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DON'T SPANK TOMMY FOR SMOKING CIGARETS
JUST GIVE HIM A "SWAB" OR TWO
Hoboken, N. J., Feb. 7. "Order!"
yelled Policeman Russell.. He had to
yell three times before, he. "could make
himself heard, for 200 boys, jammed
into an ordinary courtroom, can
make an awful uproar.
It was Recorder Mc'Govern's regu-;
lar weekly "boys' night,", when, he;
receives patients for his "cigaret
The recorder spoke:" "Any man or
boy who wants to be treated for. cig
aret smoking. the doctors are here
to treat you; First, I want to' tell' you'
Judge McGovern, at bottom (inset)
and Dr. Michael Granelli, medical in
structor in the Hoboken public
schools (center) swabbing the throat
of a. messenger boy.
that you must sincerely desire to stop
the- habit and must use some will
power, or ;the treatment will not cure
- Then the recorder began examin
ing grimy fingers for the tell-tale yel
low stains. In his wake came the
dne by .one the patients opened
their mouths and the nitrate of silver
solution was applied to their throats.
Neither the "cure" nor the "clinic"
are original with Recorder McGov
;ern, but he is the first of the cigaret