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ALITY OF THE STREET, AND LEARN THEIR LANGUAGE
AND WAYS OF LIFE. ALL OF THIS KNOWLEDGE, FAR
BEYOND THEIR YEARS, RESULTS IN DEFIANCE ON
THE PART OF THESE CHILDREN AGAINST PARENTAL
WILL AND AUTHORITY.
"That children should be kept off the streets at night by the
police, and that parents should be impressed with the importance of
the most strict'supervision of the child's recreational hours, are two
matters of the greatest moment in the protection of the child.
"The invesigation of the Commission shows that messengers
and newsboys have an intimate knowledge of the ways of the un
derworld. Their moral sense is so blunted as to be absolutely blind
to the degradation of women and the vile influence of vicious men.
Thus early in life they become diseased both in body and soul, and
grow up to enter upon a career of crime and lust.
"Much good is "being accomplished by various philanthropic
organizations, particularly the Juvenile Protective Association, in
calling the public attention to these grave dangers, and caring for
children who are victims of such environment.
"THE COMMISSION HEARTILY ENDORSES ALL AT
TEMPTS TO ROVIDE HEALTHFUL AND CAREFULLY
GUARDED PLACES OF RECREATION FOR THE CHIL
DREN. IT DOES NOT SYMPATHIZE WITH THOSE WHO
SIMPLY STAND BY TO CRITICIZE WITHOUT DOING
ANYTHING IN A CONSTRUCTIVE WAY TO PROVIDE
SOMETHING WHOLESOME FOR THAT WHICH MAY
"CHILDREN MUST AND SHOULD HAVE AMUSE
MENT AND RECREATION, AND THEY WILL FIND IT
SOME WAY. ,
"LET CHICAGO INCREASE HER SMALL PARKS AND
AMUSEMENT CENTERS. LET THE CHURCHES GIVE TO
THEIR FACILITIES TO PROVIDE AMUSEMENT FOR
CHILDREN. LET THE BOARD OF EDUCATION EXTEND
ITS EFFORTS- IN ESTABLISHING MORE -SOCIAL CEN
TERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
"LET THE CITY PROVIDE CLEAN DANCES, WELL
CHAPERONED AS THEY ARE NOW IN THE PUBLIC
SCHOOL SOCIAL CENTERS."
Every body knows whose children sell gum, candy and papers
on the streets. They are generally children of parents who are not
paid enough in wages to keep their children off the streets. THEY
NEED THE MONEY THE. CHILDREN EARN.
And the gum and candy manufacturers, arici the publishers of
the papers MAKE MONEY OUT OF THE CHILDREN. -