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BACHELORS TAXED TO CARE FOR .TRIPLETS
Mrs. Drinning and the Drinning Triplets.
. Dallas, Tex., June 2. Thelma,
Yelma and Elmer Drinning, the new
Dallas triplets, have had a rosy path
.cleared for them as though by the
wand of a fairy godmother.
Enough clothing has been fur
nished by Dallas folk to care for
them for a long time, and besides a
bank account has been started for
each of them.
The triplets were born in a home
where comfort had been arranged
for only one. The mother has already
BLINDNESS PREVENTION LAW
BRINGS FIRST ARREST
" Failure to report to the Board of
Health the fact that a baby, Lucille
N. Miller, '3033 Quinn sL, had sore
eyes, resulted in the arrest of Dr. H.
C. Gresens, 3035 Indiana av. charged
- ' with violation of the law for the pre-
mention of blindness.
The father of the child alleges he
called Dr. Gresens in when he no
' ticea the baby had sore eyes, but
nothing was done about reporting
and later he took the child to an
other physician, -who made the re-
- port, as .a result of which the child
;was placed in the Eye and Ear In-
had three small children.
The Dallas Dispatch started a cam
paign for funds, food and clothing.
Twelve of Dallas' most prominent
bachelors were picked out and a tax
was levied on them.
The mother of the triplets is 28.
She is the fifth wife of their, father.
Drinning is 53 and a blacksmith.
Neighbors say he has been the father
of 21 children. He counts haltingly
on his fingers and finally acknowir
Thos. S. Hogan; attorney for the
Board of Health, says this is the first
violation under the new law, which
went into effect the 1st of July, 1915.
Case was continued until June 12
BRANDEIS IS CONFIRMED
Washington, June 2.- Louis D.
Brandeis was confirmed as justice1 of
the supreme' court yesterday by a
senate vote of 47 to 22. One Demo
crat, Newlands, voted against con
firmation, and five Republicans, La
Follette, Norris, Poindexter, Clapp
and Gronna, voted for Brandeis after
four months of searching investiga
tion into his past record