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MISS BILLIE BURKE IS WRITING FOR MEN
Do not think you can transform the girl you have fallen in love
with after marriage into something quite different from what she
is now Years may change character, but temperament is un
changeable. BILLIE BURKE.
Why do ydu men read my I into your "girl galaxy," but I am
articles in The Day Book? I in a great dilemma and as I know
don't know, unless it is because I
touch upon, in a common sense
way, many topics which are of
equal importance to both sexes.
You do read them and write
me letters about them, too.
So now. at the editor's sugges
tion, I'm writing some articles es-
Miss Billie Burke.
pecially for you. This is the first
one, answering a letter from a
man who wants my help in pick
ing a wife !
It shows a bump on this man's
cranium that is apt to make him
a good customer of the divorce
court if he doesn't smooth it
down a bit. He writes:
My Dear Miss Burke: I hope
you will pardon my intrusion
that you have had to study your
sex much to enable you to imper
sonate your different roles per
haps you can help me.
I have always had a very defi
nite idea of the kind of girl I in
tend to marry. I wanted her to
be like my mother, whose whole
life was bound up in her family
and her home. I never remember
the time I came home and did not
find mother. She seldom went
anywhere except to church. I
never saw her sit down for an idle
moment without some sewing.
One of my sweetest remem
brances is of the evenings when
she darned the stockings as she
told us stories.
My mother was a bit old-fashioned.
She did not believe in the
new woman. She knew little -about
what was going on in the
world, but she certainly made us
who were out in it comfortable.
It always seemed to me that she
fwas an ideal wife.
Now pity me! I have fallen
desperately in love with a girl
who is in the chorus of a musical
comedy. Her costumes each
night would fill my mother with
horror ! She is deliciously slangy
and charmingly independent. She
powders her nose and reddens her
lips at the table when I take her
out to supper. I don't believe my
mother ever went out to supper