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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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f urffier at the Mferhoon'sessibn.
The Mary A. Thompson Hospital
was able tQshow, by a clerk, Mary A.
Vincent, that fpr the past two years
it has insIsecLupon mothers keeping
their babies. C
The Chicago Union Hospital rec-.
ords showed that It placed babies in
different states without any rigid in-
vestigation as to their future, and
that It turned babies over to doctors,
who In some cases passed them along
. to other doctors and the hospital had
'no record-of their ultimate dispqsi-
t tion.
1 Dr. iDavis of the Chicago Mater
nity Hospital admitted that in .one
i case a child twelve Jiours, old was
' placed out for adoption and that she
advertised, her hospital as a lying-in-
hospital in state journals and In inedi
ccal journals. Many of the children
born in her hospital were illegitimate.
. "Walter H. Wood, managing editor
iji 01 tae unua .Betterment Jtnireau (a
Iff .magazine bearin? the InscriDtion
3lC" , "For betterment of handicapped, de-1
linquent children ), admitted that the
handicapped,' delinquent children, do'
..not get any of the proceeds from the
'"sale of the magazine, which sells for
10 cents a copy. The solicitor gets
part of the money and the publishers
the rest.
But Wood had this.all remedied by
the fact that he said he possessed a
contract with the National Child
WelfareJLeague, making it, the organ
of theteague after the 4thof May. He
- will appearat a later session witbrthe
..contract afi'd his books showing the
profit .made on the magazine for
"handicapped, delinquent -children."
i o o -
Commercial Club of jCimarron,
Kan., I- has adopted theVfollowing
slogan: i-The blamed fool didn't
knOwnt couldhit b6 -done, so "he went
ahead and done it"
oo
Mrs. Will Tart isf antl-female suf
frage. Or lordy! suppose that all the
women, too, had had a chance to
.vote against Bill, that time!
"FEI&NY 'PriONE LEAGlJEQROWS
LIKE A SNOWBALL"
Seventy delegates, one each from
civic ,and labor bodies of Chicago
will attend the meeting of the Penny
'Phone League at 65 W. Monroe
street Wednesday night
This is the prediction of Horace B.
Wild,, secretary of the league. At
the meeting last Wednesday, he
points out, there were 35 delegates,
atnd they were all regularly h elected
and authorized to represent organiza
tions which have a total member-,
ship of more than 72,000.
"It is less than six weeks since the
league was started, but it is growing
like a snowball," said "Wild" today in
the Otis building, where he is electri-'
cal engineer. "About three weeks
ago letters were sent to 42 clubs,, so
cieties and union3. They were told
just what we are trying to do. We
put it up to them that Chicago can
get 'phone service at a penny a call
any time the city chooses to go ahead
and take the Automatic equipment
under the forfeiture clause in .the
franchise of the Illinois a Telephone
and Telegraph Co. ' '
k "Replies came b&ck from 1,6 or
ganizations. Of these, 3l elected
delegates who came to thet meeting
last Wednesday night , This number
win be doubled tomorrow night
-"We mean 'business' and are going
through. Any fakirs ordouble-cross-ers
will be called out. Only afew
nights ago' at a meeting of Electrical
Workers' Local 134, Aid. William J. '
Healy, former business ageht-o? that
unibn, got up and said he was wiih
us on anything we 4 wanted.' The
Penny 'Phone League president took
the .floor and told Healy, "You've jdt
to tie loos -efrom Mr. Sunny and the
Chicago Telephone Co .before some
of us will believe that: we are watch
ing the way you, Vote.' '
Morton L. Johnson will speak on
Denny 'phone service tonight before
fthe organized carpenters at 20 Weit
ianaaipn sureeu
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