Education: Manchester Guardians

When a governor visits a State institution for an official inspection he usually sees it at its best. Realizing this, canny Governor Charles W. Tobey of New Hampshire, when he decided last March to investigate conditions at the Manchester State Industrial School, asylum for 200 delinquent girls, picked a day when he knew that the superintendent and matron would be away. Subsequent unannounced visits convinced the Governor and his witnesses that the Manchester guardians were guilty of unbelievable cruelty toward their charges. On one trip to the school Governor Tobey locked two...

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