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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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wise lie always gives the impression
of "knowing.
While we all know that the basis
of goo.d manners is the exercise of
the golden rule, yet it is his or her
little conventioftakjiiannerisms that
indelibly mark the gentleman or gen
If possible every woman should de
vote one afternoon and evening to
her friends. She should have a stated
"day" when her friends will know
she is "at home." On this "day" she
will be "spic and span" as to both her
house and herself. She can serve tea
or other very light refreshments, but
there should be nothing ostentatious
about this kind of social life.
If you know your friend has a re
ception day you should try to call
upon her at that time if you are in
debted to her.
Who shall make the first call?
In America the older residents call
upon the new comers except in
Washington, where the stranger calls
first upon the residents.
First calls should be paid within
a fortnight and it is very discourte
ous not to return a first call unless
the person making it is truly objec
tionable. But with the first call re
turned one need not follow up the
acquaintance unless one desires.
A woman never calls upon a man
except on business at his office or
place of business.
A young woman can ask a man to.
call upon her if she so desires and a
man ask if he may call if he wishes
to prolong the acquaintance.
The length of a formal call shpuld
not exceed 20 minutes or a half hour,
but do not offer your hostess the
slight of a too hurried call. " .
A delightful way for a single man
to pay off his social obligations is by
giving a theater party.
When entering a theater the ladies
pass first.
A gentleman never leaves lady
alone during an intermission, al
though it is perfectly permissible if
the whole party has aisle seats going ,
into the lobby for a short promenade
between the acts.
If there is to be a supper after the
play the young man giving the the
ater party will have arranged for a
table and menu in advance.
A young woman does not go to the
theater alone with a man unless the
man is very well known t othe family
or they are engaged.
In small towns or cities chaper
ones are not always advisable or
necessary, but in the best society of
large cities a young woman should
accept no theater invitation without
a chaperone.
o o
Lord Kitchener, England's famous
field marshal, who, the other day,
had his first aeroplane flight over
Cairo, Egypt.
t o o
If very salty, soak for an hour or
so in warm water before boiling, first
paring off the rusty parts and scrap
ing the ring and underside clean. Put
on in cold water; bring slowly to a
boil; skim and simmer till done, one
hour and a hah! for two or three
pounds. Skin and treat like boiled
ham if you wish.
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