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the age of 17 she -wed John Eyster of
.Altadena, 83 years old. Three months
later she left him to come back to
the home of her parents here.
"It is the most tragic mistake in
the world for a young girl to marry
a man many years older than her
self," says airs. Eyster. "The old
saying, 'Better to be an old man's
darling than a young man's slave,'
should be turned around, for the girl
"who marries a man much her senior
can put it down that she will have
to be his slave.
"I would never marry another old
man, even if he had $5,000,000. Free
dom is the most precious thing in the
world and every girl should be care
ful that she does not sacrifice it when
she steps into matrimony. I would
give a million dollars, if I had it, for
my freedom right now."
Mrs. Eyster declared that the dif
ference between their ages was so
Mrs. Beulah Moshier Eyster, 17-year-old bride of aged man. She has
cast aside any thought of a property settlement and is seeking only an end
J a marriage whicfr she terms a "tragic rrlstalsfi,,,'