Music: Indecent

Looking for something to keep the police of Washington, D. C, busy in the summer, someone exhumed last week an old order forbidding "indecent music" (from the context evidently referring to music without words). There was some diversity of opinion as to what sort of music the police were supposed to suppress.

Said Mrs. Mina Van Winkle, chief of policewomen: "That tom-tommy sort of Oriental music that makes men forget home and babies."

Said the Assistant Corporation Counsel : "You know what I mean, that hootchy-kootchy sort of intonation."

Said Sergeant Rhoda Milliken,...

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