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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 22, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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like j life of pretty 19-year-old' Miss
Marie Terry, Cleveland, a salesgirl in
one of the city's big department
Twice a day for two weeks each
year she treads a rose-strewn path
way to the music of Mendelssohn's
wedding march, clad in bridal finery
and jewels worth thousands of dol
lars. A gorgeous train of flower girls
and maids attend her while the eyes
of the city's greatest society women
watch her.
But just as on the stroke of mid
night Cinderella's finery vanished, so
a metamorphosis comes over this
fashionable bride rwhen for the 24th
time the young and handsome bride
groom (he is too) kisses her and
leads her away from a host of joyous
Then all her finery is taken away
from her and she dons a simple, little
street dress and once more becomes
Miss Terry, salesgirl in the dresses
yes, just two aisles over to the right,
The big store where slie is employ
ed holds a style show for a week at
a time twice each year. Part of the
program of the two daily perform
ances is a "Here Comes- the Bride"
parade of the living fashion model,
and Miss Terry of the dresses depart
ment takes the part of the bride.
"How do I feel when I must give
back my bridal finery?" asked- this
modern Cinderella. "Oh, terribly sad,
honest I do. It all seems to real dur
ing the performance and I feel just as
though I were a really truly heiress
being married.
"I'm glad you think f make a beau
tiful bride. There's someone else who
says the sairie thing he comes in at
his noon hour every day to see the
"But my daughter's too young to
marry, young man. She's 'just barely
a miss."
' "She may seem that way to you,
sir but she is ahit-with, me." Judge.
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Little Gertrude Jacobs is a smaU
girl with a big ambition and a "pic
ture face." It was"her ambition to be
a "girl usher"'in a movie theater. She
got the job and lasted just one day.
Her "picture face" attracted the at
tention of D. W. Griffith, photoplay
magnate, and now 'the little usher is
on her wayto film stardom.
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"Society is' So -shallow," mused the
parlor :philosopneh.
"It's a good thing it is," retorted
the mere man, "or half tne people
who are wading around in itwould'
get drowned." Judges . .

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