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."GIRLS TODAY .ENJOY
BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY
London, ApriT 2. Edward Freder
ick Benson, prophet of the New Wo
man, has written a NewJDodo. Seat
ed before the fire in his study, hung
with blue china, he talked wittily of
women as he knows them.
"The first Dodo," said he, "was
militant against Victorian conven
tionality. Dodo the gjeicond is a
daughter of the olct Dodo and though
she has the same originality, of char
acter she -as -different, in many re
spects. Less impulsive," more stu-
UFE,Tp THE. UTMOST!"
nave removed cne cnaperone Decause
she fs unnecessary. Nobody thinks
of Mrs.-$ftundy now-a-days. She is
so v near death 'that she hardly mat-
dious, she is deep in social- problems.
Never has Dodo reasoned before she
"The irl of today is absolutely
different. fromQie girl of 20 years
ago. Two things have helped to
bring t,his abdut the improved
methods; of education SiwLthe disap
pearance1 of the chaperone.
"Chapefonitis was a-positive dis
ease in the Victorian -time, quite as
common as appendicitis is now. But
just as people remove the appendix
because it is unnecessary, so they
ThefrlsjDf today are eager, they
are '"really; they want io learn, they
are critical and want to know how
and why. They hold their hearts
high, and let them beat, and let them
selves enjoy and be happy and taste
things to the full.
"K is easier to be miserable for
most people. Young people think for
themselves far more than they did.
They are not forced to learn all kinds
of useless thipgs in which they have
no interest. The education of today
is like a nice warm poultice which is.
applied in the proper,-wa"y and draws
out all that is inside."
IN THE MOVIES
A reporter always wears a straw
rhstrwith a bowin the back and wins
a girl. And he is always an eye-witness
to the big items.
ft is really a.vvopder that villains
robbing a safe 'do not wjsar gloves.
TJiey ought to. know by this time that
they leave finger (prints that can be
detected-iy- the first sleuth who
comes along armed with a pocket
- It is no trck at, all for a preacher
to perform a wedding ceremony
standing behind the couple.
jEyery artist has a model, always
gets in trouble with the model, and
.. About 'one-third way through a rol
li.qkiiigccgmedysomebody belts some
body else with a barrel stavewhich
results in fuft galore.
A man's valet, always meddles
with his employer's liquors and
cigars, which enlightens us common
t-people as to "what a valet is for.
Women physicians in private in
sane asylums are recommended by
Dr. Bertha A. Rosenfeld of New York.
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