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4-YEAR-OLD AQUATIC MARVEL
AND MOVIE ACTRESS
Los Angeles, CaL Little Josephine
Ashdown; 4-year-rold swimmer is an
acquatic marvel. She is an expert at
plain and fancy swimming and high
and low diving; .
This baby began her career at 11
months old, when her mother toolr
her bathing for the first time. Prof.
Thos. Wilkinson of the Royal- Life
saving Society became interested in
her. He taught the baby to float be
fore she left the tank. In a few
months this infant had developed into
an expert. She now dives from a
height of 25 feet and her pet swim
ming stunts are '-'revolving" and
"marching" in the water.
. "If the child keeps up her practice
in the tanks she will be the cham
pion swimmer of the world, some
day," says Winkirison.
When the baby is not bathing she
poses as a child actress in the
"And she is as clever on ttie screen
as she is in the tank," says her
WHY, JOHN! -
A man purchased some red flannel
shirts, guaranteed not to shrink. He
reminded the salesman forcibly of the
guarantee some weeks later.
"Have you had any difficulty with
them?" the latter asked.
"No," replied the customer; "only
the other morning, when I was dress
ing, my wife -said to me, 'John, where
did you get that pink coral neck
lace?' '-' -.
SAVED IT SOMEHOW
Editor Here's a. story you've writ
ten about a man taking his life in his
hand as he descended a fire escape.
How do you know he took his life in
Reporter Well, he had on nothing
but a night shirt without pockets, so
I don't know how else he could have