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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1913, Image 10',
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physical at Harvard university,
says that each of the measure
ments of the ancient Venus is
counterparted in Miss Berlo and
he has engaged her to teach the
women at his school the art of
"I don't want to confine my
sculptoring of my sex to just the
girls of Boston," says Miss Berlo.
I want every woman in the land
to be beautiful.
"And every woman in the land
can be Deautiful if shell swim.
"The reason I say that swimming-
wttl restore to woman her
God-given perfection of limb and
organ the body complete is be
cause it calls into active play
every muscle, every organ of the
body. It makes every particle of
physical being work. Some of
these, at first, will be rusty from
long disuse, but they will improve
with each new effort.
"That is the answer to my
body. I did not, at first, con
sciously strive to attain physical
perfection. But several years
ago when athletic instructors be
gan to get out their tape meas
ures to seek the Venus of the
modern World, I awoke to the
fact that I was already possessed
of the symmetry and proportion
of the flesh. I tried all possible
exercises and swimming proved
the best of them all. So I started
to swim my way to perfection.
"Last year r)r. Sargent exam
ined me and encouraged me to
believe that 1 could gain the per
fect form of my sex. Then I tried
more than ever, exercising in
every way.- But it wasn't work at
all it was too exhilarating and
blood-tingling to be work. It
was just play !
"I know many women say that
they can't go in the water because
they are weak or sick, but if they
go in the water they won't be
sick! And if they keep going in
they not only won't be sick, but
they will be on the road to abso
lute health and that and that
alone means a perfect body !
"So that is what I want to do
start every woman in the world
to swimming. If they will try,
they will succeed, for it is a. nat
"My ultimate aim is to swim
thorugh life in perpetual Venus
hood. Next year, when I am 19
years old, I want to be the Venus
of that age and the next year the
same and correspondingly down
through all the term of bodily
life. At 80 I want to be the Ve
nus of 80 and I shall depend on
swimming to make me so!"'
Not What She Thought.
The woman came cautiously up
to he librarian in the big library
and asked in low tones if she
could get a book about David's
"Oh, yes," said the librarian,
"we have a number of copies of
'David Harum.' "
"Hush," whispered the inquir
er; "not so loud."
Montreal has put the ban on
tights. Won't let 'em be shown
bare.either. Pants or skirts for all
actors and actresses, from thet
chorus up to Julia Marlowe.