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BIRTH CONTROL ADVOCATE IS ON WAY TO CHICAGO WILL EXPLAIN DOCTRINE New York, April 1. Freed of the charge, in Uncle Sam's federal in dictment, that she-sent vile and ob scene matter through--the mails in her birth control propaganda maga zine, "The Woman Rebel," Mrs. Mar garet Sanger left here today to visit and organize birth control societies among the women of all the larger cities in the United States. Mrs. Sanger is on her way now to Chicago, where she will conduct meetings of women, make speeches about birth control and organize a society of women to perpetuate birth control propaganda after she has gone on to other places. Mrs. Sanger will travel west to the coast cities and then east again by another route. Mrs. Sanger hopes, by stirring up the interest of American wives and mothers, to make their influence cause the repeal of state and federal laws prohibiting the dissemination of birth control information. In cities where there are no re strictions of this kind Mrs. Sanger hopes to establish clinics, similar to birth control clinics in European cities, where women of the working districts can apply for instruction in birth control. In addition to nurses who can instruct in birth control, these clinics will have a staff that will teach the care of infants. Mrs. Sanger said before she de parted today that no legislative pow er in the world can keep the women of America from learning and prac ticing birth control. "Because," she added, "it is the logical and sensible and humane thing to de, law or no law. "No woman should be compelled to bring a baby into the world unless she is physically fitted to properly en dow the child with a good brain and body; and unless she is blessed with the resources to rear and educate the child and give it a fair chance to make its way in the world. "That is what birth control knowl edge is for; to show women under what conditions it is best for them to bear children. "Birth control does not necessarily make for either larger or smaller families; it simply insures, through the mother's knowledge, a square deal and a fair chance for whatever children are born. "In Europe, birth control is sanc tioned by the governments. "In the United States it is blindly condemned by law; laws that are lauded by certain influential and prominent citizens who secretly prac tice birth control while publicly de nouncing it." Mrs. Sanger w?js indicted in the United States court here in January for alleged indecent birth control prdpaganda statements in her mag azine. , New York society women, led by such well known individuals as Miss Lola LaFollette and others, ac companied Mrs. Sanger to court when she went to plead to the in dictment; then afterward caused the case to be given wide publicity. The government dismissed the in dictment against Mrs. Sanger before the case came to trial. MfaY TEST POISONER'S SANITY WAITE RESIGNED TO DEATH New York, April 1. When Dr. Ar thur Warren Waite is arraigned on indictment charging him with mur der of his millionaire father-in-law, John E. Peck of Grand Rapids, his attorney will ask that he be recom mitted to Bellevue hospital for ex amination as to his sanity, it was stated today. Waite will probably be arraigned Monday. It is expected sanity examination will extend over a period of six weeks. Waite is resigned to death in the electric chair and declares he is as Bane as any man.