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: AS IT LOOKS TO YOU
When bench and pulpit diametrically disagree as tq what is immodest,
how are the rest of us to know what to wear?
Here comes Judge R. S. Latshaw of Kansas City, who says that women
dress merely to appeal to men, and that there is nothing immoral in the
slit or diaphanous skirt. And also cometh Rev. L. G. Broughton, pastor ol
Christ Church, Westminster, who says that the devil is holding high carnival
over these styles and that the wearers of them will surely be barred iron
Perhaps we will do well to fall back on Miss. Billie Burke's idea that
modesty is a state of mind. Certain it is that, while some women dress xa
appeal to .men, a great many of them dress to show to other women what
they can do. Nor can we wholly agree with Rev. Brqughton that St. Peter
at the gates is bound to discriminate against wearers of any particular style
of skirt. We've seen no conception of St, Peter's immediate surroundings
which included persons particularly clad at all, and eternity isn't time
enough for the work, if, the gqod saint has got to post hiinself on all that
- the applicant for admission wore during Tier career of keeping up with the
The, only refuge" seems to lie in Miss; Burke's opinion that it is largely
a matter of state of mind and environment. J'Qr, instance, some very expert
moralists will pay $2 for a chance to see a young actor and -actress jn
tights upqn a stage, while they would jump out of a third-story window
should tfiey happen upon that game couple p the same, attire in a drawing-
Again, you will see a party of hare-fegged women haying a olly time
"in the water at a bathing beach, and it doesn't shock you. Along comes
another party of women in half-stockings and the suggestiyeness does
Still again, you lqok about you in a restaurant and' see one woman
winding up her day's shopping with a glass of wine. It doesn't strike you
vs unladylike, or immoral, or Immodest. But near this woman is another
w4th- 'fcwQ-fingers' of raw whisky, and you set this, one down .in your mind
as "tough." Why? Surely there is sqmethiogf psychological about it
YOUNG" .CLOSES SEN. OLSON'S
J MILK DEPOT 'TWAS DIRTY
f Health Commissioner George B.
Young bucked up against politics
1 yesterday in his, determination to
make4 Chicago as sanitary as it is
F possible,, for a big city to become
cwhen he closed a milk depot owned
.by State'Senator A. J." Olson at 4183
" He did this on the grounds that it
not "only had been running for two
months illegally, but that it was posi
The humorous part of it is that
" Olson is chairman of the legislative
committee on dairying and the pur
pose of this" committee is to enforce '
sanitary conditions in the dairies of
Young, in ordering the place
closed, said that he went out and
found absolute filth. Horse blankets
lined the wall. Employes stuck their
fingers into the milk.
"I saw one man fish a piece of dirt
out of. the milk with his fingers," said
Dr. Young. r "
The commissioner had all the milk
in the place turned into the sewer.
Olson, whose home is in Wood
stock, declared that he knew noth
ing 6t the conditions in the place,
that it was merely .a branch depot.
Olson was one of the men who op-.
.posed the tuberculin test for cows.