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AI THUR WANTS TO SAVE NAMELESS BOYS AND
GIRLS AND PROTECT UNWEDDED MOTHERS
What becomes of the poor little boys bom of unmarried mothers?
Hecords show that they are likely to turn criminals 0 vagabonds.
What becomes of the still more tragic figures the girls born out of
Thev dnft, by thousands, into the city's Land of Lost Souls and perish
after a few years of shame and pain.
Why7 Is it the taint in the blood that drives .them
No says Hamlin Garland, one of the greatest of
American novelists, who has given years to the study of
"It is society that drives them into the mire. "Unjust
laws and vicious standards of morality put a lifelong curse
on the 'illegitimate' child and impel it to crime and vice."
This noted author has a startling solution for the
problem. To save these boys and girls for happy and use
ful lives, to check the immorality of men and prevent the
downfall of women, he would have laws passed legitimiz
ing ALL children, giving every child its father's name
and every mother a husband's protection.
This virile writer, known to tens of thousands as the
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Uo,i.n r,A Magic," "Cavanagh, Forest Ranger," and other novels,
"' has never, up to this time, written for newspapers.. He
feels so strongly om this subject, however, that he has now written three
articles for newspaper publication, which will appear exclusively in The
You may not agree with the author's views. And you may be shocked
somewhat by his plain speaking. But you will find his presentation of this
vital subject so powerful and sincere that it will compel attention and re
spect. The first article, urging the rights of the "illegitimate" child, will ap
pear in Satufday's Day Book.
One cup of molasses, one-half cup
of shortening, three and one-quarter
cups of flour, one-half teaspoon of
soda, one tablespoon of ginger and
one and one-half teaspoons of salt.
Heat the molasses to boiling point
and pour over shortening. Add dry
ingredients, mixed and sifted. Chill
thoroughly. Toss one-fourth of mix
ture on a floured board and roll as
thinly as possible. Shape with a
small round cutter, first dipped in
flour. Place near together on a but
lered sheet and bake in a moderate
oven. Gather up the trimmings and
roll with another portion of dough.
During Tolling, the bowl containing
mixture should be kept in a cool
place, or it will be necessary to add
more flour to dough, which makes
cookies hard rather than crisp and
There are many beautiful breath
ing spots in the city. Make use of
them now that the weather is fine.
Take your share of the fresh, free
air. Don't let the other fellow beat
you out of the health-giving devices
which Dame Nature has provided in
large enough quantities to go around.