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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 31, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 17',
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ARE WE STILL BARBARIANS? YES, ANASTASIA
Are we still barbarians?
After glimpsing the Spring Maiden
of 1916 on the main streets of our
home village, we fear so, Anastasia.
Can you see any resemblance, for
instance, in these very much abbre
" viated flare skirts to the grass-cloth
petticoats of the care-free belles of
Do these new dangling earrings
.that our. very best debutantes are
wearing remind you of the orna
ments of the happy Hottentots of
Zanzibar? (We believe that is where
the H. H. dwells.)
Bo you think that the sheer, silki
er shirt waists (blouses, our fashion
editor says they are) have anything
in ' common with the single chaste
garment of the naiads of the South
Of course, thus far, these few kind
words will make the menfolk smirk.
But listen, you men:
What of you who believe your
wives are just chattels like the
kitchen stove or the parlor rug?
What of you who paint up" your
insides with Hard Stuff and try to
' i What of you who cheer when any
body mentionsLincoln, the liberator
of the slaves, and then hire a few
stenographers or clerks for six dol
lars a week;?
The barbaric strain in our women
folk isn't harmful ''indeed, we would
be the first to protest if our own fair
kin did not tog out as gaudy aad
gaily as the others.
The barbaric germ in men is what
concerns us most.
Are we still barbarians? We are
afraid so, Anastasia, we are afraid so.
NOT A PRACTICAL PEOPLE
"You know," said the student sen
tentiously, "the Roipans had a strong
sense of the beautiful."
"Yes," agreed Mr. McGudley, "but
then they wasn't very 1 practical
Them Roman candles is very pretty
to look at, but its tarnation hard to
read by. 'em." Ladies' Home Jour
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