More of my conversation with this woman
I asked her, "In the group that I am to speak to, do you think some of the children of these women have gotten into trouble with stealing or any other delinquency?"
She moved forward confidentially. "You've guessed it," she said. "That's really why we want these lectures. You'd be astonished at what these children from these good middle-class homes do nowadays. You know, you won't believe it, but they break into apartments, and a group of young boys molested several small girls right in our neighborhood! Not to speak of the mugging that goes on after dark."
"What happens to these boys?" I asked her.
"You know how it is," she said. "One has to hush these things up as much as possible, but when it got too bad, of course, they were put away."