Chicago Tribune

DONíT DO AS DID PROF. W. I. THOMAS, THRASHER WARNS

Samuel P. Thrasher, superintendent of the Committee of Fifteen, paid his respects yesterday to W. I. Thomas, discharged professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, who was arrested in a downtown hotel recently with a young woman.

The occasion was the annual meeting of the committee. Mr. Thrasher presented his annual report, showing that the committee had made inroads on commercialized vice. One part of Mr. Thrasherís statement was:

"If the Thomasonian theory prevails, I do not see why any libertine may not take another manís wife or any other woman to the hotel, and if caught in dishabillť put up the defense that he was engaged in scientific research. What twaddle! Mark me, if I catch a highbrowed university professor paying for scientific research in the same way that the lowbrowed, shortjawed, licentious cuss pays for his he will get what is coming to him, or the Committee of Fifteen will get a new superintendent."

 

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