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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 1',
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THE DAY BOOK
An Atiless Daily Newspaper.
Nv D: Qochran, . rggfe . Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor antf' Publisher. vjggsf Automatic 51-422,
50G South-Peoria St.- 398 By Mall, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 122-
Chicago, Friday, Feb. 20, 1914
OPEN ARMS OF DEATH REACH OUT
FOR GIRL WITH "RAGTIME HEART"
Young Stage Star Who Collapsed While Dancing Must
Give Up the Tango, the Hazazza and All the Other
Latest Dances--Her Case Is a Lesson for All
the Millions of Dancing Girls in U. S.
B Y NIXOL-AGRE.ELEY-SM ITH .
Nevfr York, Feb:;2a--.Afer the trotj
the' tango; sjifer the tango -the.
hazazza for thafc-is the name of the
very Jat'est dance Ap. which, the rag
time feet of this ragtime" city beat
. But after the dancerafter all
Well the ragtime heart, for one
thing, or to use -the learned language
of the doctors who have diagnosed-it,
mitralstefiosis with regurgitation! ..
There is a pretty brqwnr-haired girl
now in one of New York's ;bjg, hos-.
pitals who has this dancing hea!rt.;
Her name is Kitty Ard'avani -and?
she has-' danced for her living-''even
since she was a very little child. The
fact that her heart now beats a fur
ious ragtime tune even when she is
asleep is a very -serious thing for
her. For it means that she can
never dance again. Last year she
was one of the "firefly" girls with
Before that she was with Ben "Hut.
She has danced ever since she can
remember. Onenight, a few months
ago, she collapsed on the stage of
the Casino Theater and was taken
away to a hospital, where she has
been ever since, cared for by weekly
contributions from the other firefly
girls. They were girls who realize
that at any moment their hearts may