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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 09, 1912, Image 2',
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peeple worry about 'thai. They're
the ones who have to pay. What
I'm talking about is a dance."
"Oh," said Qg, brightening up,
"a dance. Do they have it in
cabaret shows?" -
"I dunno," said Art. "That's
what I'm trying to find out. The
debutantes (debutante is French
for young - thing-looking-for-a-husband)
have taken it up and it's
"Ask Stan Field," suggested
So Art breezed around to Stan,
who quit working to arrange co
tillions some few years back.
At the very mention of Tango,
"Say, yqu poor boob' he said,
don't you know what the Tango
is? Come here and 111 tell you."
Ihen btan pulled Arts ear
down to his shoulder and whis
pered. Zthatso,w said Meeker, grin
ning. "Surest thing you know," said
"Aw, but say! That would
never do at the assembly balll"
"Why not?" asked Stan indig
nantly. "What's the matter with
it? Isn't it the poetry of mo
tion?" "Sure," I know," said Meeker,
"but think of the reporters,"
"Aw, the reporters, y'know'
said Stan. "We could fill them
up with champagne or some
thing." "I'll tell you what I'll do," said
Meeker. 'Til wire to Philadel
If they allowed it a! their assem
bly balls, Ii New York ana
PhiJly could stand it I guess Chi
cago will have to."
So Art wired to New York and
Fhilly, and alas and alack the an
swer he got ran like this ;
"Tango, Gaby Glide, New Bos
ton, Turkey Trot, Bunny Hug
and such dances absolutely barred
"That settles it," said Meeker
virtuously. "If it was too strong
for them it's too strong for Chi
cago, and those debutantes will
just have to lurnp it."
So Art called the committee to
gether, and put it to them flat,
and the Tango died ahasty death
so far as the assembly ball is con
There is a fine, large, healthy
howl going up from the young-things-looking-for-husbands,
you can't very well blame them.
Here they've been practicing on
that Tango thing for weeks, tak
ing special lessons, and buying
special corsets just specially for
the assembly ball because the as
sembly ball is the big hunt of the
year for the young-things-look-ing-fortiusbands.
And now they can't have it, be
cause Art Meeker has decided it
is immoral, or words to that ef
fect. Think of all those lessons wast
ed ! Think of all those extra plia
ble corsets gone to the asri barrel,
like the new Cook County Dem
ocracy! And all because Art
Meeker, of the stockyards, is such
a durned moral gent!
phia and New York and find out j
It s a shame, and Art ought to