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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 19, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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The University of Chicago is get
ting so mad at the vileness it says
exists in the First ward that one may
any day expect to hear of the "profs
and "stoods" at the Rockefeller in
stitution of learning making repre
sentations upon Aids. Merriam and
Kimball for a break in diplomatic re
lations between the aristocratic
seventh and the naughty First ward.
It has been suggested that a de
mand may be made upon the trans
portation committee of city council
to have it reroute all State, Clark,
Wabash and Cottage Grove av. cars
so that those who dwell within the
refining shadows of the U. C. tower
need not be required to suffer the in
sult of having to ride by Heinegabu
bler's or Hinky Dink's.
The report of the committee of 30
Chicago university workers, led by
R. N. Miller of the university, who
investigated the First ward, was read
at the Wabash Av. Methodist Epis
copal church last night There were
some who suggested that it would be
more fitting if the committee had
chosen a church of the faith of th
university's financial mentor, John D.
Rockefeller, but they were sat upon
by those who wished to show that
the punitive expedition against Aid.
Michael Kenna was a non-sectarian
The committee tabulated vice and
virtue in the First ward and found
the score 1,093 to 53 against virtue.
In the vice list it included saloons,
poolrooms, dance halls, theaters,
cabarets and houses and hotels of
shadowy repute. The virtue list of
institutions was of churches, schools
and hospitals.
"The cabaret in the 'Boston Oyster
house does the same tsvil as the vau
deville in the cheaper places. The
difference is the performance at the
Boston Oyster house is called art and
the performers are better dressed,"
said R. N. Miller.
The Boston Oyster house is run by 1
the Morrison hotel, which was sev
eral times excoriated in morals .court
by Judge Uhllr because of the num
ber of girls who said their downfall
came from visiting the upstairs cafes
and dance halls of Harry Moir's Ho
tel Morrison.
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New York, April 19. Arrest of
Wolf Von Igel, former sec'y of Capt
Von Papen and German embassy at
tache, and seizure of papers in his
office, said to reveal many things
concerning extensive bomb plots in
this country, took on international
aspect today second only to subma
rine controversy. Ambassador Von
Bernstorff is understood to have
laid entire matter before German
foreign office. U. S. dep't of state is
kept posted on every move. It has
ruled that if it is shown Von Igel was
an attache of German embassy at
time his alleged offenses were com
mitted he must be released.
Greatest anxiety shown 'by Am
bassador Von Bernstorff is to take
papers seized in Von Igel's office out
of hands of American officers. His
demand that they be not photo
graphed and that they be turned over
to Von Igel instanter was made last
night, but early today papers were
still 4n possession of U. S. dis't att'y
and had been, it was reported, both
photographed and copied.
Washington, April 19 Sec'y Lan
sing informed German Ambassador
Van Bernstroff today that papers
seized when Wolf Von Igel was ar
rested yesterday by department of
justice officials will be returned to
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Washington, April 19. Pres. Wil
son has decided to appoint former
Mayor Ingraham of Portland, Me., to
be assistant secretary of. war.

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