Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 9, 1961 · Page 126
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 126

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 9, 1961
Page 126
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-A mothers' march offers new hope to CHILDREN of DIVORCE .. ""'·'·'· ' '-":'!"-;_';i Target of ire. Friend of the Courl Herbert Heuman poles outside child support office. Angry mothers charged he wos too "easy" on ex-husbands. The faces below belong to the children of divorce. For years, they have been deprived, victimized and even starved. Eight million of them are not adequately supported by their fathers. The taxpayers make up the difference--$615 million in 1960. But now a new day may be dawning. Recent innovations add up to a mushrooming reform movement: "Weekend jail" for welshing fathers, a 50-state "Runaway Pappy Act" to corner deserters, a new plan for a nationwide "trackdown" service, a state-by-state drive to overhaul child support procedures. The children's rights campaign has been gathering steam for several years. But recently it received a dramatic push from a militant little band of mothers in Jackson, Mich. What caused the Jackson "mothers' revolt"? And what were its results? For the inside story, tuni the page. ·"·^^^·^^^^^·B Real vieiimi of child support mess, above Michigan children are part of croup owed total of $100,000 back payments. Parode · July 9, 1961

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