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speculation as to how the President's
platform managed to sidestep the
danger spots like the Philippines, Pa
nama tolls, single terms, a genuine
income tax, sugar and the high cost
of living. Attempts to start a row
over these died early. Every man
knew in his heart that unless the
President had lost his copy of Hart's
Rhetoric (which calamity God for
bid!) the sidestepping would be done
and everybody would say it was a
good, clean job. So, what was the
SAME OLD CREW GETS BUSY ON
It now comes to light-at "Pussy
foot" Crane, Boss Penrose and oth
ers of the G. 0. P. Old Guard have
fixed up things in such a fine fashion
'that they are going to dominate the
By one of their old-time coups the
ancient political bosses find them
selves still in control of their party's
presidential campaign. At a late
"meeting Saturday of the new G. 0. P.
national committee Crane immedi
ately bounced into the chair and pro
ceeded to name a subcommittee
Vhich will be the real boss in the
'coming race. On this committee
Crane appointed, in addition to him
',sell, Boss Penrose, Reed Smoot, C. B.
Warren, Jim Hemenway, Ralph Wil
liams, Alvah Martin and John Adams.
: This morning Crane will confer
-with Hughes in New York. At that i
conference "Pussyfoot" will formal
ly assume charge of the jurist's cam
paign. The Old Guard seems to have come
fiack with a vengeance.
r Washington. Sen. Thomas, Colo
rado, introduced resolution for an
amendment to constitution prohibit
ing members of supreme court being
candidates for public office.
New York. Mrs. Finley J. Shep
ard, formerly Miss Helen Gould,
contemplates adopting boy and girl,
5 years old, as comrades for boy shei
adopted six months ago.
Washington. Total resources of
all national banks of U. S. on May 1,
1916, were $14,195,000,000, accord
ing to statement by comptroller of
currency. Surpasses by $356,000,
000 greatest assets ever shown in,
history of these banks.
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JUDICIARY BODY TALKS OVER
MOVIES AND VICE
Movies and vice occupied the at
tention of the judiciary committee
An attack led by Aid. R. M. Buck
was started to devise means to force
Chief of Police Healey to let loose of
the Funkhouser reports on vice and
cabarets, now hidden by the depart
ment. They threatened to ask the
mayor to fire Healey unless he comes
"The Little Girl Next Door," vice
film founded on Lieut. Gov. Barratt
O'Hara's investigation of prostitu
tion in Illinois, was given the second
"O. K." by the committee.
Action' was taken toward giving
Major Funkhouser final power in
censoring movies. Chief Healey now
claims this right.
THEN SHE BLUSHED
A party of strangers were visiting
at the college. It was in the late fall
and the air was crisp and cold. One
of the members of the party, a
charming young woman, was escort
ed through the grounds by a learned
but very much preoccupied profes
sor. Suddenly two members of the
track team, accoutred for their sport,
passed them. 1
"It's dreadfully cold," remarked
the young woman, with a dainty shiv
er, as she gazed after the runners,
"to be without stockings."
The professor's mind, deep in con
templation was attracted by the
sound of the girl's voice.
"Then why," he asked absently,
"did you leave them off?" Youth.'