Newspaper Page Text
TieJmat/F&rce/s 7b?e^/}er> Jbr
BY EDNA KG A.N.
ELIVERY systems in large stores
have been greatly influenced by
lack of men because of the wai,
and what is more, shops have
'??und that extensive delivery for small
bundles keeps up overhead expemes
and, consequently, the customer must
suffer from advanced prices.
"But I don't like to carry bundle'."
>on say; "They always slide out of my
aim, or the string comes off and they
tire me so, too." Now, this is probably
all true; just stand at the door of any
large shop, watch your f.cllow-passen
gcrs in the trolley or train, wait in a
public, waiting room for a t\hilc and
i ount the few people who look as if
they were really unconscious ol tin
bundles they carry. There is a right a
wr.ll as a wrong way of carrying bun
dies, and the right way is just as easy
to know as the wrong.
You ,scc a woman dragging alone
with a huge bundle or box on one hip
She looks; ungraceful, will feel very
tired at the end of her journey, am' t>
not only going to make one hip, larger
than the other by continually doing ttu~,
but she will strain muscles that may
lend to serious trouble, ft would be sc
much easier if she put one of these
cheap carrier handles on the bundle and
carried it with one hand. It would not
feel nearly so heavy and lu-r arms would
not be cramped in the cad.
There is nothing which makes you mi
tired when shopping as a number ol
?.mall bundles which have a knack of
getting lost. You feel after stopping ai
each counter and piling them up in the
crook of your arm, like the story of tin"
?ild lady who asked everybody she. met
to count her bundles to sec if she had
lost any. It is an easy matter to tie
ihcm together into a whole. Any sales?
girl will be glad to oblige you this way.
especially if you are going to carry your
purchases with you.
"It seems to me," a girl will sigh,
"that 1 always have my hands full.
There are my umbrella and pocketbook
and maybe a paper and a magazine, and
when I get another bundle I can scarce
ly get my carfare out, my hands are so
toll " This girl should realiir. the value
of having a pocketbook with a strap and
.in umbrella with a loop. The loop over
ilie arm and the strap over one hand
till leaves two hands free to grapple
with other difficulties in the shape, of
bundles and papers. It is these little
Illings that worry women into nervous
wrecks, and the solution is so easy.
Have you noticed how serenely a man
??.m grasp two large handbag.-- while you
arc debating whether to hand your one
suitcase to the porler? One heavy bit
? ?I baggage is indeed a big proposition
loi ,i woman. She should take the man's
example and divide tin- weight into two
hags which balance. Tn this way she
can carry even more and not feel the
but den half SO much.
There is an art in doing up b?ndle?
which are to be carried, loo. The small,
bulky bundle will be awkward and get
in everybody's way, where the larger
flat bundle can be carried with easi
Tic String tightly and firmly, then there
will be no danger of the bundle wrig?
gling out of its wrappings or snapping at
.1 crucial moment. If you are forced to
cot ry an 'unsightly bundle not of your
own doing up. it is a good plan to fold
.i eoat or wrap over it.
Now all this ma;, seem at first thought
to be a far cry from a talk on health
. .nid beauty, but it is not. There is
nothing beautiful, surely, in a woman
trugglin.: along under ill-managed bur?
den'; Why should so many women re
fuse to rarry parrels if they did not
consider Ihem unsightly and if it did not
make them It red i Tired shopping
nerves conic as much from cramped
arm muscles a . anything else, and who
? .in be b .iiitilul or healthy when she is
nervous and tired out?
SE Ibis pleasant substitute for the
disagreeable smelling moth-ball
>?, b.irb can be made by mixing
together one ounce each of
,lo\c-. cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cara?
way seeds and toquin beans, and six
ounces of powdered orris root. The
mixture should lie put into '-mall bags
oid bags laid among the clothing. They
will impart a pleasant perfume and will
prove an excellent moth preventive.
Handle on //?e Zart$e A
ffSSI DRAINED, weak eyes are usual
K>J rc(' 'ron' tne inflamed condi
tion. The health of the eye is
largely responsible for the
growth of the eyelashes and eyebrows.
Very seldom you find long and thick
lashes on one who suffers from weak
or diseased eyes.
OURT plaster is a good wrinkle
remedy. Cut the plaster inti?
triangles and strips to fit the
wrinkles and paste on in the
night. Remove in the morning and mas?
sage gently for five or ten minutes with
a good cold cream; Use a strong plaster
and one that will -tick well. The black
variety is best for this purpose.
NCE a young woman much an?
noyed with unsightly wart- wa
cured of ihcm by no other means
than the water cure, livery lew
hours during the day she dipped her
warts under the rold water spigot, and
at night tied them up in cold water
compresses coyered with flannel to pre?
vent taking cold. %
ANICURING for ten minutes
does not promise Irtuch. (n that
time, however, something may?
be done to keep the hands in
good condition. The nails may be filed
and the skin around the base, pushed in
with an orange wood stick--never cut.
Then a final polish may be given and a
whitening anil softening lotion rubbed
into the hands
O one can ever have a good-look?
ing hand if the fingers are broad
at the tips. Get into the habit of
pressing down on the ends of
the fingers from the first joint to the tip.
Do this many times a day and you will
be surprised how the shape of your
finger; improve, even if you are forced
to flatten them by pounding the type?
IBBBQKSTANT use of hard water is
iLvll f***' '? ln,: P00"* appearance of
e~-eJ the fingernails. This is one of
the drawbacks to a filter plant;
the alum used is hard on the skin and
makes nails brittle. Nails that break
easly must be given a course of treat?
ments with olive oil. It should be
rubbed into the finger tips each night.
Massage well and occasionally give, the
fingers a bath in hot olive oil. If it is
not convenient to use the oil vaseline is
a good substitute. Whenever doing
rough work the fingers should be pro?
tected with gloves. If?it is not rom
fortable to wear them over the whoU
hand fingers can be cut from old gloves
LYCERIN should always be di
luted with rose, orange or elder
flower water, or even rain wa?
ter, if others are not within con?
venient reach. If when diluted the mix?
ture irritates the skin, producing a
burning sensation, discontinue its use at
onre and substitute for it almond oil.
SE this exercise which will assist
in developing the. neck : Rotate
the head slowly, keeping the
face front. Reverse the direc?
tion with each rotation. Clap the hands
behind the head and carry the head
back, resisting the movement with the
hands. Rest the chin on the hands and
repeat the exercise the opposite direc?
COD-LOOKING hands can be ob
tained by thorough washing with
pure soap, careful drying and
frequent anointing with sooth?
ing lotions and oils. If you must wash
dishes insist upon having a toilet soap
rather than the kitchen variety and your
skin will not suffer. Scrubbing is the
worst feature of housekeeping in its ac?
tion on the hands, and loose rubber
gloves should be used as often as pos?
sible. The girl who must do rough
work should never forget the value of
a lemon in keeping the skin smooth. A
piece kept on the sink will do wonders
in overcoming the bad effect of house?
ARGE pores must be cleaned of
all foreign substance and so kept
clean, using an ? astringent to
contract them. Wash face with
warm water and pure soap, using com?
plexion brush; brush nose well and mas?
sage with cream. At end of a week of
this treatment, with magnifying, mirror
in good light, press out contents of each
pore. After all are out treat with the
astringent. Also the health must he
cared for each day, an all-over sponge
bath taken . and twice a week a hot
NCE a boy and a girl went to the
same school (or years, played,
quarreled, traded apples, and
vied with each other for class
honors. They graduated and continued
to be good friends. Suddenly the boy
developed a new sentiment toward tin
girl, which was different from their
childish friendship He became a con?
stant visitor at her home, and took her
to dances. He hotly resented her re?
ceiving attention from other men, and
wanted to monopolize her entirely, to be
alone in her affection.
Perplexed, the girl wondered : "What
shall f do with him? I like him as I al?
ways have and want him as a friend,
but 1 don't want him for anything more
and I am sure I never shall. I can't let
him continue this sort of attention; yet
I can't hurt him by sending him away."
The gill had the normal feminine van?
ity that counts each man's favor as
merely one more, tribute to her charm.
She. felt instinctively she must do the
right thing by her friend even though
she couldn't accept his love; that jilting
him abruptly, or letting him go on to be
finally refused, would only make a
breach between them in the end. She
held the high ideal that it is a girl's
duty to strengthen the character aod
support the honor of the men and boys
with whom she conies in contact.
Little by little, as delicately as she
could, she led the boy to sec by her ac?
tions and manner that her interest in
him was friendliness, frank and sincere,
but nothing deeper; that she chose, to
have other men friertds beside him, and
that she wished unselfishly that he culti?
vate other feminine associates.
m timr the would-be suitor came to
follow her lead because she said and
did nothing to hurt his self-respect or
leave a sting.
In warm weather put eggs in cold wa?
ter and thev will froth better.
??] important and cheap source of
ISssSHJ food, say specialists in the Unit?
ed Slalo* Department of Agri?
culture. It U quite easy to increase the
arrcagc enormously and the adoption of
lirtler melho'ls 0( handling and storing
would improve the product to such an
extent that the demand would be Rrcat
Storing sweel potatoes W?
been a more difficult problem than pro?
ducing tbrni. A large part of the
Southern nop i? k<pt in pits and banks,
with the result that probably .10 per crtit
of the potatoes decay, and even those
which are fit to pill on the market do
not keep well. Mon over, the pits and
banks can not hr opened during wet or
rainy weather without ri>k if injuring
all the stock in them, so thai il is ucil
uncommon (or growci ? la I?- unable, be?
cause of weather conditions, to gel out
their potatoes at the very lime that the
market demand for Uicin i-. greatest.
These differences <.m be done away
with to a great extent by the use of
sweet potato storage houses, the man?
agement and construction of which are
discussed in detail in banners' Bulletin
M8 of the Department of Agiieultuir
Records covering the storage in such
buildings of 228,318 bushels of potatoes
for an average period of 124 days show
the average decay to be only 2.45 per
cent. If they were to lie adopted gen?
erally by growers in the South, it is
estimated that at least $10,000,000 would
be added to the value of die crop earli
The sweet potato is, however, like
practically all other crops subject to dis?
ease in the field as well as to decay in
storage. Black rot, scurf and soft rot
are found wherever the nop is grown
Stem rot, fool rot and other diseases of
minor importance, are severe only in iso?
lated centers, and, with the exception of
foot rot, all the diseases do more dam?
age in the North, where the crop is
grown intensively, than in the south la
the. North the loss from disease is esti?
mated at from 10 to -10 per rent of th'
annual crop; in the South, including
storage disca=es, at from 10 to 20 per
rent. The best methods for the control
of the various diseases an discussed in
Farmers' Bulletin 711
Partly herause of the difference in
their ability to resist disease, and partly
because of market demands, more at?
tention should be paid to the variety of
sweel potato grown. I'Oi example, Yel?
low Jerseys itig Stem Jerseys, Nancy
Halls and f.arly Carolinas are particu?
larly susceptible to stem rot, whereas
most of the other commercial varieties
are more or less resistant On the oilier
hand, the Yellow and the Big Stem Jer?
seys, which arc dry and mealy wTien
rooked, suit the Northern consiimci and
are the varieties commonly sold to him..
However, the markets of lhe Central
West and West will lake the semi-moist
varieties, such as Nancy Hall and Doo
ley, if they are properly graded and
packed. The highest price paid for car?
load lots of sweet potatoes on the. Chi?
cago market in two successive seasons
was for Southern grown Nancy Hall
Id the South a moist-fleshed potato is
preferred. . A knowledge of such (acts
is essential to profitable marketing of
the crop, but at the. present time most
producers, especially in the South, grow
a number of different varieties in the
same field and store them miscellaneous?
ly together The result is unprofitable
Even as it is, sweet potatoes are in
point of value, the second most impor?
tant truck crop in the United States, be?
ing exceeded only by Irish potatoes. The
production, however, can be increased
almost indefinitely, for there are mil?
lions of acres of cheap cut-over lands in
the South well adapted to the crop. By
adopting the improvements suggested,
?he demand ran be increased propor?
tionately, for an attractive product can
then he placed on the marke t throughout
the year, instead of for a short season
These Are Tm8
IOSPITALITY whether in timcW
war or in time of peace is \1
ways an art; botli a fine art akl
a useful one as well. Bui iS
artistic possibilities of giving lh? gla|
band and the make-yoursclf-at-hom
smile are oven gieatei and more appre?
ciable when the whole social system is
rather strained. And that's exactly what
happens when a nation is at war. How.
ever, real hopitality is never affected be
circumstances for its expression
Pod the lioublc is we are getting far?
ther and farther away from a light idea
of what constitutes true hospitality, Did
yon ever call on oome one who war- so
punctilious concerning your comfort
that her very intere-st finally "got on
vour nerves?" She fussed and fumed
so much ahotll trifles that she totally
forgot to be ordinarily pleasant. Ami
the very worst part of il all was the
realization thai \our presence meant
extra preparation all around
What on earth is to brromr of inch
hospitality undei the rigid r.conontv en?
forced by war.' It seems very likely
tll.1l this sort of hospitality is to go "IT
the map entirely. Ami that's a blessing,
really. The times demand that we do
away with most of our unnecessary foi
bits, and get at.the crux of things. Get?
ting at the crux of things is incidental
with coming nearer lo big facts and big
truths. One of the big truths that many
a hostess has yet to learn is this: To
be really successful as a hostess one
must project one's personality and not
one's possessions. Now wouldn't you
rather have a cup of tea ami a bile of
cake wjth Helen than to have the most
elaborate dinner with Marjorv? Why?
UT the ha-ding threads in gar?
ments, at rather sliorl intervals
before you attempt t>> remove
them. To pull I lit Icnglh of a
long basting thread from a garment i*
to risk tearing the fabric ot at least
separating the warf and woof fibers.
The difference of time between the twi
methods is negligible
AP your ironing board on both
??iiles and rover with a snugly
fitting ease of strong muslin, open
at the large end. Slip il over all
ami tack lightly to the board, ll.se one
side for white articles and the Other for
<-?lnr?il wannrtils |hal iiiichl possibly V'll
the rase from heat of the iron selling
HILDREN who gather wild flow
er? should Ik- taught dial they
must not put Ihein in the mouth.
The. buttercup, which ir. harm?
less enough If. handle, contains an arid
poison ih.it will produce a -ore mouth
and taken into the stomach worse effect',
might rrsult. 11 also contains a n.n
cotic principle, snemoniu, which has the
property of diminishing the respiration
ami hear) action.
ONT forget when you rome in
tired aim lie down to rest wearv
limbs that you must rest youi
weary eye?, too Do not "just
look over the newspaper" while you rest
yourself. Close your eyes and determine
lo r? st absolutely for a lime, then sil up
ami read if you will and you will ferl
less fatigue than if you bad been over?
working these tired little organs.
(JFPERERS from casual indtr/s
? ion will often find relief from
allowing a rltarroal tablet to
slowly aisti'i.' in the mouth. If
after a heavy dinner ? pinch of salt is
placed on the tongue and kept there tin
til it is entirely dissolved no discomforts
will be felt from overrating.
ABY'S bath is very essential to
its health and should be proper?
ly given The temperature of
the room should be 70 degrees
and the. temperature of the bath about
98 degrees during the first three months
of the little one's life. Among the vari?
ous causes for crossness of rhildreii are
some very common ones, surh as hun?
ger or thirst, improper sleep, overeating,
uncomfortable elnlhmg and die perni?
cious feeding with sweets
OINING tin- seams ol garments,
tilhci when basting or when do?
ing final stitching by band or by
machine, require! holding the
bias edge of the material mi top of lie
straight edge- -that is, nearest you In
that way you will avoid stretching tin1
bias edge unduly, While dressmaking
have a boaid anil iron ready for press?
ing seams, hems and turned down edges.
1)0 not wait until the garment is finished
so that yon may do the whole at once
Better results follow when you press
each small part of the work as you go
on. Pres- open every seam ami over?
cast or bind it- The finish will be more
accurate and more "professional "
OMF. apologies are absolutely
necessary, but to contract the
apologi/inr; habit is fatal The
hostess who is continually apol?
ogizing to her guests implies that they
were not important or valuable enough
to her for her to put forth the effort
which would have made the apology un?
necessary. The woman who piust be
continually apologizing for her clothes
and h'r appearance, is a self-accused
and 'elf convicted sloven The person
who finds it necessary' '? apologize for
the value of the gifts proffered to oth
only, as is now the case in many sec?
It must be remembered, too, that the
value of sweet potatoes as feed for live
nock is not yet generally understood.
Three to four bushels ate the equiva?
lent of a bushel of com for hogs, and in
connection with rich concentrates the
potatoes are a good feed for cattle
Well, lor oi.
world's a .'<
to after all
I >ocs it mean
'here is plain i
stead of a new I
>our hostess expl
Mile that the
wrong? It di
themch, if the '.|
i reds in spoiling
Granted, it i
first of ?II tri l
our guest, and .
way of Attending
down," to "do wit
et cetera, why not
partiality to project
hit more when we p
the first ladies of th<
tcrlained at a lunch
M.is oi a derided "'
And never was sh
hostess than she pi<
Hospitality is a fur >
and upon real hospital
many a friendship. Wo
CeSStuI hostess? Woi
friends?and what is m
llicm? Would von hell
IcrcRtiiiK? Well, then,
\? >i 11 jell than of your
crs, minimises the value
recipient and herself, '
pi/e ? Put forth a little e
time, ami it will not he
the habit of making the
place the hahit of maloi
|fe*jl( KING Kills shoul
|| of their mother,
IK-MI helping hand \
possible, Do not
mother is smart and go
work cheerfully that she r
lirrd. Do not clothe, your
d< red ferments and J^ile u
basket on a washing nay
lifting a fiiiRer to help w
as well as not. Do ueit th|
elevating or Rented to woi
bouse. Thin is a great mil
is degrading for you, it ce|
your mother. If you can in
washing or ironing tiler
lighter Illings which you
many steps winch you can
which will In lp her very m
u.iil for bei to insist on y
for it will make bei very h
your thoughtful, voluntary
,iln i year yon will have it
upon with pleasure.
lURELY ion can have)
the clouds and trnn
rhrrrlcss rily roof i
of green things gro
Have Ihr boxes of any R
and at Iced six inches decf
holes bored in the bottom
Paint them dark ijreen an
chairs and other furniture
will carry out the effect of
Plants confined in boy :s
soil than those whose rc '?
in a garden An ideal r.oil
sist of two parts good gatd
parts leaf mold and one pai
manure, well mixed toge.t'
live, near the country take
the woods, scrape away th
dig up the top layer el !;
earth This leaf mold
loose and moist and n
baking. If you can no1
manure, go to a sc<*l
package of plant fcroft
lllg to directions.
A' to what In plant, v
flower in a box that y
den il you give it ro?
As a general thing it i
loo many rod and ye.-Ii.
roof garden, as tliey i
all means plant vines
on siriiifj. The new
glories are very pr>
vine, mooiiflowcr for '
nasturtiums foi ilie
Place tin boxes cotlta
Ihc vim s will not shai.e
ers from the morning s
an advantage it they ke
Some flowers which
Irom seed are aster;, v
blue, which will furnish
table; animal larkspur v
plumes; mignonette ...
scabiosa for rtutting a^ti
get good colors. You n
of shirley poppies with
By all means plant
afntiis if you intend to
den at night. This is n
attractive plant by elay,
unfolds its pure white II
sweet perfume. These
to a height of 18 inch
should be grouped near
boxes. At the front ed
candytuft, petunias, p
and verbenas, which wi
over the edges of the b
If you prefer to In}
from the florist, ge!^
fuschias and heliotrope"
can be easily grown. You
a trailing vine, vinca varieg
is very pretty.
Be sure and have plei
flowers, as they harmonize]
colors, arc pretty for cuttir.f)
up at night when darker flc