1913-11-18 Eugenics baby show a success
BABY SHOW WAS GREAT SUCCESS Prof. Beck with and Miss Thayer of Agricultural Callege Made Examinations. FIRST EU6ENICS SHOW IN ALIANY HELD YESTERDAY Thirty-Eight Babiis Weri En-tartd; and Interest and Enthusiasm Was Intsnse. With 38 babies entered, the first eugenic baby show was held yesterday in the armory in connection with the chrysanthemum fair and intense interest and enthusiasm prevailed and the event was an unprecedented success. As a result other baby shows arc now being contemplated. Twenty-seven babies went through a thorough examination by Prof. Beckwith and Miss Thayer of O. A. C, assisted by local physicians. Only a limited number of babies could be examined, as it takes care and time hence there were many mothers disappointed. However, there is a plan on foot to have another show soon at which a large numtber will be taken care of. Too much prsisecanot be gi-en Prof. Beckwith and Miss Thayer for their intelligence and efficiency in this line of extension work. They also gave their valuable time without remuner ation. The cards were take to O. A C. where they will be carefully scored and returned and the results pub lished.' The Modern Travelers' club desires to express their appreciation to Prof. 'Beckwit.h and Miss Thayer, also to Dr: Robnctt, who gave up al most the entire afternoon assisting in the work. The babies that stood high in the baby display show which was also held at tl.e armory, are as follows. In-'wcight: From 2 to 6 months, Dorothy Hoflich, 5 months, 18 1-2 pounds; 6 months to 1 year, Lester Kiddeman, 10 months, 23 1-2 pounds; In weight and height, 1 and 2 years: Edwin Lo ren Bray, 31 pounds, 34 inches: 2 to 3 years, Charles Geottling, Jr., 37 1-2 founds, 38 inches; 3 to 5 years, Francis Bray, 38 1-2 pounds, 42 inches.