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tW$' -the -vwhole-crew. 3oins in, the
singing. - fljhe Arkansas holds nearly
all the athletic records of the fleet
The battleship, under the oomiBa&d
of Captain Roy C. Steith, is what the
sailors call a "home."-
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
HjDW TO CHOOSE FRIENDS
"I strongly objectto your going out
to dinner in public place's -with: people'
that arenas cpnspicupus as those you
were with-, tonight, and J can't under
stand ho1- mother let yoir goj" said
Dick to Mollie as we entered our
room. :- , - . -". -.V
"Now look here, JDicfc,"'- spoke up
Mollie, "you mustnot take.lihat tone
with me; I ajn.qai.te old 'enough to
take care ofrayself-atid I know that
Mr. and Mrs. Seutbfcare. very respect
able." : " - , --
"They may he deadly-respectable,'
my aear joitte, dul u oe seen wiin
them often ortea once-.ortwice will
queer yuu"1vith;jdl'the.pope I want
you to go with and thejeopleyou will
wish to know."
"I can't see"-why fyou-, .object to
them," rebeBlqusly continued Mollie;
"you, Margie, atobd up for Jack's
chorus girl." r.- ,'' ..
' "Well, mydiituv-abk's' chorus girl,
as you call herpssasymostxefiiied and
inconspicuous. .St e shewed birth and
breeding, ioid 'aHotigit I 'don't like
to judge anyone 1 would flay; that the
Seutors were good. nbughi in then
way, but, my dear; their way is not
ours." .' . .-,
a snob," indignantly cried Mollie.
"And I don't thtek 1 am'was my
retort "It Isn't a question of good
ness, Mollie dear, It is a question of
where you want to be placed in your
path of life. If the Seutors are the
kMd of people that make, you hap
piest the "kind that appeal to you as
those you would wish to he 'your
friends, 'then I. feel that neither Dick
nor I have anything more to say
about it"' - -
I could see by- Mottle's face that she
was bored to death with the "Seutors
JOE i-kicimdo ' '. Jd
and so I pushed my point .a little fur-'' M
-then ' k
"Now, Mollie, I know you have the
curiosity of youth and it is perfectly
natural that you should wish to know
about the actresses that you girls see
.weekly at the Uttle theater near your
house. Mind, I am not saying there '
are not refined -jand clever men and
women on the stage, some of them in
very small parts, and I believe that
the Seutors are ('good' people, and .
in their own walk of life, probably fill
their1 appointed places with credit to
"The question of Choosing, friends,.-,
like the question of -using paint on; '
one's face, Is 'not a' Ifllestlon , of'."-
morals, but one of taste, but one can-
not rectify one's mistakes in friends .
as easily aa one can wash off the -
rouge of one's cheeks if one finds that f '
one's taste has changed. .' t
"Th.e friends you make as a young "
girl are the ones that usually deter- ,
mine "your social position. In life, and
I have known many a mother that "
made the grevious error of allowing
her daughter to pick up ana become
intimate with chance acquaintances.
Often times one makes very delight-. .
ful friends informally, but as a rule; -..
one should, when young, be very z
careful In choosing one's compan
ions." I ' S J.
'WhIch impels me to. ask again, -said
Dick, "where ws mother when '
you made this theater and supper eta- '
gagement?" . ' '.
"She was home," anfewered Mollie' '
with a shghtTjl8shr 'I dffl ot feel
called upon.-to tell heffliat ybu and"
Margie were hot. to be in the party,.' .'
"Did ycm He to her?" asked DwfeV
sternly. .' '
"No," answered MoHie. "I" awj. v
when I came back from the telephone'