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'letters in which the writers have told
me what they think of me. But they
are not enough. I want more.
Each letter is different. Each
writer points out something another
failed to mention.
Some people like me very much.
Some think I am cTomg a great good.
Others think differently. You would
be very much surprised at the view
point some persons take in connec
tion with my work on the screen.
But even these letters interest me
No matter what an opinion of me
may be, I value it highly. I know it
is the real opinion of, a real living per
son and to me every living person
Now, I am going to ask YOU what
you think of me.
What do you think of the woman
whose work on the screen is called
that of a "home breaker?"
What do you think of the woman
who is called a "vampire," a "love pi
rate," and the "Ishmalite of Domes
I really want to know.
And 1 want you to write me and
tell me what you think. I promise-to
answer your letter. I will write to
you even if you do not say nice
things about me. I say this because
I want you to know you are to speak
your mind freely.
Address your letter to me in care
of this newspaper.
After I receive letters from my
readers I am going to tell you what
some of them say. I will not mention
any names, but will give you an idea
of what someone else thinks of me.
WHAT DO YOU THINK. OF
THEDA BARA? SHE WANTS
TO KNOW V
What do you think of Theda
Bara, "vampire of the screen?"
Miss Bara wants to know!
She wants Day Book readers ,
to write her, telling their honest
opinion of her. And she prom-
ises to answer all letters writ-
ten in good faith. That means
those readers who send letters to'
Miss Bara will get an answer,
signed in her own handwriting. ;
Do you want a letter from Miss
Bara? Do you want to tell her
what you think of the woman
who is called the "love pirate of (
Address your letter to Miss '
Bara in care of The Day Book
. and it will be forwarded to her.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
May 3, 1677. Father Allouez and
his companions celebrated the feast
of the Holy Cross in the Kaskaskia
village' of the Illinois, plaitng a cross
35 feet high as a sign of taking pos
session of all the Indian tribes in the?
name of Jesus Christ
Omaha, Neb., May 3. Mrs. Mary
Woolsey is little more than a girl, but
the most remarkable mother in the
world, Omaha folk say.
At 22 Mrs. Woolsey is the mother
of seven children, six of whom are
living, and the stepmother of seven
A month ago she gave birth to
twin girls, and the six living chil
dren are healthy, rollicking youngsters.
The "most remarkable' mother in
the world" is called by her husband
"just" a handful of a woman." She
measures 5 feet and weighs 120
This mother and Woolsey married
when she was 14 and he was 27, a
widower with seven' children. Her
first baby was born when she was
15, was a healthy child, but died in
infancy as a result of an accident. .
All the Woolsey children are ex-i :
ceptionally healthy the family doc,- 4