Don't Call It Frisco
Judge Mogan Rebukes Angeleno for Using Slang in His Petition for Divorce.
Because he referred to this city as "Frisco" on four occasions while testifying before Judge Mogan yesterday in his petition for a divorce, Hal R. Hobbs, Los Angeles automobile dealer, was threatened with internment.
"What do you mean by 'Frisco'?" asked Judge Mogan.
"Why, San Francisco, of course," said Hobbs in surprise.
"No one refers to San Francisco by that title except people from Los Angeles," said the court. "I am the chairman of the County Council of Defense, and I warn you that you stand in danger of being interned as an alien enemy. Don't do it again."
ADMITS HIS ERROR.
Hobbs apologized and the case proceeded. He said that when he came home one night after a business trip to the country he found his stepson installed in his room.
"What's the idea?" he asked his wife. "I'm the head of the house."
"Not any more," she answered. "Take your things and get out."
GOT INTO LINE.
He said he decided to get into line "with her other four husbands" and get a divorce. In granting Hobbs a decree Judge Mogan said:
"Some steps should have been taken to limit divorces. Here is a woman who has been married five times. A few days ago a woman who applied for a divorce in my court became indignant when I questioned her about her previous marriages because she 'only had five other husbands.' "
NEW SUITS FILED.
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Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 April 1918, page 6.