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WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT A PLAYROOM?
Now that spring is near, some qf our readers are probably thinking of
building homes of theirown.-
Just a word of suggestion in that connection.
Most men when, planning homes think of. bedrooms and bathrooms and
diningrooms and living rooms, while their wives think of kitchens and
pantries and closets all of them important and" worthy of careful thought.'
How many think of playrooms?
In most localities the climate makes it certain that half of the year must
be spent indoors. " Even in the warm months out-door play space in most
of our cities isn't plentiful? during a number; of months each year it's a sure
thing that the children, if they play at all, will have to'play under a roof.
Yet the majority of homes makes no special provision for play for chil
dren. Every new home ought to have a playroom it won't really be home
unless the children have one.
But even though jou may hot be going to build, it might pay you to
figure on fixing up a playroom. There's hardly a house which hasn't some-
where, in attic or cellar, unused space which, by a little contriving could be
converted into a suitable playroom. -
An hour or two at night, with or without the help of a carpenter, would
enable you, father, if handy with tools, to rig the place up so that the kids
could have loads of fun in it. And' at very little expense, too so little it
would be a pity to begrudge it. In addition, you'd get your own fun doing
it and seeing the happiness it would bring into the household.
Talk of social centers! The best social center there can be is a rightly
manage) home. You oughtn't to be a father at all unless you are both will
ing and eager to do a lot to promote wholesome play for7 the youngsters.
Haven't you a playroom.? . Then, Mr. Man, take friendly'counsel and
get busy. - - -
MUST KNOWTHE FACTS
It is evident in advance of the official, totals that the federal income
tax will yield, in revenue, "nearly twice the amount expected. The experts
predicted $50,000,000. The- returns are said to indicate $100,000,000.
Though Uncle Sam-suspected that most of the cream had risen to the
top, he is surprised" to find how rich and thick it is. ,
The reverse side of this picture of top-heavy prosperity is shown in
the agonizing clamor in our cities for work and bread. We know the num
ber of neither our very rich nor our very poor. Each, when partly revealed,
produces by its unexpected magnitude a shock of surprise.
We have been so busy pursuing dollars that we have almost overlooked
the needs and claims of humanity. Our accounting has been in terms of
physical possessions bonds, stocks, coins. Of flesh-and-blood values we
are singularly uninformed.
How can a nation be well governed when it knows neither the num
ber of its citizens who haven't -enough to eat nor the number of those who
"Where did he get it?" is a proper question for society alike to ask
of the victim of "poverty and of tlje victim of undue wealth where, how,
For society is alike menaced by the extreme of WANT and the extreme