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The term is almgst exactly descrip
tive of the delightfully innocent little
girl who is,.properiy, a flapper. .It is a
pity that the genus is so rare in
America, When a young girl begins
to rouge, she ceases to be a flapper
she has IearnecThow to fly!
And. isn't it the misfortune of
American girls that they learn thisr
.at least, too early?
HOW I WILL BRING UPBABY BY BILLY BURKE
FIRST NEED IS FRESH AIR
BY BILLIE BURKE
(Written Especially for This New
(Copyright, 1916, by the Newspaper
Nature has made some instincts
and some emotions in the human
Billie Burke's Baby, Florenz Patricia.
race much greater than reasonirig-
power, and I must here repeat that
which you have probably heard be
fore, that there is no joy known in
this world that can compare with
that which comes to a womari when
her first babe is laid in her arms.
Then it is that she makes the plan
of her baby's life a beautiful story,
and it is unfortunate that in many
cases her energies and practical
knowledge are not equal to carrying
A mother must first look to the
physical needs of her baby, and the
first need is fresh air and plenty of it
Have, if possible, a room with
plenty of windows in which your
child may sleep, or better, wrap her
up warmly and let her take daytime
naps out of doors. Even when the
temperature is below zero there is
no reason why a baby, if properly
made warm with coverings and hot
water bottles, should not sleep with
the windows wide open.
When .mothers learn the impor
tance of fresh air to the health of
the child, there will be much less of
the "Great White Plague."
Children who are always kept in
fear of cold and are housed in poor
ly ventilated rooms never use their
lungs to the fullest extent You can
teach your child almost from he
firstto expand its lungs.
When you bathe the child lay it
on its back and rub its torso softly
and rhythmically, and you will see
how quickly it will inhale and exhale
its breath in long sighs of content
My baby at three weeks would do
this until I would laugh at its purely
animal enjoyment Whatever else
my baby will have, it will have plen
ty of fresh air, for I know that is the
breath of life.
(Another article by Billie Burko
will appear in The Day Book tomor
row.) o o
Diner Hi, there, you waiter, this
wine isn't pure.
Waiter (ex-member of the Salva
tion Army) Ah; my dear friend, to
the pure all things are pure.