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blonde, with glorious I
Don't mind those cruel
You cannot bear the "tropical light,"
But you stand the, spotlight's glare,
From Ode to a Blonde Show Girl.
The "tropical light" of the sun's
rays will get you if you don't watch
Wear orange underwear and or
angeade hat lining. Stay in the
shade. Avoid the sun's rays, even if
you have to stay up nights and en
dure the blaze of a cabaret.
Though you have to starve, don't
work in the sun. Better make eight
cents a day sorting blackberries in
a coal hole than glean ten bucks an
hour with a paint bucket, applying
rouge to hot tin roofs.
All over the country blondes are
heeding the recent stern warnings of
surgeons of the United States Public
Health Service. In many sections
peroxide is no longer at a premium.
However, a revival in the sale of this
valuable goldilocks gravy is foreseen.
Scientists are explaining that the
reason peroxide of hydrogen kills off
germs is that it makes the germs
blonde. Thereafter they-can't stand
Besides, when a microbe gets a
case of blonde whiskers, all his
friends josh him to death.
Dr. W. C. Rucker, who is getting
famous as the preserver of hlrmrifv
life in this country, advises all light-
nairea toik to put on orange under
wear in order to save themselves
from the sun. It is additionally ur
gent to have one's summer lid lined