OCR Interpretation

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 11, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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acter reading by hats, is prone to down to her eyebrows,
self-indulgence. Then there is the The girl who. is continually rear
secretive kind, hiding her eyes be- ranging her hat and prinmping her
hind a curtain and pulling her hat hair may have a fitful mind.
Editor's Note: Recently in Los
Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Anna Carroll
found it necessary to have a man ar
rested because he persistently at
tempted to flirt with her. He grew
insulting when she rebuffed him and
burned holes in her silk dress with
Anna Carroll '
his cigar. She wrote the following
story as a -result of her experience.
A flirt is a person, usually male,
whom' you never saw before in your
life and who persists in forcing his
attention upon you.
Every woman who finds it neces
sary to go unescorted on the streets
of any large city has the flirt to con
tend with. The flirt is most obnox
ious to the woman battling her way
alone in the world.
The "he" species of flirt is much
more virulent than the "she" spe
cies. It is seldom that a woman flirt
is a menace to society. As a rule,
the male flirt always is.
The male flirt preys continually
upon the womanhood jot the nation,
not discriminating particularly be
tween the married and unmarried.
He is responsible for half the divorces
and nearly .all the broken hearts
along the highway of sorrow.
The he-flirt is a type that infests
all large cities. It is also found in
the country towns, but not in such
plentiful numbers. The city is its fa
vorite habitat, because in picking its
victims it prefers to run the entire
gamut of human nature. The city
affords this opportunity.
In general actions all flirts are
similar. They smile on the -slightest
provovation, ogle with their eyes and
endeavor to convey the impression
that they are rather shy. Some
times their gaze is direct and at
other times it is castin a sidelong
manner from beneath lowered eye
lashes. The she-flirt is much more subtle
then the he-flirt
Flirts are divided into various
classes, each distinct in itself and
each variety manifesting, its own
characteristics and peculiarities.
The most tfmportant divisions of
the flirt are probably these:
The street flirt, the street car flirt,
the jitney flirt, the restaurant flirt,
the automobile flirt the phone flirt,
the picture-show flirt, the police flirt
--and even the vegetable man, you
will find, is willing to flirt.
Of all these divisions, the street

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