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woih die on the stage of the Palace '
theater she came to life again in the
person of Alia Nazimova, smearing
cold cream over her face to remove
its makeup. And we sat in Nazimo'
va's dressing room- and talked about
"It Is a wonderful argument for
peace, I think," she said, "and it
makes me so iappy that I would
stand on an inverted garbage PU on
the street corner Jf that were fheonjy
way to give it to the public'
Then she smiled her warm, nick
Slavonic smile. "It -is such a good
peace argument that men in the au
dience have fights about it in the-
smoking room after the performance,
But at any rate it makes them think
about war and about woman'-s right
to hav a voice in deciding the fate
of the children she bears."
"A great many women are doHsand
breeding machines in time of peace,"
I said. "Would you have them start
a birth strike, too? All over the
United States women are asking to
sit with men 'in the council.' Shall
they refuse to bear children until
they obtain their demands'?
'You have given me a thought
Wait a moment. I must have time
befere I answer that," Nazimova re
The makeup was off by this time
and her face was itself again the,
scintillating, spanong xace 01 a rius-,
sian brunette, with eyebrows like(
smudges or cnarcoai, eyes use glow
ing; coals, a short, witty nose and a
mffith like a trqpical flower.
lSlany women are dolls in this
country and many other women are
breeding machines," she replied final-
lyafgfet they are not the same wom
en. Somehow, the dolls, the wives
of rich men, manage not to have any
children. It is the poor women who
araubreeding machines, who have
mocft-'children than their husbands
can feed because of a foolish fiw
whisht makes it impossible to ten
thfiin how not to have them."
"But if yoy have to have children
does it matter whether they grow.uj
to be fed to cannon or to factories
where they will be overworked and
underpaid?" I asked. "Industrial
war is just as terrible as the war in
Europe. If yoU were a mother would
it make much difference to you
whether your sdrWell in battle or
graduajly lost- health -ahd hope, en
ergy and happiness by years of slav
erychild -slavery, perhaps?"
"No, the situation' is Just as terri
ble one way us the other," Madame
Nazimova replied. "Bat the remedy
is the samekhat women "should sit
with men in the" council and give the
country the benefit oTiheir wisdom
aifd their love. Women must rule
with men. They must work "with
men. Some women do not want the
vote now because they shirk respon
sibility, but they cannot evade it And
where is there any happiness like
that to be found in work? I have a
fine husband. He could support me
if Fwoald. let him, bountifully, but I
could not do that I should be miser
able. And if I were not an -'actress I
should be a milliner or 'a dressmaker
and work happily at tkat" ""
MACHINES HAVE. MOODS JUST
' L1E PEOPLE
Sewing machines seem to have as
many moodsas people "who use them.
Often for no'afJjiarent season a ma
chnWrpf usesi:o"sew ona'particular
kind of clQthu rftbe'cldth is too thin
the feed, win not work properly. To
remedy this," place a piece of paper
each side of the seam or goods and "n'
slip all unaer tne presser ioqi ana 5
sew. When finished remoye paper, ,
and the seams, will be smoqth andjK,.
even, . .
If 'the machine refuses, to act rights?
on cloth that has been shrunk, wet,
the edges, and press- smooth and dry, t
then stitch. "
If silk refuses- to "ieed,' Vtfb wirengsj
pide with a hit of wax tt 'white
goods with much dressing is being
worked upon fcpply soap to wrongs
side, rub gently and psgiatG..titQhH