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JANE'WHITAKER TELLS WORKING GIRLSHER
. LIFE STORY IN TODAY'S ISSUE
THE DAY BOOK
CEpO 398,
Nl D.-Cochran,-Editor
andJPublisher.
500 South Peoria St
TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 140 , Chicago,, Thursday, March 13, 19J3 ONE CENT
KISSES OF MINISTER'S, WIFE SO INTOXICATING
THEV MADE YOUNG BOYS LEAVE HOME
Mrs. .Glarkson, Who Left Pastor Husband for Society
' Burglar, Caused Rushes at Husband' s Mission
Because She Kissed Converted Men.
Shakespeare-once, loudly; demand
ed to know what there $vas in a
-name. And he never received' any
adequate answer. - - :
ThVGhicago,police today are ask-
' ing what, thcrft is ip .a-kiss, and', more
particularly, in the' kisses, of airs,
" Mabel Clarfcson.
- airs. ClarksbVis. the wife of; Rev.
"Nestor K. Clarkspn, head of. the
Whitel Cross ilidnight. MissioriL
. Three day? ago", one' Owen D. Conn
was arrested in San Francisco after
a revolver battle with ttie police. -
"Conn,, fwho ;was ai ;well-dressed,
gentlemanly person with a "Harvard
accent, at first, refused to talk at all
when, questioned by thetSan Francis--;
co authorities: ' '
But he was given the third degree,
and finally'broke down. He-admitted;
he was.a burglar. Hesaid'hewas the
son of, a very-jeligiouB Chicago fam-
,ily. He said his father was Thomas.
' J .Cdnnof 73.0? Palmer .avenuel. And
he said that his only'occupation for
many .years had been that of a bur
glary. '
, ''pm a, society burglar," he explain
to the police. , "I never Jopt-jBjhall
Aojuse,! always go?Mter&b.i la.ce,
and usually, I -have a woman plan
the robbery and' .take part In carrying-
it out! Women, you, know, are
better at that sort" of stuff than men
are." -, .
The San "Francisco police asked
Conn.for'the.names of his wqmen.ac
'coniplices.. Conn hummed and hawed
for some .time, and finally said:
"Well, the latest, one I had, was
the wife of; a Chicago missionary.
Mrs. Mabel Clarkson was hername."
The Sah Francisco police asked
Conn where' Mrs. Clarkson could be
found.
' "I,'dqn't- know," he, said. "Last
time I saw her wasjn Omaha. I fold
her to beat it there, and she did.
Maybe she 'went, home."
This information -was wired to- the
Chicago police by thetSan Francisco
police, with a request that they loolc
up ,the wife of- the Rev. Nestor K.
Glarkson;.
The? Chicago police, found Clarkson
quite easily. But' they did. not find
his wife with -him.
"My wifef" the .minister tcld the
police, "i& a' curious psychological
Study." - . ' ,
t 'We . kno,Wi about Ahtr?. said the

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