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THIS WOMAN WOULD
RAISE SCHOOL AGE
Mrsx William B. Owen.
Vocational training of the
young in the public school will
solve a big economic question, ac
cording to Mrs. William B. Owen
whose husband is supervisor of
the Chicago.normal school.
"Thousands - of children," she
says, "leave school at 14, when
they have only gone as far as the
fourth or fifth grade.
A great number of these do
not know anything about work.
They are not prepared to meet
life's problems nor to solve the
question of living.
"From this class manygirls go
to questionable houses. From this
class many boys join the ranks of
"The school age limit should be
raised at least to 16. The solu
tion of the difficulty is the voca
tional school as. , a ' cart of the
"The child leaving school at 14,
unprepared for anything, is nat
urally picked up by the big em
ployer who gives" pitiful wages.
The result is worn out children,
and a serious economic condition."
The street car that starts when
I have only one foot on the steps
is going to be the scene of some
footwork that will seriously dis
arrange the whole schedule.
Just what the "direct appeal" p
consists of is not very clear to me,
-but if it will reach the crazy auto
mobilist who lurches round cor
ners, I'm for it I'm FOR it
I don't claim to know how to
run a newspaper, but! bet I could
run one in a town where they try
to kill off a free press with force.
What delays me so often in a
fine office building when I run in
for a moment is the fact that ren
counter so many leering, sneer
ing swellhead elevator "boys."
I count that day lost whose
low descending sun has not seen
me smash some overbearing one.
Mrs. Rhoda J. Swift of Cedar-
ville, Mass.. aged 70. has 286 rela.--