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FLIRT PERILj CROWS AS ONE
MORE IS PICKED UP
The department store flirt creature
who preys aliKe on mother, daughter,
wife and sister made his appearance
again yesterday. This time it was
Marshall Field's store that figured as
his hunting ground.
Miss Eva Dubin of 3341 W. 13th st.
ventured into the loop and along
State street yesterday afternoon to
buy a few things.
Several times as she walked along
the crowded street, where one must
bump and rub against almost anyone
else, she noticed a man following
But Eva never sympathized with
girls who cause a scene and had men
arrested for annoying them in Chi
cago's loop. So she went about her
business and tried to forget tfiat the
man was trying to attract her atten
tion. All along State street, through sev
eral stores and into Marshall" Field's,
he dogged her steps. Once inside
Field's he seemed to get courage to
speak to her.
"Hello, there, girlie," he is accused
of saying. He smiled and ogled her
just as all department store flirts do,
The girl was too scared to cry outr
so she turned her head and quick
ened her step, hoping to esqape his
attentions by running away from
But this man was a sticker. He
twirled the big black mustache which
had aided him before in just such sit
uations and hustled right after her.
They went out of the store.
At Madison and Wabash he caught
up to her again and spoke, she says.
This time Miss Dubin knew what to
do. She called Traffic Policeman C.
Coakly from the street and pointed
out the man.
Policeman Coakly also knew what
to do. He collared the black-mus-tached
gentleman and held him until
the patrol arrived from the central
detail. At the station there was no
hesitation in booking him as a flirt;
they get them almost daily.
The man gave his name as Louis
Spena, 35,' of 815 S. Halsted st He
said he thought she was a Greek and
that she wanted his company. ,
The police are investigating to see
if he is an old timer in loop flirting
or if he is just a beginner who has
come to realize that the easiest place
to insult a woman is in a crowded
department store, where she fears to
complain because she will attract a
Six policewomen were assigned
last week to catch flirts on State
street, home of Chicago's depart
ment stores. The police have recog
nized the flirt peril for years.
The first policewoman the city had
was placed in department stores to
watch flirts and shoplifters. But the
recent occurrences have caused the
force to be enlarged.
Only yesterday Paul Girten of 1800
W. Madison st, taken in by this
squad, was fined $25 and costs. He
stood at Madison and State streets
and, according to the lady cps, smil
ed at every woman who looked at
him. He was accused of having a
baby stare and wearing a blue rib
bon on his hat He also visited de
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WILSON DIPLOMATIC VICTORY
CAUSES REICHSTAG SPLIT
Berlin,. Sept. 20. Supported by
Field Marshal Von Hindenburg and
majority of German people, Chancel
lor Von Bethmann Hollweg is ex
pected to weather storm that will
probably break, in reichstag when
that body reconvenes today.
Campaign for resumption ofsub
marine warfare has been renewed by
reichstag critics of Bethmann-Holl-weg.
Submarine advocates who
have never been able to forgive the
chancellor for yielding to U. S. are
expected to make trouble and some
are already proposing formation of