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meaning of those gyrations (this
is a.polite word often used in such
cases) of the, dancers?
We donTt know where Artever
heard that tune before, and if we
did we wouldn't tell. Art's mar
ried. But we do know what the
meaning of the gyrations of. the
dancers was. They wete Tango
ing. And"we also know what
the tune was. It was that spright
ly melody, which starts off:
"Oh, every evening hear him
It's the cutest little thing,
Got the cutest little swing.
Hitchy Koo, Hitchy TCoq, Hitchy
We confess we do not know
what "hitchy koo" means, but it
probably is Hawaiian for "Do it
tagain, "kid," or something like
But we're 'forgetting. Art,
whom we left rooted t Qthe spot.
Art kept on being rooted to the
spot for about five minutes, and
then it filtered into his intelli
gence that society was slipping
one over on him.
Then he went into the bitter
night air, and wept, and reflected'
that being the whole cheese out
at the stockyards while J. Og Ar
mour is purchasing (not buying)
a residence (nof home) jn Cali
fornia, did not necessarily make
you the whole cheese in the
Blackstone ball room.
After Art had removed his
heavyweight self from the, ball
real things began to pick up.
The women all put on fool hats,
and dinky little aprons, and stuck
flowers over themselves.
It, was a good thing -they, did
this, because it was getting a little
cold and the women werejit
much dressed for cold weather -not
so's you could notice It s f
Then somebody turned out the
lights, and the orchestra struck
up the "Kangaroo Jump" and fol
lowed it with "When the Mid
night Choo Choo Leaves for
Alabama," while some gink in
the balcony played with, a kaleido
After, that there wasjiothing
slo wabout that Assembly ball.
You couldn't have found a lijdier
dance in the best part o the re
stricted -district when the town
was wide open.
Telling what was danced is a
difficult proposition, but at least it
is easy to tell some of thetunes
the orchestra played and which
were danced to. They were :
"Be My Little Ba,by Bumbie
Bee," "Waiting for the Robert E.
I,ee," "Rag Time Soldier' Man,"
"Wedding Glide," "When "I. Get
You Alone Tonight," "T&e Baby
Glide' "Mammie's SKufflW
Dance," "Circus Day," "Mooo
light Bay," "I Want to Be in
Dixie," "AH Night Long."' .
In the midst of tt Mort Singer,
the gent who dopes out attrac
tions for the people at the Palace
and Princess theaters, began
breezing around the room in a
way that would havje got him ar
arrested at a public dajice.
Mort stopped in f 1 ont of every
one of the younger dames, and
sized her up.