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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta "Don 7 Be -Running Off With My Good-Looking Said the Police Commissioner, But Pretty Catherine Hyde, Policewoman, as Captured, Just the Same, and Here's the True Story. "We found OUT work n great source of happiness.'" rOU have your own way of thinking about policemen. And in that newer you may flunk will be still more a matter of speculation. So that there is an cle- ment thai you must take into account, just because therefore police- women. Our old friend Propinquity is on the job. If the business man is to ived his stenographer, the surgeon to many his favorite riurse, the artist to marry his favorite nearness and ac- must have their way, and you must begin to expect that, no policewoman is going to escape Cupid just because she has a stern'-, responsibility that isn't'supposed to be concerned viith love at all. By Helen Hpff man DON'T be running off-with any of my good- looking This was the friendly warning given by Commissioner oE Police Enright, as ho smiled hb good wishes for the success of .Miss Katheihie B. of the first six women police reserves to be appointed a year ago. Miss Hyde was the youngest of be- ing only 23. She also bore the distinction of b2- in? the prettiest. She is tal! and fsir and gentle and manner. And even a year spent in meeting all kinds of people, where her duties look her into the slum districts of cluding that section of the Bowery which takes in Chinatown, Miss Hyde remains the high bred feminine type of woman, to whom any good man was likely to be attracted. The Police Commissioner's Warning When- Commissioner Enright cautioned her "running away with one of his as he calls them, Miss Hyde with a girlish blush: "Ridiculous." But Cupid was even then smiling at her retort. Commissioner Enright is a friend of Miss Hyde's father, so her romance, which has just culminated in her marriage to Henry Schneider, of (he New York Police Dc-tcclivc Bureau, is re- garded by Commissioner Knright as a sort of family .affair. Miss Hyde is the first policewoman lo marry into the force. "1 should like to continue my said tho pretty young bride, "but my husband doesn't want me lo. He prefers I should keep house, so wa are looking now for an rfparlmonl." But Mrs. Schneider, who "made good" in her work, as her associates say, is enthusiastic over police service lor young women. "It's wonderfully interesting she said, "and there such an opportunity to do good. It was this that first attracted me to my husband. Wo worked together on many cases, nnd it 17113 the great respect shown him by the toughest boys of the district that also won my respect for him. "Often we would pass ono of humanity's wrecks, as it would seem, dirty and ragged and somehow out of tuno with the world; but no mat- ter how low the man had fallen, his hat always came off as ho noticed the young policeman 'with n explained the young woman who had exchanged her police badge for .a wedding ring. "I met my husband shortly after I began my service. My work was largely Welfare work, and my first case was that of a missing girl from I'assaic, N. J. The family urged the police de- partment to locate.her. It believed she had run away with a young Italian, so Detective Schneider was asked to try to trace' the girl through the boy, and I was to use my woman's ingenuity to find the girl. We worked together oh the case a few days, then suddenly one night, walking through the streets of Chinatown, I noticed a girl standing in the shadow of one therfunny little buildings, and she was crying. The Girl in the Street "I went up and spoke to her. She was hun- gry. The boy had deserted her, and she had come to .this quarter looking for him. After a while she confessed to U3 that she-was the girl we were looking for. "Of course in this work one's illusions gels plenty of jolts. One of these is about men. But' although 1 learned from my experience that men Policeman Henry Schneider, lured the Policewoman Here Is Policewoman Kalherine B. Hyde on the Day of Her 'Wedding. Officers of the Women's Police Force of England. Xc-.nsntxt frtloM t Jo make a lot of trouble in the world, and that many of them are very bod, yet my experience did not shake my faith in men. "One reason, loo, I suppose, for this is thai 1 have five brothers and on excellent father. My husband doesn't dance, while I love dancing, but 1 realize, from, what ray work has' taught me, thst dancing men do not necessarily furnish any guarantee for the making of good husbands. The truth of the matter is that many of them do "I believe from the knowledge of life that I Rained in rny year of police work that men whs know life, that is to soy, men who know humanity and are interested in human beings, knowing full well their frailitien and their virtues, make tho best husbands. "Such when they marry and settle down know exactly what they are settling down said this young philosopher. "A man who hns seen both sides of life, and knows that he wants only the one kind, that of truth and honor nnd self-respect, will male a woman tho best hus- band. She is sure of him. She knows that he is the kind that doesn'l core to wander from tho fireside, because the life that lies beyond thu family tearlh docs not appeal to him. "If it did he wouldn't marry. WorklnE Together "My husband and I were tremendously inter- ested in working together. Wo found our a great source of happiness, because opportunities ore constantly arising iiy help rjpor, struggling humanity. "I believe two people interested in Iho same line of work are always certain to t They have so much in common. "Mr. Schneider-says he has taztA flat woman who sees -too much of the darker life will be apt to become cynical and low fshfc in human nature. "Of course, my experience in the wmfla of life, where vice and Imirf in band, was short one. Hot even la yttt el lotkwvrlc one Ens and learnt a gml 1 jnst felt rorry for wrongdoers. snffw nach ftm thoir misdeeds. "Ami of evnfostd Ttnag "I didn't lose faith in men. After knowing toll there are many it all the finer to meet and know worthy type of nwn.' I thhik woman who bceemM cynical Mtci meers at world and its men and women, must bo very un- happy. At any rate she loses the greatest ne.w humnn beings can hijh friendship of congenial can carry on the world's work Bide by side and the blessing of human companionship. "Before I became interested in polite said Mrs. Schneider, "I did tomo welfare work hj connection with my church. I wish every young womnn, whether she marries or not, could have my experience-, for knowk-lge makes for happi- ness; half knowledge for misery, nnd In meeting various types of men a womnn learns to distin- guish the true from tho untrue. Sho observes (n their actions the ciunlitica that eount in the mak- ing of character, and after all it depends on a man's character, not tho color of his hair or neck- ties, or how well ho dances, what sort of a hus- band he will makol" ;