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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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Contrary, to; popular. idea, wo-
men do not love children ..more
than men love children, but' less.
' Women loyefieJrTpivn; children
more than .-men.-,,lpy"e 'their own
Men love children, generally
more than women .love; .children
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"Abolish child poverty!" is the new
slogan of Judge Henry Neil, the Oak
Park, 111., man who 'is famous as the
father of the mothers' pension idea
Neil is about to make a tour of the
cities of the country to carry his new
humanitarian and -economic slogan
to the people.
"No city may claim to be rich,
great or a good place for homes as
long as there is one child within its
borders who is not properly fed,
clothed, sheltered and. schooled," said
Judge Neil as he started on his tour
"I am searching for a city which
will forget for a time their everlast
ing political, business and social
questions, and abolish child poverty."
Judge Neil asks questions when he
arrives in town. That is the method
he uses when he carried on the most
successful reform campaign in Amer
ica, and in three years had the
mothers' pension system adopted by
law in 19 states. As a result of its
initial agitation thousands of chil
dren today are fed, as they are
schooled, without the taint of char
ity, x N
Among the questions Judge Neil
will ask are:
"What relation, if any, is there be
tween the millions of money on de
posits in our banks, and the fact that
children in this city have not proper
care on account of pdverty?"
"Should any city boast of its
wealth, resources and opportunities
when half of the children bom of
parents who are poor die before they
reach school age?" ,
' "Should the business men of this
city un;te and abolish child poverty?"
"Can a city claim greatness if there
is child-poverty within its limits?"
."Should children ever be punished
(by neglect) for the crimes -or in
efficiency of their parents?"
"Should the hungry' school 'child
be given square, meals every day in
the week or only a drink of milk and
a cracker?"
"Should our school system be ex
tended so as to feed and clothe as
well as educate.-children whose par
ents are unable to pay thisexpense?"
"To what extent, if ay, should so
ciety, withhold proper care from a de
pendent child in order to make its
parents more efficient?"
"Does Christian teaching demand
that Jthe. strong people of this city be

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