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an undesirable character or do they
think he is a model young man?
And what do Chicago boys think
of .Chicago girls?
The New York girls did not mince
words in painting the young man of
today as an almost worthless .person
age. According to their views it
would' be hard for the young woman
of today to find a young man who
measures up to her ideals.
Are the New York girls -right?
Rev. Young, the man who asked
for the letters and the man who read
them, does not hesitate to disclose
v the contents of the letters. He made
them the subject of' a sermon.
He says the greatest fault found in
young men is intemperance.
"The young man who drinks
greatly injures his chances for the
future," says Rev. Young. "Drink
impairs the health and there are
many employers who refuse to give
positions to young men addicted to
"Besides, the letters I have re
ceived shows that the young woman
of today will not marry the young
man who is a victim of the drink
"The cigaret craze is the next most
serious fault found in the modern
youth. It has been shown that there
are five kinds of poison in cigarets.
"Lack of ambition is a serious
matter, too. It seems that some
young men care about nothing ev
cept good food, creature comforts
and frivolous" amusements.
"If the average young man of to
day has any strong ambition at all
it is to make a lot of money. His
greatest interest centers in things
that mean dollars and cents. On the
other' hand thee are many young
men who do not even care for world
ly success. If they can earn enough
to keep them in cigarets, drinks and
other things that are called a part of
the so-called good time, they are sat
isfied. "The letters sent to me show the
young man who is rated as a spend
er. They prefer the young man of
thrift even if it does not mean as
much to them in the way of theater
parties and presents.
"The girls have pointed out that
the young man of today lacks rever
ence not only for women, but for the
church and his country. Where this
is true it probably is due to poor rais
ing. The young man who lacks rev
erence has not had the proper home
"It may seem to some that the
criticisms of the girls' are harsh. I
agree with the girls in most cases. I
think they have told a pretty true
story of the modern youth."
HERE'S A CHANCE FOR CHICAGO
GIRLS AND MEN TO TELL WHAT .
THEY THINK OF ONE ANOTHER
The Day Book is going to give Chi
cago girls a chance to tell what they
think of Chicago young men.
The Day Book is also going to give
Chicago young men a chance to tell
what they think of Chicago girls.
Girls and young men who desire
toxpress their opinions of the oppo
site sex are requested to write a let
ter of not more than 150 words to
the editor of The Day Book.
These letters will be published.
Names will not be used. If you have
an opinion you want to put in writ
ing, here's thj? chance. Then, girls
and young men, watch The Day
Book to learn what you think are the
faults and virtues of one another.
Once upon a tyme a woman went
into a butcher shoppe and asked ye
butcher for 25 cents worth of round
steak and he cut off ye exact amount
of ye steak that she asked for, in
stead of ye usual 28 cents' worth.
A 13-year-old boy of. Kansas City
beat all the girls in his school in a
contest -for canning. -Woman, be
ware lest man enter your field.
modern girl does not care for the 1