The Press: Epidemic Averted

¶ In Chicago last week, Casper Rusnak, 35, Mrs. Winska Rusnak, 30, were arrested and charged with the murder of their daughter Helen, two years old. Casper Rusnak was drunk. Winska Rusnak, once insane, admitted that she had shot her daughter, but could not say why.

¶In Brooklyn, Mrs. Helen Iwinski, mother of three, called Joseph Iwinski, 16, her feeble-minded eldest son, into the kitchen. Tired of his being mocked and scorned, with fierce love for her weakest child, she poured out two cups of poison. One she gave to Joseph, one she...

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