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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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"GOODBYE, GOD, I'M GOING TO CALIFORNIA"
f Ocean Park, Cal., March 22.
-uooaDye, uoa, I'm going to California."
With this rather startling text for
a sermon, Rev. W. J. Boyd, pastor of
Here Are Two of the More Conservative Types of Bathing Suits Which
' Roused the Ire of Ministers in Pacific Beach Towns.
the Ocean Park Methodist church, re
cently launched himself into the min
isters' fight here to prevent the an
nual fashion parade that is held along
the strand every Easter Sunday be
tween Venice and Ocean Park. He
lambasted the custom of girls parad
ing In the fashion review in miniature-model
bathing suits, so brief and
meager as to attract the attention of
even the most hardened beach strol
lers. Ministers of the beach towns unit
ed in a crusade against bathing suits
which leave nothing to the imagina
tion. They declare that if the fa
shion parade must be held it could be
made just as enjoyable to the public
without the display of near-nude
wohien.
The ministerial opposition to this
feature of the parade won a conces
sion from the managers. This year's
procession of fashionables will be
shorn of its bathing girls. R. J. Had
don, secretary of the chamber of
commerce, explained before a mass
meeting of business men. tb4t the p&-
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