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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 09, 1912, Image 10

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These children are not being pau
perized. They pay their penny
gladly and many of them are do
ing work to earn that penny.
Some of the 'boys get a little
ahead and pay 5 (Jents or so in ad
vance. Such an arrangement en
tourages thrift and give the idea
of saving with a definite purpose,
something which most of these
little folks have neverheard of
before."
"What happens with the child
that has no penny?" Mrs. Bryant
was asked. There was a tiny,
thin-legged child who was thrust
ing a piece of paper at the boy
keeping door.
"That is an order from the
teacher, saying that the child is
hungry and ras no money. She
will be given food and noo ther
child will ever know. If she can
pay later she will do so.
"New York feeds hungry
school children as a mater of
economy- So many children fail
to makertheir grades that physi
cians to determine the cause were
called int . 'Hunger' was their an
swer. N(ew York found it cheap
er to feed the children than to
send them twice through the
same grade.
We believe that before long
Los Angeles will reach the same
conclusion as New York."
-o o.-
CAN'T REFINE, DEFINE OR
EJNE SOUP SAYS JUDGE
"XTan a bowl of soup be guilty of
concealing deadly weapons, and
if so, can it be fined? (no super
line jokes, please.)
This was the problem that
Judge Himes wrestled with- in
the Maxwell street court yester
day, finally deciding in favor of
the soup.
It was admitted that some soup
concealed nothing, being so clear
and weak as to be easily seen
through. On the other hand, it
was also allowed that some soup
the variety with large, greasy
bubbles floating on itsN opaque
bosom concealed jriQSt every
thing "but soup. But the soup in
question was acquitted of malic
ious intent.
Two employes of a Blue Island
avenue restaurant quarreled as to
which was the best cook, and pro
ceeded to settle the argument
with their fists. The proprietor
of the place saw his establishment
being rapidly reduced to hash,
and summoned a burly policeman
who arbitrated the question with
a nightstick.
One of the belligerant claim
ants of culinary honors escaped,
but during the melee the police
man had seen the flash of a pair
of brass "knucks' "Ha! ha!"
quoth the strong arm of the law,
grabbing one man. "Concealed
weapons. A heinous offense, and
not less than a $25 fine."
And the defendant was booked
on a charge of carrying concealed
weapons, the "knucks" having
been found in the soup. This was
a slight improvement onjthe usu-
al pig knuckle soup served in the
restaurant, and brass knuckle
soup was added to the menu.
Yesterday the policeman testi
fied to the facts of the case in the
court. Judge Himes decided
A..

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