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"Was your Ned a defender of Hill
60?" asked the London lady, new tol
erance in her tone. For an instant
the tragic face was raised as two
women looked at eacht)ther on equal
"My Ned was Fighting McGregor,
ma'am. We kept company for seven
years before the war," said Fighting
"tl McGregor's girl.
She smiled at us a wan, yet proud
little smile--through tears.
"The fault lies primarily on the
army system which billeted troops in
t villages of tiny cottages," said the
' founder of the War Babies' league.
"The result was practically inevit
able. In such cases the mother is
respectable and reputable and suffers
doubly in the loss of her relatives' es
teem. To force girls like that on the
poor Law and the maternity ward of
a union is iniquitous.
"The war will leave terrible gaps
to be filled. War babies will be an
asset of the nation in the future.
"An act of parliament is required
permitting the potential mother to
have it decided legally who is the fa
ther of her child before the cihld is
born On proof by any unmarried
woman that she is expecting to be
come a mother, the father of her
child being a British soldier, dead or
untraceable, justices would investi
gate the claim, and if it proved to "be
true the mother would receive an al
lowance from taxation not exceeding
that now paid under the regulations
to unmarried but nominated 'wife.'
"Moreover, in view of circum
stances arising from the war all War
Babies should be legitimatized by the
subsequent marriage of their parents.
"I hope to see the state take over
' the care of all children whose fathers
die fighting for us. It would be a
shameful thjng if they suffered or
were crippled for life, just because
their father dies that we may live in
SINGLE HIT BY NEW WAR TAX
Amsterdam, June 23. Bachelor
and spinster tax, graduated according
to age, has been imposed in number
of Austrian and German villages to
meet deficits caused by war. Young
bachelors and spinsters under 30 are
lightly taxed, but in some instances
those over 40 years of age are forced
to pay $250.
CALLS BLEACHERS UNSAFE
Jacob Miller, president board of
trustees of Broadview, where the new
auto speedway is located, 'says the
speedway bleachers are unsafe. He
says only 2x4's are used to support
where 100,000 are expected to sit
The state building inspection depart
ment may investigate.
President Reed of speedway says
relative of Miller was stopped from
selling beer near park.
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Mrs. Joseph H. Blake, the former
Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay of New
York, who is expecting a visit from
the stork in the near future