VII- "$2 By Six o'Clock Cost of Avoiding Charity Maelstrom" - Adela Rogers St. Johns - Los Angeles Examiner

VII- "$2 By Six o'Clock Cost of Avoiding Charity Maelstrom" - Adela Rogers St. Johns - Los Angeles Examiner

Writer Tells How She Begged Money for Her Flowers - Rebuffs - Trials and Troubles of Girls Selling to Public Revealed

by: Adela Rogers St. Johns | publication date: December 28, 1931 | Publication: Los Angeles Examiner | pages: Section 2, p. 1, 12

". . .Panhandling is not a pretty business. You get the money. Nearly always, you get it especially if you ask for it in small sums. The desperate part of business is to get up your courage to ask. It seems to be against every fundamental instinct. You walk back and forth. You see a nicely dressed woman and you say to yourself, 'I will ask her.' You don't. . ."

Adela Rogers writes a series in the LA Examiner about her experience posing as an unemployed, poor and friendless girl in Los Angeles. In the seventh part of her series, Adela describes her time spent "selling things" to try and make money.

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