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differ widely from you and are glad
to know women worthy of tipping
their hats to. No, none of us are
angels; women don't claim" o be, but
it is better to have good thoughts
than .bad ones, and better to find
the good than the evil. A Constant
, HOT WEATHER COSTUMES.
I must quote from Allen Steven in
The Day Book of Aug. 4: "This fake
sentimentalism about propriety ls
silly." He sayS'What is the use of
men and women having to wear any
thing but trunks when swimming.
Why wear anything? The GreekB'
who built up an.almost perfect race
did not wear anything when under
exertion of any kind. Clothes are
Tiothlngbut a burden in hot weather
and there have'be,en few days this
summer when a person going down
town or to the beaches has had any
need of more than a handbag and
parasol. If this had been the com
mon attire of the ' throng tj think it
is safe to say many lives would
have been saved during the heat
wave. But at any suggestion of this
.sort there always comes a storm of
disapproval They say "shocking"
and "think of the immorality that
would come out of it!" It is only
shocking because we, like the Chi
nese, are grandfather worshipers.
What has been must be. As for
the immorality, I think there are
all the people mixed up in it that
have not enough animal nature left'
in them to keep them in a measure
clean like the animals. Mr. Awful
modest would say: "Think of how
it would stir the passion in us to see
the hundreds on our streets and' at
our beaches naked" (and comfort
able). I think he must admit that
if one is inclined to allow the pas
sion flame he or she may be utterly
consumed In a few minutes now at
the beaches or at fashionable street
. Think how obscene a Turkish lady
is If she shpws her face int public". I
J It Ik the same with us in regard to
the rest of the body and just as
foolish. We show our faces. One
piece of skin is no more remarkable
than another, and no man or woman
.who is healthy and all right has any
thing he or she should be ashamed to
show,in public. Miss Prissy says:
"How perfectly horrid I would look!"
There is nothing so beautiful as a
perfect human anatomy unblemished
by any of- our so-called ornaments.
However, If Miss Prissy must primp,
thinkN of the rings, bracelets, ank
lets, hair dress, etc., she could use.
If the masses did not dress in hot
weather and wore clothes easily-removable
in warm buildings in CDld
weather we would be a healthier,
better race and, I am sure, there
would be less immorality. It is the
phantom of a hidden wonder, a won
derful" something just beyond the .
"sight, that makes the paBSion flame.
If we were properly proud of our
bodies and exhibited them one-tenth
as eagerly as we do a new evening
gown .that reaches from a little above
the waist down or .a new swimming
suit that shows what it covers, the
body would no longer be that hid
den wonder the suggestion of which
fires the passion. Less restriction
upon the Maws of nature will mean
less breaking of the restrictions and
consequently less excessive unnatu
ral living. J. S. D.
A FRIEND OF STEVEN. I wish
to voice my and many others' senti
ments regarding Mr. Allen Stevens'
knockers. W& unanimously agree
that such letters as Mr. S writes can
come- only from a conscience that Is
noble, true, sympathetic and grand.
I've never seen Mr. S. nor do I agree
with all that he writes, but I will
wager all that is dear to. me that he '
is as fine a man as ever trod he
earth. And, furthermore, we are ,
satisfied wjth The Day Book's man
agement as it is. We want free
speech and all that it means! We
are real union, men and we will not