Imaginary Interviews: Jan. 14, 1924

Major Ian Hay Beith, British playwright-novelist: "Arriving in the U.S. on my way to the West Indies, I said: 'Men of today lack the old-fashioned reverence for women that was the most sacred thing in life. . . Men of New York and London should refuse to give more than one cocktail to any woman on any occasion. They should unite to restore woman to her old pedestal. . . They should not take women to night clubs and give them drinks.'"

Henry Ford: "Mrs. Ford and I were guests at an old-fashioned house- warming...

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