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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 21, 1912, Image 13

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Denver March 21-. A "moth-1
ers compensation act'' for the
better protection of children will
be submitted ;ta the people for
adoption Trr " Colorado nexf No
vember, as ,the jJan-of Judge Ben
B. Lindsey to .-rid tjae stale of
helpless, -institutionalized chil-
Judge Ben B.'Lindsey.
dren, by providing, individual
homes for them' all. V
Judge Lindsey 'is1' chairman, of
the national -department ofuve
nile court and'prbbaticfn work for
thehatioiial mothers' congress.
Judge; Iiindsey's 'mothers'
compensation -act" as intended to
do away with'the.state institution
for the care of children, except as
a temporary aBo'de, while the
working mother adjusts her af
Judge Lindsey's idea is that the
state should pay each mother;
who is 'dependent, a. sufficient
sum to keep each of he"r children
until they can work for them
selves. He proposed, to establish work
houses for husbands who refuse
to keep their families' and to
bring about the ideal condition of.
a home,.with a father and mother
for every child.
"Surround every child with the
love and affection of a home,"
says Judge Lindsey. "Give the
destitute mother money to care
for her children, instead of taking
them from her and maintaining
them in an institution. The state
will be better. The cost will be
"The children will have the in
finitely finer opportunity of the"
influence of home and mother.
"The measure, if carried, out
will take away some of the dread,
of motherhood." i
o o 't
"Didyou notice any suspicious
characters about the neighbor-
hood?" the judge enquired. -.,
' "Shure," yer honor," replied
the new policeman, "I saw but'
one man, and I asked him what
he was doing there at that time o',
flight? Sez he, 'I have no business j
here just now,. but I expect to
.open a jewelry store in the vicin
ity later on.' At that I says, 'I
wish you success, son,' "
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