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Geo. L. Raker, ass't corporation
counsel, has drawn a legislative bill
abolishing the fining system. This
has been introduced by Rep. John J.
"Unless this law passes, it will con
tinue impossible for any"judge to
withdraw from society girls who are
mentally affected or bodily diseased,
often a menace to communities. He
will have no way of enforcing train
ing in useful occupations, believing
the only thing which can save incom
petents from continuing in the mer
chandising of their bodies.
"There is salvation for these girls
of the streets. Girls guilty of moral
lapses are like other girls, and I have
known those whom I know possessed
every virtue except chastity,. They
are frequently unselfish, grateful,
eager to return kindness, thoughtful
in helping each otrer, self contained
in bearing sorrow and eager to learn.
"Girls of 20 must often be treated
as if but children of 8 or 10, their
true mental age. But they all respond
to kindness and to earnest desire to
aid them. Girls addicted to liquor
and drug habits are the most serious
cases, but they do not try the pa
tience as much as those who con
tinue to love men who brutally mis
"The country girl submits to an
indiscretion. To bury her shame she
flies to the city. Inexperienced, un
sophisticated, she quickly falls into
the hands of the police. These kind
are the easiest to save. They con
stitute a very hopeful type, as evil is
new to them. But they need atten
tion, care, inspiration to do good; a
kind motherly word from out of hard
ened surroundings will melt the
sternest of souls to repentance. Oh,
it is pitiful to think of fining one of
these young girls so new to crime,
forcing her to share her money of
sin sending her back into the street
to earn more to make up for that tak
en by the court.
"To be able to help all of these I
poor wayward girls and lift them to I
1 good lives and true happiness - we
must have the shelter house, and we
must abolish the fining system. It
would be a, horrible crime for the
bond issue for the shelter house to be
defeated April 6."
LOVE CULT MEMBER' WOULD
DO MOST ANYTHING
Canton, O., March 27. Sacred
kisses and divine embraces charac
terized new love cult rites at the
Brotherhood of God home at Alliance,
Ohio, where Miss Amy Tanner, police
say, was given drugs that caused her
"Brother" W. B. Phipps said mem
bers roll on the floor as did the fa
mous Holy Roller sect.
"In your worship was it the cus
tom, or did any of the women or .
men roll over the floor scantily clad?"
asked Coroner Douds.
"I never noticed that any of the
women were scantily dressed,"
Phipps answered, "although when
under the power of God they lay on
the floor and turned over once or
twice their clothes may have be
come disarranged, but that was not
in their power. God did that."
Phipps said that at the call of the
spirit of God one sex might be re
quired to kiss another of the opposite
"If the spirit of the Lord told you
to be promiscuous, what would you
"I would if He told me to. If He
told me to go naked up and down
the street as did Isaiah, I'd do it."
County Prosecutor A. T. Snyder to
day announced he would ask the
grand jury when it reconvenes next tffe'
week to investigate the death of Miss
Tanner regardless of any finding of
New York. Genevieve La Croix,
manicurist, in a $10,000 suit against
difford Horton, cigarette manufac
turer, testified he broke three ribs
because she spurned affectione ad
vances in her apartment.