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ened with the play which has startled
"The Importance fit Coming and
Going" is the play, and it is by But
ler Davenpart. He calls it "a satire
on sacred sentiments." "It carries its
own undertaker," is what a more dis-
intprpstpri priHn has snirl nf thp. TnilP.h-
For the play introduces a funeral
scene, and shows that while thought
and money and ceremony are lavish
ed on the passing out of a human life,
men take no thought at all before
hand to the coming of a life!
Its tragic ending is a bitter in
dictment of society for letting girls
enter matrimony with not the least
knowledge of what marriage means;
and for tolerating the bringing into
the world of new lives through ignor
ance, lust and thoughtlessness.
Edna Archer Crawford plays the
role of the many-times divorced so
ciety woman. '
BUSINESS VS. WAR
I went into a butcher shop
And said; "When will this warfare
But all the butcher had to say
Was: "Mutton chops are fine today!"
Into the grocery I went
And talked of Europe's armament.
The grocer slowly shook his head;
"These eggs are fresh," was all he
And by and by it dawned on me
That in this country of the free
The wise men mind their own af
9 Andrjet the other lands mind theirs.
Detroit Free Press.
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At tea-time anywhere Yes, dar
ling, war is terrible, but isnjt it a
mercy the military fashions are so
becoming! London Opinion.
SHE "JITNEYS" FOR CHARITY
AND -AIDS SICK ACTORS
V Evidently the Eite'I thinks interne
about is fair play.
ITTirs-E. iM. Tve.e, .
As Chicago's first woman "jitney
bus" driver Mrs. Etta Mae Free is
playing a headline engagement which
will continue until May 9.
Then all the "box receipts" every
nickel collected in her six-mile route
through the fashionable district of
Chicago will he turned into the
treasury of the- American Theatrical
Hospital ass'n, which is raising mon- .
ey to build a hospital for members of
the profession -who are ill and with
out money. ' '
Mrs. Free, who is the wife-ofa busi
ness man, and a social leader, will
use her own motor cir-as"a "jitney"
and she has designed ajvery.- attrac
tive uniform.for "jitaey'-iwear. .
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