Charlie Chan Speaks on the 1935 Pennsylvania Referendum
(Bowing) Biggest mysteries are not always crimes. Most mysterious is
what mankind does to itself for reasons difficult to understand. For instance, Eskimo will not eat meat of seal in certain
season even if starving. Men in India will go barefoot on hot coals to prove devoutness. South Sea Islanders may not smoke
African tribeman put painful sticks through nose to be beautiful, and his lady love
stretch neck like ostrich to be more beautiful. And in honorable state of Pennsylvania, populace will not permit itself to
enjoy motion pictures on Sunday.
Old proverb says, "Strange laws make even more strange bedfellows." Humble self very
much puzzled why one man may play golf game on Sunday, and other man cannot see Charlie Chan bring criminal to justice on
same day. Respectfully suggest you use mighty power of ballot on fifth day of November to remove unnecessary obstacle to innocent
pursuit of happiness.
(Bowing) Thank you - so much.