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CYNTHIA GREY'S DAILY CORRESPONDENCE
Please tell hie one way out of
Am a "boy of nineteen, and have
a girl friend sixteen of whom I
think a great deal. I asked her
mother if I might call and go out
with'the girl occasionally, but she
objected, saying the girl is too
I said I did not agree with her,
if the man was respectable. Was
I right? And would it be respect
ing'the mother if I meet this girl
on the street? I intend to make
her my wife when she is older.
How can I get into the good
graces of the mother? R. H. B.
The mother is right in consid
ering the girl too young to make
regular engagements with any
young man, but she is wrong if
she deprives the girl altogether of
the companionship of young men.
But do not meet the'girl on the
street, for that would not be re
specting her. Probably the" best
way.to acquire the mother's favor
is by continuing to consult her,
by observing her commandments
and by making your fortune
somehow. That sounds sordid,'
but it is doubtless true.
Very often letters like the
above suggest two lines of
thought, and two different an
swers. In the present case the
letter is a warning to parents.
A respectable young man
wishes to see a girl in her own
home. He is forbidden; he must
meether on the street or not at
all; and when did youth ever ac
cept the latter alternative?
t Any. sensible mother, desiring
to do the best for her daughter,
must recognize the fact that na
ture is stronger than she, must
face the conditions and compro
mise. Otherwise she runs the risk of
developing hypocrisy and deceit
in two young persons who are
normally good. The best way
out for everybody is by the pa
tience and tolerance of all parties
Am a girl twelve. What would
be suitable to give my parents for
ChristmajSj costing not more than
$1. R. D.
A jabot for mother and necktie
for father; pen for mother and
paper knife for father; a hand
some plate for each; cuff links;
handkerchief case and collar bag;
bedroom slippers ; mufflers ; baret
for mother and tie holder for
1-" - 1
Early she shops, eatly she buys,
Proving that she is thoughtful i
Cuba has attained fifth rank
among the nations in the produc
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