CYNTHIA fcREY'S DAILY CORRESPONDENCE
- -I am an orphan of 16 and wish
for advice. (1) Is1t proper for a
girl of 16 to have several differ
ent men calling on her every
week? (2) If so, should she kiss
them? (3) Is sold-kis'sing wrong?
If so, why? (4) What will help a
girl decide on which man to
A. (1) Girls of 16 are rather
young to have men callers, unless
they look upon them as merely
friends,. Evidently you do not.
Better wait until ybx are at least
two years older before giving the
men so much -othouglit.'. You are
only a little girl just postpone
the beaux for awhile. (2) Cer
tainly not ! (3) Yes, for girls who
kiss men indiscriminately become
common and lose the respect of
,the best of mens. Isn't this rea
,son enough? (4) If she loves him
and he loves her, she will not need
help to decide. It is to be hoped
that her affections, will be fixed
on one who is entirely worthy.
My daughter has been engaged
to a physician for two years, but
while they seem to love each oth
er, yet the man jtostpones the
wedding day from time to time
He promises presents, yet never
gives them, and. tells her. that she
has plenty. I, her father, have
spent a great deal of monev for
her trousseau, and at the last
minute he would tell her that 'he
could not marry hei at the time.
li I ask my daughter for reasons
I get insulting answers. -What
can I do,? Is it proper for her (o
and since she has' no m other, is
it the right thing for him to stay
with us when he is in town, in
stead of going to a hotel?
'A. Perhaps 'he cannot afford
to marry! Even then he should be
frank with her and with you.
They both owe this to you, and
you. should msist upon it. So
long as you are in the home, it is
perfectly proper for him tostay
there, but when you are not there,
she 'should have a chaperone
preferably of her own sex, and
much 'older. It is not proper for
her to go to the hospital unless
she is chaperoned by an older
How can I clean a white straw
hat which has become f yejlow
from lemon juice and sulphur?
, A. Dissolve 5 cents worth, of
oxalic acid;in one pint warm wa
ter and appjy with a small brush,
scrubbing vigorously, and rinse
thoroughly as the acid, will rot
the straw unless well rinsed off.
Dry in the brightest sunshine.
Keep the acid away from the chil
What will remove a scorch'
spot from a tan worsted skirt?
E.J.J. ' . ..'
A. Sponge with peroxide of
hydrogen or alcohol. If spot is,
badly scorched of course nothing
will help it.
Many of the new belt buckles
imitate the buttoned effect. ,
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