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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 14, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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rest woman sprinters of the Pacific
was won here during the Mid-Pacific
Carnival by Dorothy Becker of San
Francisco in 35 1-5 esconds.
Ruth Stacker, a Hawaiian, and
Miss Becker's keenest rival, finished
second. "-
The slow time and a subsequent
controversy between partisans of the
two swimmers resulted from the in
advertent crossing of Miss Stacker
from her own swimming lane to that
of Miss Becker's, so that both became
confused, stopping at the 40-yard
line.
Shouts from bystanders spurred
them on again, and the Becker girl
finished a few feet in advance, fight
ing for the lead.
Timers declared afterward that
but for the stop at the 40-yard line,
Miss Becker would probably have fin
ished in 29 or 30 seconds, a decided
record. In view of the circum
stances, both swimmers want to race
again, smce neitner ieeis tnat ner
abilities were fully displayed.
Two other Honolulans, Miss Lu
cile Legros and Bernicia Lane, con
tested, finishing third and fourth re
spectively. Miss Becker came here particular
ly to try her speed against Miss
Stacker.
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TODAY'S ODDEST STORY
Goshen, Ind., April 14. Johnnie
Wolf is approaching the age of 20
months and is sound and happy. He
didn't have a frog in his throat; it
was in his stomach.
The youngster began losing weight
despite a hearty appetite and mother
had visions of a tapeworm. The boy's
stomach was photographed via X-ray
and a big lump was seen. Doctor op
erated and brought out a half-pound
milk-fed frog in the best of health.
Mrs. Marry Wolf believes Johnnie
swallowed a tadpole when trey vis
ited Mrs. Robert Gregory, his grand-
mother, in Syracuse. They drank
f hydrant water there.
ORGANIZATION MEETINGS ARE A
HUGE SUCCESS
Shop meetings held last night in an
attempt to organize the tailing indus
try in Chicago were a huge success.
Tailors in the employ of the Conti
nental Tailoring Co. organized them
selves without being approached by
organizers and went down in a body
to the headquarters of the Amalga
mated Clothing Workers of America
last Monday and joined. Many of the
other shops are doing the same, the
organization work being done by the
workers themselves inside of the
shops, owing to the intolerable condi
tions existing in this traed.
Because of the interest the tailers
and cutters are taking in organiza
tion the scab importing agencies are
busy. The United Secret Service. Co.,
25 North Dearborn St., has sent out
a circular letter offering to place male
and female spies in the shops to as
sist in eliminating the union.
"We know from past experience,"
the letter rjead, "that by eliminating
unionism a manufacturer can reduce
the cost of operation." They also
offer to furnish strike breakers in
bunches, including gunmen and slug
gere classified as guards and spe
cial police, in case of strike.
It is expected there will be an im
mense attendance at the mass meet
ing next Monday night at the West
Side auditorium, Taylor and Racine,
when Jos. Schlossberg, vice pres. of
the Amalgamated Clothing Workers
of America, will speak.
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SPREADING THE ALARM
During a recent burglar scare an
eccentric old man bought a dog that
was warranted a good houseguard.
When he retired for the night the
dog was fastened in. the kitchen as
the most likely place to catch any of
the expected burglars.
In the early morning a neighbor
went to awaken him and heard the
old man say to his wife:
"Get up, Betr and waken that dog;
there's burglars in the house."
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