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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 10, 1912, Image 18

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By Mildred Houston:Hemingway
(Copyright, by W.'G. Chapman.)
The airship ran along the
ground, then tost: gracefully like
the immense bird it resembled,
while thousands watching craned
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The President Fixed His Eyes Sternly
on the Man Before Him,
their necks to follow its flight.
One girj felt as though her heart
was dragged out of her body and
taken up on that dangerous Jour
ney. She did not know, the avia
tor, had never seen him without
his disfiguring capand goggles,,
and -yet she felt as though, no one
1 less brave than he could win her
Elsie Burns came out of a brave
family- Her fathers from the- be
ginning of American history had
fought and conquered, and Tier
mothers had borne their more
quiet but none the less brave
parts. The family history, bound
in several cumbersome manuscript-volumes,
-was very, interest
ing to Elsie, and she had pored
over it until she knew the. deeds
of her family "by heart and panted
for an occasion to distinguish, her
self. Incidentally she vowed not
to marry until she found a man
worthy a place in this honored
ancentral biography. Small won1
der that Carl Gardner found t
difficulty to please her, for Karl
was slight of figure, not an ath
letic man, and thought it more
than foolish for a man to risk life
and limb in a pursuit as yet so ua
tried. "Do we really need to fly?" he
asked, smiling a little. "See here,
Elsie, here's an article I wish "4
you'd jead. It's on a woman's in
fluence in every day life. I be
lieve in what this writer says." 3
"Oh, dear," Elsie cried pettish
ly, "I'm so tired of hearing what
a woman can do. Why doesnlt
someone write of what we canjt
do? I want to make a name for
myself. There is nothihg a wq
man can do these days. We canjt
vote1; athletics areractically con
trolled by the men. Who ever
heard of nice girls playing ball
or running professional races or
being prize fighters? No, dorut
Jookat me that way; I mean: it. t
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