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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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"Hardly a one of all the animals which evolved'togetiier with man "has
survived till today! The mammoths, the saber-toothed .tigers, the hairy
elephants, all nourished for 'a while and perjshed!
"Now man is far more delicately organized than any of these animals,
and hence he is MORE likely than any of them to succumb to, the causes,
which produced their .degeneracy and death."
" "How does it happen!4 asked, "that man still "survives them?"
"Man evolved an intelligence, with which .he defended himself for a
time from the influences which destroyed his contemporary animals. But
today he is actually turning his intelligence' against himself, 'and intensify
ing the action of those very influences! His intelligence has. devised tene
ments, subways and factories in which he spends his life without even a
breath of fresh air the very fountain-of-life. His intelligence has dis
covered every torm of drink and food
which caters to his palate, but over
loads his rather feeble stomach.
With drugs, toxins and irritants in
stead of food, he isactually.poisoning
himself and all his race!
"Now see the results. .They are
culminating in race deoay, -right at
the present moment. The 'Working' I
people are now the overworked.
Succumbing to the stress of grinding
labor, unremitted by recreation in the
good outdoors, they are racked and
devitalized by every environmental
influence that -tends to make THEIR
children defectives, criminals, or
paupers. And yet THEY are just the
people who are producing large fami
lies of children, while the size of fami
lies in other classes is diminishing
"Is it any wonder, then, that crime
and insanity are increasing at an
alarming rate? So alarming, indeed,
is the latter that Dr. Forbes Winslaw,
one of the world's greatest authori
ties on mental disease, has stated
that the entire race is destined to be
come insane! Prom every distillery
and saloon, from every tobacco fac
tory, from every house of ill fame,
there is pouring out a stream of de
generative influences which is more
destructive than all the others com
bined that the human race has en
countered during its long history!"
"What, then, is the hope of the
race?" I asked.
"Let us create a NEW race! We
have created new and hetter races of
chickens, of poodle dogs, by breeding.
Dr. J.
H. Kellogg.
Why not breed a better race of MEN? '
Let the government establish a eu
genic registry, where men and wo
men and their pedigrees may be
catalogued. Then, as marriage takes
place among these registered people
we will develop it takes only four
generations--a race of human thor
oughbreds, just as we develop thor
oughbreds from breeding" pedigreed
animals. It will be an aristocracy,
not of blue blood, but of true blood
of strong, pure RED blood!
"I believe these methods, together
with sterilization of defectives, and
general education in .eugenics, con-

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