New York Times
VICE AT NEWPORT PERILS
RECRUITS, DANIELSí CHARGE.
Appeals to Governor and Lists Resorts Breaking Law.
Washington, D. C., June 20. — Sensational charges that naval recruits at the Newport, R. I. training station are exposed to open gambling houses, immoral resorts, and illegal sales of liquor were made by Secretary Daniels today in announcing that he had appealed to Gov. Beeckman.
In response to a preliminary complaint the mayor of Newport made a general denial and declared there was no unusual degree of immorality in the fashionable city.
Sends List of Lawbreakers.
Secretary Daniels said today in announcing his action:
"I have just sent to the governor of Rhode Island a list of some of the most notorious houses of prostitution and open gambling houses in Newport, also calling his attention to the extent and methods of illegal sale of liquor to sailors and naval recruits, and informing him that the department is ready to furnish him with further specific evidence if the stateís own officers do not produce it.
"At Newport and other places are gathered several thousand of the finest youth in the land. I am determined as far as this department is concerned nothing shall be left undone that is possible to discharge the duty of protecting these lads who have been committed to our care."
Result of Womenís Campaign
Newport, R. I., June 20. — Secretary Danielsí charges that the young men of the navy station here were exposed to influences that out to be removed brought this comment by Gov. Beeckman:
"The allegations that the naval recruits are exposed to immoral resorts, gambling houses and illegal liquor selling are absolutely ridiculous."