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I ened with the play which has-startled?
I New York.
"The Importance of Coming and
Going" is the play, and it is by But
ler Davenpart. He call's it "a satire
on sacred sentiments." "It carries its
own undertaker," is what a more dis
interested critic has said of the much-talked-of
For the play introduces a funeral
t scene, and shows that while thought
and money and ceremony are lavish
ed on the passing out of a human life,
men take no thought at all before
hand to the coming of a life!
Its tragic ending is a bitter in
dictment of society for letting girls
enter matrimony with not the least
knowledge of what marriage means;
and for tolerating the bringing into
the world of new lives through ignor
jance, lust and thoughtlessness.
Edna Archer Crawford plays the
role of the many-times divorced so
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BUSINESS VS. WAR
I went into a butcher shop
,And said: "When will this warfare
But all the butcher had to say
"Was: "Mutton chops are fine today!"
Into the grocery I went
-And talked of Europe's armament.
The grocer slowly shook his head;
'' "These eggs are fresh," was all he
j And by and by it dawned on me
pTKat in this country of the free
ljV The wise men mind their own af-
J And let the other lands mind theirs
KJf- Detroit Free Press.
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(- , ONE COMFORT
At tea-time anywhere Yes, dar-
jling, war is terrible, but isn't it a
Ipmercy the military fashions are so
becoming! London Opinion.
Evidently the Eitel thinks interne
about is fair play.
SHE, "JtTNEYS'VFOR CHARITY
AM) AIDS-SICK ACTORS
Ttr.E'. JT"L Fv&e, ,
As Chicago's first woman "jitney
bus" driver Mrs. Etta Mae Free is
playing a headline engagement which
will continue until May 9.
Then all the "box receipts" every
nickel collected in her six-mile route
through the fashionable district of
Chicago will be turned into the
treasury of the American Theatrical
Hospital ass'n, which is raising mon
ey to build a hospital for members of
the profession who are ill and with
Mrs. Free, who is the wife of a busi
ness man. and a social leader, will
use her own motor car as a "jitney"
and she has designed a very attrac
tive uniform for "jitney" wean
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