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a show or on Michigan boulevard?
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, IM,.
Tplenhnno Editorial, Monroe 363
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a month. By
Mall, United- States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month. -
'Entered aa second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March 3. lit 'J
BY H. M. COCHRAN
BURLESQUE. Burlesque shows
are not what they used to be. Some
years ago there was many a rank
joke and many a raw scene in the
average burlesque performance. But
it seems that managers of burlesque
houses got wise to the fact that folks
"don't care especially for rawness or
rankness. They- prefer, instead,
clean jokes and good-looking girls,
with neat but not gaudy legs. Also
good music and pretty scenery.
In the average burlesque play
nowadays you get all of these. A lot
of so-called burlesque is better than
some of the musical comedies. Some
actors who are really funny or else
have really good voices get better
pay in a burlesque act so why jump
into the two-dollars-a-seat plays?
For one dollar you can see a play
that is called burlesque, but that
lines up as a good bill and classes
right up with much more expensive
Probably the only objection the av
erage man- has to a burlesque show is
that there are too many legs flashing
around at the same time. And a man
only has two eyesBiit this is a great
life, and with everybody happy, sing
ing pretty songs and pulling good,
clean jokes, wbat are the oddsl
WOMEN! Dam women, anyhow!
We always swore we'd never have
one in the office when we got to run
ning a newspaper.
It used to get our goat when we'd
have to interrupt our thrilling ac
count of the runaway on Main street
to help the cooking expert move her
It used to make us peevish to have
to take society notes over the phone
in the society editor's absence.
". It used to drive us wild when the
office cashier would smile as she
handed out our Thursday night "ad
vance on salary." "
We swore then, and for years to
come, that we'd never employ any
body that didn't smoke a pipe.
The younger members of the staff
may feel as we used to feel.
But we've noticed that when we
begirl t stew because we can't think
of the name of the Swiss ambassa
dor in London, the heart-throb lady
reminds us that the office possesses
a Statesman's Yearbook.
We've noticed that the sweet
young thing just out of high school
knows the names of people in this
town a bit better than does the police
We've noticed that the fashion
critic knows more about baseball
than we do about tucks and gores.
We regret to say that we've noticed
that this column hasn't as many
readers as "Confessions of a Wife."
- So we haven't kept our promise.
Darn women, anyhow!
Wholesale grocers threaten a 30
per cent raise in price of canned
foods. They say great swarms of lo
custs have destroyed Argentina
crops, for one thing. And we sup
pose that great flocks of polar bears
have eaten all the grass up in Alaska,