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a-verdict of.$l and costs.
Prank, according to Gerlinger, as
sociated with his wife at frequent in
tervals. He declares that at one time
the two became so bold that they
went into a department store, pur
chased pajamas of the most expen
sive make for each and ordered the
bill sent to Gerlinger.
Both men have engaged the
shrewdest attorneys in Portland and
are marshaling small armies of wit
nesses. The trial promises to be one
of the most sensational the Pacific
Northwest has witnessed for many a
Mrs. Gerlinger is well known. She
once horsewhipped a Portland attor
ney who made remarks in court that
did not suit her.
NOT SO GREAT A PROBLEM
The girls must be suffering more than we thought they were, since a
distinguished Eastern editor declares:
"The greatest problem of women's lives is: How is the unmarried
woman over thirty to satisfy her emotional craving?"
We don't recognize it clearly as the greatest problem, but to see folks
going around gnawed by emotional craving is surely saddening. Alas! emo
tional craving takes many various forms and directions and one can only
offer a general prescription which may not be efficacious in specific in
There are old maids whose emotional craving takes the line of run
ning the whole family. In others the craving is toward breaking up situa
tions where two are company, three a multitude. A very common form is
that which runs to writing love stories at the age of 38 or more and trying to
force them down the throats of newspaper editors. Then there are other
maidens of 30 or more whose emotional craving drives them into athletics,
at which they become more angular, aged and atrocious than they would
had they just let their cravings ripple quietly along with the years.
However, while it is useless to try to prescribe for particular cases of
old maid emotional cravings, several things might be suggested of a gen
eral experimental nature. There's golf, for instance. About 32 miles of
golf, daily, will usually put a head on emotional or any other mental crav
ings. Riding on the rear seat of a motorcycle might so pre-occupy the
maiden lady's emotion, so to speak, as to steer her cravings in a. new direc
tion. Then, there are such aids to emotional poise and control as reading
father's monthly bills, creaming the family cat's newest kittens, crocheting
worsted collars for Fido and cussing the split skirt.
But, really, most of the old maids are probably solving this problem
upon their own plans. Some fall in love with other people's children or
husbands. Some eventually marry and expend their entire stock of emo
tions on house help. Some get almighty satisfaction in satirically viewing
the emotions of people who are married and over thirty.
Albeit, it is likely that woman's greatest problem is not satisfaction
of her emotional cravings any more than such is man's greatest problem.
Married or single, male or female, 30 or more, we're ull pretty much crea
tures of emotion. That Eastern editor picks old maids as particularly af
flicted with emotional cravings simply through not knowing anything about
"The election was simply a popular i ery voter was-confident that Huerta
vote of confidence in Huerta," ex- would hang him if he voted for any
plains an exchange. Sure thingj Ev- body but Huerta,