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iMadoc hold 400,000 of these pieces
of paper stock in the Assets Co. The
stock has tumbled from 126 points to
20 the last year. Receivership pro-
WITH UNTOLD MISERY AT OUR
ceedings will result, these clients say,
unless Cobe or his former law part
ner, John McKinnon, come across
with a few "realizable values."
OWN DOORS WE SHOULD RE-
MEMBER THAT CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
By Jane Whitaker
To say that charity begins at home
at the present time when we are sen
timentally intoxicated as a nation
over the horrors of war in Europe is
to lay oneself open to a charge of sel
fishness and I believe that is why we
are silent over the great big fact that
each and every one of us feels.
It is impossible not to be sentiment
ally swayed by the misery in Europe.
The stories of it come to us dripping
red with blood and salt with tears,
black with horror and gray withhope
lessness. These stories play on our
heart-strings because we are a senti
mental nation that responds to the
"big thrillers" and the bigger the
"thriller" the more we respond.
Yet as a sentimental nation we are
practical enough to know that when
toys are sent by a shipload to bright
en the Christmas tide of fatherless
children in Europe, there are in our
own beloved land as many children to
whom Christmas has no significance.
I visited a short while ago a place
a woman and her child call home. It
is a shack in the rear of another
house, a barren, cheerless place.
The woman is lust barely keeping the
wolf from tearing down that wabbly
worm-eaten door through which one
enters the "home."
In trying to make the little laddie
friendly to me, I asked him what he
expected Santa Claus to bring to him.
Quickly, his mother put her finger to
her lips and with her eyes beseeched
my silence and when the boy had left
the room she said to me:
"Miss Whitaker, please don't talk
to him of Santa Claus. There won't
be any Christmas for us. I will be
grateful if we have just enough to
eat but if he doesn't expect gifts his
disappointment will not be so ter
rible." The Tribune has started a cam
paign to .bring orphans from Europe
to this country, even while, on an
other of its pages, it begs Good Fel
lows to keep starvation from children
And two weeks ago a frail woman
came to me with a problem she does
not know how to solve. She has a
little daughter and an older daughter.
The mother is not strong as the re
sult of operations and she cannot
support the youngest child and her
self. She and the child are being sup
ported by the older daughter who is
a prostitute and can only support the
three of them by prostitution.
' "What will I do ?" the mother asked
me. '1 don't have to tell you what it
means to me, a mother, but I cannot
give up my little girl. I love her so.
And if I do not let my oldest daughter
support us the Juvenile Court would
take my little girl from us. Tell me
what to do."
I could not tell her. There wasn't
a place I could send her where I knew
she would be helped. To send her
to the organized chanties meant that
they would "investigate" her case
and then would report it to the court
and deprive her of her child and she
wouldn't have the courage to live if
that were done.
A member of the International
Brotherhood Welfare Ass'n the mi
gratory workers, the hoboes, if you
will the men whose labor we are so
glad of in summer to harvest our
crops and do our construction work,
but for whom we have no use when
the winter comes, came to ask me if
I knew of any way they could get a
big heating stove for their hall at