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"ABOLISH CHILD POVERTY" IS NEW' SLOGAN
PROPOSED FOR AMERICAN CITIES
"Abolish child poverty!" is the-new
slogan of Judge Henry Neil, the Oak
Park, HI., man who is famous as the
father of the mothers' pension idea.
Neil is about to make a tour of the
cities of the country to carry his new
humanitarian and economic: slogan
to the people.
"No city may claim to be rich,
great or a, good place for homes as
long as there is one child within its
borders who is not properly fed,
clothed, sheltered and schooled," said
Judge Neil as he started on-his tour
"I ,am searching for a city which
will forget for a time, their everlastJ
ing political, business and social
questions, and abolish child poverty."
Judge Neil asks questions when he
arrives in town. That is' the method
he uses when he carried on the most
successful reform campaign in Amer
ica, and in three years had the
mothers' pension system adopted by
law in 19 states. As a result of its
initial agitation thousands of chil
dren today are fed, as they are
schooled, without the .-taint of char
Among the questions Judge Neil
will ask are:
"What relation, if any, is there be
tween the millions of' money on de
posits in our banks and the fact that
children in this city have not proper
care on account of poverty?"
"Should any city boast of its
wealth, resources and opportunities
when half of the children born of
parents, who are poor die before they
reach. school age?"
"Should the business -men of this
city unite" and abolish child poverty?"
"Can acity claim greatness if there
is child-poverty within its limits?"
"Should children ever' be punished
(by neglect) for the crimes or in
efficiency of their parents?" '
"ShVuld the hungry school child
be given square meals every day in
Contrary to- popular -idea, wo-
men do not love children more
than men lo.ve children, but less.
Women love heir;wn. children
more .than' meVlove their own
Men love -children i generally
more ,than- w.omenr lq.xe,- children
generally. ; . - V.
f - - t' '
the week or only a drink of milk and
a cracker?".- ; 4 - - . -
"Should our, school system be extended-
so .as to feed and .'clothe as
well.aS' educate-children whose par
ents are unable ;fo paysthis;expense?"
"To what extent if "any, should so
ciety withhold proper' carefrom a de
pendent child in. order, to make its
parents mor,e, efficient?"
"Does Christian teaching demand
that the strong people of: this city be