Ten Years of Fighting Vice in Kansas City Missouri
Report published by the Kansas City Society for Suppression of Commercialized Vice describing the actions of the society to combat local vice and to stay "the invidious and deathly march of human lechery and moral degeneracy in our midst." The group participated in the formation of the Injunction and Abatement bill through which "houses of prostitution are defined as nuisances," in taking action against Annie Chambers' "immoral resort," and in fighting "the allied evils of the liquor and drug habits" with the help of of local police and judges. The old Gillis Theater is singled out as a frequent host of "immoral shows," and cheap hotels named as "centers of gross immorality." The Society also commends the work of the social hygiene department of the Health Conservation Association, while condemning the automobile as "a great source of moral delinquency." Included is a list of vice cases in the North Side Court on October 29, 1923.