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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 20, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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always spoiled.
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
New York, Aug. 20. Two New
York widows, Mrs. Ray Pitt and Mrs.
Martha Stevens,-have set this whole
titanic town to talking about them.
All "because they have told the news
papers that they want to marry
again, and have set forth with the
utmost candor the specifications,
mental, moral and physical of the
longed for mates.
The plight of these ladies and
many other lovelorn widows and
spinsters, if the truth be known, calls
attention to the need of a national
matrimonial bureau, where records"
of marriageable men and women
would be kept and where men and
women in search of life partners
could consult eligible lists and find
their future helpmates without sub
jecting their most sacred feelings to
the bright light that beats about a
newspaper appeal.
Chairman Frank Walsh told me
last summer that one of the recom
mendations of the industrial relations
commission to congress will be the
establishment of a national employ
ment bureau which would enable the
unemployed machinist in New York
to know "whether Minneapolis or Des
Moines needs a man like him and
which would connect the man with
the Job by putting one in touch with
the other, perhaps even to the ex
tent of advancing money for trans
portation. Now marriage is woman's principal
employment It still furnishes more
women with jobs than all the other
trades and professions put together.
Often a spinster in Brooklyn, New
York, sighs vainly for a proposal
when a man on a Montana ranch
yearns for just such a brown haired,
cozy little woman for a wife. And be
cause there is no government bureau
to let the Brooklyn girl know about
the inn waitine- for hfr in Montana.
two lonely hearts are doomed to one- J
step it forever down the dusty aisles
of life.
Congress should take up this mat
ter. I am astonished that Mrs. Bor
den Harriman, the representative of
women and children on the industrial
relations commission, did not per-
ceive the injustice of founding a gov- Ik
eminent bureau which will connect
the man with the job and give no
heed to the requirement of lonely
widows and spinsters.
In the East there is a chronic hus
band famine.
Out West your bumper crop of
husbands is exceeded only by your
apples and your wheat
This Inequality of distribution
should be remedied at once. '
It can be remedied by the estab
lishment of a national matrimonial
bureau run by Uncle Sam.
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SUGGESTED LIST OF FURNITURE
FOR HUBBY'S OWN "DEN"
1 sewing machine.
1 couch.
1, sewing chair.
1 mirror.
1 cutting table.
1 dresser.
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CANNING HELPS
Use only new rubbers. Often per
fectly preserved fruit is lost by im
proper sealing.
Steam hard fruits (apples, quinces
or pears) until tender, then drop
into heavy sirup that is at boiling
point, allow to boil 4 minutes, put
into cans and seal.
Use silver knife to peel fruit and 7
an old fashioned porcelain kettle for W
boiling. Avoid the copper kettles of
our grandmothers.
Great care must be taken when
sealing fruit; screw tops reasonably
tight and as the fruit cools and the
glass can shrinks the covers should
be tightened often until the fruit is
perfectly cold.

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