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to say, and so I didn't say it. But gossip well, they're the meanest,
since then I haven't had much use for snoopiest lot I ever heard of."
the summer people here, and as for (Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
Dr.-Richard C. Cabot is once more trying to get folks to adopt the -club
system of doctoring. He would have, say, 500 families agree to pay $10 to
$50 a year each to a group of healers one an eye, ear, nose and throat'
specialist, one a sharp on nerves, one a baby doctor, etc. under a contract
which should amount to continuous health insurance.
Then, instead of waiting till a disease had made you so sick you could
no longer hold your head up, you would be examined frequently, while well,
and kept up to par. The cost of doctoring wouldn't, as now, come when you
were least able to bear it; and, if the club doctors were up to snuff, you'd
save' their fee several times over in increased efficiency.
The suggestion isn't new, of course; for the Chinese had this system
many centuries ago. But Americans, you've probably discovered, are slow
to learn they're miles behind most nations in their use of co-operation.
Voluntary club doctoring isn't easy to organize. It's a good idea, you'll
admit; but unless somebody comes along and pulls you into it, you will go
on in the old way, trying to patch the lock on the stable door after the horse
of health has gotten out.
It would be different if we had our health' departments .of government
more highly organized; if, in short, we had more public doctoring.
We think nothing, as taxpayers, of putting up for scores of policemen
and firemen to protect our property. But -suggest that a city hire enough
doctors to inspect for signs of disease all its citizens and there would be a
Yet if we ever get voluntary club doctoring we're likely soon afterward
to have community doctoring. The hindrance will be in the difficulty of
finding out who knows how to doctor. That certainly isn't very plain yet.
THEN LETljSDREAM AGAIN
Of course, it's part of the ball game to eat peanuts, lap ice cream from
a cone and irrigate with mild lemonade.
But what's this about the Federals planning to do away with the re
freshment butcher's butting into your field of vision just as there's a daring
slide into the home plate?
Can it be that folks are actually to have a clear view of the diamond?
That, having paid their good money they are to be allowed unobstructedly
to get their money's worth?
We live, it is true, in an age of wonders, but it's taxing our faith to ask
us to believe that.
Next thing you know, there'll actually be free score cards and an an
nouncer whose words can be heard.
Say, fans, how about it; are we dreaming?
"Our cook is so careful about
thieves. She always locks the door,
even in the day time."
"That's nothing. Our cook always
teeps a policeman in the kitchen."
"I don't know whether to be a suf
fragist or anti. I guess there's much
to be said on both sides.'
"Naturally. There are women on.
both sides, aren't there?"