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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 08, 1912, Image 8

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BILLIE BURKE WRITES ON WOMANLINESS
"Womanli-
The first word
t ness always attracts."
, Many young girls seem to think
t it is a mark of popularity to be
called "a good fellow," or a "good
I sport" They think that a man
f likes best a young woman who
will drink a cocktail at a restau-
- rant before her dinner, as a mat-
- ter of course, and, perhaps,
- smoke a cigarette on the sly;
who will, perhaps, laugh at a
e slightly risque story and whose
conversation is interlarded with
I slang. I do not believe there is
' a man in America who would like
to have any young woman of his
own family do these things.
A man may aid and abet any
j other woman than those he cares
- about making herself conspicu
ous or even ridiculous. Tf a girl
really cares for her reputation
- among men, she should be very
1 particular that her qualities as a
f woman are most in evidence.
w Gentleness charitableness and
sympathy are the three qualifica
tions which are sure to make a
j. man the friend of the woman who
2 has them.
You may be as witty as possi
., ble, but your smart remarks must
not have a tinge of rancor or sar
casm. 1 You may know that you are
3 far more clever than -some of
your girl frie'nds, but you must
t not let the idea become general
thai you think so. You may have
little in common with many of
r your acquaintances, but while
you are, with them it is not,neces
sary to make tfiem feel this.
To do this, you do not have to
lose one jot of your sincerity or
your frankness. All you must
learn to do is to look for the best
in everyone and remember that
the woman who is sympathetic
with all humanity gets the most
out of life. v
Men have not yet gotten to the
plain where they regard women
as human beings.
Notwithstanding the long and
loud appeal from the suffragettes
for them to do so, we are "still
woman and women only to them.
Until they do a clever woman will
put forward her womanly traits
first and have them paying her a
distinct homage that they never
give to each other.
Just one last word: It is the
womanly woman who not only ,
rocks the cradle but rules" the
world.
SUNSHADE FOR WIDE HAT
The U. S. patent office has re-"
cently granted a patent to the in
ventor or a sun
shade with a pivotal
lhandle. It is espe
cially designed for
wide hat wearers.
The handle is in
two sections, con
nected with links
which are movable
to open position at
the angle. A catch,
carried by one of
the links automatically locks the
links when the parasol is open,
land holds them in proper posi-
I tion when closed.
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