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THE DAY BOOK
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VOL. 3, NO. 88 Chicago, Monday, Jan. 12, 1914 ONE CENT
SAYS RACE DEGENERACY THREATENS
THE FUTURE OF AMERICA,
Dr. Sargent of Harvard University Tells Delegates to
National Conference of Race Betterment That
Twenty Per Cent of American Women Are
. Unable to Bear Children Praises
Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 12. The
double standard of morality was
scored at the National RaceBetter
ment Conference by Graham -Taylor,
who claimed that the fallen man gets
by socially but is equally ruined and
even more dangerous as a spreader
of obnoxious diseases.
"The ruined girls!" Graham cried.
"God forgive us for that awful word.
- 'ruined." Why don't we apply it to
the men? Talk about the fallen girl!
Why there are fifteen of your broth
ers, husbands and fathers for 'every
one of those fallen girls equally ruin
ed or more so by reason of the double
standard of morality and commer
Dr. D. ASargent, director of Hem
enway gymnasium, Harvard Univer
sity, stated that the survival of the
fittest doctrine had been reversed,
and now reads the "survival of the
"Twenty per cent of the married
women in America are unable to bear
children," declared Dr. Sargent.
"Twenty-four per cent of the women
of the so-called higher class are un
able to have children and twenty
seven per cent of the women college
graduates are likewise sterile.
"In some of the New England
towns and cities, the death rate ex
ceeds the birth rate. Were it not foi