feminine gender a woman stenog
rapher Is a raging lion, going about
seeking what poor, unsuspecting man
she may devour.
My experience with stenographers,
and I have had a good deal, has
taught me thatas a class, these girls
do NOT have the 'greatest admiration
and respect for mere man.
No woman sees more of a man's
weaknesses than his stenographer.
Talk about a man not being a hero to
his valet; I would like to know just
what a man is to his stenographer.
Write me, girls, what you honestly
think of your boss. I won't abuse
your confidence, but I would like
once and for all, to put this idea of a
man being irresistible to the woman
who does his typewriting at rest. Also
I'd like to sow broadcast the idea
(which I know to be a fact) that few
stenographers would marry their em
ployers if they were the only men on
If I were a girl in a man's office and
I knew that his wife was jealous of
me without cause I think I'd go on
my way without paying any attention
What do you girls do under these
One girl has written on this sub
ject: "My Dear Mrs. Gibson:
"I am writing to ask what you
would do if you knew your employ
er's wife was insanely jealous of you?
My boss is rather a flirty Individual
and he is apt to say things that sound
rather silly, but I really don't think he
means anything. He always speaks
of his wife in the highest terms, and
if you could see her you would know
that he was "going some." She is a,
regular cat and calls him up two or
three times a day, and when he is
not in she always seems to think I am
lying about it. I know he doesn't like
this, and the other day I found this
on my desk:
" Who Is it that my gentle wife doth
Who is it she oftimes doth berate;
Because my correspondence, keeps
"I think from this that my boss
says "business' when he wants to stay
out, and she jumps at the conclusion
that It is I that keeps him.
"She has been so nasty lately that
I am afraid I'll have to quit. Advise
me what to do. Mary J."
I advice: HOLD THE FORT. If
you have a good job don't throw it
up because some woman who has
nothing else to .do but to raise a crop
of suspicion happens to let her fool
ish brain conjure you up as a spoiler
of her happiness.
Just go on your way, and if you
happen to have a sweetheart talk
about him both to Boss and Mrs.
Boss. This is known to be quite ef
fective In cases like yours.
ALICE JOYCE ADDS THESE TWO GOWNS TO
HER "MADE IN U. S. A." WARDROBE
The upper part of this dainty 'even
ing gown (No. 1) is of white chiffon.
The lower part, which, is made of
white accordeon pleated shadow .lace,
drops in three flounces half way to
the knees. The skirt is made of pale
pink charmeuse and is draped to the
waist in front. A pretty touch of
color is given by the rolled, narrow
piece of pale blue vefvet which is
wound around the waist
The material used in. No. 2 was 52
inches wide. The old rose border was
cut off to make the short tunic and
pointed collar. The skirt Is plain and
Is caught In at the left side by two
pleats and trimmed, with buttons.. The
waist has the new set-in sleeves,
which is caught at the wrist by a
tight cuff. The waist is buttoned
diagonally from'the center of the col
lar to the left side. A wide old rose
satin Bash'is'wonrwith this costume.
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