Education: Case of the Resident Baby

Until his staff tipped him off last week, Superintendent Roman Haremski of the Illinois State Child Welfare Division had thought the subject was closed. On two occasions, Miss Ruth Schmalhausen, supervisor of home management studies at Eastern Illinois Stat College in Charleston, had asked him to find her a real live baby for her home economics majors to care for; but each time, appalled at the idea, Haremski had said no. Now it turned out that Miss Schmalhausen had been able to find a baby on her own. By last week psychologists and educators all over the state were furiously debating...

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