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loose do not give it anything but
cool water for twelve hours, keep
ing it outdoors in the "shade all
this time if possible.
Keep baby cool and clean and
it will get through its first sum
mer without being ill.
WORTHY OF HER PLACE.
Discussing the help question,
eastern papers are disgustedly
telling of a candidate for cook
ship who, at an employment
agency, demanded a photograph
of the kitchen of an applicant for
"help"- so that location and con
dition of the sink, tubs and cup
boards might be known.
But really, Was there-any thing
unreasonable about the demand?
Wasn't the demand really indica
tive that the girl was capable, ex
perienced and proud to do good
work? The woman looking for a
house to rent bases her selection
very largely on condition and lo
cation of sink, range, tubs and
cupboards. The engineer does not
take charge of. a locomotive with
out knowing whether its boiler is
or is not ready to burst.
The carpenter and the mason
don't go to work on a building
without knowing the condition of
their tools, or without knowing
-something about provisions for
their personal safety. The min
ister of1 the gospel does not take a
new church without previously
looking of er his quarters.
No professional man enters up
on a job wholly ignorant of its
opportunities or conveniences for
Let us get it out of our heads
that "any old thing will do for5
the help," and we will have to
admit that there's hard sense in
the cook who doesn't want to
break her back and her disposi
tion over low sinks, ancient tubs
and no good ranges.
The kitchen laborer is worthy
of her place and tools as well as
her hire. She knows this, as is
proven by the increasing com
plaint on the scarcity of compe
tent house help. The competents
are simply demanding right con
ditions, as are all other sorts of
labor, and you can bet your last
cent that the kitchen competition
puts them in position to get them.
UKi3S?T'j7 I 10
I ! i MhlMi I i
"But, my dear little wife, don't
we need a home of our own before
we buy an automobile?"
"Why, no, hubby because if
we get the automobile we'll never