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a. - be to CHARGES NOT \SUSTAINED Allegations of Cruelty Toward Glen Mills Pupil Pall Plat at Hearing. The charges of gross cruelty and brutality, preferred by George Proud of 2635 South Juniper street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, against attaches of the Glen Mills School, a State reformatory at Glen Mills,'this county, Proud..alleging that his son, aged l!5 years had,.bSen subjected subjected to Inhuman treatment while an inmate of the. institution, were not sub- hearing before the Board of Managers stantiated by testimony given at a of the institution, at an investigation conducted in the Bailey Building, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, yesterday, according 'to a statement issued by Joseph G. Koseng- son, chairman of the-committee. - The elder Proud had charged that his son was permanently- maimed as a result of severe punishment inflicted hy attaches of the school. The boy was present at the hearing- He .limped painfully as he walked. - He asserts that for a trivial offense, .one of the keepers had kicked him on the hip. The elder Proud further alleged that a few weeks after his son Jiad been operated on for appendicitis, he was put to work, against-the protests . of Dr Watson McCaffery, a physician at the school, digging a trench and a few hours later his condition had become so alarming, due to weakness, that he had to be returned to the hospital. Mr. Rosengarten, following the hearing hearing declared that the evidence presented presented had not substantiated the charges. He said, .. however that charges of cruelty against certain ot the keepers at the schbol made by young Proud and J. A. Hayes, 2219 N Orkney street a former inmate would be investigated by the managers. managers. , . , , "Proud admitted to me privately, said Mr. Rosengarten, "that his object in bringing the charges of crulty was to affect the boy's realease from the reformatory. The charge,that he wa& lamed by a kick was not proven. We had Dr. "W. Estell Lee, consulting surgeon surgeon who operated on the boy: Dr Charles F. Schoff, of" Media, and Dr Watson McCafferty .testify that the lameness was not caused by any -physical -physical injury. • , "It was'also shown that the boy was not compelled to work in a ditch after being discharged from the hospital. When it was found that he was not physically fit to perform manual labor he was allowed to perform simple duties duties in the tailoring establishment. Mr Proud admitted to I he board thct his son had been injured in an automobile accident two years 'ago. "The board, after listening to wha evidence Mr. Proud had to present, advised advised him to make formal application for his son's release. This application will be acted upon by the board at its regular 'meeting 'February 17. We assured assured him that in the meantime his son would receive the best of care and attention attention at the schools.". In order to "back up' his charges tha the -boys incarcerated in the schoo were inhumanly treated, Proud brough Hayes and 'Mrs. Sarah Berger, 353 Emerald street, Philadelphia/ who has a son in the institution, to testify Hayes stated- afterwards that he/hai told them of the abuses 'he was sub jected to' which had . weakened hi mind. Hayes said he had been an inmat of the institution from .1904 to 1009. A various times, he said, he had been beaten over the so se verely as to affect his mind;' He toll of one instance where one of th keepers laid him over a chair and boa him with a rattan. .-.'.' Mrs. Berger was called into the healing healing room, but she was not permittee to testify. l>atcr Mrs.. Berger told o the cruelties which she alleges hac been-inflicted on her scventcen-ycar old son George. , ••On one of my visits last October,' said Mrs. Bcrgor, "I found George will his all bruised and blackened. Hi told me Unit ono of the keepers hac strangled him and then humped hit head against a radiator. Dr. McCafferty McCafferty told me that he had been brough to him unconscious.. I made a com plaint to the authorities, but was toll that there was no truth in the, .boy's statements. I cannot understand why I was not permitted to testify, unless they were afraid to let me tell what T know." - . . . The members of the board of managers managers who heard the testimony yesterday yesterday were Mr. Roscngarlcn.'.Ccorge'M The are you When talks . all box. taste remarkable. Booth, James F,our. of the ancient streets, Seivard. other greatly va Mr. building of the- of stories They The during Prof. High Free the given of tiie Interest ars various are The Board discussed $76 school .Academy election the the on east north The Chester was chapel on than comprised Ice during, social president, meeting The- on and 624 jlrip* He who .loaves tire circumstances. with IPC,., some The pln'ce Newtown' years iihrt • small etory.

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 06 Feb 1913, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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