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supper," and ought to be mighty en
joyable at the close of a hot day.
The picture shows members of St.
Louis elite at a "bathing breakfast"
party. . ' v
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
August 7, 1767. Father Meurin
was commissioned by the bishop of
Quebec as the latter's vicar-general
for all the Illinois country.
EVERY GIRL CAN BE
Combinations of fruits are made
for the purpose of mixing pectin and
fruit acids in jelly making propor
tions. Among those "which have
been tested and proved are equal
partsN of raspberries and currants,
plums and crabapples, raspberry
juice and apple juice, apple and cran
berry juice and pinapple and grape
A VENUS! "DON'T
DISTORT YOUR FEET BY ILL-FITTING SHOES!"
BY EMILY ILLINGWORTH '
The fourth of six articles, written
especially for The Day Book by the
famous dancer hailed by public and
critics as the modern-day Venus and
the "Pavlow'a of America."
Do you fit yourself to your shoe or
your shoe to you?
Take an evening slipper, stand it
on a piece of paper and trace around
the two parts of the slipperMhat
touch the paper.
Then place your bare foot on a
piece of paper, standing on it with
all your weight or only half. Have
some one trace around it
Then cut the two patterns out.and
place that of the slipper on the other.
You will see that the great toe, which
"is the main balance for the whole
body, is pushed out of its natural po
sition when put into a slipper or the
ordinary fashionable shoe.
This distortion of the big toe caus
es fallen arches and enlarged joints,
which frequently lead to serious foot
. But high heels affect the whole
body as well as the feet. They raise
the body up and forward, thereby
causing the delicate organs of the
body to drop at an unnatural angle.
AH the cords in the legs are pulled
out of place and the muscles of the
back and neck are indirectly af
fected. Since correct standing is the fun
damental basis of proper physical da-1 toes.
velopment, it is absurd to wear ill
fitting shoes, which prevent your as
suming the right standing position.
The correct lines of a shoe are a
low broad heel, a straight line on
the inside of the foot and a broad,
round toe. When the foot is fortu
nate enough to be in this kind ofa
shoe the body is well balanced and
walking is made easier.
I have seen girls made ill by wear
ing "fashionable" shoes.
It is not unusual for -me to see
among gatherings of women "fash
ionable shoe faces" faces that show
temporary or chrortic suffering.
Girls whose work compels them to
stand should never wear anything
except orthopedic shoes, and they
snouia give good care to their feet
every night before retiring.
Placing the feet alternately in hot
and cold water, then giving them a
brisk rub, will stimulate circulation
of blood. Sweet oil rubbed into the
feet at light is a valuable aid to tired
I recommend these exercises for
the feet for the morning or evening,
Assume the correct standing posi
tion with the heels and toes the same
distances apart. Alternately shake
each foot by relaxing the ankle and
shaking the leg from the knee.
Then gradually change the weight
from one foot to the other, at the
same time raising forward on the
This exercise will strengthen