Medicine: Underwear

Seventy-five women asked the Chicago city council last week to pass an ordinance requiring women to wear more underwear, as a matter of public health, when they try on dresses in the city stores. Councilmen were astounded, promised to investigate, learned that many a woman now wears under her dress only a pair of bloomers and a brassiere. The waist line, as well as the neck and arms, is bare.


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