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CITY SAVES PENNIES AND LETS INFANTS DIE!
PASSAIC, N. J., HAS HIGHEST DEATH RATE
i ne hand ot death reaches down into the crowded tenement sections
of Passaic, N. J., and plucks 193 young lives in every 1,000 population and
health authorities say city is not willing to pay the price of health with
BY K. W. PAYNE
Notice to Unborn Infants. Keep
away from Passaic, N. J., because
Passaic gives babies the Worst deal
On all the signboards in Storkland
such warning as that above should
More babies, in proportion to pop
ulation, die in Passaic than in any
other city in the country and babies
die younger in Passaic than in any
other city in the country!
In Passaic they've been playing the
game of Pennies vs. Babies and they
have let the Pennies win.
America's most valuable crop is
her babyhood. A careful checking
up of this crop is now under way.
The lessons of Passaic are important
to every city in America, if America's
annual baby saving campaign is to
be effective this year.
Of 144 leading American cities that