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IDEAL WOMAN -IS -THE "ROCK-THE-CRADLE'
WOMAN, SAYS GREATESTATIlviEE '.IDOL
By Jdah McGlone Gibson.
What kind of a woman does the
greatest matinee idol of the world
think is the IDEM; w.oman?
This is the question 'which I have
just put to Lewis '-Waller, the great
English actor and' the man with
whom, it is said, more women are in
the -footlights-than 1:S?sr'M -TO
1 . A J
any other, -stage lover.- -
Lewis Waller is not -handsome
in the accepted school-girl way. His
features are too rugged;rhis eyes are
too cold. His mouth is mobile, but
his hps express decision rather than
compliment. But beneath is the cleft
chin which is said to betray the lover-by-disposition.
"What do you think of.the modern
women the suffraget?" I asked this
boudoir-hero - as he took a chair op
posite me. .
"I loathe her," he.answered quick
ly. "Every nice man does. What does
a man want, of a., woman.who shrieks
and fights and -tells him that she
must have certain things .or, she will,
cqrtainly make it hot for him?
"Wten English suffragets sent for
a motto for their sisterhood a while
ago 'I wired them -iback -this one:
. " 'Rock the Cradle!'
"Women have. a. distinct place in
the .world, just' as man has, his place
to fill and .the-sexes -cannot change
nor alternate places,"went on Idol
Waller. . " " ;
"Itris woman.'s'bqrtiontto ask and
man's priyHege to give.
"Women can get whatever they
wart if they go, after it in the right
way.; Their .influence since the world
began has been that which, has moved
this, old earth. But-it has been man
who-has done the, heavy work for
them, i . - v V -
" 'The. woman 'persuaded me' has
..." - v,