BOX III. 2a – Writings by Dix – column -
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31 Newspaper articles from the “Dorothy Dix” column. Selections are from
several different national newspapers. Source and date stated when
available. A few are syndicated publications. Each article is divided
into several sub titles. Title scripted as in the original article
1. “On Same Social Footing; Not Always Lucky in Marriage; Life is
Series of Compromises.” Advice to wives about how to be happy and
2. “Tell Sonny to Be Good; Good Manners Best Letter of
Credit; Make Friends of All People.” Advice to a mother, who has to
undergo a serious operation, on how to write a code of conduct for her
little boy in case she won’t be there to help him.
bride tragic figure; Common sense cures jealousy; Monotonous job.”
4. “Children show parents’ aims; Furnish food for scandal; Parents
can boast morale.”
5. “Conversation shortage; Much too young for
6. “Despite Changed Conditions Brought About by
the Economic Situation, a Girl Makes a Mistake in Financing the Boy
Friend in the Hope of Gaining or Holding His Love.”
fears ‘They Say’; One spanking coming up child.”
8. “Girl often
helps man propose.” Chicago Times, Thursday January 6, 1944.
“Grandmother comes of age; Spanks ‘drinking’ girlfriend.”
“Inasmuch as Science Has Not Yet Provided a Love Detector, Young People
Will Have to Determine in Their Own Minds Just what Their Feelings
Really Are; Spoil the Child and You Spoil the Adult.”
“Marriage without Love Is Worse than Remaining Single Always, Especially
in these Modern days of Independence.” Public Ledger Co., 1924.
12. “Mothers duty to children.”
13. “Mother Would Do Well to
Emulate Dad’s Good Nature after Girl Weds.”
14. “Mothers needed
in homes; Hurt his vanity.”
15. “Objects to sitting on curbstone;
Second wife has no cause to fret; Husband dips into child’s savings
16. “Pays tribute to hero mother; She has had the joy of
achievement, too; Put off marriage for the duration; Pastor’s wife wants
to get an outside job.” Sunday Times, Chicago, September 20, 1942.
17. “Separations-and heartache; Smoothes father’s path.”
“Strange soldiers not safe dates; Wife dreads vacation without husband;
Kisses show he’s dangerous man; Kiss problem brother good-by.” Sunday
Times, Chicago, September 27, 1942.
19. “Treasure In Memories,
Rummaging In Past By Elderly Lady Accords Fun And Sorrow.” December 24,
20. “Why a Child Must Admire its Parents. Husbands and
wives who treat each other without respect forget that a child takes its
opinion of its father and mother from what they think of each other, and
that the shattering of its illusions also shatters its morale.”
21. “Why Are Some Girls Popular While Others, Equally Attractive, Have
No Dates?-Why Do Some Men Succeed and Others Fail? - Answer Is
Personality, Most Mysterious of Nature’s Forces.”
22. “A Wife Can
Make or Break Her Husband, Hence She Has a Greater Responsibility Than
She May Seem to Realize.” At the end of the lengthy column Dix writes,
“It’s what is in the wife that makes a man succeed just as often as what
is in him. What sort of a wife are you?” Signed Dorothy Dix.
“A Man’s Prosperity Depends Upon the Kind of Home-Maker His wife Is, but
That Depends Upon How Happy He Makes Her,” June 9, 1924, ns.
“There Can Be No Happiness in the Lives of Men and Women Who Marry ‘Easy
Money’ – They Find it Hardest of All.” Daily Leaf-Chronicle,
Clarksville, Tenn., June, 13, 1924.
25. “The Forgotten Man Has
Had Nation’s Attention Focused on Him, But How About the Forgotten Woman
Whose Whole Life Is One Long Sacrifice, But Whose Achievement Is So
Unspectacular That We Take It For Granted.” Ashville Citizen, Ashville,
N.C., Wednesday, July 31.
26. “Outside Work. Husband Objects To
Wife’s Taking On Part-Time Job.” Bell Syndicate Inc., release Monday,
January 7, 1952.
27. “Minister’s Wife. Perfect Understanding,
Infinite Patience Essential To Her Role.” Bell Syndicate Inc., release
Tuesday, January 8, 1952.
28. “Too Many Home Duties. Girl Resents
Working Sister’s Freedom.” Bell Syndicate Inc., release January 9, 1952.
29. “Bad Family Background. Generous Woman Would Rehabilitate Girl.”
Bell Syndicate Inc., release Thursday, January 10, 1952.
“Unreliable FiancÚ. Mother Should Let Girl Find Out Fact For Herself.”
Bell Syndicate Inc., release Friday, January 11, 1952.
”Mother Thwarts Marriage. Her Actions May Prove To Be Wise Safeguard.”
Bell Syndicate Inc., release Saturday, January 12, 1952.
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