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FATHERS WILL BE FATHERS
A Kansas man complains that since nis -daughter has taken
music lessons, at his 'expense, she insists upon playing only classical
stuffs When he comes home tired and asks for a little tune he gets
nothing But musical gymnastics.
The whole feminine part of the community, he thinks, is in a
conspiracy to uplift him, and he doesn't want to be uplifted.
It is just like father to make a complaint like that. Father
never did take kindly to cujture. He sits disconsolate in the
draughty kitchen, while daughter's Browning Circle meets in the ,
It is mother's idea entirely that he put on an uncomfortable
collar in the evening and hear a missionary lecture on Borneo.
Father's taste for music stops short at Suwanee River, and he -knows
almost nothing about the minor poets and the pre-Raphael-ites.
His art ideas are derived from the illustrated Sunday supple
ment. He will not sit ip a Louis XVI chair. He cares not a whit
for the poetry of the ancient Chaldeans. ,
Shirtsleeves and carpet slippers are his conception of correct
evenjng. dress for gentlemen. m '
There is" little hope that anything-permanent can ever be done
for father. When the millennium comes he will still be found-r.ead-ing
his 'newspaper, smoking up the window curtains, impending the
advance of culture and paying the bills..
BIRDMEN AND THEIR HABITS
"Aviation is a popular game, Picklemeyer, in spite of its dangers." ,
"I agree with you, Waterby a lot of' people fall forit." ' " J
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