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them here, and he's "sure sorry for
them that's anywhere else."
Why the tent dwellers flit from
Coney Island, 'Frisco, Detroit or
Seattle to Chicago as soon as the
tents are folded away no sawdust en
tertainer can tell, but the Human
Giraffe probably expressed the senti
ments of his fellow freaks when he
A said "Better a meal a day in good old
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than doing one of them bum south
So this year as other years Christ
mas holidays bring the side show
troupers to "good old Chi" to the
sky-high attics on Clark street where
rents are low or to the comfortable
little basement "housekeeping suits"
on Ohio street, "just a step from
Playtime, however, isn't always a
gay time for the folks of the cara
vans. The price of a good, "filling"
meal has been known to change a
morning of gayety into an evening of
"The show business is sure dull in
winter," says the skeleton-giantess
she stands seven feet-three in her
hosiery, and weighs only 85 pounds.
"Two years ago I was drawing down
$35 per in a 'r-risco museum; look at
me now, doing my own washings and
cooking my own grub. And I don't
like washing and I don't like cooking.
But the movies put the museums out
of business and they don't seem to
want our kind in the 'pictures'."
"There's something wrong with the
side show business," says Harry
Chester, King of Magic, to whom the
"crowned heads of Europe" were
once as familiar as the towhead of
the boy who feeds candy to the train
ed rattlesnake. "Or else there's
something wrong with the people.
They are so wise, so worldly, so hard
to please. I sometimes feel sorry for
them, not so much because they spoil
the show business, but because
they've let themselves grow so wise
and old that even the side show can't
j something wrong with the world
wnen people get like that.
for an uih' e bov to ris.e to be per
sonal representative of the richest
duio mjiimacturer in the world in
seven vears. Theodore Delavigne
did it. In 1907 he was paid $4 a week
, as a copy boy in the Associated Press
oflice in Washington. He got to be
a reporter and while working on a
Detroit paper made such a favorable
impression on Henry Ford that the
manufacturer made Delavigne his
personal representative. It was Dela
vigne who interested Ford in his
present peace propaganda.
The wide-brimmed sailor of leath
er is a novelty that has only novelty
to recommend it Even the softest
leather makes a stiff, harsh frame
for a woman's face. Its millinery
vogue will be short lived.
Girls! Be suspicious of the man
who has his engagement ring ready
in his pocket and does not have to
I visit the jeweler for itj
make 'em feel like kids again. There's