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POOR JOHN! HE HAS TO TAKE A BACK SEAT
WHEN JANE COMES HOME FROM THE MOVIES
How much has reel life got to do
with real life as it affects domestic
How much has the ardent love of
the prize-winning male beauty and
the clinging caresses of the classic
divinity heroine got to do with mak
ing Jane dissatisfied with John?
Dissectors of the effect of tabloid
drama are claiming that the jitney
the wife spends to see a gripping love
drama may have much to do with
the .discontent that greets John
when he comes home, perspiration
and hunger, and gives Jane a peck
on the cheek with the same facial
motion with which he inquires:
"Ain't you got supper ready yet?"
For it starts in Jane's breast an
ache of longing for a hero who will
tremble at her approach, flutter in
Tier absence, palpitate at her near
ness and expire at her frown.
And it causes her to make mental
comparisons that aren't at all com
plimentary to John, who sits smok
ing a strong pipe, with his stocking
feet resting on the keys of the piano
and his nose buried in a newspaper.
"I saw a lovely picture today," she
says, wistfully. "'Isn't it too bad
that men in real life haven't the ideal
of women that the noble heroes of
the screen entertain? DeLancy
Montmorency played opposite Mar
gherita LaVeienza in "True Love,"
and it was beautiful to see his ideal
love for her, even though in the first
part she spurned him, but she came
to realize his true worth before the
picture finished. I am sure I could
not understand how any woman that
DeLancy Montmorency would tell he
loved in the way he makes love could
resist him. It reminded me a little of
our courting days when you weren't
so sure of me!"
"Yes, and when you used to tell
me to go ahead and read my paper
if I wanted it, because you just loved
to see a fellow comfortable, instead
of jawing the life out of me as you
do now just when I get the sporting
page turned and feel comfortable.
That guy Montmorency gets more
than the president gets to make love
to the lady. Maybe if I was slipped
as many bucks as he gets I'd try to W
earn them myself."
"You couldn't make love if you
were paid," snaps Jane. "You are
too uncouth. You haven't shaved in
two days and your face is a fright,
but it doesn't matter as long as I am
the one who has to look at it"
"Ah, don't let's have a fuss," says
John. "You're a pretty good kid.
You're all right for me. Forget it"
Jane sfiudders. John subsides and
buries his nose in the paper again.
He knows there's something wrong
somewhere. That line of talk used
to get a make-up kiss from Jane,
but it has lost its ginger now.
Then he sighs.
For what mere male may hope to
compete in real life with the screen
hero in reel life when it comes to
making love? To planting kisses on
milady's hand? Or casting longing
glances after her as she languidly
leaves the drawingroom, wearing few
but priceless clothes that he has paid
for? Or clasping her to his manly
breast in a rib-crushing embrace?,
Or pouring out sentiments filled with
moonlight and moonshine?
STRIKEBREAKER EXPRESS CO
DRIVER RUNS DOWN GIRL
A driver of the crew of strikebreak
ers hired by the Adams Express Co.
picked out the busiest corner in the
world, State and Madison, to charge, nfl
his horse through yesterday. -
As a result of his act Esther Roth,
16, of 829 W. 12th st, is nursing a
crushed foot that may cripple her
Al J. BarWey, 601 S. Marshfield t
av., according to police records, wa$
the driver. He was not arres