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The Chicago star. (Chicago, Ill.) 1946-1948, June 12, 1948, Star Edition, Image 1

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JUNE Lockwood and her Great Dane dog. Diana. both look Terr
pleased aa they examine a clause in their lease that foiled a land
lord's eviction notice.. The landlord wanted to force June from her
Chicago apartment because of the dog. But he lost his case when the
court ruled possession of one dog was not a violation of the lease
which bars "animals.'*
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PLANS of AAusdt Bill backers to railroad police state
measure through Senate before public could bo
awakened to danger flopped when tome 5,000
delegates from organizations all over country con-
Chicago, June 12,1948
Lifts reform school lid!
The thin veil of “outer re
spectability” was ripped this
week from Illinois’ crime in
cubator the Illinois State
Training School for Boys at St.
A ripe political plum, which
for the past four decades has
seen Republican administrators
under Republican governors,
and Democrats under a Demo
cratic goyernor, St. Charles has
been exposed ofjen during its
50-year life span in periods of
political shake-up.
But each time, local news
papers lifted the lid covering
St. Charles’ abominable opera
tion—its cruel and base treat
ment of young boys—just long
enough for a shake-up in the
“school’s” administration, then
the wraps were carefully put
back on the scandal.
verged on Washington recently to buttonhole Sena
tors and mobilize public. Three pickets (left)—with
gagged mouth, blindfolded eyes, covered ears—
dramatically warned of consequences if bill is
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This lime the wraps aren't
going back ... if Joseph L.
Minnifield can prevent it.
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LAST week Minnifield re
signed his position of super
visor of’ Social Service at St
Charles. In Chicago, he told
The Star that he would demand
an investigation of the state in
stitution by Governor Dwight
Green on two counts: first the
complete lack of a treatment
program for maladjusted and
delinquent boys at St. Charles,
and, secondly, the “school’s
policy of racial bigotry.”
"The community must be in
formed about conditions at SR.
Charles." Minnifield told The
Star, "for it is the community
which suffers when delinquent
boys, sent to St. Charles for
treatment and adjustment, are
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returned to the community with
even more deeply ingrained
delinquent tendencies."
Some experts in juvenile de
linquency estimate that as
many as 90 per cent of those
boys sent to St. Charles turn
up in penal institutions later.
* * *
MINNIFIELD, who is a
Negro, charged that his resig
nation was made necessary by
a policy of racial bigotry “sup
ported and condoned” by St.
Charles administrators. He ac
cused Charles Zwerk, white so
cial service counselor, of pro
testing against working under
a Negro supervisor, and against
the appointment of profession
ally trained Negroes to the So
cial Service department.
J. C. Hodgin, St. Charles
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passed. Pickets outside White House drew plenty
of attention before a cop (center) seized signs, took
them away to be destroyed. Demonstrators wore
reinforced by 3,000 New Yorkers (right).
Five Cents

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