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Maloney tipped it off to the girls
that automobile courtships led to the
ruination of dainty dresses, risk of
life and limb and away from Hymen's
Forthwith the Smith County Cupid
Protective association was organized
and 105 girls pledged -not to "spcnon"
jn motor cars.
They expressed belief in Mrs. Ma
loney's statement that:
"Girls in this fitful, crazy age of
automobiles dp not have half the fun
or success that girls did in my time.
What. fun or enjoyment is it for a
. Mrs. Maloney, Who Opposes Spoon
ing in Autos.
girl when she can't receive a hyg or
. kiss except under dread of an auto
t- Miss Jeannette Purcell, pretty so
- cial leader, was elected president, and
Miss Mayme Maloney, secretary
treasurer of the club.
vThen the fun began!
.Miss Purcell's sweetheart had a
new six-cylinder machine, but he
was banished until he could get a
horse and buggy. -
Richard III had nothing on the
boys of convention-changed Kan
sas! Any one of them would have
given his farm for a horse!
"I would lots rather hear my beau
say? 'I love you, Kate!' than 'Some
speedway, eh?"' says one member
of the new club.
The girls' alarm over prospective
spinsterhood is warranted according
to county records which show that
last month only three marriage li
censes were issued here, 50 per cent
less than ever before in a like time!
FIVE HUNDRED MOTHERS HELP
IN FIGHT FOR BABY
i l y
Backed by'500 mothers, Mrs. An
derson appealed to Health Com'r
Emerson and Mayor Mitchel of New
York for restoration of her baby son,
taken from her home to a hospital
vfor contagious diseases.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Sept 30, 1814.-Ft. Edwards was
completed at Warsaw, 111., under the,,
command of Major Zachary Taylor.