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en do not want to be mothers, but I
do say that they are dodging moth
erhood because they know what it
spells to them in pain. The average
high school girl knows more about
the science of motherhood than does
her mother, and she spares no pains
hp to acquire knowledge which enables
her to dodge maternity.
"The society girl dances all night
She drinks too much wine. She
wears her corsets too tight The
heels of her shoes are too high. She
has had too much education in the
so-called cultural things to be a good
"If we are frank with ourselves we
must admit that science must find a
way to cope with the fear of mother
hood or we must go elsewhere to find
breeders. It is only the women of
the lower classes intellectually who
can bear children without the suffer
ing which comes with development
of mind and nerves, which is the re
sult of the high and cultural educa
tion forced on our girls.
"We are allowing motherhood to
be something of horror and terror.
Science seems able to cope with oth
er physical problems less compli
cated than childbirth. It is time
women either demand relief from the
pain of giving life, or refuse the edu
cation which makes us sensitive to
"Motherhood will have to be made
easier or it will have to be confined
to the less highly educated classes
of women, who have not the heritage
of nerves and temperament which
make for suffering."
! One night last week, with a cow
i they had gone in search of, tied to
a telegraph pole outside, a couple of
our popular young men were spend
ing the evening with a lady friend,
while the anxious parent of one of
them, with the aid of a lantern, was
scouring the country looking for the
lost bovine and youthful swain.
Valparaiso, Ind., Vidette.
She is Violet Isabel Malone of the
movies. Her initials spell "VIM,"
and she is all that the word implies.
She holds the tennis championship
of the Lasky studio, and has borne
off the honors from all the tennis
clubs in Hollywood, Cal. She has
appeared in principal roles in a vari
ety of important productions. Before
joinging her present company she
was leading woman i for Homaine
"Why do you insist on taking sum
"I like to have 'em around," re
plied Mrs. Corntossel. "It's a com
fort to have somebody criticism' the
tables besides my own family."