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HERE YOU ARE FOLKS! THE ATLANTIC CITi
OF THE MIDDLE
Short ones and tall ones,
Large ones and small .ones,
All togged out in their colors good
Bathing suits that men wear.
What the whoop do they care?
W Oh ye women of the beach "Good
This is a nice hot day for a beach
story eh, what?
Chicagoans seemed more pleased
this year than ever before that Na
ture built Lake Michigan so close to
the shores of the Windy City. A mob-a-day
surge forth anywhere from
Evanston to the extreme south end
of our sweltering city to splash and
get splashed in the wishy-wash of
the bring deep.
Wednesday afternoon, frinstance,
there must have been 10,000 Chi
cagoans dipping at the three beaches
that run together out a the foot of
Wilson avenue namely Wilson
beachr North Shore Beach and the
new municipal beach, Clarendon.
These three beaches are three of
the best in the city. All have ac
commodations for thousands and
the thousands take advantage, be
lieve us! As the nickels roll in to the
elevated and surface car lines that
run northward in the city, ol' Lake
Michigan keeps rolling in to meet
babies, tiny tots, grammar school
kids, their parents, their grandpa
rents and last but for from least,
sweethearts and their sweethearts.
Lovers of bully fine water daily rush
forth to get their ears, mouths and
noses full of "drink." And others
who do not care to take part in the
dipping, rush forth to the same
beaches to get their eyes full
The suits the gentler sex are wear
ing this year might be called sensible
bathing suits they are the same as
the men folks wear. They give the
women and girls a real -chance to get
WEST FALL IN!
out and do some swimming. Cum
bersome skirts are on tlie taboo.
And stockings who the dickens
wants to bother with stockings? You
can barely swim with them on and
the girls near barely swim with them
off, so what are the odds? The bath
ing costumes that our sisters and
mothers are" wearing this season
commence about half way and pos
sibly run a foot or two skyward and
a foot groundward. There is nothing
Small end-of-the-street beache3
work a great distance up north. Also
do they run southward, finally wind
ing up at the Lincoln park beach,
which is also a crackerjack bathing
For two bits you can get a towel,
bathing suit and locker at any beach,
and the municipal beaches are a bit
cheaper. There is no reason why
everybody in Chicago shouldn't take
their turn at a plunge in the Atlantic
City of the middle west Lots of room
for everybody and it's great sport.
Chicagoans don't appreciate the
fact that a great many people come
here to spend their summer vaca
tions. The home folks should get
the same advantages. They are right
here for us alL j
When you're sweatin' like the dick
And you're feelin' like a sponge,
Take a ride out to the beaches J
For a plunge man, for a plunge.
o o ?
ELEVEN EASTLAND SUITS
Administrator of estates of eleven!
Eastland victims filed suits for $10,
000 each. City of Chicago, Chi. Rail
ways Co., Western Electric Co., San
itary District and Indiana Transpor
tation Co. named as defendants.
Twenty thousand at Coliseum yes
terday to see opening of movie ex