WOMEN FAINT IN TABERNACLE HEAT.
Hospital Room Fails to Care for All Those Who Are Overcome.
The excessive heat of yesterday had its effect on worshipers at the Billy Sunday tabernacle. At least seven women fainted in the crowded pews. The emergency hospital room, fitted up with modern equipment, in the north-east corner of the building appeared to be overcrowded, for some cause, with people who were not ill, and many who needed medical attention were placed in automobiles and taken elsewhere.
"A great many women who fainted on last Thursday night would not come near us," one of the attendants said. Although the attendant asserted only seven women were overcome by the heat yesterday morning, he refused to show the books in which the records are kept and it was believed by some of the ushers that his estimate was much too small.
Billy Sunday, before beginning his afternoon sermon, indicated that he would take measures today to further cool the building. Boards will be pulled away from the outside walls, he said, quadrupling the ventilation facilities. He believes this arrangement will prevent a recurrence of the "epidemic" of heat prostrations.