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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 156 Chicago, Saturday, March 31, 1917 31
"PREACHER KISSED HER
UNDER WATER," SAYS
Rev. Francis Godolphin of Fashionable Oak Park
Church Named as Inventor of "Submarine Buss"
Gossip Caused by Goodspeed Divorce
. Case Minister Denies Story.
In Oak Park today the fashionable
parishioners of the Grace Episcopal
Church stopped, put their heads to
gether, and between giggles dis
cussed the "submarine kiss," of
which the Rev. Francis R. Godolphin
is said to hold the patent rights.
The Rev. Godolphin's name was
dragged into the trial of the John W.
' Goodspeed divorce case yesterday by
Miss Iva Walter, a witness, who said
that Mrs. Maud Goodspeed learned
to love the - Rev. Godolphin madly
after he had torpedoed her with a
' submarine kiss.
The kiss sounds easy, but it is said
to be rather diffcult and one must at
tempt it several times before it can
be learned without swallowing sev
eral times before it can be learned
without swallowing several quarts of
water. But let Miss Walters tell
"Mrs. Goodspeed told me she and
the Rev. Godolphin were in love, with
each other. She said they used to go
swimming together and that they
would both dive under water and
But, according to Miss Walters