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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE PUBLIC WOMEN SHOULDNT BE UNMANNERLY FRUMPS A Modern Toronto Woman How Can Women Fill Import ant Positions When They Havent Brains or Taste Enough to preis Properly or to Discuss a Question Courteously By MURIEL moro I know of I said the more I dls ttke therm Nasty ttavo another I drop a third cube of sugar imo her tea and tell us why you scorn the female in our i 11 wailed If Cabs 6nce starts on tho subject of tier own were done I prefer the masculine sexl I but then Im hope lessly out of You snapped But youve kept your Its manners is laugh ed Betty with a sly wink at Vesterday It shrieked How Cm earth are womett to ever fill posi tfons of Importance when they havent the brains to groom them This eternal cry of being mens equal In busl vhess Is all They are and clothes show This after lioon our president read a paper on Boclal Welfare thai was a masterly boots mud her hair fell in straight fend her hat was a I looked at Babs sunny We cant all have curly hair and pretty I murmured she but there nrq such things as hair pins niid hair and It Is not necessary to choose a iiat makes Its Wearer look as it Bhe had water on the brain and irruddy boots and a badly corseted figure in these days hre Exfaravafwit Too irt women are to enter tho politi cal arena and stay sho they must learn to groom They may never learn to put on their clothes like a Pari but they can be neat and and when 1 see a who is fall A continued and belong to fewer societies flnd do better work n each and if thoyd talk less nbout the nobility of women and show more of Really somo of got the publicity cruze so badly that I believe If one started a society for the taking the curl out of pigs theyd clamour for the She CleanCut Women Needed lEJ there no women you ap prove of In I she There are women by the hundreds who are economizing in every posslblo who are sewing steadily at the dif ferent lied Cross Societies and sub scribing to the limit of their Then there are women like A and B who are giving of their wealth in tho most generous way posslblo and who never adver tise their Further they are too busy doing good to wrangle on public in and think of C 1 She has worn the same hat and coat for three years and she looks so fresh and Is always so well groomed that she Is a delight to and yet she hasnt a pretence to good My chief said to public is their They luidW so much that when feeble people like myself get up in meeting and enter Into a mild discus they sit on one in such an un mannerly fashion that one hasnt the courage to try Youre said and then they complainthat it is so difficult to get women to discuss the affairs of the sighed taking out a well worn vanity Would bePresident of Everythingin has moro brains in one moment than I have In a but 1 know what kind of powder to dabbed and I THE ARE DOING SERVICE IN THE BRITISH ARMY LORD TRENCH INSPECTING A COMPAMY to talking about the age of know the value of a wellgroomed or a fat dowager covered witli furs and pearls scrcamlng her self hoarse about I want lo get up and said you know WouldbePresldcntofEvery thlngfnToronto did you see her feet They were heels down at the corner and mud I her brain is BO busy settling the worlds problems that she hasnt time to think of her If I had feet like said Bet I would think of nothing As feet they are And did you notice the Trea surers hat asked It was a said and with a whole flock of canaries perch ed for flight on the I wanted to make a noiso like a cat and if Speaking of said did jbu hear those two pussies pulling iach others fur at the back of the jhall You she the retiring who s always had just accept ed a silver soup tureen as a parting and the first pussy said the iivay to begin economy would be to raffle and the other pussy ob i Some said And If theyd only powder their appearance when I am subjected to the bold and revealing light of a I notice when we interview the heads of departments or boards or it is always the neat well groomed woman la listened the untidy sprawl more bralilA than said When I engage a she went I take particular notice of her If is neat and I know her work will probably be so she resembles a door mat about the head and is otherwise un J can Imagine what her cook Ing Will It may be but she will probably leave the finishing details undone and so my dinner will be a And so It Is with broke in An untidy woman full of brains will leave the minor details of executive work undone and there fore deserve Women who are going to enter public life and represent womanhood must be as finished in appearance as they would have their arguments conclu see It Is only by finished detail that they can win in the race with When I am elected to the Houso of said I shall my hair Marcelled every I should feel my constituency de manded Over over there For we wont come back till were over The sound of voices and the tramp of marching feet came float ing The three of us rushed to the The Tommies were marching If theres one thing nil wo men are united its said Arent they dears BRIGHTENJ10SPITAL LIFE They Christen Her Zeppeiina a Brunette Cut on Very Rakish Lines and Decorated With an Aggressive Beard Also Full of WillPower and TRINKETS TOO DEM TO GIVEJUST YET Canadian Women Ready to Sacrifice Almost Anything for the Great LET US WAIT A LITTLE Before We Part With Some of the Treasures Dearest to Our By ANNIE GRAY AST Sunday was Trinket and L Treasure Day in a number of After nearly years of war the women of Canada were for the first to give their trinkets in order that our soldiers may have a little added com fort and And not be cause there was nothing else left to as has been the sad case in so many other wars in other but that it is wise and desirable make use of superfluous tilings first whenever The old jewel cases wore taken out and their hoarded many things were that we used to think we would part no matter how urgent the But war not only alters the map of the it alters the map of our our and our boundary line of our outlook moves out wide and and In strange lands and climes and and with them their needs and wants and Our inlook shows us everwidening fields of possibilities awaiting culti wonderful stretches of re sourcefulness ready for the organiz ing reserve forces of selfdenial and sacrifice undreamed Our uplook is boundless must bo boundless we dare not set a limit to Strips Glamor of Sentiment How that word E Tiy NOIIAir so were free for a nouplR YERYTHINl wronK of and as soon ns we had Me hospital that It liepan liy Gladys alarm going off at Mi Instead of Sim drossod to HIP last ruff ntuil lirforo off for tho miles Look I said firmly were in find we nnt drive poat throupl two miles oC crowded thoroughfares sho discovered flint thn wan sufforlnft from Then she went lo bed siKiiiii In her boots and be arreHled for causing a dis My oivu eup IVJIH jiretty of I his and Them bad been an air iYHtf luid staved so late i busy POWOE5 FORjOMMlCSJN their are fighting hard to keep the enemy from breaking through front these cheerful Tommy Waacs are also y in Helping1 the troops with their They tackle all sorts of behindthe principally doingclerical work to relieve able bodied meA for Besides Iheir other work these members of the British Womens Auxiliary Corps have now taken tocultivating the land In the rear otvme They have made quite a success at growing potatoes toe Waacs are ies thl British official photo two of 1 f Spirffof Women in Franc and England is Splendid kjttff One NoteaParis Saps the Raids People at Home KSv Feel They afeiWith Their Men in the Trenches The Risk Is that it really wasnt worth while RO ing to HO T dressed parly and Kot to hospital halt nu IVJUG before time to tho obvious disgust of a night whom I interrupted in the hazardous enterprise of powder ing her nose without removing her When I went in to 1 Pnvtes paused in tho seventh bo only said verse of the Old Am to re mark that 1 looked and when 1 explained that 1 hail boon up all observed you cant do thatsort of thing with impurity 1 An imperious summons recalled me to the whore tho night slater told me to give Kdwards a pill before Ihcre were two Edwards in 1 and for distinction we used to call them Edwardsbythefiro and Ed The former was nowhere to be so T con cluded Edwardsbytttewindow was to be the five minutes too found it was Iho other Kd wards after I need not have for about fl oclock the quartermasters de veloped such alarming symptoms that Edwardsbythjewindow volun teered to remove him to the extreme end of the and was to murmur as ho dragged the glassy eyed from the It wont do you no real Gladys later on distinguished her self by accidentally squirting a syringeful of ether down tha back of the doctors So we determined to go on tho land and keep a We must have one witli a Gladys said Think of the milk we shall So we decided to advertise for a widow with one f Advertising for Zeppeiina I STIPULATED for the hornless and offered to give the anaesthetic while she milks We called in at Mabel on our way up from the but found her feverishly measuring off her garden into and the goat pro ject left her Shes going to lluitH all Gladys said upll a small boy to lead and we can walk behind and look nsi if it did not belong to This sonndPd and when got to the happily ignorant of what wan in store for we explain ed Weve called for a The rlcrk gliinccd nt our Hod brassards and but and then I By MARGXBRrTE WAS reading letters just given me by my postmati as I was going There vWas in the mild spring air that ALBERTA CLAIMS POWER TO GRANT HER OWN DIVORCES Few People Know But Nova Scotia and British Columbia Have That While Ontario and Other Provinces Bow to Federal T lly AUBREY UK Supremo Court of Alberta will decide in May whether or not that Province has wider and privileges than for in regard to the grant ing of A test case hus boon filed for and If the verdict Is that the Province has no such pow appeals will bo made right up to Privy Heretofore the rule has been that divorces in Canada are granted by act of tho federal the wily exceptions beingNova Scotia niid Britluh Both those have the right to institute proceedings and grant abso dissolutions of the marriage tie in tholr own British Colum tla was the right by the Privy Cpuncll a few years when the ought fqr Provin cial rights as against the exclusive And won It Is now claimed that Alberta has quite as goud a case as British Col anil tho present suit Is being brought to settle the point for all The argument is based upon a section of the Northwest Territor ies Act of which provides hat the laws of England relating to civil and criminal matter as tho on mil shall be in force in the torles Insofar ns the same nre not varied by jxn Act of Parliament of the United King dom or of the When Alberta Act was fram constituting Alberta Into a Pro Section 18 ruled that All lawa and courts of civil and crim inal and all powers and administrative and existing in the Ter ritories hereby established as the Province of shall continue in tho fiald frovinco as it this Act had not been Included in the laws of thus made applicable to tlie North west und continued in the Province of is tha Matri monial Causes which was pass ed in England in 185 and has never beei Under it divorce may be obtained for descr tipn for at least two or cruel The contention therefore is that the Matrimonial Causes Act of Eng land was adapted as part of the Al berta law by tho two Dominion sta tutes referred as such is rightfully in forco and valid at the present time without the necessity oJ reference lo If the point Is conceded it is altogtlhcr liktly tjiat tjuskiuchtwiui will strips all the glamor of senti ment from the things we There is just so much gold in them so much Intrinsically they are worth just so Not very much some of It was almost a shock whcii wo ciimo down to the hard fact of reckoning their worth in dollars and cents to realize that about fifty per cent of the value we them was pldccd Many of the trinkets were things that hud been handed down to us from another of gold and silver connecting us with a bygone Some we had tokens of love or of appreciation for brave deeds with which we intended to lengthen and strengthen the mys tic chain of sentiment and bind our solves in turn to those who might come nfter very precious were many of those trinkets till the great asked With that sacrifice nuulo most other possessions faded into comparative i What is an old gold bracelet that was worn by ones greatgrand mother when MIC shook hands with what tho silver buckles from tho slippers that ones mother woro when sho danced with tho Prince of Wales compared in value lo a hot drink to give to a nervewrecked warmaddened man crawling out of the child looking for IJut people would not believe that our greatgrandmother tehoolt hands with or our mother danced with the Prince of Wales if we gave the bracelet and tho buckles away and made no exhibit of the who any way What we are concerned about now is whether the soldiers have the comforts they Trinkets Take them MiOt them Sell them If they only buy a cup of cheer for a shivering man und help him one step nearer homo ami comfort and Once wuru proud of those for they spoke to us of LUJ afcx of chivalry unU of life which is so lovely when one is April had a soft breeze was swinging the pale green boughs of the and a warm rain was falling on the daffodils which sprinkled the bright grass of the Walking this is what I coming to me from It is kind of to enquire how we in the of worse I do not write of ten to having so much to do with tho hospital and being much taken up by the book 1 am writing but I think of The raids they Are yes but also For as I live on the first the upper floors tenants come to me we take tv cup of a VAnglaise wo tails of letters of what will be when we have beaten the I would never have known thoso people if it had not been for tho raids All the we are in a happy to run a little so as to In a small also in the with nre on the Except which yawns for there is no place for the and as soon as we have kictfcd them out of Holy comt and see I look forward to This is signed by one of the fore most women writers of She has reached to fame and fortune at 30 years and was among the party which with Barres and Mar guerite and the poor Deroulede who did well to die before these al ways kept alive the flame of aversion and anger against the I read this written by an Englishwoman You ask how we are I do not sleep much of a you will see Of my three my only ns you one is flying on the front ho is nmong the and at 22 has made a name among the cavalry of the clouds he was on a manowar when tliis turmoil Nothing would serve him hut to go and ex change for service on a mine sweeper He explained there was scarcely chance on an ironclad our men the boom of the guns 1 feel a fighter when I hear them could 1 only hold a sword not a German I kill 1 wantto touch the It ix that shell ing hy llio longraiiKo gun one is or railing on a or writing special Purls Jan system of wiring crash a shrill hang a great of dust pirhaps the tortured neighing a suddenly disemboweled horse perhaps the rattle of bricks falling from a houso smashed an am bulunco npppnrs some Ked Qross men women pick up the road tlie fragments or a corpse and everybody goes on tho carts or taxis roll on tho people pass the gumins crying tho last edition it is not a German more or which is going to stop tho life of Paris Of course life is getting But one must pay a good price for Nobody Tho filthy brutes who raise up a hurricane of hatred all through the woi Id by their insane keep Plymouth Brethren and Bluff Orphans at least it sounded like and says shell sell us eggs at sixpence hapenny each the rSar ket price is fivepeiice because were friends of Between I dont envy Mabels She is going to them on the in tensive I asked herwhy she didnt experi ment on her Think of the nest he would have for his food and the splendid exercise he would get if he was told his dinner was secreted somewhere between the garret and the cellar of the frenzied search for soup in the airingcup fish inthe and curried eggs amongthe coals You wont be able to hide the goat any Mabel said We want on to and found the Scientist and tho Sergeant making rabbit Were going to keep a we Tha Scien tist took some1 nails out of his mouth and Hteve will certainly give notice Steve is the and the who appeared to be on tho worst possible terms with several yards of wirenetting which was entwined about Ills said It will eat you out of we suddenly the Got ha for so subsequently christened her tied to bar rieade at I entrance to a plat form and was surrounded by a lit jtle crowd of porters and Not Vicious But Firm STI K had pushed her head between the palings and an automatic cigarot If ever a goat expressed unalterable contempt for everyone and everything In her Im that animal was Zeppeiina was a brun cut on rakish lines find decorated with an Gladys was but and without a moments Hesitation she walked up to Zeppeiina and seized lier The next thing I remem jer is a sort of volcanic a sudden scattering of the and in oblique view of all Zeppelinas legs set Imprognably in opposite di Its no use losing our tem Gladys explained breathlessly as site picked up some I In a book goats must be humored and not But we cant spend the morning I ex murmuring civilities into try So tho ticketcollector and a hil arious porter Gladys and I and the traveling rocked witli but morally and un I dont toImply that she was She was merely Her legs were her spine PAtland cement her eyeballs had the cold lustre of together with a good art cried the hilar ious with might and but Zeppeiina only leaned her head against the palings and So we retired to the book ing office for a little breathing and sat on a bench and tried to look as if that unprincipled widow round the corner did not belong to But the station was ono and we wished the daisies were growing on Zeppelinas At last we had no recourse but the humiliating one of telephoning aperemptory sum mons to He Appeared in due with a cabbage out of eacli and an expression that indicated a good deal of con tempt for goats and Aa soon as Zeppelinas stony eyes light ed on a possible luncheon she camo docility and trot ted out of the station at our heels like a faithful and a general air of having been cruelly mis T No danger to speak of And he has and then resumed been three times sunk by mines and a discussion with the Sclmitist on I expect every morning to hear that ah I cant say Jly is in the Staff and grousing He has been sixteen months In tho trenches he It was thrilling You could never know what happen it shells and hailed bombs There excur sions in No Mans Lund culling bunches of sweet Willielms hut cruelty and idiotic bad faith are doing just thiir hifrWut in flghtlntr and in lint the Knt lUh aix there un one side und deadly dull Is not half strong enough to paint our life one never fights with ones hands So thinkof my feelings do you think I would change with my Kister who has no sons and can sleep all the nights of tho year Not 1 If my heart heats with my soul expands in I have offered my all to God and my country and It they if I lose onu or moro of my I shall not wear mourn ing thoso are the mothers and sisters of the men the Germans mean to frighten to peace I tliouglit I would send those two so by the great sen ruitds tu our friends of great Can the advantages of crossing a Belgian Ilaro with u Flemish HornleM Variety Preferred 10 wo a Ob millf harmliwa variety be good tempered d ucuustomcd to ladies Ono Idd licit objected Then we sat in tho and wailed for tho long procession of superior wi dowed goats leading their Innocent progeny that wo felt sure would be blocking the Tills waa on Hy Saturday wo cume to tho conclusion there must bo1 slump in but when some one brought ns a copy of tho local wo found our advertisement had strayed the For Salo and was ignpininiously sandwiched between between a magnificent fur scarcely latest cost and Babys parrot fago and plated crumb scoop for What Then at tho wo hoard the station and that WE had to go and being it Luckily goat was at tho station andthat we had to bring it Luckily wo on early duty at ihe Shocked Curates Wife HIS phase lasted about five minutes when a steam roller petrified her to a condition of rigid But who was in no mood to be tripled suddenly went 1 cant be but it looked like a tho impetus got 113 well clear of the station and then the procession formed Steve in walking backwards and luring Zeppeiina on with fragments of cab bages Gladys gripping her and 1 administering occasional pokes from the A benign Providence ordained that wo should meet no one we knew ex cept thn curutoti You have only to glanco sit CunnlnghamRowes eol to bo convinced that from her up sho 1ms led a blameless She onco toltl mo In a burst of confidence that she always flannel next her suspect this and am not surprised tu heur that her husband knits hiu own nocks keeps white makes ges tures witli her a and is addicted to Look how nose Is Gladys perfectly Apparently Bho for after looking coldly at Blar ing blankly at and glancing ut the unconscious she be came absorbingly interested in tho evolutions of an aeroplane and gave us the cut Old said Then sho sniffed tho air critically two or three times and said I know now why Mabel said wo wouldnt able to hidfl the Xeppelinn is now settled In her new which sho appears to en In a patronising kind or She eats eighteen pounds of infinite worzelH every besides unlimited bran and sets very sentimental to wards evening she has her heaviest meal then and likes to put her head on mothers but is not on witli ;