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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 07, 1913, Image 19

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WHY DOES THE WORKING GIRL FILL DANCE HALLS?
Photo of Maude Le Page, taken especially for The Day Book.
By Maude Le Page.
The day is done. We" close the
door of tlje shop behind us, and
leave our unfinished task for the
morrow.
We are tired, but we are young,
and youth is vigorous and pleas
ure loving. So we quite disregard
fatigue and seek amusement.
The world looks on and whis
pers of our amusements and criti
cises. "Why does the working
girl fill the cheap dance halls
nightly?'' it questions, believing
it has said something woii'drously
wise.
Whirling tjo music and dancing
are expressions of youth. The
working girl cannot afford to at
tend the gorgeous charity balls.
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