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T3he used to be afraid of all the
'vague worries that bother humanity.
She doubted her ability to do any
thing well. But she's not afraid now.
She won out in her battle with fear
and is anxious to tell others how she
did it and how they may" do it.
The girl's name is Olga Florence
Dorfner, whose home is in Philadel
phia. She holds the American cham
pionship for girls in the JLOO-yard
swim and a variety of other water
records won in the five years she
has been competing with other, girl
athletes of the United States.
On the last Fourth of July at San
Francisco she lowered her own na
tional 100-yard record of 1:09 3-5 to
the new one of 1:08 4-5, winning the
race from the best girl swimmers of
the nation. Her record for the 50
yard race is 30 1-5 seconds; for the
220-yard, 3:3 3-5; for the 80-yard
54 seconds. She has completely mas
tered every angle of the vigorous
But her climb to the championship
did not come easily. She says she
used to be a'fraid to venture out Into
deep water and was terrified at the
thought of diving. She realized that
she would have to overcome her fear
of self if she ever accomplished any
thing. She set out oh the conquest
of fear and won.
The rules she followed in attaining
success in her field, she says, may be
used with profit by anyone willing to
try. All it takes is determination to
She is going to tell The Day Book
readers in a number of stories how
she overcame her own timidity and
why she believes her rules- apply to
all lines of work.
Her stories are quaint sermon
ettes, full of inspiration for everyone
with a tendency to be discouraged.
Miss Dorfner's first article will be
found In tomorrow's Day Book.
John Smith of Bemidji, Minn., an
Indian, is believed to be 150 years
A common fault in caring for ba
bies is permitting them to be violent
ly rocked or jumped up and down on
Constant, violent motion of this
kind upsets a baby's stomach and
disturbs the nervous system. It is
uarticularly apt to do so during the
hot summer weather, when baby's
stomach is at best a little squeamish.
As a mother should immediately
consult a physician if her baby is
sick instead of .trying to treat it her
self, unless it be a simple matter
with which she is familiar, it is well
for the mother to know the signs
which indicate that baby is not well.
An ailing baby is not inclined to
smile, is restless and cross, with dull,
It is feverish and does not sleep
In warm weather it Is well to re
member that baby is thirsty just as
you are. Give him plenty of cooled
boiled water to drink.
On hot days, in addition to the
daily bath, sponge him off two or
three times more. It helps to keep
him well and comfortable.
Start early to teach baby regular
habits in regard to eating, sleeping
and bowel movements. Such habits
are of utmost importance In keeping
baby wellz especially in summer when
heat makes trouble for most infants.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
July.25, 1734 The Illinois Indians
of Starved Rock reported to the com
mandant of Fprt de Chartres, Darta
guiette, that they had obliged the
Fox Indians to withdraw into Wis
consin. o o
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Alexander Pope, the poet, was 4
feet 6 inches high and was unable to
dress or undress himself.