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, "I am suing the company to which
I sold the most valuable years, of my
, picture career,", explained Miss Me
la Laren, because I waB persuaded to
; sign the contract under false repre
sentation. I was promised a new
agreement in six months at a better
salary. "No such contract, however,
line orarr hum mo-nf innorl olnno "
Following "her success with TTnf-
IL- offers, some' as high as $300 a week,
it is saia. uujc Decause or ner agree-
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m advantage of a larger monetary re
turn tor ner services.
If she f allS"to break the contract in
ccfurt, two other ways outkre pos
sible. One is to marry. But she
objects to .matrimony at this time.
The other" method of -escaping the
irksome restraint of a $50-a-week
job is to have the court appointed her
H. 0. Davis, general manager of
the film company, says no attempt
was madeto beguile the girl into
signing the contract "Me declares it
differs in ho way from other con
tracts between players and the com
pany. One of the allegations, in the suit
is" that the pretty actress was re
quested toposedn the nude for a pic
ture to be known as "Devotion."
After her refusal, she .claims she was
kept idle for two months, which was
injurious to her .reputation.
Twice, Miss McLaren says,! she
narrowly missed-tleath. or serious in
jury while acting. These occasions
were cited because it was contended
that the company "had the right to
rescind the contract if Miss McLaren
should be injured or. disfigured.
Mary McLaren is the girl's screen
name, her real name being Mary Ida
Thfr negro baby is not born black;
at birth his skin does not differ great
ly in color from that of the Caucas
ian child". Within a few days, how
ever, the Akin takes on the color. ,
MEATLESS MENUS FOR LENT
Whoever- will follow a meatless
diet for several weeks will be able to
prove for himself that meat is not'
the only, and not always the best, of
flesh and tissue builders.
Other foods which can take, the
place of meat are eggs, milk,
creamed soups, macaroni,cheese, ce
reals, nuts, bananas, peas, beans and
Lenten Menus for One Day
Breakfast Oranges, bran mush,
hard rolls and coffee. , : '
Lunqheon. Welsh rarebit, ginger
bread and jelly? tea.
Dinner. Baked bean soup, stuffed
cabbage, potato balls, celery salad,
Mix ). cup rolled oats, 1 cup ster
ilized bran and 1 teaspoon salt into
2Vfe cups boiling water and cook in a
double boiler until the oatmeal is
perfectly tender. To sterilifce bran,
spread it in a shallow pan and place
the latter in a pan of water in a hot
oven. Bake half an hour, stirring to
Baked Bean Soup
Put 3 cups of cokTbaked beans
into a stewpan and add 2 cups
strained tomatoes, 2- slices of onion
and 2 cups of boiling water. Simmer
half an, hour and season with salt
pepper and butter or dripping. Thick
en, slightly with 2 tablespoons flour
which has been dissolved in a little
water. Add more water, if the soup
is too thick.
The importance of .reading, not
slight stuff to get through the time, ,
but the best that has been written, a.
forces itself udoii me more aniT mnm
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company, the best company, and
people are generally quite keen
enough, or too iceen, about doing
that yet they will 'not do it in tha
simplest and best manner, by read
ing. Matthew .Arnold. , '