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die in such a short timQ.
"L sneak out in the morning and
hitch on automobiles," she said.
"Sometimes I use my own car, but
it's more f unto-grab a strange one.
I don't ride. I simply grasp the rear
straps and run along. Girls, it's sim
ply great for reducing."
Her fair friend refused to believe
her at first. They said it sounded too
But when she invited them to join
her in an early a. m. "hitching party"
they all accepted greedily and re
ported at her home wearing-running
bloomers and-Bulgarian blouses be
neath their auto cloaks. Then the
fun started. . ,
Most of the -women were able to
run a little bit after the car to -which
they had attached themselves started
up. But when the fiendish chauf
feur hit 'er into the high the ladies
took about one step to the block. The
rest of the time they floated out be
hind like well-developed streamers.
Milkmen.-policemen, newsboys and
early morning strollers were soon got
used to it. They had to. The "hitch
ing" cult gained new recruits every
day. And the dressmakers got so
busy making tucks that they grew
.? Mflybe glad rumors of the "get-
thin-quick" treatment have already
spread to this city. Anyhow it may
not be long before Miss Diana M.
Bumpoint will be trailing behind me
chanical pacemakers at thirty miles
Police stop 'em? Why, those fat
coppers should take the cure, too!
CAMINETTI GUILTY ON ONE OUT
OF FOUR COUNTS
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 6. F.
Drew Caminetti was found guilty of
violating the Mann white slave act
on one of the four counts charged
against him, the maximum penalty
for which is five years in prison and
a $5,000 fine, or both.
Sentence will-be pronounced nexl:
Wednesday, the same date on which
Maury L Diggs, convicted on four
counts, will be sentenced.
The jury in the Caminetti case,
which was composed principally of
millionaires and clubmen, were out
three hours and took eight ballots.
Judge Van Fleet, in charging them,
had been more lenient than in (he
Diggs trial and a lighter verdict
was expected than Diggs received,.
There was no display of emotion
on the part of Caminetti. His wife,
who was in the court with her little
daughter, lowered her head and the
tears were in her eyes. His mother
had been asked to remain in an ante
room, due to her violent outburst
during the prosecutor's address to
The Western Fuel Company was
fined $2,000 by Judge Maurice T.
Dooling in the United States district
court, and David C. Norcross, secre
tary of the company, was ordered im
prisoned for contempt because of his
failure to produce the company's
books before the grand jury investi
gating alleged weight frauds.
This case, in connection with the
Diggs-Caminetti scandal, -brought .
about the resignation of District At
torney" McNab. ' -