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"r " DOOLITTLE DO'S
Take a vacation.
Loaf and sleep every opportun
ity Wear lightest weight clothing
and underwear not wool.
Dring cool not iced drinks.
Get out doors, in street cars,
buggies or automobiles.
Be moderate in everything.
Drink any alcohol.
Look at the thermometer.
Eat meat more than once daily.
Eat fish or sea food, unless ab
Sit directly under electric fans.
Washington, July 10. Above
is the hot weather schedule laid
down today for the, United Press
by Dr. R. E. Doolittle, acting
chief of the bureau of chemistry,
and successor to Dr. "Pure Food"
"Above all things, don't worry;
don't think how hot it is; don't
look at the thermometer every
two minutes. Just try to forget
the weather and you'll be sur
prised to find how much less you
feet it AH alcohol drinks, beer,
gin, or anything like it, should be
avoided. A little ice water is not
harmful, also lemonade and soda
fountain beverages. The acid
and soda in the latter are really
beneficial to ward off heat. Pos
sibly one teeny drink, the kind
that tinkles in the glass, taken in
the evening, is all right.
"Once a day is often enough to
eat meat in hot-weather never
two or three times. Be sure, too,
that any fish or sea foods are ab
solutely fresh. They and stale
milk cause typhoid. Ice cream,
too, is not harmful.
"No deration in all things, eat-
ing and working, is imperative.
Take a vacation sure. Ifyou can't,
be sure you wife does; she prob
ably needs it more than you do.
Every man, though, ought to take
a vacation. Vacations are good
investments for any business firm
to give its employes. Also loaf,
sleep and take it as easy as you
can all the time. Don't over
exert. "I wear as light underwear as'
"But above all, stay away from
the thermometers and forget,"
Dr. Doolittle concluded. Then he
reached in" his hip-pocket, drew
out an enormous handkerchief,
mopped streams of perspiration
from-his face, and said:
"Gosh, it's mighty hot today,
While touring last summer a
certain' holdiday-maker found the
item in a list of police regulations
posted up on a highway in Ire
land: "Until further notice, every ve
hicle must carry a Jight when
darkness begins. Darkness be
gins when the lights are lit."
Lisbon. Royalists of North-
Lern Portugal are out-thinking
government troops sent out to
capture them at every turn o