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THE "WAR BABIES" WILL BE ONE
GREAT AFTER PROBLEM
z London, April 22. Admittedly the
greatest side problem of the war will
ibe the caring for the war Babies who
are brought into the world without
the sanction of church or state or a
"wedding ceremony between their
fathers and mothers. Statistics com
pleted here show that there are 20,
r000 unmarried women and girls living
in proximity to the great British
training camps who are to become
"mothers within the next few months.
- There are fully half that number
'additional in various parts of the
'country. In addition, there are many
Tvomen whose husbands have been
'killed at the front who are to add to
the population and who have only the
'meager allowance granted to sol
diers' widows to finance them
through their ordeal.
In order to solve this problem rep
resentatives of over a score of so
ciological and philanthropic relief so
cieties met today privately in the
headquarters of the women's imperial
health association to agree on a con
certed plan for the relief of all who
Jare approaching motherhood.
1 It is the intention of all the leaders
"of the present work to have parlia
ment pass a bill which will legitima
tize the child of every soldier, wheth
er married or not, and on production
of proof that the child's father was a
soldier the mother and child will be
provided for out of the public funds
by the new law. Wherever possible
the government will hold the father
responsible for the maintenance of
' Today's Suffragette discussing the
"War babies must not only be wel
comed but must be given a greater
rather than a smaller advantage be
cause legally they are fatherless.
They ought to be brought up under
model conditions so that they will be
come equal in knowledge and cul
ture to any in the
landt Every jpne
will be needed and must be made a
-valuable asset to the nation."
Indianapolis. Lizzie Storms, 73',
given complete pardon for crime of
murder committed in 1893. She was
paroled in 1909 by Gov. Marshall.
El Paso, Tex. New Mexican revo
lutionary movement understood to be
purchasing arms and ammunition in
Springfield, III. Landes bill for
teachers' pension and retirement
fund passed by senate.
Paris. Reported that William
Thaw, nephew of Harry K. Thaw,
serving as pilot in French aviation
corps, has been killed.
New York. Herman A. Russell, "
Chicago jeweler, convicted in New
ark of smuggling gems worth $11,000
in suit case.
New York. 54 persons arrested in
raid on alleged fraudulent medical
Albany, N. Y. The bible reading
bill for public schools passed in state
Springfield, III. Residence district
local option bill killed in senate com
mittee. Jersey City, N. J. After listening
to daughter's testimony in her suit
for a separation from husband, Mrs.
Alice Bunce was stricken with heart
disease in court. Died in hospital.
"THE GUN JUST WENT OFF"
Paterson, N. J., April 22. Charged
with the murder of an eight-year-old
playmate, George EverittIvged 9, ran
his fingers through his tousled hair
today and. explained:
"We were playing with the pistol
and off it went, before I knew what
had happened. I didn't mean to kill
Michael Quant, the son of a silk
worker, was the victim. When the
boy fell George put his lifeless body in
a wheelbarrow and started to wheel
him to a hospital He was paroled
incustody of , hiB.f atheciast night.