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The display at the exposition included typical cases of exhibits furnished by the museum. These cases are distributed by automobile to the various schools, where they may remain two weeks, upon the expiration of which time they are changed for others. Eacks pro
Two of the cases of exhibits furnished by the Harris Extension to the Chicago public schools. Upper picture, origin of coal; lower, the water snake.
vided by the Chicago School Board serve for display of the cases, and when not occupied by cases, the racks serve for display of a placard explaining the scope and design of the museum, how it may be reached, etc.
LACK Of EDUCATION
THE VICIOUS CYCLE
(3) As a father the worker
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NATIONAL CHILD LABOR COMMITTEE.
The exhibit of the National Child Labor Committee touched the school side of the problem at several points. Attention was called to the fact that the child who works can not have adequate schooling
even if his work is done outside of school hours. "But many in the cotton mills, in shrimp and oyster canneries, and in other occupations scattered through the States with poor child-labor laws are deprived of schooling. Their work does not take the place of school, and they too often grow up illiterate, inefficient, and ultimately unemployable." Under the caption "Compulsory education and child-labor reform," the exhibit pointed out that States with the largest percentage of children 10 to 13 at work have also the largest percentage of illiterates. Together, good child-labor laws and good compulsory-education laws de
A significant chart from the child labor exhibit. crease illiteracy and crime.
increase earning power, elevate citizenship, and make real democracy possible.
Continuation schools were urged for all working children under 18 years of age. There are 1,990,225 children under 16 at work in the'United States to-day, according to the figures given at the exhibit; 817,800 of these are working in nonagricultural occupations or are hired out to work on farms.
The following table indicates the child-labor situation in the various States as summarized for the exhibit:
THE CHILD PAYS FOR HIS EARLY LOSS
WHEKE DOES YOUR STATE STAXD?
States which have no 14-year limit in factories or a 14-year limit with
Note.—States marked • have a 16-year limit with exemptions. States marked f have mining products valued at $2,500,000 a year or over.
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
"Teaching by demonstration" was the keynote of the International Health Commission exhibit. Wax models, pictures, and other devices were used to show the ravages of hookworm disease and the campaign of eradication that has been waged. During the five-year campaign, according to statistics presented at the exhibit, more than half a million children of school age (G to 18, inclusive) were examined for hookworm disease in 11 Southern States. As a result. 210,828, or 39 per cent, were found infected. In other words, two out of every five children of school age were found to be infected. It was pointed out that infection means: Impaired health; greater susceptibility to other diseases; stunted body; dulled mind; diminished results of teaching; blighted manhood and womanhood.
Other features of the exhibit illustrated the improvement in community well-being wrought by the substitution of sanitary conditions for insanitary.
The Smith College exhibit was designed to set forth the developments in higher education for women. Charts were presented to
show the increase in number of students, the ratio of elective to required work, the type of work offered, and work taken for 1911-1"), and the geographical distribution of students. The distribution of subjects and subject hours was of special interest. The following