European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 14 1968, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 14, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse? in i Foj i. .1 ,�jl.lwllllll Llull a i Inyim Mizii i i n i n n i i my Nii inn he Mimi i a lamp i Hue him i i i i i i i n i n n m i it 3-. A a a t0 hit you live att f by Sid Schapiro is new York Bureau once in four years so they say things will come a Maiden s Way and so since custom says 1 can i m going out to get a Man recipients of this bit of verse on Valentine s Day would do Well to heed the message look out it s Lea year though no statistics have been com piled on the Efficacy of leap year Valentines the greeting card poet Delight in playing cupid. As one mod missive puts it it s a love in baby i feb. 14 is a romantic happening each year but 1968 is run for the Hills time. The manhunt s on the arty studio cards Dor t go in for rhyme but for those who prefer prose there Are these Femme Fatale nappies hey handsome even thought s leap year i Promise not to take advantage of you. You la get a two second head Start Happy leap year. To the catch of the season i know it s leap year but my Mother told me always to say no to Aman. So please try to phrase your questions leap year philosophy in the Battle of the sexes it matters not if you win or lose. It s How you play the game some of the cards bearing teasing Art with the greeting Happy Lea year flip open to Man sized traps with cunning cuties poised to Spring pm. Historically it is significant to note that the custom of sending Valen tines did t get under Way in americ until 1840a leap year. A romantic col lege girl Esther Rowland of Worcester,mass., is credited with starting the trend commercially in the . She printed a Batch of English style Valentines for classmates at mount Holyoke College. The demand was great and although there s no record of How Many swains were swept off their fee with a leap year proposal the Ameri can custom of sending and receiving Valentines has been flourishing Ever since. People Don t take themselves a seriously As they did in the victorian Era says Steve Shannon executive director of the National association of greeting card publishers in new be Learned to laugh at them with this in mind the Valentine writers and artists annually turn out a bumper crop of sarcastic and Sassy Aswell As Zany and Zippy cards. Some Gas whose girl friends get kick out of sending Gimmicky Valen tines May receive this Happy Valentine s Day your duties prevent you t it up a Little. A to three pairs of luscious these instructions Cut on face it la drive your of his leading card up cited to do things Inion t be too surprised you re handed a Colossale Lopic containing a Vai up to a four foot Long Bai ing "1 guv the a my v Sage takes the frivolous tack or just the tradition Flowers approach you play your Valentin car Merit Wise As they say Avenue. Of card 1st in Case i whooping flips open is bearing1 and paste pageant out Ier has Deng Way so pail Call if aboard in pne opening Hippo utter mine Mes a flirtatious hearts and t help but right senti a � Madison i i Page 12 the stars and stripes wednesday feb Ruff a a the stars and stripes Page 13 ,3 i

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