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chief and tells, the child to "blow
hard" she unconsciously is navins:
the way for the child to become deaf
at an early age.
Where the back of the nose and the
mouth join there is one opening of
a small tube and the other opening
of that tube is in the middle ear back,
of the drum. Colds as a rule spread
from the nose to the vocal cords and
then to the bronchial tubes. Gener
ally they show a disposition to skip
the tube running to the ear except
when germs and pus are blown up
to the ears.
Thus when a person, grips the nose
hard, pinching in the nostrils as a
great many people do, and then "blow
hard" they usually blow infection
into the ears. Even when only one
nostril is held tightly and a person
blows hard there is a great chance
that infection will be blown into the
The danger of blowing germs into
the ear and the colds that result is
more fully understood when one
learns that most people who become
deaf in middle age ar.e generally suf
fering from the after-effects of colds
which have traveled from nose to ear.
There are small, delicate bones 'by
which sound waves are transmitted
from the ear drum to the internal ear
and these bones are joined together
at,very small delicate joints. When
these joints become stiffi and out of
order from some disorder of the ear
then the hearing becomespoor.
As nature arranged to have the se
cretions in the nose run out of their
own accord it is only necessary to
hold the handkerchief up to the nose
(not to grip it) and then-blow lightly.
Probably half the eeaths that do
not come from old age are due toig
norance. It is knowledge organized
into sanitation, diet rules, medicine
and surgery that has sowonderfully
reduced those terrible death rates of
medieval times and will reduce them
still more in the days that are to
come. The Outlook..
D'Ja. R: CONVENTION
t : "Ti i -xbe-t ag Sr
1 t Slory
Mrs. W: Cummings-Storyhas again
been chosen to head the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
TODAY'S TESTED RECIPE
By Caroline Coe.
Escalloped Salmon and J'eas. One
can salmon, JLcan peas, 2 cups white
sauce, bread or cracker crumbs.
Drain oil from" salmon, remove any
skin or bones and flake in small
pieces. Butter pudding dish, sprinkle
with crumbs,, put in .layer of salmon
and peas. Coyer with white sauce
and repeat until all is used.
Cover top with buttered crumbs
and bake in hot oven until crumbs
are bro.wnSex,v,e hot,. . j -