Mary Field reports on her interview of Addams with regard to the criminal case against Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb for the murder of fourteen year old Bobby Franks in Chicago. Other comments were made by Carl Sandburg and Elllsworth Faris.
Addams discusses the impact of prohibition on urban communities and notes a gradual increase in availability of alcohol due to home-based distilling. Addams gave this talk to the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Social Workers' Clubs at the Y.W.C.A. building.