1920's Thoughts on Divorce
Thursday, June 7, 1928. 15 DIVORCES TO EVERY 100 MARRIAGES By HERBERT LITTLE WASHINGTON, Juno 7 (UP.). The government In this lovely month of brides and bridegrooms has Just Issued a voluminous analysis of marriage and divorce statistics which shows conclusively that divorces are more than twice as popular as they were when father used to tag along In the torchlight political parades. Forty years ago there were 5.5 divorces to every 100 marriages. Now there are fifteen divorces to X00 marriages. Ia those days there were 470 divorces annually per million of population. Now there are 1,540 divorces perj million. "ffhe divorce rate In this period ha Increased persistently and stykdliy, indicating either that home lif Is unhappier or that the prejudice against divorce is vanishing, or, more probably, both. The last few years have accelerated the movement, the tables prepared by the census bureau showed. Divorces In 1926, the last year for which , all figures have been set down, totalled 180.853. compared with 148,815 in 1922, and 27,919 in 1887. Five wives are granted divorces to avery two husbands, aceordlng to the 1926 figures. This shows increasing independence of what was once known as the weaker half, b cause only four years before, the ratio was four wives to two husbands in the divorce decrees. "Wives got (126,000 divorces in 192S com-pared with 100,000 in 1922, while husband advanced only from 47,000 to fc2,000. This was the first year in wlilch wives got as much as 70 per cmt of the divorces. Both sides of domestic disagreement choose desertion and cruelty as favorite grounds. More than 70 ppr cent of the divorces used these grounds. Drunkenness is not popular as a ground for divorce, but the number of divorces granted because of this increased from 1,536 in 1922 to 2,774 In 1926. The proportion of drunkenness divorces, however, dropped from 3.4 per cent in pre-prohlbition 1916 to 1 per cent in 1922. Duke's Actress Wife Wins at Monte Carlo And Buys Apartment MONTE CARLO, Juno7 (I.N.S.) Did young Duke Stanislas de la Rochefoucauld scion of an historic SIft5 Straightened For over 25 years we have been straightening cross eyes. Out of our over 7.000 successes, we have hundreds in this neighborhood. Here are the names of a few recent cases. Go see them look at their eye s hear their stories t hen come right to Chicago and have your eyes attended to: Mr. Nick Trbovich. 3903 Deodar ave., Indiana Harbor, Ind. Mr. George Ugarclnl, 1066 Washington, Gary, Ind. Mr. Andrew Zahacy. 801 Vermont street, Gary, Ind. Mrs. E. J. Blay, 1544 Harrison street, Gary, Indiana. Miss E. Johnson, 405 Van Buren street, Gary, Ind. Mike Maglish, 5005 Melville avenue, East Chicago, Ind. Mrs. Trlonovich, 3818 Washington, Gary, Ind. Mr. Orville Hines, 45th and Massachusetts, Gary. Ind. Mr. L- Eldredge, 1204 Harrison street, Hammond, Ind. Jack Vlahovich, 2551 Jefferson street, Gary, ma. Come In today and go MEDICAL RESEARCH 177 N. STATE ST.