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    The White House Conferences on Children

    An Historical Perspective

    Rochelle Beck
    Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam. The jam is moving toward the Hill where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of the Government. In that traffic jam are all kinds of vehicles ... There are all kinds of conveyances, for example, that the Army can put into the street—tanks, gun carriages, trucks ... There are the hayricks and the hinders and the ploughs and all the other things that the Department of Agriculture manages to put into the streets ... the handsome limousines in which the Department of Commerce rides ... the barouches in which the Department of State rides in such dignity. It seems to me as I stand on the sidewalk watching it become more congested and more difficult, and then because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic.

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    Winter 1973 Issue


    A Statement by Senator Walter F. Mondale
    Walter F. Mondale
    Children Under the Law
    Hillary Rodham
    Amphetamines in the Treatment of Hyperkinetic Children
    Lester Grinspoon, Susan B. Singer
    Abused and Neglected Children in America
    A Study of Alternative Policies
    Richard J. Light
    Foster Care—In Whose Best Interest?
    Robert H. Mnookin
    Report Analyses
    The Massachusetts Task Force Reports: Advocacy for Children
    Peter B. Edelman
    The White House Conferences on Children
    An Historical Perspective
    Rochelle Beck
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