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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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take care of the HUMAN resources
they have.
"When I went to get a marriage li
cense did they ask if I knew anything
about the duties of a head of a fam
ily? No! They askd, 'How old are
you?' then said, 'One dollar please!' "
"I believe candidates for matri
mony should be refused certificates
if they know nothing of the duties
of a mother and father, proper food
for a baby and how to keep the baby
clean. . .
"Persons ignorant of these princi
ples have no right to bring children
into the world.
"With this examination," contin
ued the doctor, "the slaughter of in
nocents that now goes on at the rate
of 137 for every 1,000 born who die
before they reach the age of one year,
would cease. We could stop that
slaughter, which is more in a year
than all the carnage of the European
war in a year.
"Whose fault is it that people are
not instructed on these things?" I
"It isthe fault of our educational
system. People are not taught ex
cept by sad experience. Until recent
ly there have been no schools teach
ing hygiene, sanitation and the care
of the home. Now, a number of med
ical schools are teaching .physicians
'something of nutrition for the first
"There are a number of .schools,
(too, teaching domestic science man
i feeding.
"People don't understand that it is
cheaper to feed a child right than to
feed it wrong.
"You pay eight cents for a quart
of uncertified milk, feed it to baby,
and baby gets summer complaint,
and either dies, and you pay the un
dertaker a bill, or gets well after you
have paid the doctor a bill Whereas,
if you had paid 12 or 15 cents for half
the QUANTITY of milk, but bought
Tnilk from cows certified free from
i tuberculosis and rich in butter fat,
you would have got more than twice
as much food value in half the quan
tity, the child would live and you
would save all the expense of doctor
or undertaker, to say nothing of the
"A great number of the cheapest
foods for children are best. A child
needs whole cereals whole wheat
and whole corn the cheapest food
which the country affords."
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lucillc. Pygh.
She doesn't wear 'em himself
she's a New York lawyer but says
she sees no reason why young women
shouldn't wear silhouette skirts, low
cut gowns or filmy waists. "Are
men's morals so weak they can be
impaired by women's dress?" she
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At Los Angeles Mrs. Laurene Chase
wants divorce because her hubby
drove the family auto upon the lawn
and went to sleep in it. And had he
gone to sleep in it in the street the
police would have been after him. No
personal liberty- left in this cruel
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