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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 11, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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57 different varieties, I give the same
i Break your engagement!
JBut before you mob me just sit
awn a momenfr-and stop answering
ang enough for meTto explain.
Break your engagement IF YOU
If you can get along without the
.an, that shows, first of all, that you
Jon't love him enough to marry him
and put up with all that marriage
leans and brings.
For marriage is not all pie, my dear
iris! Far from it
Don't tell me, as an excuse for
our having gotten yourself into the
ness of being engaged, that you
ound a nice man one you felt sure
ou could get along -with.
THAT isn't a sufficient exouse for
2 You ought to wait until you have
jund one you can't get along with
out t
People so often say to me, "I be
.eve I could, write!"
v And I always hasten to discourage
hem withjittoe cruel advice.
"Can yoiikeep from it?"
To whioif they reply mfa hurt tone
jf voice. '
"Can i kejp-r from it? Why, of
ourse I can-!".
"Then ft$VER write! The only
ones who have any business to write
are those "who will die if they don't"
Of course, .some of their readers
may die if "they do! But nobody ever
thinks to say "this. - So I get away
with It
But in spite of its seeming cruelty
(for, ifyou can bring yourself to do
it, that is a sign that you "don't love-
Mm well enough to marry! Get the i
point?) I maintain that to advise
girls to break their engagements if
they can is kind, even to the men;
they are engaged to.
Listen. .,.
You men have the right to browse
around and pick us out WE can't do
any of ihe proposing. We can't so
much as look eager if you come
around where we are. We must sit
with downcast eyes until you bid us
look up and behold the glory of you.
So that you cannot be sure, if we
HAD been permitted equal liberty, we
would not have chosen one quite dif
ferent from you.
Cast your eyes you men over
the marriages of people you know.
Hovf many wives are the kind" you
wish YOURS to be?
How many save the kimonos and
curl papers for their husbands and '
dress up for the other fellow? How
many flirt a little on the sly?
if you know any such, possibly it
is because these wives: did not break
their engagements when, they had
he chance. Perhaps they married
because this was the.-best.Uiey could
do.; Perhaps they &ad, taVdrk and
married for a "home.
Perhaps they were not Understood
by father and mother- andf-married
for a better understanding. I
Perhaps their parentage? e inclined
to be strict and they married to ob
tain freedom. , r
How has it worked? Do you think
nlarriage as it now exists could be
called a state ot happiness?
(Copyright Jl9i 5, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.) (
If Aladdin's Genii were suddenly to
appear before me and offer me a
choice of careers, I would -Wave him
away and tell him that I am perfectly
content to remain a motion picture
means: TO ME"
To know that a million people are -daily
watching your efforts on a
thousand different screens; to feel
that your work is assisting the trou
bled and weary tb forget the cares
which beset them what other ca
reer can afford the feeling of satis-

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