Huntington Herald Indiana Emma Kent Callanen 3Jul1924
ill URGED AS A PEUALTY FOR DIVORCE BLAME UNO OUlLTY ONE TO PRISON FOR FIVK YEARS. ADVISES SYRACUSE PASTOR. . Syracuse, N. T., July. 3. Anve - year term In atate prison. tor., the. guilty person In every divorce suit ' , Theft the sure cure for divorce advocated toy the y.Rev. ' Jamei B. Knappenberger, pastor of the Wesley: ' an Methodist church. Dr. Knappenberger Is not opposed to divorce Itself., . The decree should be granted where . there Is cause, he holds, with the guilty one going to prison and the Innocent one let free. "A law without . in ' a6oompanying penalty la nothing more than advice," ea!d Dr. Knappenberger recently. "That'a what our present divorce law Is advice to two people who are at odds wrth - wtch other. nts the result? result? The guilty narty, pays a few dollars.' in alimony and looks about for another partner. . Onoe Death Penalty . "la ancient times the one who failed to keep his or her marriage vows was put to death. 1 am hardly in favor of such a punishment in this age, but a five - year ata? In Jail Is none too harshnot a bit That would check the .disgraceful Increase In American divorces." Dr. Knappenberger's stand on divorce divorce results from the fact that divorces are 'on the increase In Onondaga Onondaga : county, according to figures made by Mrs. Emma K. Callahan, statistician in the county clerk's office ... ' . Mrs. Callanen'a figures show that more divorces are granted In this county tha " nseparatlona - or - annul ments. This contrary to belief of the - average person who - thinks that the latter decrees Are much mora numerous numerous than - absolute aeparatlon of hut - band and wife. , '.. Woman Disagrees ' " ' Mrs. Liebef Whittle, widely known club, woman and leader of the Na - - tlonal Women's party In Onondaga bounty, oppose! the 'Knappenberger plan.' ' . . - . "If yon cant hare ft happy home, . wreck It at once tefore atiy children are born," said Mrl. Whittle recently. Th Increase la divorce is nothing 16 te alarmed about' It is slinky nat ural and lawfully regulated rearcang ffiint of men and womea who havl been mlamited. "Wht force ft man and woman to live together in unhapplness And perhaps perhaps even hatred? To do so la Inhuman Inhuman and criminal. Offspring from such a union will never develop into superior type They are bound to be subnormal and unfit to take their place in Ufa." . Mrs. Whittle looks upon modern marriage laws as subjective bonds for the fair sex. Present marital codes have descended from fit. Paul, the says, who compiled them for the church, which, in . turn, bequeathed them to Burope, England and, finally, America. ; .?.." - v'v v1" . In Mrl. .Whlttje's . opinion , 8t Paul placed raUier restraining hand upon women, wno meeaiy euomiuea to nis refttiitlonrinaowathr(Wgri'tlige$.: POLLY AND HER PALS IS SlMPLfc. WITH TOOtS AND CASPElt r - ri' - - - r 1 - , I ' xiuimmi - js - 11 r la fer '