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"DON'T MARRY UNTIL YOU ARE 25," SAYS HIGH
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High School Philosopher
Oakland, Cal: "Is marriage a fail
ure?" asks 17-year-old Geraldine Bo
hannon, high school student of this,
city who has been moved to attempt
solving the riddle in. verse".
This girl, daughter of an inventor
and considered a parliamentarian of
promise, has surprised her friends by
her exceptional ideas on marriage.
She believes that blondes-are not as
good housekeepers as brunettes nor
as good wives. Miss Bohannon is of
the 'opinion that blondes are of a
lighter nature and are captivating to
men; whereas brunettes are more
settled and are better homemakers.
There are fewer divorces among the
brunettes ' than among the blondes,
"The right age for women to marry
is 25," says Miss Bohannon, "for then
girls have had an' opportunity of de
veloping physically and mentally.
The maid of 18 is impressionistic
and easily led. My advice to girls is
to wait until they have mature judg
ment, otherwise their marriage will
be a failure. It would be a benefit to
the race" if women would wait until
they reach the" age; of 25. Then they
are practical, broad aud make good