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THE EVENING WORLD, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1922.
It Sex Her Keenest Weapons AND BUSINESS WOMAN Should Use It FOR ALL IT IS WORTH Alice Foote MacDougall Wielded It And Built Up Big Business Started Fifteen Years Ago With $38 and Handicap of Three Children; Now Gives Advice to Other Women. By Ruth Copyright, 1022, iNow Tor., livening World) by Priii Publishing Co. "H1 rilll sex is tho Keenest weapon in the arsenal of the business woman, and she iit handicapping hrrsrlj unduly if she neglects to use it for all it is worth." , I climbed the four Ions flights of stairs leading: to the oflloc of Alice foote MacDougall & Sons, at No. 73 Front Street, with the sentence rins ing In ray care. For Just a second I thought It muBt toe hard not to for get one's sex climbing those over-rising steps every day. Then my nose caught the odor of coffee sweet and delicious. L'p, up I climbed while the smell grew more tantalizing. When the author of -the above sentence made her appearance I fairly shaped. Such a little woman to havo done so much a regular female Napoleon. Because this little woman, in less than fifteen years has built for herself with an initial capital or only thirty-eight dollars and with the additional handicap of three children one of the largest coffeo houses We settled ourselves comfortably In one of the quietest corners or the very efficient office and Mrs. Mac Dougall explained herself above the rat-a-tat of the energetic typewriters. "Please please." she begged, blue es imploringly seconding her pica, "please do not take my statement too literally. What I mean to convey Is that this "man to man' advice usually men to girls going Into business Is all bosh. A woman cannot forgot her ex. The man cannot forget the fact. Natural laws cannot be Ignored so easily. It has been his policy and he Inherits It from Ihc ages that a woman has to be protected, to be looked after. When I was first thrown Into contact with men. I tried to school myself against Inking ad vantage of my sex. 1 tiled to meet them on their own ground. Hut their ground Is fundamentally to pro tect to cherish. "I don't advise any girl to go into business unless she has to." he declared, warming up to her subject. "Business is a hard grind, full of monotony and the sharpest kind of competition. It's no place for a woman.' "Then you don't think the business woman makes the best housewife, ni has been contended quite recently?" I questioned. "No. No. No." She snapped a de termined pair cT ringers on her de-ik. "It's a cruie. The business world lRh for a woman. Home Ik the big gest thing In the world. And world means home. Soul makes up tho home, sex or soul, tficy nio synony mousbut soul Is tho prettier word. A woman going into business loses this home feeling. They talk Jest ingly about the 'tired business man.' It's no Joke. I realize now why my father, used to be so irritable anil cross when he came home. "I have felt that way many times myself. In fact, when I first had to come homo after a long day's woik In the office I had to hesitate on tho threshold of my house before going in. I hated to face my children in the mood I was In after the constant jangling of the nerves after a day in the office. And I lost contact with the children lost the feeling of in timacy. A woman who goes to busi ness does. And once she loses it she will find it hard to regain. Frankly, I dread to think of the homeless fu ture." "But to those women who must go to business," I questioned next. "What advice have ou to give what secret of success?" "Well" she hesitated and thought for a second "Yes" continuing her thoughts aloud: "I have two suggestions. First, if he goes into business for uccet he must go in with that idea up permost in her mind. She must put all thoughts of marriage out of her head. If marriage comes to her, well and good. But she must not go into business with tha idea that her business is go ing to aid her in securing her a husband. Her busineis must be first with her, "A society girl when she 'comes out' has the thought of making 'bon parte in mind. But a business girl must put her whole soul Into her work. If she doesn't she will lose both ways. She will mako her busi ness a failure and her marriage a catastrophe "My second point is, and this may sound paradoxical," she smiled apologetically, "if she does go into business, she should go into It the way a man goes into a football game. She must take the knocks and not whins. Tm a sportsman idealist. To mo there Is nothing bigger than a 'good sport." Take for lnstanco Carpcntler and Dcmpsey. To tnc there, was noth ing bigger than that. The .brains of 'arpentler matched against the sheer brute force of Dempsey. And when he went down he took It as a sports man should. The contrary holds for Mile. Lcnglen. It Is the same in any game, tennis, fighting or tho coffeo business." sho finished with a smile. "Have you any definite ideas on dress for tho business women?" I queried, knowing full well sho hsd no direct objection to a girl being as feminine as she willed, for her own navy blue satin dress trimmed with red, with a modish red hat to match, lived up to her Ideas that a woman msy be as feminine as she wished to be. "That Is a difficult question for women In business," she answered as she thoughtfully twirled a string of red beads which helped to coropleto her costume. "I haven't solved it yet. I never know what to wear. Now, this dress" and she fingered tho long, loose sleeves gingerly "is a nuisance. It catchea. The Ideal costume" and sho lowered her voice "Is the knick erbockers. Of course, I can't picture myself In. them." Sho looked doubt fully at Ber own plufp figure, "nut r f Snyder : i. rffPMr: 1 1 i mm for a slim girl and for n woman whn comion, nicy arc me thing. And l ncneve they win ho worn In tho near futu re. "Hut a woman need not ever forget that sho Is u woman," sho summed up. "A business man does not neg lect any nutural advantages that he may possess. And neither should a woman. On tho contrary, wherever her sex gives licr a legitimate advan tage sho ought to take it. Ity that 1 nit .in ,i pretty sri rl need nut covn her fare with a black veil. If sho is pretty she should use her looks to ad vantage, nut" quickly "hho can not depend on her looks alone. That would be a calamity. She should make "-' pretty as sue ran. even with the aid color." little powder Thus spake a very modern woman. 1 The Jarr By Roy L. CoyriRhl in.'2. iNew tork Eeninc Woild) br Piei Publlnhtnt Co, K. JAKIl ami .Mr. Mlchae An- gelo ninsMon. poet and philoso pher, proceeded upon their homewaul way: or, lather they pro cecded upon Mr. Jarr's homeward way, because Mr. Dinkston had no home. Mr. Otnskton was wearing tho overcoat lie hod borrowed trom Sol, the Smoke Shop man. He had tho collar turned up around his neck and the coat buttoned at the neck and worn cloakwlsc, that Is, without his arma in tno slcovea "I was approaching the crux of my argument, the application of these curious instances of tho psy chology of tho unusual," remarked Mr. Dlnkstnn, as they nmblcd on. "To .be tiiicclnct, then, our worthy friend. Sol, the tobacconist, would not have lent mo his overcoat If I had told him 1 needed one and hadn't tho means of purchasing one; but when I said I cotnn use it In getting To-Day's Anniversary THE MISSISSIPPI. T iHK first white man to descend the Mississippi to tho sea was Itobert Cavalier. Sieur do l.a Salle, who sot out on his historic voyage down tho Father of Waters on this date, Feb. fi, in 1CS2. .a Salic, n Frenchman, settled In Can ada at the age of twenty-three. He was given a grant of land In Can ada and was in a fair way to ac cumulate a fortune in tho fur busi ness when ho guvo up everything to respond to tho call of tho wilder ness. Ills first attempt to icach the Mississippi was a failure, and on his second erpcdltlon ho hud to turn buck after numbing1 Ihe banks of tho stream. The third essay was crowned with success. From the outlet of tho Illinois his fleet of canoes made its wuy down tho great river until, on April 9, La Sallo was able to plant tho arms of France at tho mouth of the Father of Waters. La Sallo was killed by his discontented followers whllo on another expedition lto the West ern wilderness. 1 ml IMVHflHH Ml eaM Can You Family McCardell nil of unwelcome visitors, a plague of nunts at jnu' house, ho bestowed it npo me in a m.mncr as prompt as it wns credulous "As I told you. I will again demon strate tlie efficiency of tho psychol or' of the unusual," Mr. Dinkston went on. "If I simply went to youi house to partake of dinner and had no overcoat and explained that I laid the mumps, 01 If I h.id an overcoat and wore it in the normal mann.-r and said I had the mumps, either 1 would not be believed or elso It would appear that 1 miKht bo mistaken. Hut when I wear the overcoat in this striking and unusual manner it will bo most Impressively apparent that I have the mumps and In their most malignant form. Your maiden aunts will flee me as though the pestilence, you will get out tho homebrew and all will be peace, hap piness and quiet .igdin beneath your own roof tree." By this time Mr .larr and his guest were ut tho door to Mr. Jarr's apart ments and when Mrs. Jarr answered her husband's rhu; .it tho bell ninl her glanco fell upon Mr. Dinkston her tlrst question was "And what's tho matter with Mr. Dinkston, Is he ill?" "He has the mumps!" said Mr. ."larr Impressively, whllo Mr. Dinkston tottered and moaned. "Tho mumps!" voices behind Mr. cried two shrill Jan as the two maiden aunts lurking in tnc hallway voiced thoir surprise and, It would seem, their indignation also. L,i, , . - ' ri hW I ( II , e V I ft ft y ft M -PfziiOi-liLl -IjiUiLJiLIi W- . . - I "5Tou aren't jroin? lo let a man with the mumps in this house and expose our two dear lltt'o children to it?" cried ono maiden aunt "We've had Hie mumps and wo don't mind it!" cscl.iiuied tho other. "Hut when cluldirn catch tho mumps from grown-ups, .mil .specially when little hoys catch it from grown-ups, tho results uio gr nei-.illy fatal, or worse!" "Go away!" scieamed Mrs. Jarr at tho astounded Dinkston. "Go away, you wicked, thoughtless man!" And Mr. Jarr wu.s draggod within and Mr. Dinkston was locked with, out. "Yes, and we'll have to stay an other day and disinfect tho house and Edward Jarr. Don't let him come near tho children, sinco ho'a been with that man," tried Aunt Rosalinda. And .Mr. Jan- could hear Dinkston clump away the psychology of the unusual an .if' i filltiie. -- " Beat It ! The Heart By Caroline , Cwrlcht. 122, .New Torli Evmlnt World) by rros Publihln C Which Ulan Will Peggy Choose for a Husband? Thfi try t ft typlral Xrw York flrl, Ity DayUo. tlftiteea, h bat Jail mtrrril business as a btrnnrrai t rr. Ilrr bfart i dltldrd bftwffn in Inter. Billy llrortoo, hrr nnn tigr, aad HnrrUan lotrnlry, a wrll-(-d bachelor, tea yrart hfr mlnr. The office opfn nfw i"Tpfr,i'nr, hrlngo nw Utrri. Btjin rradiag llil story to-day. Kfrry In-talnirnl a nrv. rplMdc In rrfty's attain. PEGGY'S PARTY. SATL'I reiv ATL'KDAY MORNING Peggy te ed a -wire from Billy wh.ih made her heait beat twue as asi as usual. As she was leading her apartment lor business a messen ger rushed up to her and handed hr her flrst telegram Ol age suspects death and Is fright ened at the sight of a mellow ea- velope, but youth laughs nnd knows th message is borne on the wlnrs of life and los t "Will he at your party to-nlghi. "BILLY." Those few words sent Pegs fMp ling Into the subway with a merry heart. All the way downtown slie hummed -bits of popular tunes of the season as she read her paper and Planned tne evoning-e programme She had Invited Percy Peteron, Jack Reed. vMailon Mlnton andi her cousin, Bella. Now everything w'JS perfect; she and Hilly would make it an even atx. Saturday is a day to rush Ihiough work and leave on tho stroke of 1-'. Peggy usually watched the oilier stenographers rush off like Cue gincs, but sat stoically back for n half hour or so to see If. by chame, .he boss wanted some extra work done. She had been told that the business girl who gets ahead docs not wsteh tho clock, but to-day she left on the mlnuto of 12. Hhe wanted to do seme shopping, to go to the grocer'.-., to select the cheese for her tar. tit and do a million and one things. By 8 o'clock she had transformed the kitchenette and dlninsr room Into a combination of tea. loom ai.d imi- tatlon restaurant. The vlctrola had been transported from tho living room to tho dining room, every fem and palm her mother owned had Its place in some corner or upon some sun-l. Tha rug In tho dining room had hern rolled' and tho gate-legged table fold-, cd into a tea lhlu m one .-- n-i 'ij Copyrtstit. 19:3, (Ntn Tork Knl(if World) by r Pub, Co. m k of a Girl Crawford the room, where, the "supper'' would be served. Sir large blue-and-whltc bungalow aprons awaited tho guests. "Every girl In town will be Imitat ing you, Peggy," declared Mai ion and her cousin Bella. "Mcally this Is the most original Idea, my dear. How DID you ever think of It?" Pes-cv urn fttlll uridine- 4h ftnlfthinf- touches and Just a bit annoyed that Marion had arrived so early. She had planned to snatch a few moments with Billy before the other guests arrived S.30 or even D would have been much better taste to arrive, sho felt, I f -L- TAAt aAn' V. I.Ak.. f r, . at 4 least half an hour." sho announced as aho busied herself In arranging some carnations for the table. "As ir I cared," sniffed Marlon, nut It me warn you. Teggy, that waa.WV AktJlTU VtUll k lV IIL1U IUI Bk riella will vamn Billy If you don't watch out. She is a country-town girl and you know tho type." "A sort of Allco AiLims, I suppose," laughed Poggr aa sho save Delia a mischievous bat of her eyes. "Jut that," agreed Bella, who was a pettto blonde with flashing black eyes. Sho wore a .simple white home made muslin dress and itlthoticn Peggy could scarcely believe it sho actually had a baby-bluo aaih. Al though she looked frightfully old fashioned Peggy knew at a Riance that Bella was Just the type of girl young men admire. Hut rather than looking upon Pella ' -'wn ""PP" "f hcr "olh ? U"T" h' a a country-town flapper Peggv con lo experiment with. It would be fun bco wmcn oi tne Doys wouio ne- como Interested In her. Boys always declare they like the old fashioned girl. Now they had their chance. Would It be Jack Reed. Percy Peter son or Billy Ilracton who me t ad mired her? The three young mon arrived al- most within fivo mlnutet. of ouch other. Billy whispered that he would tiy to snatch a few minutes uft'r the rest left, then pome one starter up tho MCtrola and the dancing began Billy and Peggy paired otr. then Marlon and Jack Reed, whlH Bella btcamo the dancing partner of Percy I'eteison. To-morrow On With tht D"ee. - - - By Maurice Kctten Courtship and Marriage I By Betty Cjpyrltht. Hi: "D! .EAR MISS VINCENT I am seventeen years of age and have never be fore gone out with a young man. There is a certain young fellow who has asked my parents if he may take me out and he said that he loves me very much. Tho other day I happened to meet this yeung man and we were talking about business, but he never asktd me about going out or coming to me. Please, Miss Vincent, tall me what am I to do? "WORRIED. Do not try to rush matters. It would not haw been good etiquette for the 1 y UnK man (o ,aIk about coming to 868 5" or to mako an appointment on the street. Since he has spoken to your narents ho will m mute ear i " ? . 7 qu'te, c. tain to call or to Invito you out later, Girls are ery apt to nish ahead anil imagino their Prince C.'harmings aro Kolng to pop the' question long before frames the first word In his sen- "Dear Miss Vincent: Am a constant reader of the advice you give to others and would like little personal help. Is it proper for an engaged couple to go to the country together on their va cation? WORRIED." Not without a chaperone. U th' young man stops at another hotel or boarding house, however, this is fre- quently considered pei-fcctli conven- ional. "Dear Miss Vincent: I am an orphan, within a few months of aixteen years old, and you are the only one to whom I can tell my story. About three months ago I met a young man twelve years my senior, and it was a case of love at first sight fur both of us. Twice he asked me to meet him. but both times I disappointed him because I had misunderstood the place. Finally he wrote me a note tilling me of his love and I an swered It telling htm of mine. I live with cousins, who are very strict, so I had to meet this man Maxims Of a Modern Maid By Marguerite tuprlht. IfciS, i.Vfw York EMnlns World) by PrtM PublUhlnt Co. The chronic philanderer is as nuirli first nighter. Both are grimly proud of not missing anything, both , expect no new thrill and as to that, both are rarely disappointed. EVI'N' after sho marries nocular usaire concef-a a woman her "owb" name If she has made It. If she hasn't, why should slio worry about . exchanging ono form of anonymity for another? When from one of those "unexpected business trips" a man returns with a peaco offctlng of diamonds and fine platinum, even tho least sus picious spouse finds herself wondering If he Isn't too rood to be true. A girl s greatest social asset Is the reputation for "being a good pal." is tho lump of sugar which attracts those skittish animals, men, until the one she wants is so close that she can slip the matrimonial haltor around his neck before he knows It. "Sleeping I dreamed, Ixive; dreamed, Lote, of thee," ang th senti mentalists of yesteryear. If one of them tried It on to-day "Lore" would retort: "Well, you'd better aee a psychoanalyst. " The only thing more cruel than laughing at a man's love ilory it not laughing at his funny stories. When a woman wants to know exactly what people are saying aJbou'. her she invites her two best frlonds to tea. Usually she doesn't want to know again! Conjugal jealousy may sometimes make a naughty husband behave discreetly, but it's quite as likely to convince a good husband that he Is (he devil of a fellow and must prove It. There lr no klsa like the first thank heaven. In kissing, as in all the other arts, i Is practice that makes perfect. :).. . . . Why Not LooK Your Besti By Doris Doscher g uop.vitM. 132!. INw Tork Urnlm woriai tjr mu rusuaklu Co. ITCHING SCALP. Neglect to properly brush the hair AN Itching scalp Is a very annoy- each night, thus allowing the dust to Ing thing to enmhnt. and unless settle on the scalp. Is one of tho cured, it Is also very deetruc- causes. But remember that the hair. live to the growth like the nails and skin, Is the furthest i of tho hair. It may have several causes. Of course, It it Is elite to an Infer- tlon, modlcal caw will bo necessary, but in many. cases Mils Itching of the. sculp is due to ex- ccsslvo dandruff, tnltss this is cured It becomes SObCHIH a harbor for germs and thus become Infected. So It Is well to take this condition in hand at the fitst sign of an Itching sensation. It is easily controlled when first noticed. Do not use a fino comb or anything (hat would bo liable to iriitule llm scalp at this time. It Is much better lo apply a simple reaso, such as liquid visellne or olive, oil. On the application the itching will stop nnil then IT tho lialr Is properly shampooed and thoroughly cated for, the condition will Ik; Im proved Vincent (N TorV nrtnlna Worldl by Pren Publnhins Co away from home. He gave me a little keepsake and told me never to return it unleai our love ended. Recently I waa ill at home with a sprained ankle and beeause I was afraid these cousins would find thi keepsake. I sent it to him. quite forgetting what he said. .1 have juet received a note from him aylng that I must not meet him f my folks do not approve of him. My heart is breaking, Mils Vincent; please help me. "H. H." No young man who is worth while ..nvo iu mem n younp gin outsiae or her home. The only thing for you lo do la to go straight to your cousins, tell them nlout this man and ask uinm 10 meet hlra. You will find that cousins (no matter Imw ntrini all have hearts and If this young man the right typo of man they will nrt, do"bt nPProvo of him. Write a ! f. tho younK mnn lnvltlnK "Im 1 rA" C".r,.n,n ev'nlrur nnd tcl" him you wish to Introduce him to '"r guardians. $ - n ..aNasaauu JhC FjfSt AmCfjCan HumOlist .-pur, nrai instinctively American Slick" now finds comparatively ie J humorist If we are to accept 'caders Its author Is entitled to ic tho authority of Arttmus Warl ,r'f mb,ance as the pioneer In the m ,-tt was Judge Thomas Chandlei Hai -burton, a Nova Scotlan jurist an-1 author, who was born In Wind'nr, Nova Scotia, in 170G. He wns beit I nown as the cicator of "Fsm SIick," In which he detailed tho adventuio- s and amusing experiences of a Yanke clockmakor. Tho various "Sam Slick" tolumes enjoyed a wide popularity . and doubtless their success furnished the inspiration to many later hnmo ists. The author of "Sam Slick" was a tu'ist in his native province, and he turned to literature merely aa a dlvc sion, his early efforts being published 'n a local paper. Judge Halihurti n rettied from the bench of the Nov;. Scotia Supreme Court In 18.16 atu ettled In Kngland, where he w . letted to Parliament, being one or the first natives of British America to achieve that honor. He died ahoi. i alt x ccrrtur ago. and, while "Sam Mooers Marshall a victim of habit as the chronic . net away irom tho centre of circulation and Is therefore the first to bo cut off from tho supply". This means, you see, thnt the general health has n great deal to do with the condition of the scalp, and where the circulation Is the least bit defective you will havo 1 make up for the lack of It by tho woper massaging of tho scalp, After u serious illness or even n mental Hhoek tho hair continues to , show tho ravages of the disease lorn, after the body has rebounded back to '. Itn normal health, due, as I have sulil, to tho fact that tho hair Is so far fioni the centro or circulation. Tho Itching of tho scalp may als- be due to the fact that you have been wearing a hat that has been elthur too tight or Is of such a heavy fabric us to cause the head to perspire. To overcome this you will have to give II fiequcnt airings. In most cases you will find that the simple rules of rest ing and airing tho hair, massaging Ihu scalp and the application of a III tie oil to the Infected spots is all that it necessary to cuie this Itching. But If this is neglected and jou use the slightest friction you are liable to cause an abrasion of the skin of the scalp thus opening the way for har boring germs. Remember that tin dally washing of the comb and brush and side combs and hair pins in .i mild antiseptic Is necessary to keep the hea'd that has an Itching tendeno aUolutcly free from infection. The wetting of tho hair as an ail to dressing Is very Injurious and may be the cmuso of your Itclilrr, ealp. The wettlns does not harm the hair: It is the lack of thoroughly doing it and allowing tho moisture to lour on the hair that causes tho dam are. An Improper rinsing of the hall after a soapy shampoo may also be the cause. So see which one of thru conditions meets your problem an. I avoid that. And If you at the same time follow out the other suggestions. i Know inai you win have no repetl tion of an Itching condition of th. sialp Dear Miss Doscher: Will you kindly tell me if mv weight is normal? My age is seventeen, height 5 feet, 6 inches. My present weight is 130 pounds. YOUNG MAN. F'oi youi age ami height your pres ent weight is conect 'jimchii- nmrnran typo or literatim . If Housework Harms Your Hands Read This Perhaps you think you cannot avoid having hands reddened and rough ened by the daily duties of tha home the dishwashing, scrubbing and other necessary work. You can. U.eVELOGEN.'Beauty'sGuardlan," which should be applied liberally at night after washing and again In the morning, in many cases. The kin need Its softening, soothing ac tion and responds to It at once. Harshness is relieved, redness dis appears, chapped lips and cheeks are healed, and your skin becomes once more what it should be. VELOCEN does not grow hair- It does make smooth skins. Ask your druggist for it 25c a tube -irfiyCrlUCll''. A ''