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"Wouldn't it be great to have a
Her escort caught the idea. A
show a show a new diversion for
the moneyed ones on whom dancing,
tennis and ocean dips were begin
ning to pall. "--
The news spread Palni Beach was
to have a show. Then came the tur
moil. The planners set out to stage
a baby show. But the babyless big
majority howled they wanted a dog
Russell G. Colt dapper society
lion solved the problem by suggest
ing a vote of the hotel swells to see
what sort of a show should be held.
The vote was taken. The result
For a dog show, 38; for a baby
And so it was that Palm Beach's
baby show was turned into a dog
show, which was far more pleasing
to the rich women who grace the
beach with their figures, who keep
Palm Beach on the map with their
coin and who have no babies to pet
but instead coddle poodle dogs.
Mrs. Henry M. Flagler, wife of the
railroad millionaire, was in charge of
arrangements for the dog show. Her
chief assistants were Mrs. Herman
Oelrichs and Mrs. Burnee Munn, who
was Miss Mary Wanamaker.
The show was staged a few days
ago and was a hummer. Nearly all
of the big bugs entered a pedigreed
canine, and such cooing, cuddling and
even kissing of puppies one never
But the babies?
Oh, they're still enjoying them
selves on the strand.
Showing how far some of the folks
are getting from orthodoxy, Rev. W.
Y. L. Davis, of Los Angeles, preaches
on "Some things I like about the
Devil." Rev. Davis has discovered
that the Devil is aggressive, never a
quitter, always minds his own busi
ness, and turns his hand to anything
to get aheaf
OFFER LOWER GAS RATE BUT
NOT FOR SMALL CONSUMER
Some queer things happen before
the public utility commission. Char
les A. Munro, vice president of Public
Utility Co. of Northern Illinois, tes
tified that his company could supply
four times the amount of gas they
were now selling at $1 per thousand
cubic feet without any additional
cost for equipment. He also stated
that the present equipment was only
going 23 per cent of the time.
Munro came in with a petition to
lower the gas rate from $A a thou
sand to 59 cents a thousand. But
this new rate will only apply to con
sumers using more than 100,000
cubic feet of gas monthly. The resi
dent consumer doesn't benefit
A year ago the Public Service Co.
supplied gas to three concerns which
used upward of 250,000 cubic feet
monthly. When the rate went up to
$1 they quit using gas. Now a fourth
large consumer has threatened to
quit and they want to lower the rate.
Recently the city of Oak Park was
stung for $1 gas by the public util
ity commission. Other small towns,
served by the company, are paying
about the same rate.
Sam Insull, head of the People's
Gas, Light & Coke Co., is president of
the Public Utility Co. of Northern Ill
inois? Sam slipped something over
on Oak Park when he got them to
accept that 51 gas rate. Now he is
attempting to negotiate with Chicago
for a "lower" gas rate.
BUSY DAY FOR MURDERERS IN
Cleveland,, O., Feb. 12. Frank
Lesh, 27, shot and killed early today
in doorway of his coffe house. Victor
Ballan, 57, night foreman, beaten to
death in plant of Collings-Taylor Co.
Murderers escaped. Mark McGuire,
following quarrel, shot his wife in the
neck and attempted suicide. Both,
will probably die.