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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 07, 1913, Image 14

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the front of the abdomen and are es
pecially valuable. They alone of the
exercises which are suggested should
be taken slowly.
Starting from the position of Fig
ure 6 raise the legs to the position of
Figure 7, hold them there an instant
and return them slowly to the first
position, keeping tlje knees straight
throughout Do not let the feet fall
to the floor not the knees bend, but
retain control 01 xne legs ana lower
them lightly to the floor. It may be
wise to repeat this but two or three
times the first morning and gradually
increase the number. 'If it causes
soreness do not increase the number
for a week until the soreness has
nearly disappeared,
( Exercise 5.
From the satae .starting position
as in Exercise 4, as shown in Figure
6, sit up andreach for the toes with
the fingers, as in Figure 8, keeping
the knees straight and the back fairly
flat and the head back. Returji to
the first position and-repeat perhaps
five times it first, i Increasing the
number later. This also -should be
done slowly.
Dr. Reed's third physical culture
lesson will appear in tomorrow's Day
Book.
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A STORY ABOUT SMILES
Perfectly legitimate? Sure! Busi
ness like? Why, certainly! And
what are you going to do about it?
We're going to tell this story large
ly for the benefit of Cleveland, O., be
cause when we tell a funny story, we
want to know that there are, some
people who are in position to ap
preciate it.
Last Wednesday a fine fishing craft
sailed into the harbor of San Diego
and tied up to the Spreckels wharf.
The captain was a big, rough, good
hearted fellow and particularly smil
ing this visit because his hold was
fall of halibut, -barracuda and other 1
fishes that retail for from 10 to 20
cents the pound.
But first thing he learned was that
the retailers had already stocked up,
and the. smile went oft the captain's
face. But he sat him down and
thought. He could not restore those
fishes'to life. He couldn't'dump them
on the dock. He couldn't sell them.
And yet-theyTepresented tbns of good
food. Then his smile came back. He
could give them away.
' This he proceeded to do, and with
every fish went a smile or ,a joke at
his own hard luck, and pretty soon J
aproned housewives, children 'and
bent old men, each bearing a, fine fish
or two and each smiling back at the
captain's smile. Why there were
women and children in thatfline who
had never'Tiad any hope of .fish just
the poor, you know, wh6 have to
figure that a pound of fine fish means
two loaves of bread, or-a whole
pound of very cheap meat, or two
handfuls of potatoes, and so have to
deny themselves the finny luxury.
But bigger business than giving
food to the. poor caught on. Retail
and wholesale fish dealers descended
upon that captain. They -jiid nof,
smile. "We buy fish of you," they
said, "and you must not give these
people fish or we will never again
buy of you. Business" is business," or
words to that effect.
Then the captain, took in his lines,
raised his sails, and went out into the
Pacific ocean out of sight, without a
smile, and the people who were stilL
coming with baskets went back to0 a
their poor homes, without a smile.
Legitimate? Ha! ha! ha! perfectly.,
legitimate! ,
Business like?. Why, bless youjJ
simple soul! how are you going to"
maintain business- if. you take food,'
that God provides for everybody and'
give it to the poor free? Cleveland,
O., has a municipal fish dock, but it's'
a laughable joke when you call thak
"business." That's feeding the hun
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