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DO YOU STILL THINK, JUDGE KINSEY, THAT A
MOTHER ISN'T A PERSON? T v,
Philadelphia is the town where Judge Kinsey recently ruled that a
mother, hi the eyes of the law, isn't a person. Case canie, up under an
act empowering' counties 'to allow cash to a person for the custody and
care of dependent children, instead of carting 'em off to an asylum.
Philadelphia is also the place where this thing happened, only a few
Abraham Kornitsky, 32, a Russian Jew, works at tailoring, when he
can. Times have been hard with him because work has been slack. In
his home are four childrenthe eldest a lad of 11; the youngest a baby
two months old. Baby cme when the family funds were at ebbtide. The
mother, age 30, had no attention scarcely had enough to eat.
One day the last crust disappeared. Mother took the basket, intend
ing to ask the butcher for "tick." She'd been telling folks life wasn't
worth living. And was it, living that way? A
On the road to the butcher she came to a railway crossing. A freight
train was approaching. Ahead was the chance of being refused credit and
of having to go home to baby with nothing "to eat. She waited as the
engine and two cars went by. Waited dumbly. Then something in her'
worried mind snapped.
She deliberately threw herself across the rail in front of the third
car. Her head was completely severed from her body.
A mother's pension law in Pennsylvania or even a judge less technical
than Judge Kinsey would have spared that human sacrifice would have
saved a-useful mother and converted a home of anguish into, .an abode
of joy. r J:-
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TO WASH BLANKETS
You must never rub soap upon
wool blankets and they must -never
be put into water of different tem
peratures. Any of the white sqaps are good
for washing wool blankets. ". Cut up
two bars, of soap and boil them in
,eight quarts of water. When it is
all dissolved turn four quarts into
a tub half full of tepid water, with
a half cupful of ammonia added.
Put your blankets in this and rinse
them up and down and rub them
and.squeeze then through the hands.
Unless there are very bad spots I do
not advise rubbing them on the
After they have been treated in this
way until you are sure that they are
'fairly clean, put them" in another tub
of water the same temperature, to
which you have added three quarts of
'spapy water, .and go through the
same treatment- as you. did at first.
Take 'them jut and;put"them into
still another tub of water the same
temperature and "add to this water
the remaining quart of soap. Never
rinse blankets in clear water. Put
them through the wringer and hang
them up to dry in a rather warm
place in the sun if possible.
Pull and straighten them into
If they are very fine blankets a
good Way to dry them is to put them'
on a curtain frame and stretch them,
down'. Otherwise you must be very
careful to stretch them and pull them
straight by hand.
Never put anything made of wool
into very hot water,, as "it fulls and
If you have cotton quilts "like
mother, used to makd" ,.theses.can be
laundered very easily if you' have a -