The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 14, 1913
How well society we, all of ‘us have conserved human health and
life for the responsibilities of today and tomorrow ,is marked by monuments
to man’s inhumanity to man in every state and cbunty of this nation.
What are “those monuments?
Jails, penitentiaries, reformatories, insane asylums, institutions for the
deaf, dumb, blind a”nd otherwise defective; tuberculosis hospitals, arid all
the many institutions endowed by philanthropists orvmaintained by the
HVe permit the payment of less than a living wage to fathers afod
make it impossible for them ‘to properly ‘.feed, clothe and house, their
children. ‘ . .
. We permit child labor the weakening and wearing out of the bodies
of boys and girls before they have had a “chance to mature and properly
prepare for fatherhood and motherhood.
Can we then expect them to bring strong, healthy, chtfdrerijnfo theJ