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BACK TO GRANDMA'S
Dr. Mabel Howe Otis, lectur
ing to a Y. W. C. A. audience,
says: "Every girl should stand,
on her head at least twice a day;
it's better than medicine."
This settles it! Here's where
we drop science, anti-toxins and
Murphy buttons, and go "back to
sassafras tea, burdock syrup and
Haven't we paid respectful at
tention when Dr. Wiley told us
there was benzoate 6i soda in ev
ery thinron our" table Irom soup
t,o -walnuts? We have. ""
Didn't we stand "by Dr. Pas
teur when he declared that we
were pretty much all a Harbor of
, refuge for bacteria ? We. did.
Who waged a high ttioral cam
paign for the individual tooth
brush, owel and drinking vcup ?
Who sacrificed on the altar of
the Goddess bcience a virgin I
beard, prolific in scenery, pro
found in possibilities? We.
Who taught the kiddies to kiss
with the ear instead of the lip?
Who has sunk chorus to every
tune that Science has started to
cheer humanity on in the awful,
terror-inspiring struggle to keep
alive in sptite of fever mosquitoes
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wno nas Doiiea tne annKing
water, sterilized the cow and dis
infected the hen roost all, all
out of respect for the loyalty to
Science and its specialists? Darn,
us, we "have I And more, too -
But we qliit right now f If Dr.
Mabel Otis gets our women folks
to standing on Tfieir heads twice
a day, she's going to hear, right
out in print, wjiat we think fcf fe
male rights in the doctoring busi
ness. If any girl stands on her
head in our presence and relies on
us to set her t'other end up in her
pinch- skirts, she's going to find,
that she's tied her hopes tb the
wrong hitching post.
If any female, ours or anoth
er's, high or low, white or black,
married or single, suffragette or
anti, takes to Dr. Otising in our
neighborhood lieu of medicine,
she's going tq get an inverted
view of an almighty fiWspecinien
of talL running for mature tim
ber, that's all ! .
We loved Science and been loy
al to her and suffered, often, un- '
told agonies in her behalf, and
there isn't any counting of our
sacrifices for her. But, if she-,
stands on her head in these pres
ent dav hobble skirts, she'll stick
-there till kingdom come for all of
us ; and that goes !
Did you ever see a man propose
And note his frightened look?
He acts just like a foolish fish
When jerked fresh from the
Why shouldn't he, when well he
She's got him on the hook.
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Oyer one-half of Sweden's pro
duction of timber, lumber of
joinery for the year 1912 "has al
iready, been sold in advance