Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
"My litlegirl is so sweet and good,
nothing can happen to her," and we
We forget that it is to GOOD girls
these terrible things happen. If they
were BAD they would be WfSE.
MOTHERS MUST BE WATCH
FUL! No matter how good a girt
may be, there comes a time that
hard time between girlhood and
womanhood when her heart is so
likely to run away with her head.
Life has taught her nothing and it
seems we poor mothers do not know
how to teach our girls about life!
I prayed; I watched; I loved and
my little Lizzie is dead, and dis
graced" I am afraid mothers don't THINK
enough. Love guides us, and it isn't
the safest guide. Love blinds us to
the needs of our children. We should -teach
them plainly what nature has
taught us. We have rules enough
about right and wrong, hut they do'
hot seem to fit life. Maybe the men
who make these rules are ashamed to
tell us about life.
I used to think it was sort of im
modest to talk about certain things
to my girls. I was wrong; nothing in
nature is immodest. In keeping our
daughters innocent we should not
keep them ignorant. There comes a
time when nature surprises them, if"
they are not prepared, and they fall.
How can we teach them? If moth
ers only had wisdom to know!
DANCING A PART'OF YOUfc HOME LIFE!"
EVERY GIRL CAN BE A VENUS! "MAKE
BY EMILY ILLINGWORTH
The fifth of six articles written es
pecially for The Day Book by the fa
mous dancer hailed by public and
critics as the modernday Venus and
the "Pavlowa of America."
For years sculptors have tried to
figure just what the Venus de Milo's
arms were doing before they were
But no one ever claimed her arms
were being used for lacing her cor
sets. And there are two reasons, I main
tain. First, corsets had not been in
vented. Second, admitting there
were stays of some sort, no woman
wearing corsets could have developed
so wonderful a figure.
But generations of women pre
ceding us have worn corsets because
corsets were the fashion, and today
we I except myself wear them for
the same reason.
When the" liftes of fashion change
we change the lines of the corsets,
and fit the body to the corset, not
the corset to the body.
I dread to think of the narrow es
cape i hud. When I was IS Thought I
a pair of corsets and a friend show
ed me how to put them on. For a
year and a half I wore them. All the
girls admired my beautiful figure, but
little did they know .that day after
day I sat in school with numb hips.
I still bear marks where spots on my
hips were worn raw by thdse corsets.
Corsets interfere with correct
standing and deep breathing by bind
ing the hips and putting an artificial
bone down the front of the body.
One of the most harmful effects
of a corset on a woman's figure is
the softening of the muscles by hold
ing them in one position and giving
them no opportunity to strengthen.
To remedy such a condition and
the slump of the back that usually
accompany wearing of corsets, put
into practice the simple exercise I
gave for correct standing, breathing,
lying, also this exercise, the best of
its kind for the purpose I know of:
Assume the correct standing posi- '
tioir. Taking a deep breath, slowly
stretch the arms upward from the
Shoulders, bend from waist until you
feel a pull on the back, then slowly
unfold, starting from the waist-line-and
taking a deep breath as you re-