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LAST EDITION. LAST EDITION.
THE PENDULUM, AN INTERESTING SHORT
LOVE STORY BY O. HENRY, IS INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochrah,
500 South Peoria St.
1 398 Tal Mnnrna 'Vn
VOL.2, NO. 260 Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 2, 1913
WHY DO FOOL MEN WORRY ABOUT
FEW CLOTHES SOME WOMEN WEAR?
Man Is the Only Animal in the Universal Zoo Who Is
. Ashamed of the Form. in Which He Was Created.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
All- this' newspaper excitement over what- women wear will soon dio
down no matter what the women wear or don't wear. Human nature is so
set in its ways and habits that anything by way of change shocks and tem
About thirty years ago, when the "Black Crook" made such a hit on
the stage, it was because the chorus girls doffed their skirts and danced
about the stage in tights. It was something new out of the ordinary. So
it caused a rush of men to the theater to look at women's legs.
But tights soon became so -common that nobody thought anything of
it. And there's more exposure in any comic opera nowadays than there-was
in the original "Black Crook."
Nobody is shocked to see hundreds of women in their few clothes on
an ocean bathing beach. But there would be a riot if one woman walked
along State street in the same costume. It's common on the bathing beach,
but out qf the ordinary on State street.
It's common for women to wear decollette gowns at a fashionable ball,
and little attention is paid to the bare-skin brigade of matrons and maids.
Even women with scrawny necks get away with it. But the same costumes
would attract attention on State street, because women are supposed to
wear walking suits on the streets.
The peekaboo waist aroused opposition from prudes when it first came
out, but people soon got used to it and thought nothing of it