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In America today there, is a gallant battle raging. Brave men, 'with a
keen sense 6f justice and the love of God in their hearts, are striving to
uproot evil; forcing tie selfish and greedy to adhere to conditions that will
help the great mass of -working men and women to live in decency.
- Pity for the girl of the underworld has taken the place of scorn. There
is many a generous, helping "hand ready and willing to jplace her hack -where
the things that make life worth living may be -within her reach. Good men
and women are trying to place before the working girls of America the hope
of a home of ler own and the respect of Tier fellows.
' All these things are possible, even for the girl who has over-stepped the
border line of conventions. For in all humanity dwelleth God, with His al
mighty wonders awaiting the touch of the truth-seeking soul to reveal undreamed-of
Into thousands of American homes tiny babies are coming every day.
Mother kisses the little helpless feet, never1 knowing into -what paths those
tiny feet will stray. Far better the sword otTETero'd would destroy those
babies in their innocence than that they should, be forced through unjust
conditions and unlovely surroundings into lives of vice.
Mother, broken by work, nerveless for the want of nourishing food,
loses day by day her interest in life, and becomes one of the thousands' of
neurotic patients, who haunt the public hospitals. Baby grows and de
velops amid unwholesome surroundings. She goes into the world with the
ignorance and credulity of childhood. We know what the world today holds
forth for those born and bred in such, environment.
Why not try to do something, now, for that mother, for that baby?
Every woman that walks the street with flaunting plumes, hawking
her womanhood, every painted woman of the -world was some, mother's
baby once. Some time some mother held Tier tight,, crying "my baby, my
baby." Are these other babies to go the same way, to be forced the same
Why wait until more mothers' hearts break? Until thousands of' other
babies have tasted the bitter fruit? v '
Good men and women are trying, all the, world over, to Insure better
conditions for boys and girls. Why not help? 'Wouldn't-that be better than
planning new Taws to penalize the criminal, new ways to eliminate those
who have already fallen?
Can't we inxmr government and in our civic and private life do some
thing to help the mother to lead a wholesome life; to help in preserving the
fragrance of childhood; to help those children to bloom into clean-bodied,"
clean-hearted, clean-minded maturity a blessing to the nation .in, a gen
eration of worthy fathers and. mothers of the race to come? . "
Pass the bun to President Frank
Noyes He writes that the Associated-Press
doesn't serva all newspapers
because it would thus become a mon
opoly. Wouldn't that make you
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Gabe Why do they say that the
ghost walks on pay day? Steve Be
cause that's the day oar spirits rise. J
A magazine writer wants to Know
why every town loves its firemen but
says its policemen are no good. Well,
for one thing, it's fun to run after
the firemen, but it's no fun when
the policemen are running after you.
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"Cannibals have one redeeming
feature, after alL" "What is that?"
"'.They are veiy fond of children" a
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