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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 05, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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It,wi"",is"f 'jm -
ing, "Chicago's Getting Pure," you
state some events which are termed
very significant, such as the forced
retirement of Chief of Police Mc
Weeny, the changed attitude of Ma
yor Harrison, the closing of the red
light district nd the revocation of
licenses of some-notorious resorts.
Now I call the McWeeny and the
resorts cases a good thing for Ghi
cagp. But when it comes to closing
the redlight district I think it is
fQQhh to undertake such a thing.
Chicago needs a redlight district.
Wfyen we had the redlight district
going full sway there was not one
thirq the amount of crime in Chicago
there is today. And another thing,
Jf ypu will traqe it back you will see
crime hegan to increase when they
began to close the redlight district
and 'has kept growing ever since.
Now, wliy?
Because the police turned all their
attention to the girls and let the
prooks go if they would hand over a
small sum, and those that did not
found it easier to pinch a girl than
a man. And the so-called Committee
Of Fifteen sat back and boasted of
What tey were doing for the respect
able people of Chicago by driving the
sparing girls into the resident dis
trict and letting crime go father than
any o'ther city in the world.
" Yqu even put Paris as a model city
Compared to Chicago. And yet the
P09r, simple-minded people of this
city will keep guiet and lit some so
called reformer come Intq this pity
and pull the wpol over their eyes, and (
wju meir muuuy. is it &uy vrunuer
Chicago 18 called the sucker city?
We could (when the redlight dis
trict was going) fell what kind of a
neighbor was next door, but now ypu
can't tell, not even in the aristocratic
sections. And yet, they say driving
out te residents of the redlight dis
trict was a blessing to Chicago, whilg
the wery ones who have done it
claim they do not know whether
they are living next door to a sport
ing house or not. A Reader.
1 mte1' X -JS
"Wanted a press agent who can
write breezy stories about the ex
penditures of government. Must be
able to make the people read his stuff
without faking."
Ths, or spme similar advertise
ment:, may appear in the newspapers
if the governors' conference, which is
to meet in Madison, Wis., Nov. 10 to
14, takes up a suggestion that will be
made by T. S. Adams, secretary of
the National Tax Association.
Adams believes in beating down
the rising cosj; of government, and he
thinks this can be done by bang-up
publicity. He will ask the governors
to join with the National Tax Asso
ciation in its effort to procure in every
state regular and prompt publication
of the expenditures by the govern
ment. S. A. Hale, publicity manager of
Hull House players, issued statement
yesterday that they had disbanded.
Mrs. Laura D. Pejhani, director, "Bays
Li?ut. James McCann, grighton
Pork station, married'to Susan Riley,
2239 W. 39th.
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