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'THE ROCK ISLAND AEGUS, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 21, 1913.
EACH YEAR WE RAISE BETTER CATTLE, BETTER CORN, BETTER FRUIT, BETTER
FLOWERS WHY NOT BETTER BABIES?
j disqualified because its hair was not '
a good shade, or Its eyes were too
I email, or it lacked the fascinating dim-
!ple; But when an authority announced!
' (in private, of course, through a score ';
i card ) that said baby was like a defec-! '
tite horse or hog, light-weight, too,
short of leg or too flabby of skin !
i well.' no Iowa farmer was going to
(By John J. Eidd'pon, in Woman's bies at close range, and decided Just air cr with open windows? ! stand for that very long. Iowa babies .
Home Companion.) .where the weak spots were la the tt! child trong, vigorous ln-8omehow had to be brought up to the
In the state of Iowa, where the fin- ; TowR EyRWm of j. Doctor fant at WrUl? standard of Iowa corn,
est, steekest live stock pasture and ; Ciark attended medical conferences in TbiB formality over, mothers pro-. which was precisely the spirit the j
the bumper corn crops are raised,, the east and In England, France andlce'le1 aa fore to make their little , jeader8 of the movement wanted to
!r treasures look attractive. A dimple i arousei i
they are after a new crop record . Germany. j r , rwn
better babies. For sevpral decades! 'b these two women met to dis- j" 5 ' ""' When the storm of disappointment'
Iowa has been standardizing corn. cuss both the cause (the lack of sci- 1 eyes an, ong c f '" 1 and disapproval had passed, the par-'
rattl and hogs Now by precisely entitle and hygienic baby culture) and !r almost 1ul 10 Pn2e ln nana- ents of each child in the contest found !
the same, scientific methods, they have 'the remedy (the same scientific and I There much nmg ' ; themselves possessed of a score-card :
v ,....... .v t. ' thorough methods red- emnloved frot-8 curling of sil-en hair. But ' . , . . . . ,. .PP
Two women are responsible for the ! in -ing the corn and cattle which , w nI-e "i8 a9 oln on among exnin- et fopth ,n cold felack figure8 When
r 1TAM 1 h a llincda ATa BAIT 1 CF T II riill C ri i
movement for better t.ahics tn Iowa. ; &ad made Iowa famous), they cnose a , ' 7 , " a cnild scored low, the card read some-
One i. Mrs Mary T. Watts of Audul'M In which the rural and the city EI" IIke
Intendent of t'u hubi'-s' health depart
ment of th- Iowa s:ai fair. The oth-1
er a rr VarL-irpi vnnei dark a 1 invite eminent authorities in the medi-
practicing i,bsi. ian and the wife of!"1 to deliver lectures ln
a nhrsicion. Mrs. Watts conceived ! woman's building, where preserves,
f 11.. t v : i i
the Idea of a campaign for better ba-: emoroiaery ana me Dawes -re ai-:
bon, member of the council of the coiner wouia meet, me state iair. : - - " " ' ll, w
lowa Covers of Motors and super-, held each year at De, Moines, the cap-
1 ital or Inwa Heine never women. .w - ;
Mrs. Watts and Doctor Clark did not 1008 wre i"ui-i oiuy mo
tions or neaiin. iney were aiso sup-
the plied with a standard of babyhood or
baby health which read as follows:
Average weight, height, and circum-
. . i i . i . . a . ; '
..... . ... i . ., rpnr . 1 1 i niin Mnn rnei.T itT i ti i v m I
hifu T)nftnr f'hiru vlictn.-. (i Imw st--h ' v- aVB exniDlteQ. JS el"DT Q)1 tfley cal " , ,
bs. Dor-tor nirh Munud tiou 8 un . . ,.,. given below. Girls average one pound ,
a eampasm r-oui, tie put on a scien-; - ."t.-r-- i , ma h-i-h,
title basis would fc-lp u, build Jut put the babies on exhibition along- ( les and are ohe same height
p not oniv the state of Iowa, but the 'ide the corn and the cattle, with the : At Blrth- eight H POUBJa'
entire nation Mr.. Watt.- Pt.yed In me sort of scoring. They decided ijelh ; 20 .Inches chest. inch
Iowa and Mud.-d i's nimh.-rs and ha- this was the very best way to j e. ' a Vo.r wfht 91 nonHa-
.show lowaus the difference between! 0n ear Weight, 21 pounds;
. . bicht 29 1nrh- rhtt IS Inchea!
tne corn crop ana me Daoy crop. Ana;
Score Score I
what a storm that comparison
Of course the Iowa state fair had
had baby 6hows before, but they were
beauty contests. But when in August, :
1911, the usual baby beauty show was
supplanted by a babies' health con-
head, 18 inches.
Two Tears Weight, 26 pounds;
height, S2H Inches; chest, 19 inches;
head, 19 inches.
Three Years Weight, 31 pounds;
height, 35 inches; chest, 20 tnches;
, jhead, 194 inches.
A Simple Treatment That Will Mako
It Truly Fascinating. Thcmas
Drug Company Guarantees It
Nowaday every up-to-date woman
has radiant hair.
What a fioliph creature a woman est
would In- If 8he v,--t !he opportunity to plipd with the following registration ! from eighth to tenth month: anterior I.
add to li. r at:r;ir Mods. i blanks, which they filled out and re-! i1. iweuin igmeenLU momn; j
Yet in AnuTl;-a t,i.hiv her.- are hii'l. :ti'Tnd. not wifhrmt some feelin? nf ! eye axid stomach, fourteenth to twen-
dreds of thoiiM iitiH f)f wouicn with : curiosity or mystification:
test, the novelty aroused great Inter- BDlnu iusor ieeln appear auoui
Parents sent for and were sup- tne seventh month; laterial Incisors
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..; 6hape
of eyes . . ; 4
Shape, size and position of
Shape and size of lips 3
j Shape and size of forehead . 4
Shape and patency of nose. . 5
i Shape and condition of jaw,
The Nek? Spring Suits
Nob? 'Ready at The 3ee Hibe
Hundreds of them and the handsomest and most becoming styles shown in years
is the opinion of those who have already seen them.
Particularly interesting is the geat shotting of
Stunning Neto Styles at S9.9S. $12.98. $14.98
These are specially priced to stimulate early selling.
They are carefully selected from a half dozen of the
best makers we know of finest serges and novelty
suitings, faithfully following the lines of the very
best fashions. A few of them shown in our win
dows. See if the style, quality and tailoring isn't
far berond what vou would ordinarilv expect at
We also invite the most critical inspection of our
enormous showing of the better suits at
520.G9 to 540.00
Nelv 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.
I Parents' Name ,
: Nationality of Father
'Nationality- of Mother
harsh, faded characterless hair who do
not make any atetnpt 'o improve it.
In Paris most women have beautiful
hair, and in America al! women who
use Parisian Saae have lustrous and
Aua any woman reader or The Argus Living in rty (more than 3.000)
can have attractive and lustrous hair j Living in viliajce (less than 3,000)
in a few day s time by using this I Living in country
-reat hair rejuvenator. Parisian Sage. Uft?; Years ; Months ;
Thomas Drug company sells a large I Days
bottle for 50 cents aid guarantees ; Sex: Hoy r;irl
it to banish dandruff, stop falling hair Type: Blond Brunette Medium
and Itching scalp In two weeks or mou- Breast fed How long?
UB, K- I Artificially fed How long? 1
r-ansian sage ts an ideal hair tonic. What food?
not sticky or greasy. Sold by druggists j Regularly Irret-ularly
in every town in America (Adv. ) Has this child hauituallv Blent in nren
hard palate, tonsils 5
umber, shape, size and con
dition of teeth 5
reth month; posterior molars, eigh- . ... ,
... . . . . Disposition 5
teenth to thirtj-sixth month. Enere-v 5
Multiply width of head by 100 and 1 Poin,0V' '' 0".Vin
.... j, . . ,. . . 1 Facial and ocular expression in
divide by length to get cephalic Index. . Attention 3
vi nen muex is i3 10 u, me cnua is
mesocephslic; SO to 85 cephalic heads 1
The contest was over. The
are preferable. length measurement Krouu S "l'K a narreu.
sohuld be from occipital protuberance 101 of Iowans farmers and city
ito prommc-ui part of brow. : folks were carrying home one vital
! The a.n.erior fontanel! should not thought: Iowa babies were not up to
be bulelne: rather, tliirhtlv denressed. , the mark of Iowa corn and cattle;
'it should it .omnleteiv rinsed het-een something had to be done.
, - 1
III! SI V 1
$6.98 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 I Silk Cloth Dresses
"worth up to $35, Worth up to $14.98, Worth up bo $14.98.
now 9.9S I now $4.98 I now f 6.98
More Sealette coats received this week to sell at $19.08.
1 he "Bee Hibe
and 'Brady Sts.
1 ms3- - mmmsm-d 1
3 m mmsmmm
the fifteenth and twentieth months ! Aua BO lue nrsi Blep in lne cam"
The bonv skeleton should be e8l- PaiS" for better babiS nad been tak"
ciallv examined for rickets. en- The wonen behind the movement
The child should first attempt to . ere alreaay beginning a between-fatr
i Bit up at about the sixteenth week, be i?y ..au .ou.m, Bl.ai.K
fairlv successful about the fortieth ' enoilSh- that city babies had
week, and firmlv sealed at the end of I ,nade beTtPr re(ords than the country
the tenth or eleventh month. Rabies. First off, the movement need-
the thirty-eighth week and be success- '
ful at the eleventh or twelfth month.
He shorld walk unsupported at
fourteenth or fifteenth month:
press gave that free in tha sort of
editorials people read. The babies at :
the state fair had come out a bad sec-!
ond to the crops of grain and live-:
YOU ARE GOING To
WHAT IS IN THIS
For two reasons
S3 m You 'll look for it
2? YOU LL oLL IT
WHETHER. YOU LOOK
- I FOR IT OR NOT.
BUJTEPv BRoVN 1 C0MIN6 To TOWN To
work For our jtore, every week tor
a whole year he will come into yolr
home and tell you about our eread
and bakery goodj; our ice creamj and
our chocolated and b0n-b0nj. ve have
nice looking and nice tajting daintiej
tor you and our priced are alvay-5
fair. ve have but one method to
GIVE YOU A .SQUARE DEAL.
ta'nly not later than the eighteenth - . .v . . j . !
' T. . , . . " "img to those fateful score cards, Iowa I
month. I recocity in walking is not de-1 , . . c u .
1 irable b ; would have the most fruitful fields and .
. ' , , .... . , , the highest standard of live stock in:
, The skin should be pink, flesh firm.,tne oount but flPlds would be tilled
i,'.P8 k '. k r?: t0ngUe c!ean-!-nd stock driven by a defective race
j , cf meu and women. Iowa's pride was
'only, and should not be fretful. He,, h d
KjiFnouia not ne restlessly active nor ,v . ,.,
disinrhned to play. turneJ frQm mmry topicg q
nen ipe contest opened, the usual ; and hypiene for babies. At the grange
half hearted crcwd followed the more ' meetings the wives of farmers stopped
interested partus, the parents, or . talking the best feed for rhickens ar.i
1 more prop, rly speaking the mothers, discussed sleeping quarters and bal- ;
;to the scene of judgment. But sora- j anced dkt for children under three I
i thing was wrong. There was no ar-1 years of age. Every baby who had
I ray of smiltng mothers and babies lis-bailed in that astonishing contest at i
tening to fulsome compliments. There ; i)es Moines was examined through
were no fatherly judges patting baby j parental eyes which somehow saw a:
iheads and chucking dimpled chins, j child as a new creature, ju-st as wor-
j There was no balloting for the pretti- . tny of correct physical upbringing as '
est ana sweetest, instead, there was I calves and pigs. j
a stern, uncompromising judging of j other babies who had not been en-,
babies an physical points points thattered for the contest found themselves!
counted just as they did in horses, possessing a new interest for their ;
cattle and hogs. ; parents. They were put on new diets, j
The news spread to the lire stock ! given new sorts of clothes and new i
section. Men who were gloating over ! kinds of baths. In fact, the fall and i
jblue ribbons and cash prizes won by j winter of 1911 was a memorable one:
their choice stock stopped talking 'for Iowa babies, a sort of transforma-j
crops, the breeding of cattle and poll- tion period. For, you see, in Iowa.
tUs to find how the Iowa babies were 'state pride runs high. A mere trifle
coming out under the examination of like its baby population must not stand
medical authorities. Some of these ! in the light of state progress,
i men watched the proceedings curious- j In the meantime the duplicates of
;ly, some anxiously and some angrily, those unusual score cards were on
It was an very well to have your baby their travels. The Iowa Congress of
1716-1716 2D AVE
PHONE V. 156
Low Fares to Pacific Coast
Very low excursion rates will be In effect from March 15 to April 15 to
points In Washington, Oregon. Idaho. California. Utah, Arizona, Montana,
Wyoming and the Canadian Northwest.
Go When Rates Are Low
The Ourlington offers special tour 1st car accommodations. Personally
conducted excursions. The scenery a long the Burlington Route is an im
portant part of the trip. Courteous B urllngton employes assure you the ut
Get Particulars Now
Plan your trip now. Come in and let me help you. 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 O. OOEN, Passenger Agent.
Phone West 680.
SOAP u and
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 washingand you will have saved
yourself much time and trouble.
Once tried, it's always used
Ask Your Grocer
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 $l.r.O per hundred, duplicate
blanks free. Wherever family health
and hygiene were discussed, there the
copies of the Iowa score cards were
shown. They reached a session of the
American Medical association, and
created such a profound impression
that they were turned over to Dr. Ele
nora S. Fverhard. chairman of the
committee for public health education
among: women, with the suggestion to
help on the Iov.a 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, were passed round.
Also, to all meetings of women were
sent copies of tb" following circular,
a rev'ew, or summing up, of the Des
Moines cc-uest :
Number of babies registered for
Number of babies examined. 45.
Males, 27: females, IS.
Male blonds, 9; female llonJ3. fl.
Male brunettes, 5; female' brunettes.
Male mediums, 13; female mediums.'
Highest score, male child 3C months
Lowest score, female child 15 months '
old, 73. j
Number of children scoring between i
90 and 96V4. 16. !
Number cf children scoring between
go and 90. 25.
Number of children scoring between
73 and S4, 3.
The children scoring less than 80
points were decidedly below normal
weight and failed on all points except
ing in height. They lost especially
heavy in disposition, energy, facial
and ocular expression and attention.
Only five boys and five girls received
perfect marks for number, hsape and
condition of the teeth, the poor denti
tion evidently resulting from nutri
1 The greatest cephalic index was 97,
the child baring this Index making the
general 6core of 96. The least ce
; phalic index was 73, and this child's
general score was 82. The average
; cephalic index was 82. The average
; cephalic index of the honor children
between 12 and 24 months of age was
93, and that of the honor children be
tween the ages of 24 and 36 months
iwas 88 33. The children receiving the
:ten lowest scores had an average ce
phalic index of 82.7.
The measurements showed that the
children were two inches taller, more
than one pound heavier, had one-tbird
inch greater chest measure and about
t-1 --tenths inch greater circumference
of the bead than similar measure
ments ehown in the L. Emmett Holt
table that was used aa a standard.
The examining physicians believe
that practically all the scores could
be greatly raised if the children were
given advantages of improved psy
chological training and more painstak
ing hygienic and dietetic care.
Long before the state fair of 1912
was ready for visitors, parents were
clamoring for information about the
next beby health contest Nearly five
times as many babies were registered
for the second contest in response to
the following circular issued during
Sirperintendent, Mary T. Watts,
Total Premiums Offered in This De
,1. Entries in this department close at
I 12 o'clock noon, Tuesday, Aug. 27.
1 2. No entrance fee or exhibitor's tick
et required ln this department
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
ed free by addressing the superin
tendent. All information asked
for in this form must be given at
time entry is made.
4. Appointments for examinations by
the judges will be made In the
order in which entries are receiv
ed. 5. Notice of the time of appointment
for examination will be mailed to
all making their entries early. If
this notice is not received, apply
at the office of the superintendent
at the fair grounds for appointment.
1 6. No child suffering from any acute
i or constitutional disease may be
7. Examinations will begin at 9 o'clock
j a. m., Monday, Aug. 26.
; 8. Premiums, including rash and ap
propriate ribbons, will be awarded
at 3 o'clock p. m., Thursday, Aug.
Mothers insisted that physicians
take a final look at their little entries.
Fathers who had always frit the keen
est rivalry in the matter of corn, hogs
end cattle, now showed gTeat concern
about the physical points of their off
spring, or, having no babies to enter,
Look You Dancers
Big dance every Wednesday
and Saturday night at
B. C. Dancing Club
Special Wednesday night.
they looked with an envious or criti
cal eye upon the babies of other ex
hibitors. Better babies for Iowa had
become a sort of slogan at the state
Babies were entered for the sweep
Ftake prizes. There was a class de
voted to city babies, and there was
another open to rural babies, and still
a third for the town babies.
The sweepstake prize was won by a
2'i year old Des Moines girl, named
Dorothy Kulsmeyer, with a score of
97 1-S, beating the prize winner of the
first contest by nearly a whole point
She tipped the scales at 32V4 pounds,
was 30 inchf-s 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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For over forty years this famous old medicine
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For sate at all druggUU in liquid or tablet form, or
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DR. R. V. PIERCE, BUFFALO, N. Y. ---,
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spring and summer fabrics has
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