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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 01, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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said. "Of course I mean a cultured
Indian of one of the best tribes. I am
sure that an Indian is the only man
that could ever make me love him.
"Our men have become too civi
lized. They do too many "terrible
things. I much prefer being beaten
to being insulted or neglected or lied
to, and that is why Iljelieve an Indian
would make an ideal husband.
"After all,' the Indian is the real
American and the other nationalities
simply bring in the temperaments,
and culture of Europe."
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ANIMALS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
The jerboa is not a -pretty thing to
look at, but when it comes to doing
things he's there with both of his
long, crooked legs. Unless when he's
fleeing before some enemy the jerboa
walks on his hind legs and uses his
forelegs as hands. When he's tired
he untwists his tail and uses it as a
prop for his back. When he's hun
gry he robs birds' nests, or nibbles
roots.
The jerboa is a creature of the
desert and he's found in the wastes
of Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
Because he runs with almost the
speed of wind he's often compared
with the fleet-footed kangaroo.
New York claims the distinction of
having 13 perfect telephone girls.
They have passed the civil service
examination'giving them right to this
superlative title..
WHY DO YOU APRIL-FpOL? N
The seeker for information about
April Fool.'s day and its origin is likely
to be finely April-Fooled himself, as
history and legend offer different rea-
friends on April First. ( y
Legend traces April Fool s day back
to the early miracle plays which rep
resented Christ as being sent in
mockery frpm Annas to Caiaphas for
trial; the day is also said to be a
survival of the Feast of Fools" cele
brated by the early Romans.
History points to the changes made
in the lunar calendar by Pope Greg
ory in the 16th century as the reason
for the nonsensical antics practiced
on April First. The Gregorian calen
dar set NewTear's day back from
April to Jan 1, same as it had been
in the Julian calendar in Caesar's
time.
' New Year's, then as now, was a
season of present-giving. It was a
great disappointment to people, es
pecially the servants and dependants
of royalty not to reecive gifts April 1
as well as Janl. It was then, so some
historians tell us, that the distressed
gift-givers bethought them of pre
senting their relatives and depend
ants with mock-presents, making the
old New Year's day a comic duplicate
of the real New Year's.
Out of the disappointed expecta
tions of the servants and hangers-on
of the feudal lords of the 16th cen
tury have grown the antics 20th cen
tury people play today.
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A GOOD ACTOR
Mrs. Hunt (a popular and prosper
ous pauper) Now, Albert, what'U
yer say when I take yer into the kind
lady's drorin'-room?
Albert (a proficient pupil) Oh! All
right, I know; put on abeautiful lorst
look and say, 'Oh! muwer, is this
heaven?
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paring to issue a financial jo;urnai for
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