Reker doesn't like the idea
of punishing them by sending them
to the Bridewell to be branded as
jail birds. He believes that the wo
men need more friendly care, more
of a helping hand.
He would have the city establish
a sort of shelter for women convict
ed of hustling. It would not be a
place of punishment. It would be
rather a home to which erring wo
men can go when they are sick, men
tally and physically. And there would
be industrial training in force there.
There would also be a hospital at the
shelter house where sick, women
would get proper care.
Another ordinance calls for the es
tablishment of a morals commission,
consisting of the commissioner of
health and four citizens appointed by
the mayor.
A third ordinance would wipe out
special bar permits which authorize
the sale of liquor at dances until 3
a. m.
The fourth ordinance requires that
a special license be required for each
dance held in a public hall. The has hung up record of being father
money received by the city in this I of 14 children, in 10 years.
way could be used to support a de
partment of dance hall inspection to
watch "rough" dances.
The health committee after receiv
ing a letter from Chief Gleason on
shady hotels asked Reker to draft
bills for presentation to the legisla
ture authorizing the city to license
hotels and drug stores. In this way
Gleason believes the city could wal
lop the social evil and the drug habit.
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The Protestant Woman's National
Association is planning a home for
the orphans of Protestant parents.
A home for delinquent girls will also
be erected. A meeting of the asso
ciation was hel dlast night. Marion
Biel urged the women to use their
newly-acquired political influence to
bring about laws that will make such
homes unnecessary.
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Lawrence Ryan, stearnfrtter, 1716
W. 14th pi., shot by 6 men near home.
Leon Varos was so anxious to have
Pietrowski elope with him that he
called her up 31 times last night.
Cornelius Tichler, 8214 S. Park av.,
accidentally killed brother, Martin,
17, while cleaning gun.
Jack Lundgren, Chicago pugilist,
held to grand jury in Gary, Ind., for
killing John Lewandowski in a box
ing match.
American Express Co. truck
smashed touring car. Three men in
auto badly cut
Daniel Carhardt's tailor shop,
6037-39 Blackstone av., destroyed by
fire. Loss $5,000. Polive investigat
ing Warrant sworn out for James Con
roy, charging him with contributing
to delinquency of his children. James

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