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S.ATUKDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1922. amg-tovga'M
Can You Beat It !
By Maurice Kettcn
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Arnold Bennett Answers
' IN REAL "LOVERS' GUIDE" TELLS HOW TO MEET
' YOUR MATE HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT ONE
WHAT TO TALK ABOUT 'WHEN YOU'RE COURTING
ly "Marguerite Woofers Marshall
pyrlght, 1022 (New Tork i:vnlng World)
djt me nui i-uoiianing uonirany.
Jltey doe a young man fall
Docs every man, every girl,
ave a particular "fate" in lovet
I better io rnarry earlier or
t. It there Much a thing as love-
VMow thouli a young man meet
u Bow can tie tell "the wrong girl"
om the right oneT
i Eo)o can she tell "the wrong man"
am the right onet
What ought a couple to talk about
luring courtshlpT ,
tf What, pro the necessary qualiflca-
ona.for the, profession of wifet
If every young person Isn't lnter
stld, in the answers to thesa ques
tions, ho or she ought to be!
Xtnold Benpett, noted English nov-
Jlst .and man of letters, answers all
Bf tirem;lh his article on "Falling In
.org" In the current number of Pic
torial Review. The shrewd and sen
sible author of "Sir. Prohack."
"Clayhanger." "Tho Old Wives'
rale" and many other widely read
and realistic tales, has prepared a
careful and most comprchcnslvo
chart of troubled pro-matrimonial
('waters; a chart on which every dan-
gcrous shoal and rock Is marked and
a cpurso Into tho haven of happy
married life Is plainly indicated.
Take that first question. "When
sees a, young man fall In love?"
There. jri-" according to tlic, nstuto
Mj Bennett, certain perfectly dcflnlto
r occasions when any reasonable person
may expect this phenomenon to take
"For example, If a man who has
been (obp'oor to marry comes Into a
sufficient) Income the chances are a
hundred to 'one that 'soon afterward
Luu wiu ue an lore wun soma iiKciy
"A man who begins to find life
bore will fall In 'love.
"A man who finds his exlit-
V once full and Interesting, an am-
bious man, will not fall In love.
He mines the visitation because
he does not want It.
"A 'man who has been balked In a
love affair will fall in love a second
Jme vHthln a brief period, for tho
cason that he wanted, not a purtlcu-
Wrl. but love Itself."
i, Mri Bennett frankly has no uso for
lie "fata" or "affinity" theory of
"If each Individual has his 'fate "
ur author points out, "it Is ex-
omely curious that his fate' so often
happens to be living In the same
own", or even In tho same street!
'It Is as certain as anything human
'can be that In the average happy
; marriage the husband would havo
been equally happy with any one of
ten thousand other women, and the
wife iwlth any one of ten thousand
other men. (And when I say, ten
thousand I am understating! )
1 "la it better to marry earlier or
r? It Is unanswerably better to
earlier, provided that the ma-
gprlol basis for marriage exists. If
e income or the marnca coupie
would be Inadequate to the needs of
Wedlock and is without a fair pros
pect of Improvement, or If the Income '
la precarious and unreliable, then no
marriage could rightly take place,"
"But," sigh tho romantic ones,
"what shall we do If we fall In love
when we are too poor to marry?"
"Don't fall In love," Mr. Bennett
answers sternly. For he believes
firmly In tho practlso of love control.
He says that when a young man's
fancy Is taken, "if at this moment
circumstances arose which prevented
him from ever seeing the girl again
. he would not suffer. No harm has
been done, The strange little mi
crobe Is only on the surface as yt;
It has not penjptrated Into the systemi
it can be brushed off."
Therefore brush It off, unless rea
son and Judgment tell you to go
ahead. In that case keep on seeing
the girl, and let nature take Its
If; As to whero you should see tho lady
t your heart, Mr. Bennett thinks that
l' dance or a theatre or a picnic Is
altlvely tho worst place. "A girl
pho Is Ideal at a social entertainment
may ba a very different girl In tlie
eternal dalllncsa of marriage.
"If the early meetings ooour In
a place of business, under bull'
neit conditions, the chances of a
sound judgment are considerably
strengthened. But the young
man should ceo the young woman
In her own home. And If her
own home Is not satisfactory, let
htm guard against Imagining that
she has escaped all the faults of
her fhmlly. She hsin't."
And here are the "three symp
toms" which, In his opinion, will help
a young man to diagnose "the wrong
"If aho Is obviously a devotee of
pleasure, beware, for she cannot fall
to be disappointed, with the usual
results upon character. If she shows
no thought for what ho Is spending
with her or on her, beware, for either
she Is selfish or she Is Incapable of
"A Dnnce or a Picnlo Is tho F iMlIji
Worst Place, a l'lnce of Dnsl- f 1 Iff Jul
ness the Lest, to Meet a Girl." iJj j iJKI
The Tonne; man Bhonld see the young woman lu her own
homo she may not have escaped nil the faults of her family."
putting herself in his place. Thirdly, ;the girl would be startled. But she
If she speaks ill of women In general, would have no right to bo. The error
beware, for sho is a' woman herself." lnto whll;n 'npumerable girls fall Is of
expecting the man to bring various
Our novelist philosopher la less de
tailed In his advice to the lovelorn
maid. "io one can safely predict
that a given man will not prove sat
isfactory to a given woman," he re
marks, truly enough. But he thinks
there Is one falrlv snr wv of
tectlng "the wrong man."
"Beware of any man whom
men do not like. There may be
exceptions to this rule, but for
myself I have not met one."
Instead of the eternal endearments
Playing the Game
Oopyrltht, 1922 (New York Evening World) by tho Preu Publlshlnc Company.
WHEN you have stood the gaff of Jeering crowds
As you did some menial thing
To help her, the ono who bore youj
ITlion vnii .w...
.. jui ban nuib until mo luwt Ullli; CUlcr
To disagree with him who was on quarrel bentj
When you can stand with men who tempt you
To gain greatly, but at the expense
Of him who tias been fair with you,
And refuse, and never tell him whom you have savgd;
When you can give your last dime
To yio stricken one who dli you wrong,
And then smile as you look back on all tho pain
That has been yours;
And In tho end, .when you have gone the gamut
Of life's grins and grouches, and pinpricks and pleasures,
And know that you have paid the prlco at every turn,
And havo given full measure for evon less than hulf,
And havo no regret but for hira who took tho greater aharc,
And never disbelieved
That the milk of human kindness forever flows
Then jrou've been playing tho Kama. ,
of courtship, Mr. Bennett suggests
that at least some of the conversation
be devoted to serious subjects. "Tho
girl," ho declares, "should acquire
knowledge concerning not merely the
financial status of tho possible man
but about his health and about his
tastes, particularly about his tastes.
For she will be mora at the mercy of
his tastes than he of hen."
Finally, fin closes with a bit of
sound advice on the profession of be
ing a wife. IIo supposes that "when
the couple had arrived at an un
spoken or spoken understanding, the
young man's mother were to send for
tho young woman and say to her:
'You want to marry my son, which
means that you will have to run Ills
house for htm and bring up his chil
dren. I must request you to prove to
me that you can run a house, manago '
servants, buy food' economically, cook
It attractively, make rooms attrac
tive, keep order, be punctual &c.
"Naturally," admits Mr. Bennett,
Important things to the marriage
while forgetting that they, too, havo
responsibilities to discharge and du
ties to fulfil in an accomplished
"And you may cry out against rea
son and practicality and mechanical
household efficiency as much as you
Please there is nothing Ilka these for
supporting and preserving love In Its
fight against time."
Thus endeth what Its distinguished
author terms the "courtship of
Doesn't It sound reasonable, you
lean-bcfore-vou-lookerfl. whn mn ryfirn
land finally In the divorce court?
When you have tolled the excess hours
That should have been on pleasure bent
In order that the wolf might never come
To those you love,
And never counted the cost or pitied self;
When you pan look at a soldier's uniform
And wish that you had had your cfiance.
But because of those dependents had stayed be
behind And yet do not bemoan your manly loss)
When you have seen your best friend
Give you the "cold shoulder" In the presence of
And iava felt only pity that you had made a
mlat&kei In him;
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Why Not Look
By Doris Doscher
Copyright, 1022 (New York Evening World)
by Press rubllshlnc Company.
DEAR MISS DOSCHER:
Would you kindly advise
as to my correct weight? I
am thirty years old and weigh
162 pounds. I am 6 feet 8 Inches
tall. I am exceptionally fat
through my hips and in the back
too. Please tell mo what exer
cise I should use to reduce this
and how long each day to prac
tice. MARY ELIZABETH.
For your age and height 160 pounds
would be tho weight for you. You
will find that tho excessive fat around
your hips uud waist will disappear If
you take tho leg-swinging exercise.
This should be taken at least fifteen
times twice dally.
Dear Mlsa Doscheri
Kindly advise mo what to use
or do to lighten the akin on my
kneea, as all the skin on the rest
of my body la white, but Just
the kneea. I think It comes from
kneeling down while cleaning the
floora and not using a pillow.
If you scrub the knees with corn
meal and a little soap tho roughness
and darkness will disappear. A llttlo
glycerine, to which a few drops of
spirits of camphor havo been added,
can be well rubbed In. A few repeti
tions of this treatment and your
knees will be as white as the rest of
Dear Mlea Doaeher:
There la a puffiness under my
eyes -that makes me look older
than I am. What treatment do
you advise? Will you kindly tell
me what my correct weight
should be? I am fourteen and a
half yeara old and am 6 feet 2
Inchea high. I. L. K.
The puffiness under your eyes may
be caused by kidney trouble, lack of
sufficient sleep or overfatigue, and
the real cause would have to bo re
moved beforo any external applica
tion would be efficacious. If you take
sufficient rest I think you will find
this puffiness under your eyes disap
pearing without any further treat
ment. About 105 pounds would be a
nice weight for your height and age.
Dear Mils Doscheri
Can you tell me my correot
weight? I am a boy almost thir
teen years of age. Weigh 122
pounds and am 5 feet 5 inches In
You are very tall for your ago, but
even so you are nearly ten pounds
overweight for your height.
I WANT YOM
To Qo vjhere
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-By James True-
RECENTLY, when he was ap
pointed Exccutlvo Chairman of
the Producing Managers' As
sociation, Augustus Thomas did not
object to being called tho dean of
American playwrights. But he say
that he read the other day of an old
man who was dubbed the dean of
American pickpockets. And when Mr.
Thomas Inquired as to this, he was
informed that the old man was ho
called because he had been arrostcd
mora times than any other member of
"Therefore," he said, "although I
havo probably served a longer term
at writing plays than any of my
countrymen, I prefer to be called
something else. My apprenticeship
began almost before I can remcmbor.
As a very little chap I was astonished
to discover that all boys did not at
tempt to draw pictures and to write
"Before I was twenty I was an
actor, playing, writing and adapting
plays. As I travelled through the
Central States, the South and the
West, I was Imbued with tho desire
to express tho wonders of America
dramatically. That desire grew, and
It has never left me.
"Of course I soon realized that It
would be Impossible to express the
entire country with one play. You
might as well attempt to picture tho
Kohlnoor by describing one of its
facets. So I determined to construct
DEAR READERt What we
need to-day and every
day Is more of the
We want tho whole truth
and nothing but the truth.
All men txpect of you and
all you expnet of them Is that
the truth shall be told.
8o long as we are In doubt
about anything we are seeking
for the truth.
Why not dig down and get
the truth about yourself
you're not so bad.
'ICAM'T 7HIMK! )
a series that would present with fair
completeness the country's manners
of our period.
"It was necessary to lay the scenes
of each play In a certain section. And
It wan my Intention to divide tho
country, not conforming to any estab
lished boundaries but according to
tho attltudo of the men of various
sections toward their women.
"Perhaps I made a mistake In call
ing tho plays in Missouri, Alabama,
Arizona and Colorado, for after they
becamo successful overybody scorned
to Jump In and they delugrl tho stage
with plays named after States. Geo
graphically, many dramatists tried to
linlp mo out. They staked out the
samo claim. It was nlmoit nn epi
demic as long as Htato names lusted,
and I don't think tlioy overlooked tho
Indian Territory and the District of
Columbia. But, of courso, that was
before they wero governed by tho stu
pendous assumption that the country
Is divided Into only two sections
New York and elsewhere."
Augustus Thomas must have had at
loast fifteen years moro of experience
than Ills B'luure-slioiildercd sturdlness
and alertness indicate. Anil his con
cluding statement gives the assurance
that. In his new position, his exten
sive hnowledgo of tho stage with his
lifelong deslro will prove on endur
ing and a wholesome Influence.
"Tho original Idea still holds good,"
he dei lnrcd. "I believe that Ameri
cans mako a mlstako In creating
plays a foreign atmosphere, uml
that th" playwright should exprexs
only tlio things that he knows about
lritim.it. ly. I am still convinced that
the greatfht thing tho American stiigo
can do is to present America faithfully."
Q NO JOHN J IHATe
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By Betty Vincent
T-N EAR MI83 VINCENT!
J I am nineteen years
of age and have known
a young man of the same age for
a long time. Last summer we
became very friendly and started
to talk about our future without
hie or my parenta' knowledge, as
we decided to wait two yeara be
fore we married. A few weeks
ago he complained that hie
mother Is scolding him every time
he takes me out. After a few
days he came and told me every
thing was nil off because his
mother forbade him to take me
out again. 8lnoe that time I have
not gone out with him or an
other young man, but he la going
out with , another girl. I have
business with his parenta which
takes me to their home one a
week. The other nlcjht he took
me home and elnoe my house la
an hour's walk from his he waa
late again and received another
scolding from hia mother. Now,
Mlsa Vincent, I love this young
man and want hla friendship.
Could you advise me how to keep
his friendship and at the same
time not worry his parenta?
"L. L. L."
When a young man la In hla teens
and his parents object to his going
with a certain girl the girl Is most
unwlso to try to continue the friend
ship. Tho young man Is still a minor
and not able to tuko the steps or
tho Initiative as a man of maturer
years. Nor is he apt to know his
own mind. Better put this chap out
of your mind.
"Dear Miss Vlncentt I am en
gaged to be married to a young
man whom I have known for two
years. For the last year I have
been unhappy because my sweet
heart, whom I know loves me
dearly, expressed his doubt as to
my love for him. I am not an
especially affectionate type of
girl and find it difficult to express
my feelings. What do you advise?
Try to break through tho Ice and
let your real, honcst-to-goodness
heart show ltnclf. If you love this
young man tell him so, and do not bo
afraid to show him that jrou rcallg
care for him.
- By Roy L. McCardell?
CoprrttMi 195 Tork Rrntnf World;
. by rrM rnbllthtns Company,. ' '
1 T$ .STUB two Misses Cackleberry, of
Philadelphia were delighted ' at
meeting their mother at the bar
gain counter In the big sttire- they;
gave little Indication, of It .either in
look or word. ,
"Why, Mrs. Jarrl" exclaimed the
lady from Philadelphia (who, marrfed,
again, waa no longer Mrs. Cackle
berry, but Mrs. Bernard . Blodgeif a
"and aha Imprinted a double, .edition
kiss on both cheeks' of Mrs. Jarr.
Iler daughters, however, ahe greeted.
somewhat coolly. "Howdy, tirt3,''
she said. "Gladys, stop squinting!'
Irene, straighten upl Wiry don't you
wear your shoulder braoea?" ; .
And then Mrs. Jarr began to notloe
that the Cackleberry girls had law
fully Inherited their constantly, dem
onstrated antipathies. For, Just as
.they nagged and blckerod with each
other when no marriageable young
men wore present, and Just as tqey, .
silently skirmished with each other
with pinches and elbow diggings, list
so their mother kept up a constant
battle and skirmish with them.
"You don't ask how your step
papa la," remarked Mrs. Blodgen.
'Ila'a bought a new Imported hat and
he looks Just grand In It!"
"Don't mention that stupid bully
name to met' remarked Miss Gladys
Cackleberry,, the youngest but tnoat
acrid of the dear girls. "If you, o'id
enough to be hla mother, married "al
big numbskull young enough to be
our husband, you don't expect us. t
"Oh, Qladysl" cried Mrs. Jarr In!
"Gladys Is right, Mrs. Jarr," Inter
posed Miss Irene Cackleberry. t "If
your poor dead real papa's llfo Insur
ance money was spent on a well
dressed loafer of a second hus
band"' "And then twitting us that "he had
a new Imported hat!" exclaimed the
waspish Gladys. "A very expensive
hat, I'll wagorl Oh, you don't know
htm, Mrs. Jarr. Nothing but the best
will do for him, and It's our
"Everything was left to me!".ln
terrupted the mother- "Your father
did not understand me. but, Bernard
and I are attuned."
"Yes, and he gets you to 'buy film
twenty-flve-dollar liats,when we hava
to come to bargain sales''
"And that reminds me, I got one
of the new Btyle suits here? who
pulled the sleeves out of It?"
Mrs. Jarr and the Misses Cackle
berry had pulled tho sleeves out, of it,
but they thought It best not to say so.
"Look here, young man!" cried
Mrs. Blodger, turning from the family
fight to hold up a hurrying floor
walker. "Is this why you offer bar
gains In these new style suits? Dam
aged goods look at the sleeves torn
"Moneymakers In Philadelphia' al
ways have GENUINE bargains!"
cried the two Misses Cackleberry. "
"I want my money back!" ex
claimed their mother.
"Please go to tho complaint depart
ment, take elevator to the clghtli
floor," advised the floorwalker, and
hurried away. i.
"You haven't paid for it, you kno
Mawr," said Mlsa Gladys Cackleberry
"Ho put the old thing back on the"
"Oh, Mrs. Jarr, If you knew ttia
sacrifices I havo made for thoaa
girls!" cried Mrs. Blodger, turning
appeallngly to Mrs. Jarr.
"Hush!" cautioned the latter, act
ing there was a lull In the battle Xot
bargains and that the family squabble
was being overheard. "Let us go to
the restaurant on the ninth- floor-ond
have a cup of tea."
"If wo are to have tea, ret us go
where there Is dancing," suggested
Mlsa Gladys Cackleberry.
"Possibly there Is dancing In the
store restaurant here," snld Mrs. Jarr.
"And, oh girls I That reminds inel
spoke up Mrs. Blodger. "Your deas
steppapa knows all the new steps' arid
is learning to play the saxophone.'.'-H
sent his love,"
"Of course, If he dances tlie new
steps, I'll danco with him,' but speak
to him neverl" declared Mlssr Irene
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