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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 13, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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Mme. Esther Wright of the Fash
ion Art League of America will not
admit that the new hat has a matri
monial mission but she declares "it
is an advance model of the hat that
will lead all" other hats next spring."
The Leap Year Girl's hat is built
of velvet and highly polished sipper
straw in old blue. The roses, violets
and cornflowers massed in a peak top
the crown combine old blue and rose
in a color effect that's truly Parisian.
New York, Jan. 13. The woman
rebel has just rebelled again! The
apostle of birth control, the alleged
author of scores of illegal pamphlets,
Margaret H. Sanger, has announced
that she is gomg to stand trial, un
defended, in a federal court here
Tuesday, Jan. 18. She must face a
charge of circulating improper lit
erature, preferred against her a year
ago by the late Anthony Comstock.
Is Uncle Sam going to jail Mar
garet Sanger for an offense of which,
her friends declare, every single
newspaper and magazine in the na
tion which has discussed her case is
just as guilty as she?
That is the dilemma -which con
fronts the authorities today. Every
body, it seems, would be happier if
she would only compromise and let
the whole thing blow over!
"Why is it," Mrs. Sanger was
asked, "that you have come back
from' England to undergo all the
trouble now being stored up for you
in the way of prosecution and im
prisonment?" "For the very reason," answered
Mrs. Sanger, "that the affair might
blow over. The great issue is to raise
the question of birth control out of
the gutter of obscenity, where my op
ponents have put it, and to get it into
the light of Intelligence and human
i "Pew people know how rapidly, un
der the surface, the birth control
movement is developing.
"My reports from the west say that
thousands of birth control pamphlets
are being distributed there among
the working people. They are being
photographed, typewritten, mimeo
graphed, even copied painfully out
byhand, so that the information they
contain may be spread from family
to family. ,
"I am going to stay in the fight, if
I can, Until the methods of birth con
trol, recognized as legal, hygienic
and moral in every other civilized
nation, are made legal in this coun
try also, and all the vile laws which
class discussion of them as obscene
are swept from the statute books.
"I hope that my case may have the
came result in this country as did
that of Anine Besant in England. She
was arrested a generation ago and
found guilty. But the publicity given
her case was such an aid to the birtl

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