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hours, a day in study.'and'if -she had
devotedthe rest of the time to .out-of-door
exercise, she would, in the
end, have been a ten times better
You will find this condition in every
direction. Anybody who will think
about -it five minutes will admit it.
The result is a human efficiency of 50
T stead of 100 per cent.
You ask, "What is the remedy for
this condition? "
Therecan be but one remedy. That
is for the government to see to it
that the nation's children are prop
erly developed. That is what Ger
many is doing; that is what Australia
is doing with tremendous success.
That is what the United States will
have to do.
First, your more intelligent people
will have to learn that their children
must be healthy; then you will have
toprovjde facilities by which children
in "unfortunate circumstances can
hayethe opportunity 'to' grow strong.
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NEW YORK- LETTER '
New York, March' 29. Stories of
women and girls being kidnapped, on
the streets by white slavers always
seem more or less incredible.
Wouldn't the victim call for help?
Wouldn't someone Interfere?
Here' is an acrossrthe-street view
of an actual happening in New York.
Time, 1:30 a. m. Place, corner .of
Amsterdam .avenue, and 102d street.
Tall young-policeman walking upiand
"down 'in the roadway, slapping. his.
hands together. Half a dozen persons
Four people come down102d street
from Columbus avenue. Two' are.
young men.Between them they hold
' a girl, each'gripping an arm tightly.
Girl apparently about 18 or 19: Pret
tily dressed, red hat" Girl is crying
and struggling and pulling back as
' the men drag her along., Notscream
. Ing loudly,, just moaning and protest
ing and trying -.to break -loose.
" Fourth' member of party, elderly
woman in black. She is trotting along ,
behind. As the party nears Amsterr
dam avenue she comes up alongside
one of the men and speaks- angrily
to him.' Policeman sees the group
coming down the street and walks
The girl either does not see. the po
liceman or does not care to appeal to
him. She continues to struggle and
protest as the party turn the corner
and go up Amsterdam, avenue. The
policeman walks to within ,10 feet of
them,, turns his back and walks into
the roadway, where he again, paces. .
up and,down, slapping.-his hands.
When the four are perhaps 30 feet
away, the policeman turns and looks
at them again. One of the young men"
turns his head over his shoulder,
smiles at the policeman and. gives his
head a sideways jerk.' It seems to
mean something to the policeman,
for he turns away again. Two or
three people go up: to the policeman,
gaze after the party and speak, to
The girl and her- comrades go on
up Amsterdam avenue. She is still
struggling and crying out. .They pass
several people, who- turn and stare
curiously for a moment, then walk
along, unoconcerned. What business
is it of theirs? There is a policeman
on post every few blocks.
Perhaps it was a foolish guTVho
had gone, where she should not go,
had too much to drink. and was being
taken home. Perhaps that was what
the policeman assumed. Perhaps..he
Who knows? When you see that
sort of thing happen, right under
your eyes, it at least suggests dark
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"When I was a young man I work
ed, twelve hours a day," said the sire.
"I admire your youthful energy," re
plied the son, "but I admire still more
the mature wisdom which led-you to .