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Girls' Problems


and the wisdom of meeting a serious situation
with the most direct and sure means at her
command, she is able to save her husband from
his own waywardness and lack of stability,
from the self that is not a great artist but a
spoiled little boy. In spite of the fact that she
realizes she may have to meet similar situa-
tions over and over again, she can do all this
because she sincerely loves and believes in him.

FEELING as you do, I am sure no words
of mine would deter you from marrying this
man. And I am not at all sure I would speak
them, if I thought they might. As you say,
you may not find complete happiness with him,
but neither will you be happy without him.

You may have the ingenuity and wit to
avert serious situations, to recognize the first
hint of danger. But I warn you that you will
get nowhere by constantly asserting your
authority as a wife, by watching too closely
where he goes and with whom, by checking up
on the things he does and his reasons for doing
them. No one likes to be kept under surveil-
lance, even when love prompts it.

The whole situation is squarely up to you
It is not likely he will change much, and you
must make up your mind to accept him as he is
now and to look upon marriage with him as a
sporting proposition. When you have to
accept failure at times you can console your-
self with the thought that you often succeed in
working things out your own way.

Don't misunderstand me when I say that
your marriage will have to be "a sporting
proposition." I emphatically don't mean that
you should enter it as you would into a game
in which you may be quickly defeated and
withdraw. Quite the contrary. If you decide
to marry, you must also decide to bend e\'cry
energy to making your lives together happy
and successful. You will have to be satisfied to
be the buiJer between your husband and the
world, to meet his irritability with calmness
and to refrain from too much censure, no mat-
ter how much he may seem to deserve it.
You will have to content yourself with the
reward of having won the man you love and of
having the opportunity, as his wife, of remain-
ing preeminent in his affections.

TF you are not financially independent of him,
-'-you should learn some profession or busi-
ness that will make you so. If he knows that
at any time your marriage falters you can go
out and earn your own living, or if you have
an income that will cover your needs, then he
will be careful not to go too far and run the risk
of losing you. And you will be able to keep
your self-respect and know that it is love which
holds you, and not financial dependence.
Such dependence may often save a woman
from breaking up her home too impetuously,
but it also keeps many couples together who
should never have married and who would be
much happier apart.

My sincerest wishes for your happiness go
with this letter, Ann.

Barbara K.:

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Betty C. :

Yes, Betty, every girl goes through a period
of unrest and confusion, when she realizes she
is no longer a child and yet has not acquired the
poise and philosophy of a woman. Keep your
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I wouldn't advise having the offending teeth
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If the boy is trjnng to make good I think he
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Ruth F. C:

If you must choose between love and a
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yourself. No one else can do that for you. If
you are really in love I don't believe you will
hesitate long, unless the man is willing to wait
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My, my, you are certainly afraid to be
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tude when he resents it? You had better
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I am one of those among "many
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To have Uved in the age of the fine
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and managing. "I may make just one talkie
for the e.x'perience, " she confides, "but after
that I think I will retire and leave the field to

"I'm a pretty good economist myself,"
laughs Dick. "You should see our car. It is
a Chrysler and has run 78,000 miles in four
years and has only cost me S40 for repairs.
Sure, I'm my own chauffeur and mechanic.
We shall not need a new car for ages yet."

"Who darns the socks and stockings?" I
wanted to know.

"T DO mostly, but Marguerita helps," said
-*- Jobyna. "I like darning, it rests me."
Whereupon Dick beams proudly — how men
do love sock darners !

"You know, we have been promising to have
a house-warming party for ages — when the
house is finished. But I guess it never will be
finished, we think of new improvements every
day. I guess we had better have that party
soon, and show off our work. It'spretty good,
isn't it?

"Dick made all that gravel drive, you know.
Look at this tUcd patio — can't you see about
when we began to get tired? See how straight
and neat all this is here — and it gets a bit
wobbly over yonder. . . .

"No, we don't go out very much, there is so
much to do at home.

"But we had to go up to San Francisco for
some personal appearances. I don't like doing
that very much."

"But they don't want me without Jobyna,"
adds Dick. "Of course, that sort of thing
seems foolish in big towns, but it really means
a lot in the smaller cities, you know. We
dropped into San Quentin to see Paul Kelley
on the way home, just before his release for
good beha\ior. You know he was in a picture
uith Jobyna just before the tragedy. He
looked fine. San Quentin did wonders for that
boy. He had charge of the h'brarj- there."

I am telling this because it shows what loj'a!
friends this sensible, practical young couple
can be — not forgetting friends in trouble,
lending the helping hand, the encouragement.

One is impressed with the utterly charming,
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— success has not turned their heads one iota.
Style, sophistication, show have no attraction
for them. In spite of the hectic glamour of their
profession, they are Uving normal, natural,
sensible lives.

They put on absolutely no airs and neither
has an ounce of snobbery.

Dick loves to make fun of actors, including
himself, and deplores that sometimes Holly-
wood can take itself much too seriously. He
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of friends, the excitement of being a "double,"
which he did for many seasons, and the joy of

But when he does talk of his work, it is with
respect. He is the hero of a picture long in the
making, to be called "Oxford" — a story of an
American Rhodes scholar and athlete who goes
to England.

"V\ 7E are taking a long time to m' ic it

** because it must be authentic i.i every
detail," he says. "We tried to be careful in
'The Four Feathers' and it was well-received
in England."

Dick likes the English. You see, when he
was considered too young at 17 to enter the
American army, he joined the British and
came to understand and love them. His two
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"If ever w-e build another house, it will be
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Yes, if the present house is ever finished to
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