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SEE WHAT'S HERE A SLIT-SKIRT CENSOR y
-SLIT SKIRT INSPECTION DEPT. CITY POI 7 m on the streets the "slit-skirt censors" a detachment of patrolmen armed with two-fo.ot rules instead of clubs. But the rule is, in fact, unneces sary, for each censor has so delicate a sense of decency that he can tell, at once, and infallibly, by the tingle of shame which passes over him when he sees it, that a certain slit skirt is revealing a sixteenth of an inch more of limb than the first fifteen inchfes which alone can be gazed upon with perfect propriety. i - How high may a slit skirt be slit? "Fifteen inches!" Such is the decree of those intelli gent guardians of propriety, the po lice. Any longer breach in the skirt is considered a breach of the peace .at least in. the puritanical minds of the good people of Middleboro, Mass. Chief of Police Swift of more-than-moral Middleboro has shown that fif teen inches is the very ultimate maximum of leg that can be decently shown. And so he has turned loose , ' IT'S UP TO THE MOTHERS In behalf of the pretty Jersey stenographer who was lured by her mar ried employer into a disastrous elopement which ended in their arrest charged with violating the Mann white slave act, a relative says: "She believed what was told her. She had an implicit faih-in every- one's honesty; a sort of girlish innocence which is expressed in the old ray ing: To the pure all things are, pure."' In other words, she had not been rightly educated; she had" not been fortified tojtnake her way amid the perils of an unsheltered life. It is too big a risk, mothers r you have no right to force your daughters to take it You know what life is. You know ts hazards. How dare you let the Render blossoms of your own affection go forth from the home cir cle into he-stress of wage-earning without the knowledge of good-and evil?' One does not like to speak unkindly to a mother who is suffering, but upon the basis of fact as;set forth above, surely -this' mother, not'her unin formed daughter, is mqst. to blame. The idea which many parents have that it is difficult to teach children the great truths of life and sex 7difficu.lt and somehow shameful is not true. The ;shame is in not putting them in their right light ; the difficulty is in allowing kriowledge-to be .learned at the cost of tears and iamiliatioh.