500 SOf PEORIA ST.,' ' d398 TEL. MONROE 353
Chicago, Monday Nqvember; 13, 191 l.t - ,
yiCE.COMMISSiON RERPORT ON THE PROBLEM
OF CHILD PROTECTION AND EDUCATION
The Duty Society Opjes Where Children Are Sur
rounded by Immoral Influences and Dangers Why
Somes Children Areonr the: Streets Whaf Can -Be
Doneto Protect These Little Ones?
In the mad rush'for wealth-by some, and a strenuous struggle
for a living by others, the duty society owes to itself of protecting
the children has been neglected.- - . ,
Only in recent 'years has anything of note been accomplished
in the way of legislation regulating chilti labor; and wevcan thank
organized labor -for-tHat. ' " '
While it is-'still possible, it is-becoming more-difficult for men
to grind-up the soulsand bodies of .little children to make dollars
Where the'hloo'd and brain .and muscle of babies'are 'still turned
into the industrial hopper, to come 'out in . automobiles) -French'
gowns .and $150hats at the other endf men can't get' away with-it:
as easily as they, used to. '
But even'Jf -we could actually prohibit child labor, that alone,
wouldn't save the children today. -
1 Industrial conditions will have to be so changed that fathers,
and .mothers who are willing to work can earn enough money and
have enough time to, properly care for their offspring.
There may be a few inhuman parents whose greed would over
come the natural parental instinct,' but the great majority of fathers
aid mothers want ,to -make conditions in life better, so that' their
children may have better opportunity than the parents Tia'd.v,
It-is known that'it is the poor who have' the children, because
the rich don't like to spare the time from social dissipation to have
babies and to raise them. -
This may -be a -wise dispensation of nature that families en-
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