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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 26, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 13',
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r BACHELORS GREAT FLIRTS GIRL FINDS
Nina Guilbert, Seattle actress, was
Induced by the Seattle Star to test out
the gay old bachelors of that city re
cently. The Star wanted to know if
they really flirted just a little bit
The Star believes that what is typ
ical of Seattle is typical also of other
cities. Miss Guilbert, posing as a
magazine agent, visited several bach
elor offices. She says the bachelors
flirt Her experiences with the ras
cals are told below.
BY NINA GUILBERT.
Do bachelors flirt?
Guilty! That's my verdict
But they're awfully nice.
I started out on my flirtation ex
perience armed with a magazine. I
was supposed to take subscriptions.
You see, I had to have some plausible
excuse to gain entrance to the bach
At first I was a little nervous. I
thought that probably the Y. M. C. A.
would be a quiet place to begin. My
heaVt was all a-flutter when I entered
The place was full of fine-looking
young chaps and I was terribly fuss
ed, but it was too late to back out.
I wanted to find Mr. P. G. Pettit,
business agent. I asked a young man
where he was, and all the other boys
stopped reading and talking. They
seemed mightily interested. Mr. Pettit
is a nice looking man.
I explained to him that I was out
getting subscriptions to help out a
poor, little crippled boy I knew, who
couldn't get around much. I smiled
rather sorrowfully and Mr. Pettit was
"Ah, yes," he said. "Lucky little fel
low! -er at least, I should say he's
rather fortunate in having you on his
side. I consider you are doing an
admirable work. Yes, indeed. I'll be
glad to take a subscription. You
shouldn't find any trouble at all in
getting a number of subscriptions! I
know several.men who will no doubt
be glad to help you.
"Let me see;-there's Mr. Jones here
who but, come to 'think, he's in the
swimming pool iust now."
"Well, of course," I said, rather
hastily, "I couldnit very-well see him,
iben". ' .