never heard of this society before, can you give us some info or backround??
NEW-YORK — Gertrude Robinson Smith, president of the Vacation Association, said that her investigations of "the ways and wiles of the Society of Shifters" showed the organization to be more reprehensible than was supposed. "The prospective member of the Shifters is made to believe that she is asked to join a universal secret society to promote cordiality, particularly between sexes," she said. "The society badge serves as an invitation to flirtation and to intimacies that self-respecting girls would resent."