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'ANY FOOL CAN GET A DIVORCE, BUT IT TAKES
INTELLIGENCE TO STAY MARRIED!"
SAYS NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH.
.1 Mr,: T1" -
Anne Crawford Flexner and He'r Ljttfe Daughter.
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
Copyright, 913, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Assdciation.) -
"You can't win any game except
by playing it to win. Yet many wo
men, when they marjy, behaye as
though they had won the game in
stead of just begun it!"
With these lines as a text, Anne
Crawford Flexner, who admits that
6he has played to win she is hap
pily married and the mother of two
children has sprung into, sudden
fame as the author of "The Marriage
Game," a sprightly comedy of mod
ern marriage which -has scored the
greatest dramatic success of the
week in New York.
This play presents the novel situa
tion of-a siren, who, after winning the
attention of a group of semi-detajched
husbands, h6lde the mirror up to their
Vives that the astonished ladles may
perceive that aTvife's Worst enemy is
Siot the dreaded o'ther woman, but
purely and simplyherself.
"'Marriage Is a' game the' most
difficult yet the most fascinating
game in the world," Mrs. Flexner ex
plained to me" yesterday, "I have ob
served it In "Europe and fn the United
States Mr. Flexner has been abroad
a grea"t deal in coihtiection -with his
Vork for Mr. Rodk6feHei"s General
Education' Board' and iseems"to me
the German and English women
play their cards better even though
Fate deals the American wdman a
better hand. .
"I think the American girl accepts
marriage as an end insteadof as a be
ginning; Once she has passed the
<ar, she &too apt to feel anchored
.or becalmed When, in reality.' she Is
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