The appeal is by the mother from a judgment dividing the custody of a child in alternate periods of three months to each parent. When rendered in June, 1944, the little girl was about 2 1/2 years old. The father, although 22 years of age, had been twice divorced previously. The mother of the child was about 21 years old. The divorce was granted the wife upon the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and drunkenness. The young husband admitted that he had contracted syphilis about two years after marriage. Except several months in Louisville and in Detroit, the parties had lived in Nicholasville. In November, 1943, the wife left her husband and took her child to Dayton, Ohio, where her mother was employed, and obtained a job in war work. She has been making about $150 a month. For a while the father operated his own truck in hauling coal, but most of the time he has been employed on wages by his father to drive a coal truck from some field in southeastern Kentucky to Nicholasville. He lives with his parents. While the mother is at work in Dayton, she leaves the child in a nursery maintained by the City Board of Education where she receives good care and training. Her residence in Dayton is said to be temporary.