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tween her turns. ' '
"Well, I'm here since you pressed
me so," announced Miss Loulou Gol
den as if apology were necessary.
"Say, I ain't seen- you not since
Rubie Bamber was married. Say,
that was one swell wedding, all right,
all right. But ain't it fierce what's
"What?" asked I, for details of
marital unhappiness are vague on
Miss Loulou Golden registered ex
treme astonishment with the preci
sion of the movie heroine she is.
"Don't tell me you haven't heard!"
she protested. "Well, then, y'under
stand, me an' Rubie has been con
fidential friends since we was kids
at school My, how we hated it
school, I mean! On the level, they
never learned us nothing that is,
for keeps'. So the minute we could
' we got a Job. Kimonas. Four dollars
"And THAT never learned us noth
ing, neither, except to talk about
clothes. After a year or two the fun
of working wore thin. When it came
night we was too tired fer anything
hut a dance. Honest, I mean it Well,
you know how it is. Buying tickets
for swell dances tempts a girl to put
everything on her back to make "a
"Then Rubie met Louie. Now,
there ain't no harm in Louie. Only
he never got fed up to real work. I
don't call that knocking. Even a" dull
man has his good points.- Was it
nacheral two softies get stuck on
each other? Sure. A girl must have
some fun, and flirting is the cheap
est there is. But marriage! Gee!
Them two just tripped over their o
bluff. Oh, well, most of us know
when to stop after it's too late.
"Why, Rubie was that stuck on
being married she wore all her new
dresses the first week! But I'll say
this fer her. That wedding was some
thing swell. A white satin train mos'
three yards long is going some? Sup-,
pose they did begin housekeeping on
the stale cake? They'de make Madi
son street sit up and take notice, all
right, all right
" 'We've hired a flat on Delancy
Street!' Ruble told everybody. 'No
boarding round fer me!' Now THAT
"Only who was to guess that trou
ble would come because dearie didn't
know how to cook?
' "Not me!
"But honest, patience isn't a vir
tue It's a necessity. Before a
month's rent was due on the furni
ture Louie got peeved! And poor
Ruble made up to him with petting!
"Most girls believe everything their,
husband says till they're married at
least three weeks.
"When I caught on how things
were it was time to pass dearie a
hint 'Girlie,' I says, 'don't look up
to a nfan. It only encourages him to
look down on you!'
"Would a bride take it? Nay, nay,
Pauline. We never see ourselves as
we see others.
"Why it was a play act, how them
two slipped to the smash. Louie
wouldn't listen to reason. Your weak
minded man is mostly headstrong.
It was Wednesday night when Mrs.
Bernstein ran round to the movies
"'Come,' she gasps; 'come quick!
Something awful is over In Rubie's
"So I ran. My, it was a shame!
Louie was in such a rage he'd smash-:
sd almost a dozen dishes. They were
paid-for dishes, too! Girlie bought
them on Grand street. And dearie
lay on the bed crying herself sick.
' "p'T sb had forgotten to soak
the salt fish. No one ever told her you
"Well, I ain't no Solomon, but I
mow this. The underdog don't want
sympathy, but she needs assistance.
!o I whispered to dearie, 'Never hit
a man when' he's got you down. Leave
ouie to me.' Then she lifted one