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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 07, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 14',
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The sign is 80 feet long and 75
feet high. It is the first three-overlay
sign built, which means that it is the
first sign to have three separate dis
plays on one flat surface. The frame
and sign are made of 25 tons of steel,
and" the flasher tb'-operate the sign
is the largest and most complicated
The first flash shows a railroad
train with the engine and cars at a
stanstill. Then the drive wheels start,
slowly at first, then gaining speed.
The smoke breaks .over the top of
the train and the rail runs backward
The next display is of a large lake
freighter with flags waving, water
breaking over the front, churning at
the rear and splashing in waves along
the side of the boat. When this effect
is shown for eight seconds the city
slogan, "You will do better in Tole
do," appears in 18-foot letters, en
circled by a high-speed border of
three rows of lamps in red and am
ber colors. A total of 7,900 mazda
sign lamps are used in the lighting.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
KITTY MALRAM'S CALL
This morning soon after Dick had
gone to the office Kitty Malram called
me up and asked if I "were going to
be at-home. Her voice seemed a lit
tle choked and, although I had in
tended going over to Dick's mother's,
I told her I'd stay in.
While she was beautifully dressed,
she did n6t look well. There was a
strained look about her eyes and she
did not keep still a moment.
"Are you perfectly happy, Madge?"
she asked and I answered:
"I am very happy, Kitty, but I hope
to be even happier when I am set
tled. Just now I am so busy getting
things fixed in our.rooms that I hard
ly have time to count my blessings."
Kitty looked up and her eyes filled
"I'm in an awful boat, MaSge," she
"I'm sorry, Kitty. -Can I help?"
"I don't think so. I guess no one
can help me. Madge, did Dick tell
you not to be nice to me any more?"
Before I could get my reply framed
in a way that would not hurt her, Kit
"You need not answer. I know he
did. I could see by the way he
frowned as he talked to you after he
had bowed and smiled at me so po
litely that he was telling you some
thing about me.
"I tell you, Madge, I've learned a lot,
about men lately, and one of the dis
agreeable facts is that no mat, plays",
fair with a woman.
"I think it was a man that first
made the statement that a woman
was the first to believe wrong about
one of her sex, and to 'send her to
Coventry.' I have demonstrated in
the last few months that women are
much more charitable to each other
than men are to women.
"If a woman cuts me yes, my
dear, some women have cut me late
ly " she said as I tried to speak, "I
know it is because her father, broth
er, husband or sweetheart, who may
have but recently treated me with the
utmost deference, has commanded
her to do so.
"The men are more cordial to me
than ever, but I know they tell their
women to steer clear of me. Here
and there a woman will not listen to
them and treats me with much the
same regard as usual. But, Margie,
no man has told his daughter, his
wife or his sweetheart not to be nice
to William B. Tenney, and yet it ia
because I am seen going out with him
that I am being snubbed.
"It isn't right, Margie, it Isn't
right," sobbed Kitty.
"Poor little girl," I'said as I put my
arms about her, "you know I don't
know just what you are talking