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DISCOVERED! WHERE CHICAGO
GOT ITS SHAPELY LEGS
Once upon a time there were a lot
of large unsightly feet in Chicago.
Canal boats, as it were. Also the
underpinning of a great many folks
(and we're not talking about the
men) wasn't anything especially
startling to look upon. But, my,
how things have changed. We have
with us today well, if you have
been down on Michigan boulevard
lately, you can fill that fn yourself.
Possibly we never would have
stopped to realize the change if a
gent by the name of W. E. I. Stokes
hadn't come through with some in
teresting dope in New York. '
Stokes has issued a book on "The
Right to Be Well Born." In it he
says that to be well born we should
be bred by a scientific ma breeder.
Then he goes on to say that the "well
born" stage has already reached our
Windy City. "Early Chicago women
had big feet because of careless
breeding," writes Stokes. "But
v those ladies practiced eugenics and
proper breeding and now have shape
ly daughters with legs that are the
envy of New York girls and have
forced them to the padded calves in
order to compete with the corn fed
"Breed humans as you do horses,"
it says in the book. "By judicious
mating, judgment in cross-breeding,
f watchful eugenics and everlasting
vigilance to keep each man in his
proper sphere when he comes to
marry, we can raise a class of being
who will be regular draft horses for
, "Why not breed human beings to
endure hard work and do it with ease
9 just as we breed the draft horse?
Let us have a registry for our k "r
ing classes and breed them so their
actual values will be known to them
selves, the public and their prospec
tive wives; the amount of labor they
can perform can be estimated and
they can be paid accordingly."
He suggests men be gn4ed. ac-.
cording to their class, qualities to
range from A to P, and then bred ac
cordingly. Stokes Is a noted breeder of Ken
tucky horses. He has produced
some of the fastest racing nags ana"
some of the fanciest prize winning
draft horses in the game by know
ing how to breed them. He is also
owner of the Hotel Ansonia in New
York and is the gent who figured as
a target for a couple of peeved show
girls a few years ago.
DOCTORS DRAW COLOR LINE
The color line seems to have been
drawn by the new staff now running
the Municipal Tuberculosis Sani
tarium. Recently Dr. Roscoe C.
Giles, negro physician, 16 W. 36th,
passed the examination for junior
physician at the sanitarium.
The position pays ?100 a month
and board and lodging. The white
doctors refused to allow Giles to
'sleep in the dormitory or eat at the;
table with them. Giles made a kick
to Aid. pscar De Priest The latter,
kicked to Health Com'r Robertson.
Robertson made an appeal to the
board of directors of the sanitarium.
They are now wrestling with the
GAS RATES ATTACKED
Gas can be sold at rates about one
half what we now pay, according to
analysis' of People's Gas Co. sched
ules by Aid. Eugene Block. He told
council gas-oil committee yesterday
that if the gas trust "can sell fuel
gas with 700 to 900 heat units at 40
cents (which is being done) they
ought to sell coke oven gas with only
565 units for less money."
' Aid. Thomas Wallace urged that
because the company "has made one
bad bargain is no reason why we
should compel them to make an
other." "Where do you stand?" asked
Block. "Do you represent the gas
company or the people9"
Wallace didn't answer,