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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL!
Wow!
Didja ever ride in. a Pullman car?
Well, if you didn't just yet, don't
worry. Nearly every one gets the
measles some time or other.
For those who haven't, we'll un
button our lip and put you hep to
what you're going to run up against
NEJsten tight It's about the gent's
smoking room in the morning when
you want to wash.
Well. Edgar, you roll out of your
upper, down a ladder, with your
shirt, tie and collar, and make a
mooch toward the soap and towel
garage.
All you want to-do is sprinkle a
little rain on your face and neck,
slide into your shirt, hitch up into a
collar and run a comb through the
shrubbery. Fine!
But just wait until you push the
curtain on the washroom door to
the right WHOA BOY! STEADY!
STEADY! Calm yourself! What is it
you shy at?
Well, there's three wash bowls and
- five or six Pullman washroom fussy
he-hens with their traveling toilet
cases decorating every square inch
of pasture in tb room.
There they are, shaving, tooth
cleaning, massaging, manicuring,
shampooing andall busier than 'a
flock of bird dogs, and all you want
to dp is to dust off your mug a little
so you won't be nabbed on suspicion
of riding the bumpers when you get
off the train.
Well, these washroom wolves,
you'd think they were all going to a
banquet They have to shave the
lilacs and all that stuff, y'know.
Have to be so immaculate about
'their appearance and all that
couldn't do like a regular guy would
do Jet all that unnecessary stuff go
until he got home or to the hotel.
No! Not these kookoos.
Remember the fable about the ca
nine in the feedbox? We hope a
Pullman-he-hen sees this.
CHESTNUT CHARLIE
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STRONG WILL
"My husband was a confirmed
smoker when I married him a year
ago, but today he never touches the
weed."
"Good!" said one of theroup. "To
break off a lifetime habit like that r.
quires a pretty strong will."
"Well, that's what I've gSt"
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