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An Ad less Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, saggp&v. Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3rNO.118 Chicago, Monday, Feb. 16, 1914 ONE CENT
OLISH CHILD-POVERTY AND CURE
Henry Neil, Father of the Mothers Pension Law, Claims
Saving Present Generation of Children From Ef
x fects of Poverty Will Largely Solve Problem 1
'' ' of Bad Parents for Next Generation.
BY JUDGE HENRY NEIL,
Father of Mothers' Pensions.
The many movements for child
welfare will not avail until people
generally learn that proper care
should not be withheld from a de
pendent child for the purpose of re
forming the'child's parents.
To . abolish child-poverty will cure
many of the ills of humanity, but not
alL It will decrease the great crop of
inefficient parents in the next gen
eration. Withholding proper care from de
pendent children for the purpose of
reforming the inefficient parents does
not reform the parents and it ruins
the children, who then become. Ineffi
cient parents in the next generation.
Child-poverty should be abolished
because it is a great burden to the
taxpayer to take care of all the adults
who have been ruined in childhood by
This is not a matter of sentiment,
but of practical economic statesman
ship. We have practically abolished illit
eracy at public expense by our public
school system and we are all proud
of this system, which does not ask
if the child's parents are good, but
compels the child to go to school
even if the parents are very bad not
out of sentiment but because we find'
it 'cheaper to educate the child at pub-