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FAIR RAZOR GIRLS BAR FLIRTING IN CHICAGO,
"CITY OF LADY BARBERS"
Bernice, the Woman Barber
BY HONOR FANNING
Bernice, the boss barber, stropped
her razor and deftly raised a iot
towel from the face-of. an "open
faced" youth "while she repeated, this
axiom that was old when the. first
prude, "was born:
"A lady can be a lady anywhere
take that straight from me.!".'
Eight 'little barbarets in a row
across the white-tiled, white-ceil-inged
shop nodded approval', and one
piped: "That" goes double here."
Bernice was not talking to hear
-herself talk, afte rthe manner of the
'male barber. She meant what shei
said; she was squelching a freshie;
a task that has to be .done several
times a day.
From this you will gather that in
Chicago the city of female barbers,
1 women of the lather-brush are
casting off the gauds of the siren
and learning the steady-going waysf
of business women.
Right you are! y
"Maybe a girl shaves men's chins
for a living," monologued- Bernice
letting the razor ride raucously over,
rolls and ridges of the young person's
throat; "maybe she has to sell .rib
bons; maybe she plays auction bridge
most of the time
"She, can be a, lady anyway if