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'THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1913.
m "BETTER BABIES"
EACH YEAR WE RAISE BETTER CATTLE, BETTER CORN, BETTER FRUIT, BETTER
FLOWERS WHY NOT BETTER BABIES?
(By John J. Biddinon. In Woman' i bies at close range, and decided
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'""ul i'-. wnere tae wea spoil were m ut
In the .late of Iowa, where the fln-' Iowa EJgWm of j.mBlng. Doctor j
est, sleekest live stock pasture ana t ciark attended medical conferences in
the bumper corn crops are raised, , the east and In England, France and
a new crop recora
or several i
Iowa has been standardizing corn,
j disqualified because its hair was not '
ja good shade, or its eyes were too
j small, or it lacked the fascinating dim-
jple; Cut when an authority announced
! (in private, of course, through a score j
icard) that said baby was like a defec- i
tlve horse or hog, light-weight, too j
short of leg or too Cabby f skin
I well," no Iowa farmer was going to
Just air or with open windows? island for that rery long. Iowa babies .
the " t0!S cnua rong. vigorous in-: 80mehow had to be brought up to the
fant at birth i standard of Iowa corn.
This formality over, mothers pro- i which wu nrwiiv the anirit the :
the movement wanted to '
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ceeaea as oeiore to make tneir mue iiPdi-a nf
treasures look attractive. A dimple arouge
was counted a valuable asset. Deep
fip era ftftr
i r . j j Whon thtp two women met to dis
pell OBOieS. ror BCVf-rui Ut-Law - - viz-.lot m .nil lnnr onrlino lash.
cuss both the cause (the lacit 01 sci- -"
t v., .-a I were almost eaual to a Drize in hand.
cattle and hoes. Now. by precisely unc ana nycienic ddj CuuUI?, mu , - -
the same ientiac methods thev have the remedy (the same scientific and I - " - " ""'themselves possessed of a score-card
ine same snenuac meiuoan, invy uve , j r,n, ! frocks and curling of silken hair. But ! ... . ,
begun to standard!- th'-ir babies. -..--; am0nir exhib-
Two women are responsible for the i in raising the com and cattle which .J' " f i2e throJLh
movement for better t.abics in Iowa, j had made low. famous,, they chose a 'l Z JT
Held in wblcn tne rural ana tne cityi-,
! mother would meet, the state fair. :tloa- The8 J1"1 weT physicians
,-m v, rr .t rw Mninp. the can- on 'hm superintendent and her
i tt.i nf Tnw. R-iTir riever' women. ' committee had impressed the idea that i
One is Mrs. Mary T. Watts of Audu
bon, member of th council of the
Iowa ConprH Mothers and super
intendent of the hab'r-s' health depart-
When the storm of disappointment
and disapproval had passed, the par-'
ents of each child in the contest found i
on which good and bad points were
set forth in cold black figures. When
a child scored low, the card read some
thing like this:
Body Score Score
The others. Watts and Doctor Clark did not lkl Important only as indica-
invite eminent authorities in the medi
cal world to deliver lectures in the
woman's building, where preserves,
embroidery and the babies were al-
ment of th- Iowa h:hi- fair
er is Dr. Marpart VaupH Clark, a
practicing phsi'ian and the wife of
a physician. Mrs. Watt conceived
thp trira tiT a i-nn-nnirn fnr hefter ha-
. . . . , ...... , u ; nam pihihited Neither did thev call
. .. . , . ...! a formal foncress of mothers. Thev;glven oeiow. uins average one pouna
m 0 111 J : II '"Hill t'T nr m j
tiflc bas.1, wl..:.h would help to build 1" put the babies on erb'.bition along
1 . t . . . M T I . tL.
up noi t.niy ine Mate 01 lowa. uui iu , --- - - - J,JJ . heleht. 20U inrhe- rh Mh- Innh.
Wart, .taved in I same sort 01 scormg. iney oeciuea -
mr.ih.TR and ba-! that this was the wry best way to
; show Iowans the difference
tions of health. They were also sup
plied with a standard of babyhood or
baby health which read as follows:
Average weight, height, and circum
ference of head and chest of boys is i
less, and are of the same height.
;6ide the corn and the cattle, with the i At Birth Weight, 7 pounds;
Iowa and Mud;
es; head. 14 inches.
One Year Weight,
the com crop and the baby crop. And;hel,lt. 29 inches; chest, 18 inches
A Simple Treatrrent That Will Mako
It Truly Fascinating. Thomas
Drug Company Guarantees It.
Nowaday every i:piodate woman
has radiant hair.
Wha a fnoliKh creature a woman
would In- If Hhe 'o-t the pppor'u-uity to
add to her a!;r.K 'in;in
Y t in Aiiicm"u ' iii'iy i ti-r- are hu".
dreds of thoiiH:'!,f!H of vomun with
what a storm that comparison did
! Of course the Iowa state fair had
had baby shows before, but they were
i beauty contests. But when in August,
1911. the usual baby beauty show was
supplanted by a babies' health con-
1 test, the novelty aroused great inters
est. Parents sent for and were sup
plied with the following registration
' blanks, which they filled out and re
tv.rned. not w ithout some feeling of
curiosity or mystification:
harsh, faded character!-? ha!r who do
not make any at'etnpt to improve it. .Name.
in raris most w omen nave beautiful Parents'
hair, and in America a!! wompn who i Ari.iro.io
use Pnrlsiaii Sase have lustrous and ; Nationality of Father
luxuriant hair. Nationality of Mother
nua "y woman reader or The Argus Living in c'ty (more than 3.OO0). .
j Living in village (less than 3,000).
head. 18 Inches.
Two Tears Weight, 26 pounds;
height, 32 inches; chest, 19 inches;
head, 19 inches.
Three Years Weight, 31 pounds;
height, 35 inches; chest, 20 Inches;
head, 19 4 inches.
Central incisor teeth appear about
the seventh month; laterlal incisors
from eighth to tenth month; anterior
molars, twelfth to eighteenth month;
eye and stomach, fourteenth to twen
tieth month ; posterior molars, eigh-
Multiply width of head by 100 and V "V,"': '',
divide by length to get cephalic index. , ., ,
jWhen index is 75 to 80, the child is
j mesoccphalir; 80 to 85 cephalic heads
Circumference of chest 6
Circumference of abdomen. 2
Quality of skin and fat 4
Quality of muscles hand-
grasp, rising, sitting poise,
walking, running 6
Bones of skull, spine, chest,
limbs, feet 6
Length of head..; width..;
Pupillary distance..; shape
of eyes..; 4
Shape, size and position of
Shape and size of lips 3
Shape and size of forehead. 4
i Shape and patency of nose. . 5
; Shape and condition of jaw,
hard palate, tonsils 5
j Number, shape, size and con
dition of teeth 5
The contest was over. The
can have attractive and lustrous hair
In a few day's time bv usitiz this
Living in country
;are preferable. Length measu
Isohuld be rrom occipital protuberance
i to promineuc part of brow.
The ainerior fontanelle should not
rement ?round gates were locked and barred.
rreat hair rejuv.-na'or, Parisian Sage. lAsre: YearB. Months'. i b bu,glng: rather- fcl'Rhtly depressed.
Thomas Drua: company sells a laree
bottle for f.O cents and guaran'ees
it to banish dandruff, step falling hair
and Itching scalp In two weeks or niou
Parisian Sage Is an ideal hair tonic,
not sticky or Kreasy. Sold by druggists
in every town in America. (Adv.)
Type: Blond. .
Has this child habitually slept in open
Rrunette. . . . Medium
. How long?
. . . . How long?
It should t.t completely closed between
the fifteenth and twentieth months.
The beny skeleton should be espe
cially examined for rickets
A lot of Iowans farmers and city
' folks were carrying home one vital
i thought: Iowa babies were not up to
(the mark of Iowa corn and cattle;
something had to be done,
j And so the first step in the cam
paign for better babies had been tak-
en. The women behind the movement
The Nek? Spring Suits
Noh? Ready at The 3ee Hibe
Hundreds of them and the handsomest and most becoming stylos shown in years
is the opinion of those who have already seen them.
Tarticulariy interesting is the geat shotting of
Stunning Nelp Styles at Sg.pS, $12.98, $14.98
These are specially priced to stimulate early soiling.
They are carefully selected from a half dozen of the
best makers we know of finest serges and novelty
suitings, faithfully following the linos- of the very
best fashions. A few of them shown in our win
dows. See if the style, quality and tailoring isn't
far beyond what you would ordinarily expect at
We also invite the most critical inspection of our
enormous showing of the better suits at
$20.G9 to $40.00
Nelp Coats, Dresses and Skirts
Beautiful garments that are attracting much favor
able comment because o f their many new style fea
tures and the low prices.
$6.08 to $25
$3.98 to $25
$3.98 to $10
Out go the Winter Wearables
A Clean Sweep
Now is the time for extreme price reductions on all winter gar
ments The low prices do not warrant the use of much newspaper
space, but we assure you that here are the greatest bargains we
have ever offered:
AXY CLOTH COAT 200 CHOICE COATS SHk Cloth Dresses
worth np to $35, Worth up to 14.98. Worth up to $14.98,
now $9.9S now $4.98 now I6.9S
More Sealette coats received this week to sell at 819.98.
1 he "Bee Hibe
and 'Brady Sts.
The child should first attempt tOiw a'reaay oeguiumg a ueiweeii-r
sit up at about the sixteenth week. be ,ampain- for they nad found' st'an
fairlv successful nhont the fortieth enough, that the city babies had
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YOUARr GOING TO
5EEWHAT IS IN THIS
FOR TWO REASONS
YOU'LL LOOK FOR IT
255 WLL SEZ IT
WHETHER. YOU LOOK.
FOR IT OR NOT.
WSTtt BROWN I.S COMING To ToVN To
work for oir jtore, every week tor
a whole year he will come into your
home and tell you a&olt our eread
and bakery cioodj; our ice cream.5 and
OUR CHoCoLATEJ AND BoN-BoN J. WE HAVE
nice looking and nice tajting daintiej
tor you and our priced are always
FAIR. WE HAVE BUT ONE METHOD To
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PHONE W. 156
w-ek. and firmly sealed at the end of
the tenth or eleventh month.
He should attempt to stand about
the thirty-eighth week and be success
ful at the eleventh or twelfth month.
He shorld walk unsupported at the
fourteenth or fifteenth month: cer
ta'nly not later than the eighteenth
month. Precocity in walking is not de
sirable. The skin should be pink, flesh firm,
lips red, breath sweet, tongue clean,
lie should breathe through the nose
only, and should not be fretful. He
should not be restlessly active nor
dieinrlined to play.
hen 'pp contest opened, the usual
half hearted crowd followed the more
interests! partifs, the parents, or
Mothers had had the official score card
in blank copyrighted, and they were
supplying them to officials of county
and state fairs for the next year's
use, and to municipal officials at the
rate of $1..j0 per hundred, duplicate
blanks free. Wherever family health
j press gave that free in the sort of and hygiene were discussea, mere me
editorials people read. The babies at copies of the Iowa score cards were
i the state fair had come out a bad sec-' shown. They reached a session of the
end to the crops of grain and live-' American Medical association, and
j stock. In a few generations, accord-j created such a profound impression
jrng to those fateful score cards, Iowa i that they were turned over to Dr. Ele
j would have the most fruitful fields and . nora S. Everhard. chairman of the
the highest standard of I've stock in 'committee for public health education
the countrv. but fields would be tilled among women, with the suggestion to
: made better records than the country
(babies. First off, the movement ueed-
:ed publicity. The daily and weekly
and stock driven by a defective race
cf men and women. Iowa's pride was
Club women in the cities and towns
turnel from literary topics to health,
and hygiene for babies. At the grange
meetings the wives of farmers stopped
; talking the best feed for chickens and
more prop ny speaking the mothers, ; discussed sleeping quarters and bal
to the -scene of judgment. But somjanced dift for children under three
thing was wrong. There was no ar-1 years of age. Every baby who had
ray of smiling mothers and babies lis-! failed in that astonishing contest at
tening to fulsome compliments. There ; nes Moines was examined through
were no fatherly judges patting baby j parental eyes which somehow saw a
heads and chucking dimpled chins, j child as a new creature, just as wor
There was no balloting for the pretti-1 thy of correct physical upbringing as
est and sweetest. Instead, there was rsivoa i I m.i maiinim is- fomaio moHi.ims take a final Iook at their lit r lo entries
a stern, uncompromising judging of i other babies who had not been en-, 9. Fathers who had always ft'.t the keen-
babies on physical points points that tered for the contest found themselves) Highest score, male child 36 months' rivalry in the matter of corn, hogs
counted just as they did in horses, possessing a new Interest for their o!d, 96Vi. 8n't "att!e, now showed great concern
cattle and hogs. inarenta. Thev were Dut on new diets. lowest score, female child 15 months ' about the physical points of their off-
ffiun raw eftrt. nt r1nt).Afl an1 nav TO ' SDrlne. Or. havinz no hahipa to Pntpr
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help on the Iowa movement and spread
it to other Ftates. Particularly, wher
ever Iowa women gathered, those score
cards, with the names of the wee con
testants omitted, werp passed round.
Also, to all meetings of women were
sent copies of tli following circular,
a rev'ew, or summing up, of the Des
I Moines contest:
! Number of babies registered for
i Number of babies examined, 45.
Males, 27: females, 18.
Male blonds, 9; female blonds. f.
Male brunettes, 5; female' brunettes,
I Male mediums
12 o'clock noon, Tuesday, Aug. 27.1
2. No entrance fee or exhibitor'a tick
et required In this department j
3. Entries must be made with the su
perintendent by mail, or by par
ent or guardian in person, on
blank forms which will be furnish- j
ed free by addressing the superln
tendent. All information asked j
for in this form must be given at j
time entry is made.
i. Appointments for examinations by i
the judges will be made in the J
order in which entries are receiv- j
5. Notice of the time of appointment'
for examination will be mailed to I -' .
all making their entries early. If they looked with an envious or criti
this notice is not received, apply jcM eye upoT1 thJ babies of otner ex.
at the office of the superintendent ... . .
. , , , f . , hibltors. Better babies for Iowa had
at the fair grounds for appoint
ment, i become a sort of slogan at the state
6. No child suffering from any acute 'fair.
or constitutional disease may be j Babies were entered for the sweep
entered. jFtake prizes. There was a class de-
7. Examinations will begin at 9 o'clock vo,e1 t0 ci,y babies, and there was
a. m. Monday Aue 2G another open to rural babies, and still
Look You Dancers
Big dance every Wednesday
and Saturday night at
B. C. Dancing: Club
Special Wednesday night.
Premiums, including cash and ap
propriate ribbons, will be awarded
at 3 o'clock p. m., Thursday, Aug.
Mothers insiHted that physicians
The news spread to the lire stock !
section. Men who were gloating over I kinds of baths. In fact, the fall and
blue ribbons and cash prizes won by
their choice stock stopped talking
crops, the breeding of cattle and poli
tics to find how the Iowa babies were
winter of 1911 was a memorable one
for Iowa babies, a sort of transforma
tion period. For, you see, in Iowa,
state pride runs h!eh. A mere trifle
coming out under the examination of ; like its baby population must not stand
medical authorities. Som of these ! in the light of state progress,
men watched the proceedings curious-; In the meantime the duplicates of
1y, some anxiously and some angrily.
It was all very well to have your baby
those unusual score cards were on
their travels. The Iowa Congress of
Low Fares to Pacific Coast
Vry low excursion rate will be In effect from March 15 to April 15 to
point In Washington, Oregon. Idaho, Calrfomia. Utah, Arizona, Montana,
Wyoming and the Canadian Northwt.
Go When Rates Are Low
The Burlington offers special tour 1st car accommodations. Personally
conducted excursions. The scenery a long the Burlington Route ta an im
portant part of the trip. Courteous B urllngton employes assure you the ut
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Plan your trip now. Come in and let me help yon. Let me tell vou
'about these low Burlington tourist rates and give you booklet describing
the various points and any other information you wish FREE.
F. A. RIDDELL, Ticket Agent.
MISS 0. ODEN, Passenger Agent.
en A X
Phone West 680.
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Spares the Clothes
You can wash your clothes clean
without boiling and rubbing the
life out of them. Just soak them
in suds of
The dirt will start easily. A very little
rubbing the next morning will finish
your washing and you will have saved
yourself much time and trouble.
Once tried, it's always used
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Number of children scoring between ,
90 and 16. j
Number cf children scoring between
80 and 90, 25.
Number of children scoring between
73 and 84, 3.
The children scoring less than 80
points were decidedly below normal
weight and failed on all points eicept- j
ing in height. They lost especially
! heavy in disposition, energy, facial
J and ocular expression and attention.
) Only five boys and Ave girls received
j perfect marks for number, hsape and
i condition of the teeth, the poor denti
I tion evidently resulting from nutri-,
itional defects. i
1 The greatest cephalic index was 97, !
the child having this index making the
general score of 96. The least oe
i pbalic index was 73, and this child's
general score was 82. The average
cephalic index was 82. The average
j cephalic index of the honor children
; between 12 and 24 months of age was j
93, and that of the honor children be- j
tween the agee of 24 and 26 months
iwas 88 33. The children receiving the)
ten lowest scores had an average ce-
'phalic index of 82.7. j
The measurements showed that the ,
children were two inches taller, more .
than one pound heavier, had one-third J
inch greater chest measure and about '
six-tenths inch greater circumference ',
of the head than similar measure-:
roents shown in the L. Emmett Holt :
table that was used as a standard. j
The examining physicians believe !
that practically all the scores could j
be greatly raised if the children were;
given advantages of improved psy-!
etiological training and more painstak
ing hygienic and dietetic care. J
Long before the state fair of 1912 !
was ready for visitors, parents were !
clamoring for information about the ;
next baby health contest Nearly five
times as many babies were registered
for the second contest in response to
the following circular issued during
Superintendent, Mary T. Watts, j
Total Premiums Offered in This De- j
,1. Entries in this department close atl
a third for the town babies.
The sweepstake prize was won by a
2,3-.vcar old Des Moines girl, named
Dorothy Kulsmeyer, with a score of
97 1-8, beating the prize winner of the
first contest by nearly a whole point.
She t'pped the scales at 32V4 pounds,
was 3C4 inches in height, with a
chest measurement of 21 inches and a
head circumference of 20 Inches. In
(Continued on Pago Eleven.)
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