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BILLJE BURKE SAYS YOU CAN IMPROVE, ON NATURE.
THE FIRST WORD You
are not the child of nature.
Many women will remark with
much complacency, "I am as na
ture made me," not realizing that
they are NQT in any way as na
ture made them; their physical
characteristics, their mental bent,
their moral bias, being always the
effect of heredity and environ
ment, and the care and thought
they give themselves.
One might as well say she
Miss Billie Burke.
would never try to improve her
mind because she was born with
a mind, as to be perfectly satis
fied with her physical attributes
as nature gave them to her.
You can improve upon nature.
Dentists have demonstrated that
it is not.necessary q be without
teeth, even if the victim has
through neglect lost those useful
parts of the human body.
There is no reason why one
should not always be good to
look at from the cradle to the
grave if one takes the proper care
The most of us are very apt to
neglect our bodies, as they are
such wonderful machines that the
finite mind cannot conceive of
their supreme power and beauty.
We clog them up with waste fuel,
we run them without proper lu
bricating oils, we allow them "to
get rusty for want of proper care
and exercise. And then we won-'
der why our machine looks ugly
and stops before the allotted three
score years and ten.
Women must realize that beau
ty means perfect health and strive
first to attain it. Without a basis
of health no woman can be beau
tiful, no matter if her features are
absolutely classical; consequently
she must first learn how to ac
"quire health, and, having ac
quired it, how to retain it. There
are also many little individual de
tails to which one must give a
great deal of attention if one
would be fair to look upon.
Never be satisfied to remain as
nature made you, but go on im
proving yourself physically, men
tally and morally as long as you
Just one last word You can
improve upon nature.
When is a senator not a sena
tor? After hers served three years,