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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 25, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 15

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gives me the "once over." Usually all
of the people who acted in the play
that I viewed come in to see how they
look on me.
I am shut up in a little box on the
projecting machine and more little
sprockets drive me past the little
round glass. There is a powerful
light behind me which shines through
rtion of me on the screen.
In the back of the projecting room
is a throne. ' On this throne sit the
king and queen of the projecting
room. The king is the man who di
rected the photoplay. The queen is
the woman who had charge of past
ing me together. They watch the en
larged reproduction of me on the
screen. If there are faults they make
notes of them and I am taken back
to the assembly room to be "trim
med." t Sometimes I am run off a
number of times before the king and
queen and the council are satisfied
that I am right
When it is finally decided that I am
O. K. I go to the exhibitor to be shown
to the public, either to make people
laugh or cry, and sometimes to make
them do both.
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P. D. Q. wants to know what we
think of the foIlow"quatrain:
The dove of peace, we greatly fear,
To speak with all due candor,'
To fighting nations doth appear
A most im-propaganda.
We'd like to oblige P. D: Q., but
two things prevent our telling him
what we think of his lines, to-wit:
First, we have sworn off the kind of
language required by a frank ex
pression of our views, and, second,
' the rules of the postoffice regulating
the terminology of mailable commu
nications are exceedingly strict. If
P. D. Q. will meet us down on the
river front by moonlight, alone, we
will gladly deliver that opinion by
word of mouth to him as he goes
under for the third time New York
" "-
America's most patriotic 'dancer,
16-year-old Helen Hefendeen, will
dance in New York soon to help raise
funds for the purchase of, ah aero
plane to be used for New York's
coast defense.
oo ' -
"The poet," said the cynic, "is
born, .not made; but the minor poet
.is made to-.beiborne witfei' . . "

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