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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 14',
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SHOULD ONE HOLD "CIG" IN ONE'S LIPS OR IN
ONE'S FINGERS TO GIVE LADY A LIGHT?
New York. Trotteries and tea
rooms have a grave new problem.
Its discussion punctuates the rhy
thmic arithmetic of the dance floor.
When a lady asks a gent for a light
from his cigaret, should he hold it
for her in his fingers or in his lips?
It's really quite a problem. A waiter
last night touched Harry Perkins on
the arm as he was leaning over his
companion's face so she could get a
"Pardon, sir, but the proprietor
asks that you hold your cigaret in
your fingers," he said.
"What the " Perkins began to ex
"No offense, sir! It's the rule of the
, That's the new order, -" ,
If you don't like it, you can use a
The modern wife placed two plates
with knives, forks, spoons and tum
blers on the dining-room table, and
took two paper napkins from a draw
er, leaving one beside each plate.
Then she lighted the gas stove,
opened a can of soup and placed it
in a skillet to heat. Next she open
ed two cans of vegetables and a can
of salmon and heated these. She cut
six slices of baker's bread and quar
tered a baker's pie, placing every
thing on the table together with but
ter, salt, pepper and a pitcher of cold
"John," she 'said briskly, "your din