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CONFESSIONS OF A
HER AUNT; PLAtyS STAGE
"On the advice of my newspaper
woman friend," continuel Paula. "I
kept all those awful newspaper no
tices and she advertised me well with
a page story the next Sunday.
"She told how hard it was for a
girl to get along with no one to help
her. Said I seemed particularly
suited to the stage that I had
beauty, talent, good sense, tempera
ment and personaltiy.
"Of course she was only playing
me up to get a job, but I was very
grateful. Think how quickly our
ideas or ideals change, Margie. Six
months before I would have been
shocked at being thrust into the
limelight of publicity in this way.
"I laughed and cried over the- let
ter I received from Aunt Rachel
when she read my story.
" 'Have you no shame left?' she
demanded. 'T do not know how your
cousins can hold up their heads in
society this 'winter after the way you
have disgraced them. Mr. Montgom
ery has not called since we returned
home. I cannot understand why, for
he must know we do'k not blame him
because that ignorant grocer's son
started to fight.
" "The stage is a fitting wind-up
for you. I am glad my poor sister
died before she knew of your dis
grace. My only hope is you will have
the decency to change your name
when you go to New York, as I and
your cousins feel we can hardly bear
"Margie, my whole body tingled
with the desire to knock my cousins'
heads together, but I contented my
self with writing to Aunt Rachel that
I had done nothing to disgrace my
name and I did not expect to, conse
quently I did not intend to change it
until some man I loved asked me to
"That- evening the newspaper
woman, Emma and I planned my fu
ture. I had $250.
" 'You can easily get a job as cho
rus girl,' said my newspaper friend.
T know the publicity man for one of
the big New York managers and I'll
give you a letter to him. I am sure
he'll get you a job.'
"When the thing was settled I felt
" 'Say, you're not getting cold feet,
are you?' Emma exclaimed. 'Paula,
the person who succeeds in this
world is the one who never loses
courage or belief in himself.
" 'I don't suppose you ever heard
the defiance we children of the slums
used to fling at the cops. It was:
"Scolding don't do any good, licking
don't hurt much and killing you
das'ent do!" Change words to suit
your case, smile at the world and
you'llget there, never fear.' '"
(To Be Continued.)
FRENCH FRIED SWEETS
Cooked sweet potatoes may be cut
in long strips and fried in deep fat or
raw potatoes may be used. If the lat
ter case, peel the sweets, cut them
into slices one-fourth of an inch in
thickness and drop into deep fat.
The fat must be very hot. Fry only
a few slices at a time. Drain on,
brown paper, dust with salt and serve
with duck, goose or game birds, or
roast tenderloin of pork.
AUTOPEDS AND ROLLER SKATES CARRY NEW
YORKERS DURING CAR STRIKE
Various methods of transportation are being adopted in New York on
account of the strike of surface car, elevated and subway employes. The
autoped, the latest single passenger vehicle, is more prominent on thai