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" "Do you teach j'our children to
breathe properly?" asked the doc
" "I think they teach them that
in school," the mother said.
"It is a shame and a fatal one,"
exclaimed the doctor, "for moth
ers not to teach their children
how to breathe properly. Every
morning these children should go
out into the open air and take 30
A germ, to take root in the
lungs, must be undisturbed 11
days. Now what chance has such
a germ to settle in a child's lungs
if the child takes 30 deep breaths
every day E."
ONE KISS PUTS A WHOLE
.TOWN IN CONNIPTIONS
Freeport, L. I., Feb. 7. A kiss
A salute or caress giyen by
smacking the lips.'
Thus the prosaic dictionary de
fines' it. The poet sings:
If I should steal
From those melting rubies, one
Call it smacking or osculation,
just as you please, but the fact re
mains that the town of Freeport
has been set by the ears and
stirred to its very depths by one
stingy little meeting of four puck
Four men have lost their jobs,
There has been a strike of school
children. The police have been
called on to do emergency duty.
All because of one little .kiss.
And it might not have happened
if Arthur, E. Barnes, former
school superintendent, had not
saluted or caressed demure little
Inez Armstrong, a teacher in the
High school, by giving her a
smack with the lips.
Or if two janitors had not been
looking through the transom
when he stole from those melting
rubies one poor kiss.
The two janitors reported the,
matter to the school board
Barnes was given a hearing and
exonerated. He said the kiss had
been voluntary on the part'of
But the village gossips got to
gether and appealed to the state
superintendent to overrule the lo
cal board and discharge Barnes.
Barnes refused to be discharg
ed but the two janitors were fired.
Formal charges were filed and
Barnes was removed. Principal
Roy Smith was made superin
tendent, but he refused the place.
This made the school board mad
and Smith was bounced.
But the pupils of the high
school love Principal Smith, so
when he was dismissed they went
on strike and are still out