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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 14',
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"SMASH THE MASHER!" CY GOTHAM WOMEN
IN CRUSADE f Q RIP STREETS Of FLIRTS '.
"He slowly edged closer to me." Drawn by Esther Andrews, Day Book
artist and writer, describing experience with a street car masher.
BY ESTHER ANDREWS
New York, Sept. 8. Smash the
That is what New, York women are
going to do. And they urge women
of every other city to do the same!
Women of New York are up in
arms following an epidemic of ogling
and nudging by men and are going
to take the matter in their own
Can woman herself smash the
And shall she do it with tongue,
freezing glance, jail sentence, old
fashioned slap, or with the hatpin?
Mrs. Louise Burt, five feet in her
silken -hosiery, pushed a masner
against a. building and pummeled
him until a policeman came to his
One masher attempted to caress
two girls in one hug. Lusty screams
brought 50 women and two police
men. After a battle the policemen
carried off a battered remnant of a
masher to the night court
Miss Alice Smith, probation officer
of the woman's night court, says the
thing' to do is to haul the masher
But if -timid women shrink from
asking aid of a policeman, how can
they endure the notoriety of appear- :
ance in a court room?
I asked Jane Cowl, an actress
beautiful enough to warrant undue .