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for her baby as Webber has done? j Rosa Luxembourg, and organized' a
Suit dismissed'" said the Supreme
Phelan has appealed.
Meantime ihe case serves to draw
attention to the most flagrant injustice-of
man made laws. The fact that
it is ONLY THE MARRIED MOTHER.
WHO EVER HAS ANY DIFFICULTY
in establishing her rights to her child.
Little Elizabeth, born out of wed
lock, belonged to her mother only.
Phelan "had no rights to her. And
the Sbther chose to have hor little
girl brought up by the man who had
thought enough of her to give her his
Even under Napoleon the unmar
ried mother had all rights in her child.
Research into the paternity of an il
legitimate child was absolutely for
bidden by the Code Napoleon, and
until a very fevr years ago this law
remained in full force in France. But
when Napoleon was asked to provide
equal guardianship over their chil
dren for married mothers he refused,
"Shall I give my apple tree a rightl
to say what shall be done with the
apples it bears me?"
Napoleon expressed the old male
ideal of the married woman's posi
tion. She was merely,an apple tree,
bearing apples for her lord and own
In 12 states of our union today
woman still is denied equal guardian
ship over her children. She has the
legal status of Napoleon's apple tree
in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Michigan, Maryland, Delaware, Vir
ginia, West Virginia, North Carolina,
Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
But women differ from apple trees
jin one very important point which
Napoleon and other gentlemen like
him fail" to consider. They don't have
to bear apples.
And more and more women Every
where are refusing to be APPLE
TREES. If women enough had re
birth strike against militarism- -perhaps
we should not" now be plunged
in a world's war.
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SHE'S STAR MODEL OF MODERN
Clothes may not make the "mkn,
but the model makes the gown. That
is why Miss Effie Young is one of the
most popular and one of the highest
salaried fashion show models in
America and models these days
draw as fat pay envelopes as vaude
Miss Young Wore the prize-winning
gown in the recent Fashion Art
League of America exposition held in
Far be it from us to appear unneu
tral or praising of anytning, but the
more we study Germany's bread tick
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fused if they had taken the advica pie can howl that certain socialistic
of Germany's great woman socialist, 1 schemes are ridiculous.