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Published Every Thursday Entered as second-class matter January 26, 1923, at the postoffice at Spokane, Wash ington, under the Act of March 3, 15879, T Subscription Rate: $2 per year in advance. Advertising rates sent upon application. Pauline Suing Bloom, Editor and Publisher Business and Editorial Offices: 329 Rookery Building. Telephone: Main 2058 VOLUME V “In order for America to become the leader in the spiritual redemption of the world. America must herself be spiritually redeemed and alive first. Wherever America holds a peculiar place of power und leadership it is due to the missionaries who have gone with their idealism and brotherhood. And wherever America has lost its leadership. it has been because these men and women have been betrayed by their own home. We must Christianize America. not merely for the sake of America. but for the sake of the world.”"—Dr. George 1.. Cady. D. D. We were in Harrington last week and had a delightful chat with Robert E. Gay. editor of the Harrington Citizen. Mr. Gay is a student of literature. He is worried about modern tendencies “What do you think of the novels of today.”" he asked us. ““They are not fit to read,”” we said. Finding a kindred spirit he asked if we could figure out why writers prostitute their gift of the power of ¢x pression to write the things they write. We thought we knew why. as we, personally. had been told by an eastern college professor that we could not hope to get anywhere in the literary world unless we discarded some of the old-fashioned religious views we held. We know that writers must sell——that they must write to sell. regardless of what it costs them and knowing the type of men who have the right to pass on their stuff. they write to get by the editor’s desk and not into the waste basket. regardless of the personal cost. Arriving at our office the next morning was a Spokane poet. the author of “‘Sine Deo”" which was published in the Spokane Woman. She had received this reply from the editor of a magazine published in New York to whom she had sent the poem. The letter bore his per sonal signature. “Sine Deo would have been much more effective if written in the first person: as the outburst of a woman's soul—a woman who is be ginning to realize what it has cost her to cheat nature. Make it a mat ter of human values. Leave God out. Then it will appeal to the in tellectual as well as the superstitious.” Here is a fair sample of the reason modern “literature.”” if it may be dignified by that term, is the despair of parents who are trying to main tain some kind of a supervision over the reading of young sons and daughters. “Leave God out. Then it will appeal to the intellectual as well as the superstitious.” We are publishing this in the Harrington number because we want Mr. Gay to know about it. It is only through the combined strength of men like him that the public is going to get a different stamp of literature from that handed out by men who believe that they are doing the world a service when they write to ambitious young men and women: “Leave God out. Then it will appeal to the intellectual as well as the superstitious.” The Spokane Woman, I have been reading the “Spokane Woman” for some time and | think it gives the club news of every woman's club in the vicinity of Spo kane; business, political, study and many others, but it seems to have forgotten young mothers. Now that they are at last con sidering “motherhood” a career one wonders why they are not planning some club for mothers the same as they have for business women. Why not a club for mothers? A young mother, MRS. ROMA SALENE BEAUDRY, E 2325 Mission Ave., Spokane, Spokane, Washington, . SRS | THE SPOKANE WOMAN, 329 Rookery Building, Spokane, Wash. Please send me THE SPOKANE WOMAN for one year. One dollar is enclosed Name .. : i . Address . E 3 Rl 2 e i e OCTOBER 7. 1926 Dear Mrs. Beaudry: It is the spirit of the General Fed eration of Women's Clubs that wom en should not do club work until the days of rearing the little family are over. The young mother as a rule has her hands so full that there is lit tle time for club work. The average woman in club work is the woman whose children are all in school giving her leisure time when she can work for the development of the civie com munity of which they are a part, Motherhood is a far greater career than that of the business woman. All activities outside the home should be subservient to it. ~Editor. THE SPOKANE WOMAN NUMBER 16 TO THE RESCUE Dear Pauline Suing Bloom I have just read your article about the poet who bought his wife five dozen pink roses when she wag counting on spending the mon ey differently. It is a good article, Pauline, but you ought to know bet ter. You know very well that you can't blame those pink roses on to the fact that the man is a poet! You know that the fault lies in the stuff men are made of, and that hasn’t anything to do with the jobs they hold down! I never could see where poetry left off and industry began, any way. Men in offices and factories and work shops have been known to see visions. They may not write them down on paper, but they often write them down on civilization. And there are good and bad writ ers in both cases. The strange thing is that while the workers oft en recognize poetry in a poet, poets seldom see it in workers! Maybe it is because workers, being inar ticulate, see more clearly. And as to pink roses—as 1| said, that's a man, that hasn't anything to do with jobs! Why I know a man who bought his wife a dozen pair of jade green chiffon hose at seven dollars and a half a pair because he had heard her say that a dozen pair of hose at a time was her idea of luxury' He did not know that she was exasperated at the time over a run in her best pair. He bought the jade green because it looked as blue as her eyes to him. I might remark that her eyes are brown but he prefers to think them blue. And he sold tea and coffee for a living. My dear mother, | remember, once received a hat covered with nodding blue ostrich plumes that cost my father fifty dollars. He wanted to see how the blue things would look over her red hair. Moth er hadn’t planned on a hat, either. And my father would have denied being a poet as vigorously as any poet would have denied being a member of his profession. A neighbor tells me that her hus band, who is a traveling man, al ways brings her a five-pound box of the richest candy he can find when he gets home. Neither of them care a great deal for candy and she has been trying to save a certain sum for a good many years. But he likes the look of her with a five-pound box of candy in her hands. [ remember a minis ter's wife showing me, behind iocked doors, a coral silk step-in and a pair of cherry red bloomers which her husband had bought with the first money he received from an article on religion sold to a church paper. She said she hadn't planned on using the money in quite that way. | don't think she had, either. No, this business of pink roses isn't occupational with men, it is just in their blood. There are so many other examples [ could re count—of the banker who bought a stuffed and mounted pheasant when his wife meant a silver tea set for the side board-—the splen did piece of leather made into an enormous handbag by an adoring insurance agent the year women were carrying silver mesh bags— the arrival of an ivory and green chaise lounge as a birthday gift in an apartment so tiny that it was a question where to hang the dish cloth— Of course women get divorces if their husbands don’t act this way. livery woman wants a normal man and she is justified in getting rid of him if he isn't. ANITA PETTIBONE. Thursday, October 7, 1926 “Weakly'’ Wanderings By LUCILE CRITES FACIAL EXERCISE THE BEAUTY SPECIALISTS AGREE ON facial EXERCISE, FOR KEEPING YOUNG AND DODGING LINES AROUND THE MOUTH AND EYES. THEY SAY to WIGGLE BOTH THE EARS, to WINK AT all MANKIND, WILL KEEP THE crows- FEET FAR away, AND LEAVE old AGE BEHIND., IF ONE would LIFT THE MUSCLES UP, AND THUS prevent A SAG, then shut AND OPEN wide THE MOUTH, as if TO “CHEW the rag.” TO KEEP a lovely YOUTHFUL NECK FROM LOOKING LIKE A string OR GROWING DOUBLE CHINS EN MASSE, why EXERCISE'S THE THING. YOU SIMPLY LIFT THE HEAD QUITE HIGH AND STRETCH THE DAINTY MOUTH FOR FIFTY TIMES OR FIFTY-FIVE, EAST, WEST and NORTH AND south. THE BEAUTY SPECIALISTS AGREE THAT EXERCISE SUBLIME CAN BE induged IN ANY PLACE, WITHOUT A WASTE OF time. FOR INSTANCE, WHEN OUT for THE AIR, to TAKE A daily WALK, IT'S JUST THE TIME FOR EXERCISE; BUT I, for ONE, WOULD BALK AT KEEPING YOUNG IN PUBLIC; the THOUGHT MAKES ME TURN pale, FOR I'D be SCARED SOME COP WOULD see, AND TAKE me STRAIGHT TO jail. The regular fall meeting of the state board of managers will be held in Se attle on October 27, according to Mrs. E. E. Parmeter, state corresponding secretary of Washington State Branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, who is mailing out no tices to board members. All elected state officers, heads of city or county councils, and heads of state depart ments, are eligible to attend the state board meeting. Eight Spokane wom en are on this list. The meeting will be held in the club rooms on the third floor of the Y. W. C. A. building, in Seattle, Try removing stains from the kitch. en sink with Chlorax. Let it stand for 10 minutes, then pour boiling water over it. The sink will look like new.