parents Seek Protection for Their Children in organization to Fight Bad Conditions
Prominent People From North Shore Towns Obtain Charter From the State - Object Set Clearly Forth.
As a result of the conditions in the north shore towns, as proved in several court cases last year, the people of Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Highland Park have formed a permanent organization to fight vice in the several towns. This problem has proved too big a proposition for either individuals or local committees to handle and only through a regular organization can any good be accomplished. The organization as incorporated is "The Juvenile Protective Association of the North Shore," and the officers are:
President - Ralph R. Lounsbury.
Vice.President - Mrs. James A. Britton.
Secretary - Mrs. Morris L. Greeley.
Treasurer - George J. Pope.
Directors - Winnetka, Wm. W. Case, Mrs. Morris L. Greeley, Mrs. Iea Couch Wood; Wilmette, Mrs. James A. Britton, George E. Cole, Ralph R. Lounsbury; Kenilworth, Chas. Horswell, Mrs. Edward J. Phelps, William F. Zimmerman; Glencoe, George J. Pope, Mrs. George J. Pope, Arthur H. Rowell; Highland Park, Mrs. George R. Dean, Richard L. Sandwich, Mrs. Maud H. Shannon.
The objects as stated in the charter are "To promote and conserve the welfare of children; to suppress and prevent all conditions detrimental to their mental, moral and physical well being; to take any action, authorized by law, against all persons in any way contributing to the dependency, truancy or delinquency of children; to co-operate with all child-helping agencies, and, in general, to encourage the study of child problems, and to create a wholesome public sentiment in favor of the establishment and maintenance of recreational and social agencies for the benefit of children and young people."
The conditions that now exist in our villages are far worse than the average parent believes and they constitute a serious menace to our children. No censorship over private morality is proposed, but the association does intend to:
To enlist in an organized effort to protect the children from the corrupting influences of public vice.
To enforce the laws rigorously against those who contribute to the delinquency of the young.
To encourage, within our communities, proper recreational facilities for those who without such will seek undesirable amusements in undesirable ways and places, and to advocate a better form of recreation for every evil one suppressed.
To bind the north shore villages together and to insist that the north shore shall be in fact a place where our boys and girls can grow up in the most wholesome atmosphere.
Investigation and education will require the services of a superintendent and a man has been engaged for this work. Regular headquarters are to be established soon. The work of this association is going on rapidly. All are asked to co-operate.