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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 23. If you
take the Palm Beach type as stan
dard bathing suits this season ought
not to cost an awful lot. "There's a
considerable expanse of un-suited
parts to be discerned In the models
One style popularized by a wealthy
New York woman looks like a suit of
child's rompers, with the nether ex
tremities, so to speak, considerably
foreshortened. There are no sleeves,
and instead of a collar there's a big
enough hole in the top to permit a
goodly-sized coiffure to pass through
untouched. But what the bathing
suit lacks in size-it makes up in bril
liance. It's made of flowered and
striped silk.
Oh yes, in addition, or rather sub
traction, there are no stockings
New York, Feb. 23. What was re
garded today as a frank warning
from Japan that something must be
done to stop restrictive measures
against Japanese In America was
voiced before the world's court
. league meeting by Dr. T. Iyenaga,
supposed to be an official govern
ment spokesman.
"Many Japanese have come here,"
he said, "in obedience to and under
protection of the treaty between our
two countries. Strangely enough,
however, we are not all treated or
protected alike. Those living east of
the Rockies are most hospitaly and
royally treated. But those who re
side on the Pacific coast not only re
ceive some times harsh treatment,
but in some instances have been de
prived of some rights and privileges
accorded to other aliens.
"If this kind of pin-pricking is
often repeated I fear the time may
come when the Japanese rulers can
not restrain the people."
Preparations for a fight for a legis
lative bill to prohibit the sale of liquor
in any place where dancing or skat
ing is permitted are being made by
the Juvenile Protective ass'n, follow-
ing the issuing of its 1917 report W
Mrs. Jos. T. Bowen, president of
the ass'n, wrote the report based on
investigation of 213 dance halls in
the city. The report shows among
other things:
That the majority of dance halls
are controlled by the liquor and vice
That at 205 halls liquor was sold
and at 193 minors were present.
That in 189 halls no drinking wa
ter was easily to be had. '
That dances are properly conduct
ed until liquor begins to take effect.
After midnight boys and girls are
frequently seen intoxicated.
Indecent conduct found in 118
Immoral dancing permitted in 127
Of 424 police found on duty, 155
rendered good service, 182 poor serv
ice, 106 were found drinking and 35
were guilty of improper conduct
other than drinking.
Fights at 50 halls.
A church dance is reported where
in not only most of the women pres
ent, but the pastor of the church got
drunk. In only one of the ddnce
halls investigated was a policeman
found and he came late.
"Young girls and boys afresh from
school," the report continued, "are
plied with alcohol and with the sug-
gestion of vice until dancing ceases W
to be recreation and becomes flag
rant immorality.
"Men and women become intoxi
cated and dance indecently such
dances as 'Walkin' the dog,' 'On the
puppy's tail,' 'Shaking the shimmy,'
'The stationary wiggle,' and 'The
dip. "

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