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CHICAGO BEACHES THE BIG DRAWING CARD
SOME SUGGESTIONS THAT WOULD HELP
"The Atlantic City of the West"
Chicago is fast getting a strangle
hold on that title. And our sizzling
city is rightly entitled to it. With a
lake that spreads all over one side of
the town, there is plenty of water to
dip into and plenty of people in Chi.
to do the dfpping.
The numerous beaches have this
that place they claim to he able to
handle 10,000 bathers.
That's a lot of people, but the city
bathhouse is likely to have to make
good on that claim most any time.
So far things have gone along nice
ly at Clarendon. The only criticism
that bathers seem to make is that
two people should be giving out bath
ing suits instead of one, especially
when two ticket windows are work
ing on the men's side. There has
been no criticism of the girls' side.
At Wilson beach they need towels.
Several times recently bathers have
been told to get their towels when
they come out of the water instead ol
when they paj- their money and get
their suit And then when a whole
flock of soaking wet folks surge up
to the towel window they have been
given old bathing suits to jise as
Fair sex bathers at Chicago beaches this season appreciate the fact
that one-piece bathing suits are allowed. The above picture shows one
of the fair maidens lolling on the beach in a costume that is easy to
year broken all records for popular
ity. Thousands upon thousands
more have taken to the beaches since
the summer of '1G set in than did
last year. The bathing habit seems
to have gripped the whole town.
In fact, the unexpected big rush to
the water has caught a big majority
of the beaches off their guard and
they are not half prepared to handle
the crowds that turn out. Probably
the best exception in the city is the
new Clarendon municipal beach. At
towels. A new supply of towels and
fair treatment to those who pay a
quarter to bathe at Wilson beach
would be greatly appreciated by the
bathers. Locker, suit, checking and
"eats" service is very good at Wil
At North Shore beach the same
stunt of giving out bathing suits in
place of towels has been worked sev
eral times. Folks who go to North
Shore and Wilson beaches know this
isn't fair treatment. A jolly crowd