1920's Jazz Age

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1920's Jazz Age - Moral Letdown Heritage of Jazz Age, Says...
Moral Letdown Heritage of Jazz Age, Says Reformer BOSTON, Mass., . Jazz music and "Jazzisms" tht go with It are responsible responsible for the prevalent tone of" relaxation in conventions, in the opinion of Miss Grace Leigh Scott, field lecturer of the National W. C. T. V., who Is conducting a crusade against immorality. "Drinking, petting parties, smoking smoking on the part of women are all "jazzisms' that accompany the muslo you hear everywhere and which is nothing but pure sensual-Ism." sensual-Ism." sensual-Ism." declared Miss Scott. "Free love, double standards and all that sort of thing were tested out centuries ago and they are really old-fashioned old-fashioned old-fashioned and the modern wayhould be a sane way," she continued. continued. "No. I do not thing that prohibition prohibition is largely responsible for the let-down let-down let-down one sees everywhere today. "But it is the older people who are as bad, if not worse, than the young people of today," declared Miss Scott, "and I blamethem more for bad moral conditions existing. "The American soldier Idealized the American girl," she said, "and he returned to find what? A jazz age from which we have not yet recovered. recovered. The American boy Is still waiting for the American - girl to 'snap back,' and it is the girl of the ape that we must reach. head; an $85 suit fitted neatly beneath beneath a new topcoat. A snappy pair of new shoes completed the ensemble, ,Xhe next morning Brown, his body racked with aches and pains, limped Into the Central Po-. Po-. Po-. lice Station. True, he wore no long- long- white beard, but the top-piece top-piece top-piece had been supplanted by a weary looking derby. His new gray coat was replaced replaced by a patchwork affair of brown, and his suit wouldn't: have brought eighty-five eighty-five eighty-five cents at a rummage rummage sale. The new shoes had changed ' to leaky, rundown openwork openwork articles. ' Brown believes it. -was -was a thief and not Father Time who visited him as he slumbered on the curb. Cook for an" hour or a little more, stirring all the while with a spatula, and from time to time shake the casserole by the handle. Serve very hot. .

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  1. The Times,
  2. 23 Jul 1925, Thu,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 9

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