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sweet old love stories.
What has caused the disappear
ance of the old fashioned love story?
Have we grown so blase we are
ashamed to show the better side of
our nature; fearful of letting others
know that we have some sentiment
in our hearts?
The modern youth is as keenly an
alytical of his affections as the chief
chemist of an industrial plant. He
seeks a report of the financial condi
tion of his prospective bride. To him,
beauty, charm, femininity is nothing.
Cupid must carry gold in his quiver.
Venus must be fairly smothered with
Where is the "willing to die for
you" sentiment in the youth of to
day? Sometimes it appears in the
middle-aged or old.
What is responsible for all this?
Is it that we have forgotten how to
love in our quest for gain and power
or is it the paraded advanced civiliza
tion which teaches us to repress ourJ
emotions and to hide our real feel
ings? The old, old love stories to me are
the sweetest and best We have noth
ing to equal Ivanhoe, Sweet laven
der or Henry Esmond, and others of
this character. Why not?
It may be that the strugle for ex
istence has so hardened us we no
longer have time even to think of
love. Sooner or later, however, it
will return and we shall find our
selves re-reading the old love stories.
"The wedding was a quiet one.
The bridegroom's party, who motored
from Colombo, were, met some dis
tance away from the Walauwa by a
processiqn of 45 elephants, dancers,
etc., and was conducted to the bride's
residence, where they were welcom
ed. Shortly after the arrival of the
bridegroom's party, a wedding break
fast was served, 75 sitting down to a
sumptuous repast." Ceylon Observ-
except the T SHE TRAVELS 10,000 MILES TO
BUY A DRESS
Mrs. A. M. Poole
When Mrs. A. M. Poole wants a
new dress she goes down to the boat
and takes a 10,000-mile trip to buy
Mrs. Poole lives in Sydney, Aus
tralia, and has set a long-distance
shopping record for other women to
emulate. She used to live in San
Francisco and became endeared to
the styles of the coast city. "The lat
est" in Australia just doesn't appeal
to her. That is why she insists on
"coming over to San Francisco to
shop," as she expresses it
She makes two of these long shop
ping trips each year.
"Lady wishes join another in dogs'
boarding home; trial first as paying
guest." Bournemouth Daily Echo,