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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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attention, how she handled the
masher. " x i
"Oh," she said, "I don't know what
to do when a man speaks to me. I
am frightened to death, but I don't
believe I could arrest a man." y
That is the way most women feeL
The masher does not always hide
3& in the shades of night I was sitting
in a car seat with room for two. A
man sat beside me and he slowly edg
ed closer to me. .
( Finally he put his hand on my
knee. I bolted out of the seat.
When I reported him to the con
ductor, he said, "Very sorry, miss,
but we can't do anything."
Well, who can?
When I asked that question to Mrs.
Frances Howlett Wright of the Purity
Federation, she spoke indignantly.
"Women must help themselves!"
she said.
"The other day in a street car the
man began nudging me with his
"Finally I turned to him and said,
Tou and I cannot ride in the same
car and I am not going to leave.'
"With a shamed face, he sneaked
out of the car.
"Women have it in their own hands
to stop this indecent practice."
By Rose Cecil O'Neill,
Author, Artist and Originator of the
A man walks along the street with
out a sense of being watched or com
mented upon as he goes."
I sometimes wonder if he, could
! maintain that vigorous and conquer
ing stride if he were aware of laugh
ter in his rear; if he had to pass the
gauntlet of quaint and" contemptuous
comment with which a woman is as
sailed. It is a curious thing that the image
of a woman should have been from
time immemorable a thing to excite
derision. Although these comments 1
express something of admiration, It
Is an admiration tinged with ances
tral contempt.
Recently, I drove in my car to Riv
erside drive and alighted to walk. A
young man came by and accosted
me. I looked at him quietly and said,
"If young men like you address wom
en who are walking here, you'll make
it difficult for them to enjoy the
charm of this place."
"You're right," he replied, "I'd hate
to do that" And he went on quickly.
You know, I think that if you
speak to these men like human
beings, they appreciate and understand.
By Betty Brown
Make way for the new hat it
needs space in which to preen its
Fortunately, this millinery "pic
ture" is to be worn only at tea
dances, restaurant dinners or other
semi-public gathers. Strap hangers
need have no qualms about it
It is made of burgundy velvet with
cream roses enwreathing it. White
silk striped with burgundy faces the
brim and a soft little frill of white silk
edges the wieldly shaped brim.
o o l
Jobseeker (entering office unan
nounced) Is there an opening here
for me?
Chief Clerk Yes, sir, right behind.
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