Education: Children's Decennial

Every ten years educators, parents, social workers, doctors gather in Washington for a check-up on the condition of U. S. children. President Theodore Roosevelt started it by calling the first White House Conference on children in 1909. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover followed suit in 1919 and 1930. Last week Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins rapped a gavel, called to order the fourth decennial White House Conference on Children in a Democracy.

The 400 conferees examined the record of a depression decade, were surprised to find that in the face of Depression...

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