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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
.TEL. MONROE 353
VqI. 1, No51 - Chicago, 'Saturday, Nov. -25, 191:1 One Gent
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. - THEY'RE PENSIONING MOTHERS IN ILLINOIS- .
Miss Jane-Addams-Tells Readers of "The Day Book About It.
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"It's a crutch, not wheel chair"
The new idea is intended for
the temporaryaid of mothers
no t,f or tile entire feare' of the fam
ily. It keeps youngs.ters.at home
instead of in Charitable Institutions.
The state of Illinois .thinks i: is
better to give, a mother, a pension
of $10 or $15 a month to help her
keep her children at;home rather
than spend the same amount
maintaining the children in an or
phan asylum or state "home".
A new law, providing for-mothers'
pensions, has justJbecome ef
fective. ." The first ' pensioner -Is
Mrs. Margaret; Togpcl, who was
struggling to bring up six: chil
dren on ahard-earnedl$8 a week. .
She is now given $15 a month
to 'augment 'her -wages and the
children will stilllcnow her mother-love
and daily care.
. Th? new law is -popular, THou.-
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