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BARREL MYSTERY TRAILS TO
Straight back to the alleys of "Lit
tle Italy" lead the trail from the vin
egar harrel found on a West Side
prairie with the crumpled body of
Agostino 'Giovetfco. inside. He had
lived in the heart of the mafia dis
trict, 1100 Larrabee st
With the blood-stained vinegar
barrel as the biggest clue to a mur
der that they merely whisper of in
the Italian colony, the police set
about to catch the slayers.
Giovenco's life furnished the other
clue to his death. Recently a pros
, perous saloonkeeper, he had been
driven from business and ruined by
a band of bis countrymen who are
blamed for the killing. They are the
"PILLS" AND OOPE FIFTY-FIFTY
The cigaret user and dope fiends
are on a level, according to Dr. Ed
ward S. Higley of Glen Ellyn, testf-'
fying in the case of Dr. A. L. Blunt,
accused by federal authorities of dis
tributing opium and morphine.
"The physical reaction following
the use of opium is shown by the
sallow and drawn look in the pa
tient's skin," he said. "The effects
of the use of opium are about the
same as those produced by the exces
sive use of tobacco."
JULIE OPP ILL OFF STAGE
New York, Oct. 27. Julie Opp,
who started out to play this season
with her husband, William Faver
sham, in "The Hawk" the part orig
inally acted by Gabrielle Dorziat, re
turned last week to her home in E.
17th st She is very ill and is allow
ed to see nobody. It was announced
last evening that she had improved
but little during the day.
SAYS THEY STOLE PART OF ST.
Accusing the 111. Malleable Iron Co.
of stealing a strip of Paulina st, 36
by 135 feet, at Dlversey blvd., Aid.
John Haderlein has asked council
committee to revoke the company's
right to a switch track across Pau
lina st in hopes of making them give
up the seized portion.
PRUDISH PRESS POUNCED ON
The prudish newspaper, the one
which holds back from discussion of
vital sex facts for fear of offending
readers, came in for a rap from Eric
C. Hopwood, managing editor of the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, before the
social hygiene conference in the Con
gress hotel yesterday.
"For years we were not allowed to
use the phrase 'redllght district' on
the Plain Dealer for fear of turning
away some of our subscribers," de
clared Hopwood. "We spoke of this
district as 'the neighborhood, or lo
cality where women of an undesir
able community congregate.'
"Then came the time when we de
cided to aid in abolishing the red
light district It came about by forc
ing the police to act through a series
of plain stories of conditions in the
"Prudery Is still a fault with hun
dreds of our newspapers. And by
their refusal to discuss potent facts
they are neglecting a chance to do a
vital good to readers.
"Take, as an instance, the case of
the unmarried mother. Things have
progressed so far as to give her the
same consideration in a newspaper
that the business of muzzling dogs
and erecting of water troughs get
"There are three ways that a news
paper can aid the cause of hygienists
who want their message before the
public through the news stories, by
open and frank discussion in the edi
torial columnB and by signed ar
ticles of experts.".
The Chicago Herald and its writer
who took a story about the "danger
of the giggling girl flirt" was panned
by members of the conference.
A serious matter handled in a Jo
cular way to "make a story," was
1 the physicians' verdict