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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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are the niceties of applied etiquette
as woman used to read the book.
But today my little Lady Seventeen
knows better. Read the letter from
a girl which started all this theo
rizing: Dear Mrs. Gibson I have just
commenced office work. I am nqt
yet 18.
My mother has read all the hor
rid stories in the papers about girls
falling in love with married men, or
maybe it's the other way, and she is
driving me crazy , ,
My employer is a big, rough man,
with a f unny,. little, dumpy wife who
just twines him roundJher finger. And
he is the decentest man of his age
I ever saw.
But mother heard him "swear at
the office boy and, my! -he is effi
cient there and now she thinks I am
bound straight for the place he to'kl
Johnny to go to. Mother says he can't
respect me or he would not swear her
fore me sixteen times a day. And
she thinks I ought to ask him to take
his hat off and put his coat on when
he dictates!
She talks about "white slavery,"
which shows how she mixes up her
definitions. And she seems to hope
for the worst!
And she opens my mail and is so
suspicious I'm afraid of being disre
spectful some day pretty soon.
Now I can take care of my boss, all
right, but what am I to do with my
mother? Minerva.
Not stopping to dispose of mother,
we hasten to inquire, however, has
little Minerva, not quite IS, grown
thus sophisticated?
By a precious privilege by work
ing with man in the great modern
school of business?
It is really a most wonderful
"school for girt," is the business
world, something quite different from
a "ladies' academy," to be sure, but
much more illuminating along the
line of a girl's greatest interests
man and matrimony.
Hee in the business world woman 1
Jearns that man's ethics and etiquette
haven't much more to do with each
other than his solemn preaching
about peace and his joyous practice
of the art of war.
Here, in the business world, man's
double moral standard goes to smash
for he forgets to pretend.
And here woman learns to disguise
true decency and chivalry from su
perficial polish and politeness. She
learns to distinguish man's honest
respect for her from his flattery and
-kve-making.
Thus endeth the most important
lesson a girl can learn in the school
of business life.
But perhaps some girl readers of
The Day Book disagree with It
Does your boss swear before you?
Or does he flatter you? In which. case
do you consider he is really most dis
respectful and "dangerous"? What
have been your other experiences
with the busy man who has no time
to be courteous to you?
Write your experiences and opin
ions to The Day Book for the bene
fit of other girls.
o o
HERE'S A DISH FROM ITALY
TRY 1T FOR BREAKFAST
By Caroline Coe
Italian Polenta. Make a cornmeal
mush by boiling 2 cups of cornmeal
In 1 quart of water; salt to taste; cook
at least 1 hour.
When slightly cool add 1-2 cup of
grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 egg.
Beat all together until very light. Put
in wet mold and allow to get cold.
When ready to use cut in 1-2-Inch
slices and lay slices on bettered pan
with grated Parmesan cheese on top,
put In oven until cheese is melted and
slightly brown, cover with hot
strained tomato. Serve hot.
PERVERSITY
Once I knew a little Md,
So bad, so rude,
He'd always try to eat his clothes
And wear his food!
-N. Y. Sun,
,, . & m , miMfcHrn'W imiiteirii

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