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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 16, 1913, Image 13

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PROF. TAFT PEELS" HIS FAT OFF IN SLABS
Professor William Howard Taft,
who was once president of the Unit
ed States, is no longer quite as big
as Pike's Peak. The professor, burst
ing into song of praise, has just an
nounced that he has lost 69 pounds
and eight ounces of meat since he
left the White House, a matter of
something like nine months.
He is now a Liliputian of only 271
pounds.
Prof. Taft, warning all and sundry
U -
y HUMAN HIDE
Human cuticle reacts peculiarly to
stimuli. The makers of billiard balls
test the smoothness of the finished
article by rubbing it against the
cheek. Certain areas of the tongue
are very sensitive to different flavors,,
while about an inch from the tip is
a little patch which is the precise
spot to dump objectionable medicine,
for in that region the sense of taste
is absent. If one marks on the biceps
of the arm a little space, and test it
with the warmed head of a pin, some
spots will feel just pressure, others
warmth and pressure. And if one
has a little red ink on the pin he can
portly men against quacks, gives the
following prescription for folks who
feel a burning desire to peel their fat
off' in layers:
"The doctor interdicted potatoes
and all starchy things. He cut from
bill of fare all fat meats, absolutely
forbidding pork and other meats
containing much fat. I don't touch
pastry of any kind. 1 must be careful
about my allowance of sugar. I am
permitted to eat lean roast beef and
lean mutton."
mark out just where these "warm
spots" are. In fact, the cuticle seems
a mosaic of "warm" and "cold"
spots. And there is said to be a place
above the knee where one can drive
a pin without pain.
United Cigar Stores Co. summoned
a proprietor of a cigar store to court
In Philadelphia for infringing on its
trade mark. Whea they got to court
they found they were mistaken. The
sign read Untied Cigar Store. He
didn't belong to the combine.
'One in every three people in Aus
tralia has i a banking-account. ,
HIIMMMMHHI

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