Foreign News: Child Victims

To England, where hundreds of thousands of children are living in foster homes and institutions, war had brought back an ancient disgrace—cruelty to children. Last week sensational cases of child maltreatment competed with the battle news on the front pages of the British press.

¶ Near Shrewsbury, a 31-year-old farmer, Reginald Gough, and his pretty wife were on trial for manslaughter and cruelty after their foster child Dennis O'Neill, 13, was found dead in his straw bed one morning. The local coroner deposed that the boy, who was 21 lbs. under weight,...

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