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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 24, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 34',
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THE PUBLIC FORUM
MONDAY AND CHADWICK.
I here are letters at The Day Book
office for Silly Monday and A. Ter
rence Chadwick. Same can be. had
by calling or sending address.
POINTERS IO YOUNG MEN. A
tew pointers on what "a modest girl"
expects a "modest young man " to
taiK about. First, lind someone your
equal in intelligence. It you are es
pecially interested in a girl and are
properly presented to her, "break the
ice " with a general conversation and
inaniiest an interest in what she
says. From her conversation you
can get a line on her ditterent views.
If she won't talk, you talk about
whatever interests you business,
sports, etc. Discuss matters of gen
eral interest and if she doesn't re
spond to some subject she must be
If you see she isn't interested,
don't exert yourself to any extent.
Find someone who will appreciate
you for your views and principles. I
have never found it necessary to
think of what to talk of next. I don't
let the young man do all the talking
either. Personally, I do not believe
in discussing my own affairs, unless
I think the person is sincerely inter
ested in them. But there are mat
ters of general interest (not neces
sarily the war) going on all the time.
I "find it mighty pleasant to hear a
young man talk about the "days of
real sport," which I, a girl, did not
have opportunity to enjoy.
The "Critic" must have had the
'misrortune to have met some light
headed girls who did not have any
serious thoughts. I must admit there
seem to be more of that kind than
or girls who can answer intelligent
ly, but at the same time are fun-loving.
What has become of all the nice,
modest girls? Every other girl I
come across is what I term "dizzy"
talk of nothing but dancing and
"cute fellows." When I view the
doings Of various girls, I cannot help
but prefer my mother's company, for
I am unable to meet with the de
mands of young degenerates who are
accustomed to meet immodest girls
everywhere. I will hold to my prin
ciples. I am respected by the young A
scamps, though they keep their dis-
tance. They say I am the first girl
that ever refused to kiss them, and
they don't understand why.
I am not trying to boast of my vir
tues, but think of all the girls who
didn't refuse to be kissed. I am dis
gusted with the present-day young
er generation. I am not a social re
former, but a modest 19-year-old
girl, .with a number of clean, healthy
thoughts in mind. If you count my
kind among a group of girls you
won't need both your hands. Does
anyone agree with me? Maria.
THE LADY FROM MONTANA.
Monday afternoon the Hon. Jean
nette Rankin, the Lady from Mon
tana, the first woman to be elected
to the national house of representa
tives, spoke before the Chicago
Woman's club at Orchestra hall on
our governmental problems. She
first boosted her state, by showing its
many advantages in agricultural and
mineral weath. She then proceeded
to elucidate our problems.
She stood first for publicity. "Let
the people know" was her campaign
slogan. The people cannot pass a
wise judgment when they confine
their reading to the newspapers, con
trolled by special interest, but must
read and hear all sides to be all-round
democrats. She believed in a society .
in which no person would consider - f
himself better than any one else; no
smart sets or four hundreds.
Such an advocacy ought to catch
our Americans of African descent,
though it will be harder to under
stand than social democracy or so- -cialism.
She stood for the recall, for
do not business men fire unsatisfac- :
tory employes?. Advocated the ini-