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greatest governing power 'upon her
own happiness. This knowledge will
in np way smirch ttie purity of her
mind- or heart;, rather it will help her
to distinguish 'good from evil.
"Just why it is right to talk of vice
from the pulpit and notfrom the
stage is one of the questions that has
never been answered; and with. our
daily papers filled with all sorts of
sensational articles, in which noth
ing is .concealed, is it not preposter
ous to 'think that .our girls to be pure
must lack kjipwledge of evil? '
"The plays xiur daughters should
not see arethe'plays none of us
should see, The plays that make light
of marital infidelity bid joke about
'deception, the playsthat are lascivi
ous in their appeal, that clothe vice in
allurement and hypocrisy in smiles
are not proper plays for any right
thinking person to. see.'"
The whole trouble with this idea,
about the domination of the- theater
by the young girl is not so much in
the minds of the girls themselves as
it' is the erroneous notions of their
elders as to what a young girl should
know. TheNbest thinkers of today,
botfi men and "women, .say that the
young girl should be.taught the truth'
about life. Prejudice and;raock mod-..
esty must, not be alloweoNtorbind her
mind in ignorance and pe?haps at last
break her heart.
Miss Billie Burke.
, L EDWIN CLIMBED IT
i Edwin was the pride and joy of his
parents' hearts, for 'so highly had he
distinguished himself at school that
everyone' foresaw a brilliant career
for him. w
-s "Ah, my boy," exclaimed his lather,
proudly, "we expect great things of
you! Many a man has attained. a
high, position, with not half such a
fine record behind him as you haye
iou:1! do. t ame is. an eiusive xaaaer,
but youH climb it."
Then Edwin received some good,
sound advice, "after which he went
but into the hard, cruel world to
make his fortune: Five years later
Edwih returned home.
"I have climbed the ladder,' he said
to .his -father.
"I knew you would, my boy;" de
clared the "proud parent. "I told you
you'd get. to the top."
"Ye"sr I've been at the top" his
voice dropped "I'm a window