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define their.demands upon-the pock-.
etbooks4 of youth "who tome a'wod-
This information is .wanted in
answer to the following letters
"Dear Mrs. Gibson Am eafpltiyed
at a fair salary, but am,.rbdhiing and
have no place to enteftaiangajjen
except the front porch. You see, they
cannot sit around the house -and
'spoon as they can when a .girl lives
with her parents.
"I have three especially nice men
"First there's Bob. We were en
gaged ten months, but I broke it up'
because, although he works steadily,
he makes no progress and it would
probably be years before we qould
"Next there's AL He would take
me out every evening if I would let
him; and when I have no time for him
he sends meflowers, fruit and candy.
But I don't care for his steady com-
"Last there's Homer I really like
r . him better than any man I ever met.
but my girl friends make fun of his
clothes and call him a 'tight-wad.'
He's got money in a business but he
don't know tie first thing about
giving a girl a swell time.
"I am 23 years old but J don Ipok
it Still, I'm old enough 'to see that
my first steady couldn't save, "be
cause it was so -expensive to take me
"Al would go in debt to please me,
but then he would for any other girl
he happened to1 fancy.,
"And Homer, whom I surely love,
never spends a dollar for a high-class
show, only calls once a week and
seems to shy at askipg a good dress
er like, me to marry him.
"So I'm in a fair way to be an old
maid which is a fate I detest just
because I have no home and'it costs
desirable men so much to take me
out Hiat they cannot save enough to
set up housekeeping, or they are
afraid I am too expensive for a wife.
"Buttlon't you think Homer would 1
come across, with more if he really
loved me? Or do I expect too much?
Or it is all because I have to board?
If it is my fault, let me know. Mar
celine.'' Now who can tell who is to blame
for this impending tragedy?
Do girls demand to6 much of or
Is it more expensive to woo a busi-
ness girl than one who lives with her
Is the saving youth a "tight-wad"
who will make a stingy husband?
In short, what does it cost to court
YOUR- experience, observation or"
theory will interest hundreds.
Write it down today.
Mail it to Mrs. Gibson.
LEARN TO BASTE; IPS FIRST
LESSON IN .SEWING
By Caroline Coe .
Basting is the first lesson in sew
ing. It's the first stitch taught in
the sewing classes. Experienced
sewers do not need to baste, but for
the beginner it is the only way to
make the sewing satisfactory.
In even basting the stitches are
about; the same length and do not
draw eithejr piece of goods. If the
pieces-- to' be basted are large, place
materials on a. table to Keep them
even. If small they may be basted
over the fingers.
GLEAMS FROM THE BRIGHT
I never visit a brewery
(Not that I do it often),
That I sob at things I see
Which cause my heart to soften.
In the malthouse once I screamed out
And I commenced to sniffle,
When they showed me a quaint
young boud '
And bade me watch it whiffled
Look them up in the dictionary. We
had to.- ' - " "