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EVERY DAY A BETTER WORLD – Through Parks, Shorts and Eugenics (Feb, 1937)

“And one result is that the human race today is producing millions of physical and mental scrubs when it might—if it had the foresight and the hindsight— be producing millions of human thoroughbreds instead.”

“I am all for the Bishop and the girls, provided the latter have the right figures for shorts.”

I suppose the Eugenics film could have helped them guarantee that the churchgoing women would have had the right kind of figure. Also, in 1937 what would the right kind of figure for shorts be?


By Daniel Mann

Reviewing Progress in Science, Therapeutics and the Art of Living

MORE Playgrounds and More Play-

Nowadays the sentiment toward the physical culture life is rolling up like a snowball; and the change begins to show in our statistics. For instance, the National Recreation Association has recently announced that recreation in this country, and facilities for it, has more than doubled in the last decade.

Birth Control – A Two-Edged Sword? (Mar, 1922)

According to the author of this article the main issue surrounding birth control is how to get the “shiftless and stupid at the lower end of the scale of social worth” to use it, thus committing “class-suicide”. As well as convincing the “higher classes” to turn their women into baby factories.

Birth Control – A Two-Edged Sword?

It Is the Only Road to Race-Improvement, But—May It Mean Retrogression? — What Is Your Own Relation to It?

By Albert Edward Wiggam

PRESIDENT HARDING recently wrote, a letter which ought to have attracted international attention. The letter was addressed to a citizen of the United States, whose name would never otherwise have gotten before the public, congratulating him upon the fact that he had achieved a family of sixteen children. I naturally supposed upon reading President Harding’s laudatory comments that the parents of these children were persons of exceptional distinction in some field of science, commerce, art or public service, and that these fine talents would be inherited by the children to spread through the nation. What was my astonishment and disappointment, when I learned that this man’s services to human society were valued by his fellow men at twenty dollars a week!

Now some of the greatest men who ever lived had fathers who earned even less than twenty dollars a week. But Sir Francis Galton, the founder of Eugenics, Havelock Ellis and others, have found that, in the long run, at least one-half of all the great men of the world, who have made civilization what it is, were born from parents who had achieved great distinction and usually wealth, and that nearly all the other half sprang from parents of the abler and more well-to-do classes.