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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN   137

years what is known as social science has become a recognized part of the curriculum of every large university, and settlement workers, neighbourhood workers' associations and other social service agencies are attacking with scientific methods the various problems arising out of congested city life, and the poverty and ignorance, which unfortunately are not con-fined to cities. Wonderfully interesting in their very human appeal would be the stories which might be told by the trained men and women who are doing their best to help those who, generally through no fault of their own, are handicapped in the race of life. Men and women who realize their own privileges and who are enjoying the pleasures of a good home training, education and the comforts of life, cannot too often be reminded of their less fortunate sisters and brothers and more particularly of the little ones.

In this Province there are districts in which the lumbering industry was once carried on and which had been opened up for settlement with little regard for their suitability for agricultural purposes, in which there still linger families who .,endure what is perhaps the


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