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aSfate Representative John J.
Gardner expects to confer with Mu
nicipal Judge Sabath Tfcday in regard
Ma kill t0 De introduced into the
Statg, legislature by Gardner calling
forJa new law concerning bastardy.
lICUnder the present statute an un
married mother is only allowed $550
ajid ,the man is given the privilege of
ten years to pay. The injustice of
this daw was clearly shown in a case
before Judge Sabath in the court of
It was the case of Abe Weinstein
and a young girl he met one night.
The -girl loved him. He didnt love
her but she trusted him. She .has
never seen him since that night until
they met yesterday in the cour
f-'The man admitted his guilt He
fras'willlng to pay the $550 that frees
the man of all other responsibility.
.Then the girl spoke up, her voice un
steady. 9-"What is $550! "What could I do
witkfT What I want is a home for me
and a name for the baby the name
ost of alL My mother won't take
jrie hack now. But I have to take
care of her just the same, and' take
care of my three little sisters. And
the baby, to."
"How about your father?" sug
gested the judge.
"He's dead," she said. "He he
committed suicide. It was a couple
of days after he learned about me
'0T11 find a good home for the
child," said Judge Sabath. "Don't
"If you take the baby," said the
girl, "111 do what my father did."
mI -can't do any more," said the
judge. "I do not believe the law in
such cases is a just one, but I am
sworn to enforce it and not to over
step it I wish I could do what you
want me to but I can't At the next
MOTHER'S CASE MAY
meeting of the legislature I am going
to try to chance the law, but as it
stands I cannot help you."
The girl fainted when she learned
that under the present law nothing
else could be done for her.
Gardner, who was formerly an at
tache' of the court of domestic rela
tions, will go over a new law he has
planned with Judge Sabath and sev
eral social workers.
NOTED REFORMER TO AID IN
BUILDING PEACE PROGRAM
Lucia Auisa Mead.
A pioneer in the international peace
movement and a leader hi many so
cial and educational reforms, Mrs.
Lucia Ames Mead of Boston has been
invited to take part in" the national
peace, confereace to be held soon in
The conference expects to prepare
a constructive peace program which
shall b accepted as the expression of
unofficial America on the problems
rising out of the European war.
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