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IMMORALITY OF HIGH SCHOOL
Accusations of gross immorality
among high school boys and girls are
wholly unfounded, according to the
report of an investigation by Wm. L.
Bodine, sup't of compulsory educa
tion. Mrs. Lenora Z. Meder, former head
of the dep't of public welfare; Par
ker Sercombe, school board statisti
cian, and the president of an Ohio
woman's college recently made state
ments to the effect that immorality
was common in the high school. One
statement was that 300 girls had
gone wrong in one year.
Here is what some authorities told
Miss Pyne, Juvenile Detention
home, said only one one-hundredth
of 1 per cent of girls who came to
the home had ever been to high
Judge 'Uhlir. said he had never
heard of a high school girl being in
Supt Richards, Beulah Home, said
In 20 years only 15 girls had come to
the home to give birth to fatherless
But conditions are bad around
some schools. The Lucy Flower
Technical High, where more than
200 girls attend, is thickly surround
ed by saloons and raids of disorderly
houses are continually being made
across the street from the school.
Yet Mr. Bodine can find no trace of
a girl in this school going wrong.
With but few exceptions saloons
are thick around the high schools,
often being next door. The mayor
has the power to revoke the license
of any saloon within 250 feet of any
of these schools.
Washington. Pres. Wilson will
speak tomorrow before Columbus,
O., Chamber of Commerce, attend re
ception by county Democratic organ
ization and address Com'n of Church
and Country Life of Federal Council
pf Church of Christ in America.
HERE'S THE" MAN "WHO ROUTS
FREAKS AT COUNTY FAIRS
He's the man who put the beard
ed lady, hoochy-koochy dancer and
the two-headed calf out of business
as state fair headline attractions
The American Ass'n of Fairs and
Expositions has just re-elected him
president, and though he has big
business interests in Lincoln, Neb.,
he is going to devote a great deal of
time to making the county and state
fairs throughout the country exposi
tions of education interest to farmers
and business men. During his last
administration he did much to rid
state fair amusements of cheap, sen--sational
SHOOP SCHOOL HEAD LOEB
CHIEF OF BOARD
With the quiet machinery of a
strong majority working, the board
of education elections came off yes
terday. Jacob Loeb, as a result, Is '
president, John W. Eckhart is vice .
president and Joihn D. Shoop is su- f
Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton voted
against Loeb. Trustees McMahon, ?
Gallagher, Pietrowicz, Sonsteby and
Max Loeb passed their-vo'tes.
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