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Did Debs do Right

Eugene V. Deb:;, who polled close on a million votes as Socialist candidate nt the last U.S. Presidential election, has teken into his home a girl of the streets. Whatever Geno of the BLj Hoart does. if. is almost certain to bo endorsed by bis follower?; for to know Ge'iial Gene i-- to admire him as "a white man." Here'is the taory as told in the. Milwaukee Socialist daily .-- "Terre Haute, Indiana, July 5.— Eugene V. Dsbs, recent Socialist candidate for president, is to-day sheltering in his home Helen Cox, daughter of a Methodist preacher, once prominent in Indiana, who had been arrested for immorality. Recently the girl eloped with the son of a prominent family and was married. Later the young man divorced her and took her child away from her. The other night she was arrested on the street, and had been in jail for three days when Debs was permitted, as an emergency probation officer, to take her home with him, " This girl has been persecuted," declared Debs, in a public statement. "Will Terre Haute help her, or will its organised force be used to drive her to desperation? Let Terre Haute ask, 'What would Christ do?' Our family has opened our homo to her. "The pojice have told her that she must keep off th& jtrects or go to thered light district. Do the police mean \o get recruits for the red light district? If that is the police policy towards women, tin<n to be consistent the police (-liquid compel i in moral men who stsnd on rne streets to stay in the red light district. The men who hunt girls are more dangerpus to society than women. Jt is time for this pitiless cruelty to stop. Why not war on the immoral people in high life instead of persecuting this penniless

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Did Debs do Right, Maoriland Worker, Volume 4, Issue 139, 3 October 1913

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Did Debs do Right Maoriland Worker, Volume 4, Issue 139, 3 October 1913

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