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me "it didn.'t hurt her any;to work;
she is twice as -strong looking as
Gertie. Isn't she perfectly horrid?
Oh, what will Gertie do?"
And then Mrs. eMyer went n
again, still moreupidly:
"Huh! I thought --was through
with my working 'and my worry; I
thought I could have a lay off from
that steam laundry where I slaye
away my life. You come home, you
say you've got a job, and it hvas a
classy job, with fancy money; and I
was so glad.. Now what? Tomorrow
I should go hack to that laundry?
Hennie and Iludie I send back to that
pest house?" Oh, Gertie, you dbne me
a rotten trick when you screamed.
You forgot you, had a mother; you're
a thanklessj heartless girl." .
And then that foolish , philosophy
when Gertie , asks in a Jfrightened
voice if her mother really wanted her
to . -" v-
"Wanted you to do what? I know
nothing about it all I know is. if a
girl has some sense, shealways takes
care of heelf-without giving up
Of course, at, ias a happy ending.
Even Scott, . Jhe roue, escapes;
through his stepson's generosity, the
disgrace of having his wife know just
what a low-down cad he has been
and for him, too, there promises to
be happiness until he sees another
pretty face on the shoulders of a
And Jack and Gertie are to be mar
ried, and livehappy ever after.
But I do not believe I simply can't
believe that any mother could be so
selfish, so criminally selfish, as to ad
vise a girl that she should have sub
mitted to the caresses of a creature
of Scott's type rather than that she
should lose a job.
And I cannot believe that any
mother could be so short-sighted as
to believe that Scott would never
have insulted Gertie further than to
And I cannot believe that a mother
who had, , according to her own.
words, slaved that her girl might
have a better chance, would not haye
gathered ier daughter in her arms
and been thankful that the girl had
possessed the wisdom to fight rather
than yield' to such a monster, and
comforted her instead of taunting
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THEY SAY THIS IS TRUE
Washington, Jan. 24. "Nuts" and
"AntiiNuts"-is the way strangers and
frequent visitors to the White House
grounds are classified. The squirrels
who live in the trees that guard the
approach to the president's house
have made the classification.- Here's
how the White House attaches say
they know the story Is true:
The squirrels, according to White,
House attaches, can spot a stranger
the minute one enters the grounds.
They have got to know . the small
army of newspaper correspondehts,
congressmen,. .foreign diplomats and
others who make frequent trips to
the executive offices. Tfiey are said
to have been able to make their dis
tinction because the strangers, hav
ing learned about them, always
bring peanuts and other "goodies" to
feed to- them. The frequent visitors,
being on business bent, don't havj
the-time to stop and feed the squir
rels; and the little animals know it.
They will perform all sorts of tricks
for the strangers in the- hopes of get
ting nuts and "goodies," .such as
climbing up their clothing,, or sitting
on their haunches and begging for
nute... They pay no attention to the
frequent visitors. At least White
House employes say so.
"I pnended the hole in-your trou
sers pocket last night after you had.
gone to bed, Walter, dear. Now,, am
I not a thoughtful little wife " said a
young spouse to her husband. "Well
er yes,, you are . thoughtful
enough, my dear, but how did you
discover there wa3 a hole in my