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Yet few girlscan resist getting en
gaged. . It would be a waste of words to
give the same advice to -a girl who
contemplated accepting a man, but
.after she has. done it said the fatal
"yes" which has wrecked so many
men's happiness when the newness
has worn off the ring and the sur
prise of the whole thing has some
what dulled in her mind, then I would
advise her to break her engagement
if she can.
Does that sound brutal frivolous,
It is none of the three.
No girl with a brain ever entered
into an engagement without a few
doubts a$ to the wisdom pt her de
Because perfect men do- not exist
and, if they did, nobody with any self
respect would marry them and get
talked about for having done a. freak
Think-what the neighbors could do
to you iCypu. HAD married, the one
perfect man, hile theirs were--
Butl need go .no further.
Nobody ever heard of one, so why
Therefore every girl-engaged to an
imperfect' man has something to
But so many influences are at work
In the average girl's life, urging her
to marry, that she dares not listen too
intently to the stilly small voice of
caution which bids her pause and
think ere it is too late.
. It is a hideous thing this pressure,
conscious and unconscious which is
brought to bear on girls, teaching
themt whether fitted for it or not, to
look forward to rnarriage as the ulti
mate'of all things.
Many a girl does not want to mar
ry. Many a girl Is not .fitted, either
physically or mentally, to marry.
Yet what happens?
All her sisters and friends marry. f
Bbe hears talk of her own marriage.
It is taken-forvranted that every
body is going to marry, iNubody ife
exempt. ,T "" v " '
(Copyright, 1915, by the NewspapeK
Eriterpjlse Association.) 8
PALM tfF'aEAUTY IS WON BY
A WASHINGTON GIRL
'To Miss Arnne Wright Huske, a re
cent Washingt9n','debutante, the So
ciety of CofonfaL Cavaliers awarded,
the palm ''of beauty. "" f
The "Cavauers"" give a ball each
year, and each' year they take a votp
on the mdstTjeautiful young woman
at the ball.- This year they elected
Miss Huske-9s1tar"belle of the-southr