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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 07, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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another battle with the Chicagoan.
Dave Smith, I. A. C, plunged 60
feet in the Tricolor tank in 18 sec
onds, establishing a new record.
Perry McGillivray, I. A. C, defeated
Duke Kahanamoku, the Hawaiian
marvel, in the 220-yard race; time,
2:22 2-5.
LITTLE LIFE TALES FROM THREE
OF OUR COURTROOMS
True love travels a rocky road as
witness Michael Bushick, 18, and
Mamie Blank, 15, his sweetheart.
They had been in love in a little town
in Iowa for years and years, which
amounted to six months, when
Mamie's parents decided Michael
wasn't a proper match for her and
they were forbidden to meet again.
Michael decided on an elopement
and they came to Chicago to find the
law as rough on juvenile weddings as
Mamie's parents had been, but after
a counsel together they decided to go
to housekeeping until such time as
they were old enough to do the thing
up right
Result: Morals court. Case con
tinued to see if the parents back
home will now agree to a marriage.
C. H. Miller, 9856 Woodlawn av.,
arraigned in the speeders' court for
leaving his car standing two hours
on Michigan blvd., learned a lesson
in economics from Judge Sabath.
"I didn't mean to leave it there
that long," he pleaded, "but I was
in a department store with my wife
and baby."
"Five dollars' fine," said the judge.
"If you had come out in the hour
you'd have saved that much in what
your wife wouldn't have spent."
"Why women go to fortune tellers"
came out in the court of domestic re
lations in the trial of Win. P. Com
frey, 4404 Prairie av., on charge of
non-support of his wife of two years
and the baby. William said he left
home because of a quarrel he had
with his wife when she threatened to
go to a fortune teller and he objected
to such a silly waste of money.
Under cross-examination of Ass't
State's Att'y Quirke, the sister of
William stated that she went every
week for the last year with a group
of other girls to a fortune teller, "be
cause every woman likes to know
what is going to take place in the fu
ture." She admitted her husband
didn't know of the practice.
William on probation a year; or-
dered to pay $6 a week. W
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"ANTI - PREPAREDNESS" BODY
PLANS BIG MEET HERE
In an effort to offset "jingoism,"
which they believe will result in de
struction of principles of liberty, the
"Anti-Preparedness Committee" of
Washington has accepted the chal
lenge of Pres. Wilson. In a speech
delivered in St Louis the president
told those who differed from him as
to the immediate need for unusual'
naval and military preparations to
hire "large halls" and state their case
to the public.
A meeting will be held Monday,
April 10, 8 p. m., in the Auditorium
and speakers of national reputation
will deliver speeches on preparedness,
and music and motion pictures will
be thrown in for good measure.
"Mr. Jingo," 14 feet long and 10
feet high, will be paraded through the
streets today as an advertisement of
the .people's meeting. Mr. Jingo is
the skeleton of a dinosaur.
The anti-preparedness committee
declares that the various militarist
organizations masquerading as "de
fense" societies and falsely claiming
that they alone can speak for Amer
ican patriotism are deliberately cre
ating a widespread condition of hys- , ,
teria as to the safety of this coun- xJS
try and danger of foreign invasion,
and this reckless propaganda of mili
tarism and jingo-imperialism, if al
lowed to go unchecked, will Inevi-'
tably lead to the destruction of prin
ciples of liberty and freedom upon""
which the hope of democracy ia'
based.

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