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for her baby as Webber has done?
Suit dismissed!" said the Supreme
Phelan has appealed.
Meantime the case seryes to draw
attention to the most flagrant injus
tice of mah made laws. The fact that
W 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 mother chose to have her 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 few years ago this law
.remained in full force in France. But
1 when Napoleon was asked to provide
equal guardianship over their chil
dren for married mothers he refused,
"Shall I give my apple tree a right
to say what shall be done with the
apples it bears me?" I
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 13 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,
f Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
But women differ from apple trees
In one very important point which
Napoleon and other gentlemen like
him fail to consider. They tion't have
to bear apples.
And more and more women every
where are refusing to be APPLE
TREES. If women enough had re
fused" If they had taken the advice
of Germany's great woman socialist,
Rosa Luxembourg, and organized"V
birth strike. gainst militarism per
haps we should not now be plunged
in a world's ar.
o O ... .
SHE'S STAR MODEL OF MODE
Clothes may not make the man;.
but the model makes the gown. That
is why Miss Eflle 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-win-niner
eown In the recent Fashion Art
League of Americaexpositlon held in
Far be it from us to appear unneu-,'
tral or praising of anything, but the
more we study Germany's bread tick
et plan the more we wonder how peo--ple
can howl that certain socialistic
schemes are ridiculous.