CERTY GETS SLAP ON WRIST
FOR DOING GABY DANCES
The beautiful Gerty - Hoffmann,
famed for her vivacity ..aind barefoot
terpsichoreau feats,..has had a. terrible
Gaby Deslys has. filed suit against
her demanding an injunction re
straining JMiss Hoffman;troiii"inper
sonating her on the stage; .
In Cleveland Gertrude was ordered
by the .coldrhearted .court pot to
dance jtheloyely dances' anymore
just because well, just' hecause
Gaby Sidn't warit-hprto.
Gerty and Gaby have just been en
gaged, all started when Gaby, who,
you know, has another name, Deslys,
just naturally declared that Gerty
was trying to undermine her popular
ity and prestige by an "untruthful,
wicked and scandalous caricature
and portraiture of her professional
conduct and personality."
By Berton Braley.
Why not waste a little time,
Now and then?
Get away from grit and grime of your
For an hour or two or ten?
It'll do you good to shirk
For a space,
Do you good to slow your pace
And to hang around some place,
Doing nary thing at all,
Till you hear again the call,
Somewhere, way back in you knob,
To get back upon the job.
Why not waste a little-time?
(Though' it really isn't waste.)
Rest your weary brain a bit.
From the daily fret and haste;
Just be useless for awhile;
Dream and drowse,
Wander 'mid your books, and browse
In a careless, aimless style,
With no sense or plan to it;
Spend a space on idle chatter,
Talk of things that do not matter,
Mix with Ghibbeline or Guelph,
Give to solemn things the wink
Till you, somehow, cease to think
Seriously of yourself.
When you've reached THAT point,
You'll be fit for work again,
Fitter far to' meet with men!
Life's not wholly grit and grime,
Not entirely sordid prose;
So, to find again its rhyme
Why not do what I propose?
Why not waste a little time?
Kansas women want equal prop
erty rights with men.
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