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Hickson was standing nearly. He
"You're a doctor. Why don't you
get busy?" asked Herren. The doc
tor made no reply.
"What kind of a -doctor are you
anyway?" demanded Herren. "Why,
I wouldn't let you doctor a dog, if J
cared anything for the dog."
"I know all about this girl," said
Dr. Hickson. "I examined her when
she was testifying in the Morals
Court three weeks ago. She is sub
ject to fits of hysteria. Just let her
alone she'll be all right in a mo
ment." "When she finds a soft spot she'll
be all right. Her mother tells me she
has these fits often. If she has an
audience she will keep them up for a
long time, but if the spectators clear
away she will get up or her own ac
cord in a moment,"
This morning when Hickson was
placed on the stand he was asked
why he called the girl mentally de
ficient "Why I gave her my famous test,"
"I think it's about time the public
is enlightened as to just what your
test is. It's costing them enough
money. They read a lot of bunk
about it in tbe papers, but they don't
really know what it is," said Herren.
"Now I demand that you tell why you
branded this young girl mentally un
fit merely because she came to this
court as a victim of a foul attack."
Dr. Hickson looked uncomfortable.
He shot a distress signal toward
Judge Mahoney. But the judge ruled
he must answer.
"Why I asked her what she would
do if she missed a tram and she said
she'd wait for another. Of course,
that's nonsense. Then I asked her
what sh ewould do if she was late for
schodl and she said she'd go right on.
That was very wrong."
"What should she have said?" he
"Why, that she'd hurry," he re
plied. "Then I asked who she should 1
forgive the quicker, one who struck
her in anger or who would strike her
when one was not angry. She said,
'God forgives us all.' Wasn't that
rot? What she should have said was
the one who was not angry.
"I asked her what is charity and
she said, "Giving something for noth
ing," instead of saying, "Giving
something to help some one. She
also thought the definition of justice
was telling the truth always. Her
idea of goodness was 'being good' in
stead of being kind. Quite batty,
don't you know.
"I asked her to repeat three blocks
of six numbers each and she got
three numbers wrong. Can anything
be more convincing? She couldn't
give me the proper definition of
"What is the proper definition of
pride?" asked Herren.
"Why why, it's being proud of
something you've done," answered
"Like running a psychopathic lab
oratory and getting away with $5,000
a year for it, is that the idea?" shot
in Herren. "Why do you say your
silly test is infallible. Why do you
brand people as mentally unfit just
for the sake of your own game?"
"Why, it's not my test. I simply
ask the questions prepared by mas
ters in Europe," said Hickson.
"Then you're a parrot," comment- .
ed Brown. The court adjourned.
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"HUT" OFFICIALS ON PEN JOB
Leavenworth, Kan., April 21.
Mayor Donn M. Roberts of Terre
Haute and the other convicted elec
tion conspirators from the Indiana
city on the Wabash did their first '
day's work as convicts behind prison
walls yesterday. Roberts worked as
a civil engineer. He is an expert in
that line. Circuit Judge Mi Redman
became a record clerk. Chief of Po
lice Ed Holler washed dishes in the
kitchen with several other "Hut" cit
izens. City Judge Thomas Smith be
came a mail clerk.