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THE ACTOEME'S TALE OF THIS
JOBLESS SEASON "TalR About the Belgians! ?Til Bet They Broadway Henyard," Observes Yona, Recitals by The Ingenue, The Soulful to Get Bread?The Butter to Come Don't Starve as Cheerfully as the Our Heroine, and Then Come One and Others of Makeshifts / on a More Prosperous Day. the clothes of my lucky frisada whe were wurking. (?ne bright1 day the suit, with Belle In it, us it happened, landed a ...ii (if course, now *e ara compara* ? I, though her sal? ary's rather piffling for two people. Oh. yes! When she has n job she sup ports me when 1 have u .iuh I support her it usually evens up tit tie end of ' a year. "So that's the way 1 do it, and it 1 Sin' ivas a very soulful person. I, y.w;- ?.MH.l.WS. .*? n ???rtrn't a lady 1 'd te I really thin :; ?el -, ??? ap pcntl -...'. 7 ? i thros 0&i-td <?>?- * ?gave me th , ? il .'ex fzti tht i ? apo e, " ., ( fa] Aa-i ? \ ri.-ii the bare* I, a?? ' t look . : ; When a ' I ..'tors. ' :?' a wl ihrilla at .m hour of ??? n't go into I'd be throw I me around hfs neck or bump me agains the tormentor gracefully or otherwlsi if I got paid for It, but, alas, there an hundreds more or lets trained to ge these bumps and not feel 'em, am need food as much as I, I suppose Talk about the Belgians! I'll bet thej dont starve as cheerfully as the Broad way hen-yard " Yona looked thougbtfal and ate he; last cake with precision. "One l?r?ent 1 coking Suit Between I s.' "If we c??u!d oniy stoke up for n week," i-'no sighed. "If only I cou'.?] ?ait until to-morrow . bul in anothr ?1 be hungry again so it goes I lived with my chum in a g r in Fortieth Street. there so as to have a go---: ou know in this precious of ours there is nothing ? is ?=o much as an appearance of success. Well, we had between us one y. ng au it, and a sumir -. was, a' that, so that we had to go interlined with newspapers to keep ?ri.rn. We took turns wearing it around e going one day, all dolled end I the next. I've often wondered if the agents ever knew whether it was a different girl or not. Ill lit they didn't?clothes always make more impression than faces on theatrical agents. "By extreme starvation we managed ? /> pay our hotel bill, because Helle could typewriter, and when I was out :i the suit of clothes she would type i ?anufcnpts for all her playwriting actor friends at most absurd rates I've - to curse because every actor I k bow keeps a half finished play hang ijt his person to here you with I' ii glad they aniu-e their minds that way, and hope they will keep ? up. T|e:;,- lie sported our raiment 1 rat by the t:re.s?de and mended all takes doing, believe me. I , . a starving ger.iuscs rlghl now ? scrub floors for their living, 1 won't go Into cheap vaudeville 01 Some of 'em iii? actually scrub t. 0. Why, I know < , eleve little chap he Is, I i all this fa1 made beds and snswend bells and wa general chore boy in a rooming housi and for these services l.?* was rewarde with a tin?; back bedroom kitchen, and he had I f.?r hi food. % '?' c rerj . well pre. ip on Of ? the trader ness. Always limk rich an tliiiiigh \i?-j - hunm get i job. Isn't that ! ter over there ?" The melancholy o ? ?al in i ? i.ear' O? II ?vas a very soulful. Something told me I ? i wa? tery near ai -i dear *o her, Around hei neck ??as ! g of antiq dusty beads anil she wore a ring on her first fmger ai an right her dress waa blue velvet, exactly. . She soulful, soulful e. rd me. "Before 1 wei said, and her voie? -r well ironed tones thai made mi ?. quickly lo ?ee If break fast on the ' wonder frantically if neat. She was very a very precious. Iland-lo-Moutli Artial Before Going on Slage. "Befi el ?," ?he r* peated. "I was a painti called, made a . those band-to-mouth i boiling the pot while we work 01. serious art' stuff. Dear me. how the poor benight? d of rotten ?ketches huge his pa' m I ce peet to his at. m! Well, I wrote a little, drew a little and I sold a little a very little. I remember in those careless, ?phcmcral ?lays of studio life the soul-aching figures that filled my horizon. I remember how there were who, like me, were snapping along on ambition's slender hope, all the time thinking they w-ere embryo, am) I shall ' ? i ? m i in m ? ? I f'iitnd a girl ion-sense girl ? much cleverer than ! ei had tried to make a ?-luili* living by gelling, and another a- ?? In w rate verses that she could sell quite easily. In fact, it served to ? their proper cubbyholes those - ? '? of srt hammering out their meagre dreams of existence t" .?i-?* men and women pursuing a really hard ? h at the same time ' their own "1// anemic'looking wisp like yon.' enough to be working wc much by a tune clock as a may be a litt I fcrent, but the terror of it is the . ? the he.t of plays can't gire an i. a life job, and most of the ? ,- this, try to develop I line of in . for the i ??ml if only would lea: i the same lb? - -MiiTer ing." I her eye.? ?il . yearn? ? in sn actress'? Ufa is gutting 1 Its the inevitable eoms-atltionthat is always With us, this year we have this dreadful English invasion. It's I so bail that we Amerlrans are CUlt-aWatiag dowdy clothes and an stro cious cockney accent in the hope that we will he the manager'? ??lea (/ a Lon? doner. There's ons essen! -npnr thing thai the stags .(?count, and that is the pi '. in pis and <. i men as compared a part?, and it's getting worse, I them have only two women in t!n?:n ami el* ? than thre*." Here the lady with the triple chin and the ?kin that spoke loudly of year? of grease paint broke in: "Anil never, rnv ehild, never a char? acter pari Do yon realize how com " is getting elbowed off the boards. It's terrific, I tell ? mother is written in in 01 I rig her off ?* Alp* or ?' I The future of the mighty . head d ' in dr?)o;it;_ "And Irish i'? gone out, and as 1". mam mles, tl cy |ust a : f you dance a:..I if you wei| more ? ' redundant on a too, every chair and ?a ith I ey, I fan I ere, thank the goo i ? in it . rid wiifii 1 ? ' . ? p the 1 ju^t ' ] sometimes. ? ) kcei? "Mv 'actics are simple. I borro' Honey first from every living soul wh ever ca.t me a smile or u kind won I'm afraid before long this world wil ii'?i.me a tery funereal path for m* This year I exhausted evcrybodj thanks to the war, and though Belasc ekering with me and Frohman i trying to get me a vehicle, I decide to take a few hours away from the! warm offices that's the only redeem ing feature about managers' offices, b; th" way; they are warm always am to accept the offer of a friend of mini in the park with h- r two whin ing babies every afternoon for th' magnificent remuneration of 50 cent ? day, but >! looks good to me at that pays my room rent; as for m; my art satiaflc them." The soulful maiden watched the In genuo as ?she tripped brightly away "I tell you we're game'.'' she mur mured. "You see, an actress can't tak? u P'gular job and search for a par during noon hour or after fi o'clock She might miss the chance of her lif? that way; ihe's got to find somethinf ep the pot boiling that she car ?iit's notice. You can'l r gent or managei the way you can a real human being - they are very tou?:hy potentates, that must be humored and played up to and in no way offended. Therefore, when 'he rounds of the agencies - ? pared to he told '. Tinsky at the - , Of ? '\ i* par? I'll si?; others, an?! ' a hit strenuous when they have to g< out of tosvn, as they of'r-i do. 1 eai tell you that the most tiresome. *oul discouraging thing in the world walking Broadway, and when i of all that you have to do some dis agreeable odd job, like leaning ovei typing or sewing or washing, well, the life of an actorme ij not all one path of roses on the Great White Way." . A briirht-cheeked little person sud? denly blew into the convera . "What ho'" ?he cried merrily, si flopped Into a seat. "Wh-r Is see* Tea nrd real food. Let me to it. ' ir many moons h-?ve I seen any ' thing bu? soup and crackers, and if I ever get. a job again 111 k . ? I see, I'm so sick of eggs. I've been ; dancing," she announced. "Well, don't laugh. I earned a whole dollar this : afternoon puiling around that plumr. j bookkeeper at the club. Whew' wiped the perspiration that was leav? ing red blots upon her young and dam , ask make-up. "Some pull, too. But she's going to get up a class for me. 1 tell you, until I sign up with K. ?I E, that's going to help mo quite a bit What are you doing now? Got a job?" iddcnly fixing her ey pale-faced, anieniic-looktng child, ? clothes were seedy and who ! seemed to have quite lost the air of | jauntiness characteristic of her type. The Tired Little Translator. ll'va been sitting up all night aga.: i know tin, ?-imply won't do. . ...d ;:i explanation. "Lord ki ? awful educated and all that, but her educa? tion will be '.he death of her yet. You ? ; up a breaking thaf. back of yours Over I killing eno ? r Yona settled her Scotch cap. an equivalent in other services. Kdu ?-.ric'-i snd Philanthrop?, pres way of rel ' for value ?? !! i New Spring Models Pat ral > Dull ? . |\M> . $5*50 ARE WOMEN PEOPLE? By ALICE DUER MILLER A Consistent Moth.tr to Her Son. Vour'rc twenty MM U r d?*y, Willie, And a danger lurk ? at the door, 1 ?f known about it ?J-way?, But 1 never ?poke before; *?Mien you were only a baby It ?eemed ?o very remote, . you're twenty-one to-day, Willie, And old enough to vote. 1 ou niu?t not go to the poll?, Willie, .Ni-?-? go to the poll*, - i'?ik and dreadful place? Where many !o?e ?i eir ?oui?; iiify isnirch, degrade and toirifn, IrniL.e thing? th ry do t|uiet, elderly woni-en? What would they e'o to you ! li you've a boyi?h fara:y I or any mea?ure ?r man, Tall me. and I'll tell ''?tlier, lie II \ote for it, I he can. He cuit? my vote, an?! Loui?a?, And Sarah, and dMr Aunt Go; Wouldn't you let him vote for you .' I .?thcr, who love? you *o? I if guarded you alw ?y?, Willie, Body and ?oui fr? itn harm; 111 guard your faith *nd honor, Your innocence ? ?iid charm I roas the poll* and tl i?eir evil ?pirit?, Politic?, rum and pelf; Do you think I'd ?en d my only ?on Where I would net go my?elf? BEFORE. kDAM. eeling thai woman is un? .*&?? .?'*~*'??,^Ad.o?. , ?nable and dangen??? M tur . i.U \ HiSldl ;K AI. -Il M! ^ out the whole ' who had Sho ihem ?i ra< e o? i i< ? t e? heap the lury to him. ? ts v ere sui they ex I, "these men you '? ? utal as th? "if they were nol : know 1 the ?a oman. "If women man. Ihi- got! the "a! leasl the c.xes ha> e n? . . :-. other." B. v. !.. OUR REPRESaSNI \ 11V l The Sixty-thi -. tin dci" which seam? But ' bot bill. DO YOU KNOW 1 ll.it !!! \ fourteen .': In (ii(irr In Alabai |6 Ali, Those Good Old Days! ( HA?ACl ER 01 THE t.oiil) WH l.. | band*, and ' ? And sure it toa? fitting ti'?' women should it is thi to bt It con it." un i IIM'.V? in: OF THE ?.(ton m BRAND. Knowing thai ?he it the weaker vessel, he bt All hai then lawful, but >?" "? -' ' be bt ttered by I I - (Thomas Fuller's "The Holy State," . ? lll\ \l RT. ?. hivalry, Chivalry, where ii?i\*? you lira.j "I've been ?>ut seeking .1 beautittl queen." "Chivalry, Chivalry, whal .lui you ii .. i? n] ila? <? w - >m< n nol mu? h t?. my mi Some pull, ton' going or 1 . ? work and they ? she ha ill back on if the time thir'y, or th? The Ingenue Telia Her Tale of Woe. The ? of a "Tl.. . in t Ia. I ?alar.i Rut ...i going to do, know-, .'re only p - ?-t 'at - ? Tell m? en*haired grandmoth? only all? can afford I ? not '. unch beeau?'a r.ai!?. and i . . ?UK?*?. Meta . - r ? ? osa, but at ou w.ll have made the fr? aud if jrou hadn't you'd have always ir mind that that was . your great opportunity to get on Hroadw-ay?mi .ple, I know a i, .'ion as a telephone opera by a mana.- rodue? 'ephone business -rlamour of the grease p.? off she flei ? Ye?, but it . reeks. Of course, she coul.i. box back again, ? is rnak:- it of and bluing and selling them . -It'-. Odd Jobs for the Artorine." "So it's odd jobs for the ic and odd jobs are scarce this season. Jobbing at the m< M s **???. liiler in, but it's much overr.. r used ; to pay 18 a day. bu: now you're lucky i get half that, and it means just as much time waiting and search? ing as any oth' ? rk. Then ? girls who can sing a' all do I'd like to knoa ' this year. It'a only ?' i now; so buck up and S tea. How's the i' At thi* Vona jerked her hea?i up . . eye. " WI baby ? You girl *i ? . such ble," ?he said, "everybody' i\. 11 .? -o 1 anl ithers and our e? I . me. Do I 1 a lad" I for a ?' I don't get tl I hould be proud, 1 should! with mother in bed with a eold and me last spring's bonne?, out of Thing! Woman and Home which ? ? ught of woman by the other sex, be . to make her re? turn as mother ?ri horaataakar. ? aimed the p .' ? he de? al ? \\., Pst ne I , ? > XV. !:-, -,. $5-50 Silk Ho?iery to Match.95c a ?' - IM >i\th we., s... B?t il h ?nJ J?tti Sts. L. M. HIRSCH Sample Shoe Co. CMc.st and rnost B> JUiifu? Caster eards* ?V in flew -r*orti ai the Ambrose Stationery Shop 137 West 44th Street, New York ?*?t*????i Hud.on A mmmtsmmTkmmtem? I'rices from ctoik uimcbrfy V V SWEDISH KNAKEBREAD. . h Hrcid ) PHILIP JOHNSON 206 Ea?t 34th St ? ? ? ? _ A.?.