The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on February 26, 1922 · 67
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PART 6 PAGE 3 Darin eers worn it Elinor Glyn Holds That "Exposure" Of Figure, Such As Is Now Practiced, Thwarts Purpose Of Stimulation. Jazs Condemned And Defended THE SUjSt, BLTDIORE, SUNDAY MORNING; FEBRUARY 26, 1922. O 0 V I Wome n . i By- Mrs. Martha Lee. Can a discussion of the human figure' and the garments which clothe it be separated from sex? In this day of jazz there certainly can be n such separation. And was there any such separation ia the beginning of things? It was immediately after Adam and Eve partook of the" apple of knowledge that "the eyes of them both. ;wepe opened, and they knew they were naked; and -they sewed fig leaves together' and made themselves aprons". From ttiat time "in the garden in the cool of the day." the subject of women'si dress and figure has been inseparable from th question of sex. A New York tfashion writer tells the world that "two satin toes peeping from beneath a lacy' skirt are often more tantalizing than the. plain sight of two little knees, that knock !'V There may b a question in the-minds of some of the readers as to the decency of a woman's trying' to make, herself tantalizing and alluring. Just how far is it decent for a woman to think along these lines? -lust how far dare she go toward "tantalizing and alluring" ? And may this not be a falte ideal. set up before us? "WHAT. ABOUT S.MOKISG? That smoking among women tends to make them ""morally insecure" is the laint of Dr J oh a Quackenbos,. specialist on mental and moral diseas-es. The entrance of the spirit of jazz into modern dress is,, no doubt, one of the great-ret factors 'in tearing down, our moral security. ' '; ' '- ' - v ' Did not he" dress . of our great-grandmothers carry 'features that, the modern reformists might attack as threatening to our moral seevirity? Tantalizingly low necks and alluring little lac panteleties were features of the dress of our- great -grandmothers. But, according to the pictures handed down to tell us of these costumes, the gowns were designed with' a view td accentuating beauty.. The modern trend of fashions seems , to accentuate vulgarity. In the old pictures) dress seems to be an exposure with a djgnity which says, "Hands off !" Today; there is exposure with apparently no -i signs of reserve 'whatever1. What is beautiful on one woman is positively immoral in its ugliines3 on another, contends Howard : Chandler Christy. ; This 5dea may be . followed; out with reference to the grass skirts of South Eca islanders. While there may be in a group of natives one' whose barbaric costume uccentuates a.rare'grace, others of the same group will seem hideous by the exposure of their ungainly nakedness. ' BALLROOM VULGARITY."' , 7 Thn hizarre vulsaritv ' of nakedness and screaming "olor in a modern ballroom is tremenctously appalling. It gives the sensitive souS the impression that the whole company has been rushed through a barbaric settlement diked out in the gala array of the natives and then been very nearly stripped by tearing through briars in an effort to escape the big black chief. In the jazz musi is carried out the idea of the wailing and the moaning c.f weird savage Instruments and the rum ble of the tomtom -which drove the li-m-peror Jones back t the primitive. Through the jazz atmosphere one can fairly see the shining black bodies of "savages- closing in upon tneir prey. 'For the sake of those who do not get t he picture, let it at least be- said, it is a, long cry. from the drab of the Puritan- to the bizarre apparel of the modern feminine. The Puritan said: " ?"How much can we .cover up and yet get about?" The modernist says. "How much can.I leave uncovered and yet not Be arrested?" ' 7. . WHAT' IS AMJlALISMf Animalism This bald term has been ; applied: to the situation. "Animalism " 'it has been termed f philosophers and psychologists! To ",the. - refined soul which has bee'ir Karborpd in an intellectual environ" and suddenly thrust into ' the great white way of jazz there is ' only this ',- one word registered .m nis ' consciotisnessr Those who are ,accus tomed to the 'whirr of it call it "pep," a more gentle" 'and much more over- : worked term, At A frair a'young lad with patent ; leather hair' and nice eyes comes up to a debutante. In his own parlance, he gives her the "Once over." He smiles engagingly.. ; "That's a dirty dress," he says, en thusiastically. But there is. that in his tone that seems to say, "You are looking very 'sweet this evening. But it is much easier for me to tell you in slang phrase Modern life doesn't admit of any sentimentality, v I can grab you" and dash off in sL dance! But l'.d. consider myself a fool if I really Said-, some courteous thing to you." - There is. that in " the -lad's tone and there is that in the; lad's eyes, . . The lad at. the debutantes' ball has a "softer meaning for his words." The ; younger generation' has a much less violent idea than the more mature mind gives to its careless' words. It is playful and thoughtless and smart. The older mind gives a drastic seriousness to its idle chatter. : - : A "CORBlP'riJiC FORCE," -The spirit of jazz is a corrupting force eating, at . the .soul . of decency. Yoitth considers it harmless play be cause" youth has . no eyes to see the indecency. Youth-ris fascinated by .the brilliancy; Youth is .swept away by the weird rhythm of jazz "appallingly, fright fully and, oh, so 'willingly. This spirit of. jazz is tearing down the ideals which mean, the morals of the future generation.. Or rather it is cheat -'ing the youth from the ecstacy of set-.ting up hjs ideals. It is giving him a 'mask which makes - him blind .'to this ! privilege that belongs so exquisitely to ; y?uth. Jazz is athief which is stealing away the stones for Which youth has so 'great a need in the building of the house ,'of life. . ' The gown of the .'debutante seems to J speak loudly that she holds sacred noth-'ing physical' -And the remarks of. her .' jazzing partners answer her in the same ' tone. The gown seems to invite the J snap and pep that the jazz spirit de- stands in a 1922 model conversation. . The 1920s are going at top speed. Per- haps the war threw the. world into this J unholy whirl. However that may be, we are going at top speed., If one has ! any -doubt as to this, all he needs to ' .' ' ' eaves- dropping on the conversation ofthe younger generation. 'The top speed of the 1920s demands wit and humor. In the absence of such wit and humor, hear! hear! we have a risque rioting which drips with murky slang. It is so easy to get a laugh on a remark which has lingered a bit in the shade of a low mind. Witty remarks take a certain quick research of the mind. Wit means thinking. Jazz does not stimulate thinking. Jazz is essentially sensual. In its sticky atmosphere a soiled phrase passes easily for wit. THE JAZZ HU3IORIST. In another day, it is true, the fair sex pretended to know less than it, in reality, did. The present day pretense of the fair Young Thing to know all the heretofore unmentionables is bound to bring upon her experiences which her mother and grandmothers would' have termed embarrassing and distressing. What shocks the Young Thing gets today come quickly and seem to register nothing but new material for smart conversation. And the manner of dressing wLicJi the flapper affects to invite the shocks affords much material for the jazz humorist. And his humor is raw, unbelievably raw, to the sensitive mind that has managed somehow to escape the, barbaric rhythm of jazz.- . Where there is an absence of clothing this paltry humorist sees nakedness instead of beauty, if indeed Jhere -be any beauty.' Where there is clothing he figuratively rips it away -with ,a few jazzy cuts. Jazz is a wailing admission of a dec-: adence in intelligence. Jazz arrays , the fair sex in bizarre colorings, grotesque colorings, which stun the artistic soul. Jazz undresses the fair sex in a graceless effect of barbaric nakedness. Jazz is the battle-cry of things unintelligent. The old Greek civilization wore a classic robe with dignity of line and grace of draping. In that ancient day of intellectual development and aristocracy of mind there was no lowbrow question of checking corsets. There was an intelligent development of the healthy physical being. Corsets would have been considered a menace to perfect health. There was no question of needing them for reserve. There was no question of needing them as an , armor against the instrusion of the physical. There was a profound intellectual re-fve which was stronger than the elastic and stays "of any modern corsetier. Does our cowardly admission of the need of fthis fortification admit-also mental decadence? Are we attacking our problem from the wrong direction? " ' -). THE MODERN WAY. Here is a pretty picture : The modern matron arises ' when the climbing sun plays too strongly ; in her eyes. She munches a chocolate while she thrusts her feet into a slovenly pair of mules. She jambs three hairpins through her matted locks and draws a bedraggled negligee about her shoulders. She adjusts the -graphophone which sends up a wail of "blues, while she cleans aw:ay the coffee pot- and 'multitudinous" toast crumbs her husband left after his hasty snatch of breakfast. One o'clock finds the majority of the kitchen array in a greasy sink. But .1 o'clock says it is time to curl and feather and fret and array oneself in a slinking sort of street costume, low of neck and-short of skirt. The curling and feathering, fretting and arraying accomplished up to the best (or worst) of jazz standards, the young matron sets forth in search of amusement, and prey, shall we say. She movies and she dansants, with much walking iip and down of the pavements between courses, so to speak. All the men-about-town and all the men who just happen- to be about town for the moment know many of the things about her .that, perhaps only a husband should know ; that is to say, physical things. . .In it all there seems to be no very appreciable vestige of things mentals 1 A DELICATESSEN DIET. iThe afternoon's glory having passed away, the young matron hurries home to help ner legalized mate to clean up the greasy sink and get a bite to eat. The bite amounts to a frantic opening of tins of salmon, baked .beans, shrimp, ripe olives, oxtail soup and other foods that are considered delicate by advertiser's, but which prove adequately indelicate for the situation in mind. ' All the while the blues, on the wheez-. ing graphophone. " And all the while considerable wrangling of man and wife. Blues and wrangling. The blessed state of modern matrimony. Then ensues a second time the process of curling and feathering and fretting and arraying, plus a wrangling that has been absent in -the foregoing procedure. The bird emerges for another flight. Jazz parlors, heavy with stale tobacco and the sodden sweets of , stolen wines are the scene of the night flights. ' WHAT. "POOR DEAR" WAXTS. Perhaps the "poor dear", husband possesses a heart that caches to . sit in a Morris chair,' with an armful of filmy, fluffy, clean negligee, -before a comfortable steam heater. Or perhaps the-poor dear takes the T.- B; SI. attitude and wants to be off in the gay whirl. , It is quite likely; that if he is young and hasn't this armful of 'negligee he will be off in search of some sort of dreams. His jazz training , has not taught him that there are dreams to found anywhere except in dance halls and ' in various forms of -entertainment bred' of a jazz atmosphere.! So it is quite likely that he will be off with the snappy young thing whom Gtid with "certain mortal assistance has joined to him. As he sees'her whirling about through the sticky air, clutched to what should be the manly bosom of some jazz-mad lad, the poor dear's thought is mayhap: "Perhaps she's sort of fluffed up to kill but. oh, boy; you should lamp her in a dirty, kimono." With this thought, perhaps, he dismisses his legal mate from what should be his mind and rushes off in pursuit of another bit of fluff ery which is destined to' become a "rag and a bone and a hank of hair" to some heart-hungry youth. Perhaps just any jaszing bit of froth would find - it more difficult to put asunder the bonds of matrimony which tie a fond sister if the fond sister devoted as much attention to her negligee convince him is a few moments' . Tie c-lothes that look proper and natural on one class of, women appear vulgar and out of place on another. The fad of having the back tattooed has gained considerable-vogue among certain show people; as she does to' her raiment for 'wear in public. Perhaps her devotion to negligee might prove an impregnable barrier to the bit of froth from without the home. Perhaps it would take "more than a bit of froth to make her legal mate stray from the straight and narrow if she made the straight and narrow a bit more attractive to him. THREATENS MSXTAL LIFE. Deans of women in various universities throughout the United States have lifted voices of remonstrance among the women of the schools which come within their influence. Women's councils in these institutions have laid down rules and exerted influence to combat the problem of the seantiness of the dress of " college women. Student-editors of college papers have uttered a protest against the attack of improper dressing upon the student -morale.. College professors, and even college presidents, have publicly recognized this evil and publicly denounced it. When the intellectual calm of the university atmosphere is distarbed by the sensuality of any force, then the foundations of civilization are attacked. The present crusade against the evil which threatens the intellectual life of our universities and colleges begins by the gathering of statistics. Questionnaires pertaining to vices and so-called bad habits are circulating in various universities. Statistics on kissing, smoking, drinking, dressing, are being compiled for use in the crusade against jazz. . v High school boys and girls will not recogniae jazz as -an evil, because, as we have said, they have not eyes to know evil. But the fact that college men and women are "understanding that it is an evil, means that the evil must be stamped out. Present-day intelligence is strong enough, it is to be hoped, to tear away a growth that is rotting it. Propaganda against extravagance and immodesty in dress is being distributed among' the women students in many schools.. Certain schools have adopted a uniform dress for their students. The schools of New England and California, according to the press, are foremost in this movement. : A simple' uniform costume to be adopted by every educational institution in the country is advocated by some to be the only solution to the dress problem. The unholy ' subject of jazz dress has intruded into the sanctum of the church. The Sunday "best" of a modern congregation is interfering with the dignified solemnity of matters religious. Pulpits are sending forth drastic propaganda which hallowed walls ' are ashamed to echo. The erstwhile " sweetly solemn marriage ceremony is deprived of the smile of God by the indecent modeling of the bridal gown. . ; Bishop Edwin S. Lines of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark takes an optimistic view of the situation, saying that women will disregard the lure of immodest dress and the indecent mask -of cosmetics in . keeping with their new status of rights in politics and social economy.- ' , . -- - ' :- ""Women have been given new privileges and new obligations in citizenship," says the Bishop, "and they must, exercise the privileges gained for the good of the community." The bishop maintains that skirts and blouses that reveal rather than conceal are not in accord with the new-dignity of' women ; that corrections in clothing are a part of women's new obligation and that if certain reforms in clothing and behavior are not. made then women will fail in the big' opportunity which lies "before them. "Let me plead with all women whom my voice or word may .reach," says Bishop Lines. "Let me plead that they not spend their time in petty and frivolous gossip; not in playing bridge a game which has done much to ' destroy social, kindly and neighborly life. Let me plead that women teach the girls to be modest in dress and" conduct, not loud and forward ; that they teach the girls to hold their heads up, keep their ears uncovered and put their feet on the ground as God intended they should be. Let the girls be taught to leave their faces fresh and fair as 'God made them ; and that they ought to wear plain clothes." ' . - -Animalism, to come back to the word Bv, Luke M. White, pastor of the fashionable St. Luke's Episcopal Church, of Mont Clair, New Jersey, bluntly calls the 'spirit of jazz "animalism." "Insistence on sex, on the merely physical" in dress and conversation of the younger generation comes in the category of what Dr. White considers "animalism." To refer again to his views let us repeat his statement concerning the improper clothing of modern women. "In our social life physical contacts-are increased," says Dr. White, "by the dress (or undress) of our women. Thesq clothes are designed to reveal the body in all its physical aspects. Very little is left to the imagination and I think any doctor will tell . you Svliat effect such display has on the minds -of both the young women who ,wcar such dress and upon the minds of the. young" men? who see it." . ' ' So say the clergymen. F. Scott Fitzgerald has, t-aught the spirit of jazz in much of its bizarre perfection or imperfection, in "This Side of Paradise," and in "The Beautiful And The Damned." These books, flashing with brilliancy, brought down a storm of criticism from the staid old-school-writers and was heralded as a refreshing April shower in the shriveled garden of blase critics. This youngster, Fitzgerald, in a manner dashing and debonair (and the staid old school would say, jazzy) has painted the flapper as she is, for he knows whereof he speaks. In fact, he knpws .so well that he can speak dashingly well in her own language. CALLS E3I "PETTING SKIRTS." "Petting skirts" is what young Fitzgerald calls the smocks and sweater Mouses of the younger generation. And Fitzgerald knows. Fitzgerald's method of attacking the problem, if we can say Fitzgerald attacks a problem, differs from that of any other writer. He makes an expose, so to speak. He does not preach ; he does not' editorialize. He makes a statement of fact and he does it so graphically that one feels he has lived whatever facts he states, Not so long ago came ou a book called "Three Weeks," A great cry was sent up against what was called the "immorality" of it. The younger generation, deserted text-books to read it "because they had been properly cautioned against the "indecency" of the story. ( Copies were hid under boudoir pillows ;" copies were hid away beneath forgotten' papers and letters in desk drawers ; copies were carried about the streets with their title side turned in..,' "Three Wee,ka" went about thoroughly in the indecency of public obscurity. Its author, Elinor Glyn, was an outcast in many so-called moral minds. ' ' "' . Elinor Glyn, herself somewhat decried a few years back, takes up a torch to help kindle a righteous fire which shall burn out indecency. (As a matter of fact Elinor Glyn has .taken up many torches for the lighting of various religious jfires.) Just' now this novelist cries out against the shame of the nakedness of "modern Christian women" nakedness shocking to the "set of instincts which experience horror at any undue exposure of any part of the feminine body.'' ; "It is all very cheap and vulgar when one comers, to -examine it," says Elinor Gln, "and I,j?o not wonder that re- spectable manners . have gone by the board.'' s And" it is so a great many unfamiliar hands have joined together in the crusade against this modern vice, or against the thing they feel is causing vice among the younger generation. Clergymen, medical men, society's matrons, novelists, psychologists; dancing masters. and the long line of professional reformers are all swinging into the ranks of the crusaders. Are clothes the outward semblance of the inner woman? If this be true, what can the inner woman of the flapper be? Or perhaps, to look at the spirit of jazz in an optimistic way, this is djlmerely a mask that the older generation cannot penetrate. " Perhaps behind it will be found the real woman still enthroned InrioVcdions Civilization, as we well know, brings with it a host of novel diseases as well as pleasures. The craving for pleasurable sensations, as the human race advances, becomes more and more pronounced, for reasons only imperfectly understood today. Among animals and insects rhythmical sensations such as those due to music are not at all developed, or very little. Music, although heard perfectly by a horse or a dog, leaves but little impression upon them, although certain .notes will make a dog howl. Rhythmical music, however, will leave him unresponsive, whereas it will stir the human deeply. Dancing, another rhythmical expression, is unknown among all animals, man being apparently the only living being who can practice and enjoy it. Rhythmical sensations are enjoyed by all mankind ; even the lowest aborigine has his tomtom music and his sacred dance crude to our understanding but well developed, nevertheless. Music, as we understand the term, is of but recent origin. The ancient Egyptians, the Hebrews, the Greeks, had their so-called chants,- but they were simple and uncomplicated. Though rhythmical dancing was well developed among the Greeks, it was accomplished without the use of real music. Rhythmical beating of drums or blowing of short horns formed the sole accompaniment, as a rule.. -1' ,7." ' - . ; - As it todk the race several thousand years to learn and cultivate a taste for music, and as" the onmarching civilization will most assuredly evolve hew pleasurable sensations, one may wonder what, the next development will be. As ?a Matter of fact, it has arrived already. Its name' is" Color-music. Color-music simply transposes two of our senses. , It substitutes the eye for the ear, but the rhythm remains. Every audible note has its complement in a certain color. If these colors are displayed before 'our eyes in the same periodical manner as ordinary music, we obtain the same sensation or a greater one, if we combine color plus music. Few people as yet can. appreciate color-music,- it is still new and its technique is not perfected, although we are already building "Color-organs . and the like. . Will we stop here? Not at all. -We can still transpose the ear for the touch. The-writer recently showed this in his physiophonc, where ordinary phonograph music was transformed into electrical upon the pinnacle where the gods and men have placed her. But even if it be merely a grotesque mask and sham, the multitudinous weali will consider that the mask and sham are real and in their weakness they will tumble from whatever thrones they might otherwise grace. - And the handwriting on the wall says that the strong must erect barricades wherein the weak may be protected. If the spirit of jazz is "undressing our women for the' degradation of the morally weak and for the deterioration of those who before have been morally strong, then the spirit of jazz must give way to a spirit that is saner, cleaner, healthier. The spirit of jazz must give way to a spirit that wings in .to the great blue spaces of contentment and happiness. In Sensations impulses, which latter were felt by the hands. There was, of course, here no audible music nothing was heard but the rhythm was faithfully preserved. Thus it was possible with but 'little practice to recognize different pieces, of music, were they a march or a waltz. How about the sense of smell? Can we transpose music into smells, or rather odors, A scents or perfumes? To be sure, it is possible; but it will be-difficult to convey a sonata of odors td our audience. But with pipes scattered I through an auditorium, and powerful blowers as the "odor-organ," it seems not so difficult. The trouble will be to find the proper odor for each note. Thus, to decide if A-flat is represented by jasmine, or violet, or attar of roses, may presumably be left to the future poet-musician. This leaves us with the last of our senses taste. Can we transpose music into taste? Why not? Our ever-ready servant, electricity, may solve the problem' We can already taste radio messages, so why not - music? We know that placing two wires, from a dry cell on the tongue gives us a sour sensation - taste. By using different metals, different tastes are' had. Thus copper gives an. acrid-metallic taste, silver a clean-sour taste, etc. Suppose we" make a "comb" of many metals and .conductors to each of which a . wire is attached. The comb to be placed, into the mouth so that it lies on the tongue. By a little experimenting we will readily transpose music into gustatory sensations and not to make a pun -we will now be able to suit every-taste Science and Invention. -"". ;' r' TAKES HOT WATER HOME. ' Hot water is essential to good-shaving to most persons, "so a. Thirteenth street resident of one of those 7 old-fashioned cold-water houses found a way to get it. The rent is moderate and that's why he rooms there. But though he has a rather menial oosition he is particular about his appearance, and to be shaved cleanfy every morning is important in his esti- mation. - ' " ' ' - ;". ' " ; .. : - .While walking- down" the" avenue he; chanced' to look' into ;a leather goods siow window. An idea came to him and he purchased a thermos bottle. Now he takes hot water from the office to his room each night, and it's just the proper temperature for good 'shaving in the morning. 2ieu York Sun. By Sunday Sun Coiitrifc . , ' ' ' ; V" ' -. , ; . . . - So many letters icere sent in response to ilie. itwita-iions extended last Sunday to readers of the articles on Jazz and its influence that it is impossible to print al 'of them'. Herewith, however, are several which are typical of many; - Dancer Declares There Is "No Good Time At A Dance For The Girl Who Is Xot Painted, Bobbed-Head And Short Skirted" And Wants To Know Where The Harm Is In Klsslne". To the Editor, The Sunday Sux Sir: For the past few weeks -I have been very interested in the articles written by Mrs. Martha Lee on "Jazz" and decided to write a letter regarding same. As far as I can see I think Mrs. Lee is on the wrong track concerning this present day mania. I go to dances quite ' often and there isn't anything more enjoyable to me than to dance with a good, peppy "Cake-eater," I suppose that is the name to be used in this instance, but as many times as I have danced with them I have yet to find the one who was disrespectful. To tell you frankly, I think, and many more will agree with me, 4:hat Mrs. Lee is too open with her remarks, especially the one she made-Sunday, that "couples should be made to present their marriage license on entering the dance ball." That is positively ridiculous, and I think that when a woman pretends to know so much in writing an article of this kind she should be very careful of what, she says,, because these articles are read by the majority of boys and girls and they perhaps create thoughts which never entered their minds before. Of course, I do not mean to say. that I am in favor of this "tinpan jazz," but I am not particularly against it. All things can be carried too far and there is no doubt but vhat this is drawn out to the very last- string. The poor girls of today surely have a hard time getting along. If they try to make themselves attractive looking they are talked about, and if they do nothing to improve their looks, what do they get out of life? Nothing whatever. There is no good time at a dance for the girl who is not painted, bobbed-head and short skirted, and if she does not allow "petting" she is out of the game entirely. The young boys nowadays -seem to 'think a girl has to kiss them just because they were kind enough to escort her to her door, when she could have gotten liome quite well without him, so if every one is so anxious to clean up this "wicked world'' why don't they start- on themselves and let each one improve himself as he sees fit. - ; ' When you .. come to think ' of it is there really such an awful lot of harm in kissing? -It has been going on through all the ages and no matter how hard these so-called "reformer's" work they won't be able 'to stop it. Why not let the young generation alone, let us dance the "Washington Johnny," "Toddle," "Shimmy" and all the popular dances, and in due time, we will be tired of it. It is just this everlasting nagging that gets on Our nerves and makes us so awfully, awfully wiciieu. , wona isn t, as baa as most people think and if we'd all attend to -our own business we would find that it is a grand old world after all. Truly yours, T..M. G. Cunbeiiand. 'Md., Feb. 21. He Finds No Vnljgarfty jn Cabaret Dancing-. To the Editor op Tine Sunday Stjn Sir: I feel that it is my duty to answer the letter of "H. C. E." which was printed in last Sunday's Sux, in which he recommends that I go, as he did, and find out, as he did, the truth concerning dancers. In reference to this suggestion, 'I wish to state that I attend pubjic dances at least as often as once a 'week and I very, very seldom see the need of a "dancing policeman," Ireland would not be able to furnish policemen enough to go around to each dance hall in the United States. Even so, it seems to that it is too late to try to get all me evil and vice out of the world now. The time to start stationing policemen should have been in the Garden of Eden, where all the" evil9 of the world originated. Tf, '. am speaking of the dance world as a whole and not of the few degrading individuals which are to be found in every phase of life. These sort of characters are not new at all. Why, even as far back as the Bible takes us we have Mary Magdalene. Self-respecting . young men do not make it their business to associate with the type of women I have just mentioned. It was not later than Christmas that I went to a cabaret, in Baltimore, for experience, as "H. C. E." went to the best dance hall in the same city, and 1 ivas never more surprised in all my l:fe when I saw. five or six couples dancing the old-fashioned waltz. ' ' ,. , . ' I saw no actions that indicated even the vulgarity that "H. C. E." says exists in the. best dance halls, and as the cabarets arc considered the. most vulgar and indecent of places, I cannot imag'nf what kind of a dance hall "H.C, E." could have gone to. Very truly-yours,. Easton. Md., Feb. 20. - J. K. S. ; SHE DARKENED HER GRAY HAIR Tells How She Did It With a Home-Made Remedy. : -7 "i ."" - . T '.."'.'-' '- I Mis. E. H. Boots, a well-linown resident of Buchanan county, ; Iowa, who darkened her gray hair, made the following statement: - , - . "Any lady or gentleman can darken their gray or faded hair,, and ; make it soft and glossy with this simple remedy, which they can mix at home. . To half a pint of water add 1 ounce of .bay . rum. one small box"7of Barbo Compound and ounce of glycerine. These ingredients can be purchased at any drug store at very little fcost. Apply to the hair every other -day until the gray hair is darkened sufficiently. It, does not color the scalp, is not greasy and does, not rub off. Jt twill make a gray-haired person look 20 'years younger. Advertisement. i . t -. . -. . ,, r She "Dlnhei Tor Yonnqp Woman-f hood Ot Today" And AVonders . What Will Happen. To the Editor of The. Sunday Scn Sir: Having read your article on jazz and its influence, I" must. congratulate you in the interest you are taking to abolish this terrible craze. What girlhood and womanhood are thinking of today I don't know. I am a young girl myself, and thoroughly enjoy fun and good times. Dancing a nice, clean dance I think is harmless and enjoyable 'and I am very fond of it. But when it comes to dancing jazz, and going to dances half clad, and then between sets enjoy the puffs of the detestable cigarette, I think it is vulgar and s"hows loss of all modesty in girls. On the crowded street car the men occupy the seats, while the women hold the straps. Why is this? Because they have lost their modesty and men have lost the respect they ouce held for them. . I certainly blush for the young womanhood of today, and. what will be come of them in the future if they don i. ira ira iit artrt rin4 f tain nvvrw 1 What does the life they are leading gain for them in the end? You go out in the evening with your dress (as Sue said to Lou) starting' below the waist and ending above the knees, your face plainly showing the result of powder puff, paint box.and lip stick. Then - you dance until one or two in the morning; go home, get up at six for your day's work. How much do you feel like accomplishing, and what great enjoyment .'did you really got out of it. 1 "Wouldn't an evening spent more "mildly" have been just as good? This mania for dancing jazz and immorality is increasing and unless something is done to loosen the bold it ha upon tne young people, in u years time where will modesty be? , A. R. W. Fallston, Md., Feb. 20. Declares Baltimore "Jar Q,necn" And "Cake-Eaters" Go The limit, To tiie Editor of The Sunday Sun, Sir: Your Sunday Sun articles on Jazz dancing are very tamely and interesting. Sottip Riie-ffest a law aeainst "lazzlnr." but I am convinced that such a: law would not be the cure. It would only create criminals and stimulate "bootleg dancing." Ridicule is the thing. If we all ridicule this animalistic degrading modernism as it deserves, it will not long survive. This modern girl is indeed ludicrous, with her bobbed' hair, flesh - hose, abbreviated skirts and-minus corsets- -dancing. 7' '7 "7, ' 7 She is largely' responsible, .-for' flit-many divorces, murders and other social vices of the day.- The modern songs, written for and about her, an truly disgusting. She has sunken to the animal caste, but is still restrained somewhat by civilization. She apes the clothes, and mannerisms of the stage and flaps and jazzes along her wayi The observer will notice that the Jewish women predominate here. . Of course, we" all honor and love that, type which is becoming increasingly rare and which' is not found in our public dance halls the real American girl ; of which our old songs were written and Which Is still the obscure ideal of us all.' She is our ' greatest American institution. .,"..".'-. No one wishes to do away with the modern girl- type more than the youth of the day though their acts decry this and though they will rarely admit it publicly. . To do so . would be to open one's self to ridicule and the "sissy" appellative. I am not so many, months past my majority, have visited daw halls of Pari. New York, Battimor-und elsewhere ancL I say that out Baltimore "Jazz. Queens'"-and Cake-Eaters" go the limit. Existing laws should M invoked to enforce a certain amount of supervision on the public dancing floors of the city. Some should be ordered closed, for they are a canceric ore on the body politic ofthe municipalitv. - Of course '''modern girl jVnot alone. We have also the modern youth with his jazz suit; bobbed-and-partor'-' in-the-middle-hair-cut and viciojs li eased mind. m The world never needed men more than at the present time Baltimore, Feb; 21. v. J B '. - :v - Triumph -CONSCIENCE BRAND : V Box Springs : ' -.'"fh hlgh development ia fprinf .making. 72 highly, tempered tei , prlngi. Felt topj best 8-oi. tick; nei ther aut nor vermin can penetrate. . ."With a Conscience Brana Mattreia 'tha--ideal combination for alcsp. ,. j70 sag, no dust, no wear- ' jLia ing out your body fits right into a Conscience Brand 7 Box Spring supremely com- foTtabIcv7;Vith its "give" r , 'wherever the weight, of , your, ; . body rests, it is far -more com-fortable than cither the best woven wire, link or open 'icdil - ' spring . .. : '' ., '. The box 6pring is the final . achievement 1 in - springs for, . ' beds. 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