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NO kissing is proper. He says that
the Chicago movie censors have com
mitted a great, breach of true cen
sorship by admitting that it is proper
to kiss at all.
A Chicago authority upon good
manners was visited by a reporter
and asked what would be proper if
kissing was prohibited.
In his etiquet laboratory the au
thority had several substitute poses
for kissing posed.
He showed first the kiss-filter a
small silver-framed net of antiseptic
material which is worn by the lady,
like a lorgnette, and inserted between
two pairs of approaching lips in tihie
to avoid actual contact. The use of
the kiss-filter is spreading rapidly. It
is now worn by most actresses, and
army officers' wives, and with the
vogue of the kiss tango will probably
become as essential to the toilet as
is the powder puff.
Those who believe that the inter
vention of mechanical contrivance
spoils the true ecstatic soulfulness of
the kiss are adopting the digital kiss.
This is performed like the thrown
kiss, but one finger only is used in
stead of the whole hand. The effect
of the use of one finger is much su
perior, it is held, in delicateness.
Others have adopted the chin-kiss.
This is considered much superior to
nose-rubbing, which the Chicago
movie censors advocate as a substi
tute for kissing. Nose-rubbing is in
use among many savage tribes but is
not popular among occidental peo
ples. The chin-kiss, however, is a
very successful substitute, except in
cases where Van Dyke beards are
Most people maintain, however,
that there is no harm in an outright
kiss, and refuse all substitutes.
Granted that a kiss may be per
missible, how long may it be?
The kiss-filter and the imprint of
a regular kiss 'kissed on paper by
But that is where we began, isn?t
Oh well, why bibble about how long
kisses should be!
Better fret about how long we have
to wait between kisses.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
FORGIVING IS NOT FORGETTING. CONFESSION 202
Aunt Mary is worried; never since
I have known her not even, when
her face showed the lines of deep
grief did she look as woebegone as
when she bent over me and tried to
smile as she said: "I'm goiDg to stay
with you a little while, Margie, dear.
"Dick told me to tell you he
thought he would be home eaAy. Dr.-'
Atwater called while he was here this
morning and gave him a good talking
to for going out of town and leaving
you helpless here. He said: 'Your-'
wife should be worth more to you
than anything in' the world, and I
want to tell you, young man, that,