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. FOR m FEVER English Plantain; or Rib Grass, Said to Afflict Many Sufferers. Another name lias Keen added To the ever-growing list of grasses and trees which cause hay fever t<> afflict cer tain persons and still others to suf fer both from hay-fever and its more m Lkitk • i MfFLE 1 Differenty ||| 'M JeSSy /n|/| # (% ryi cm W&y we Sliced 7>crforatcd Potato —< j®BL t1 -77- JB Always Always L=J JM|||li -s™l |jg The New Food Product ff ** ■ W. iKx Bringing to you in a novel, perforated slice—all of the nutritious food values of the potato—which Lattice mM are largely lost in the making of other potato confections. Cut from the finest selected potatoes by r \ r l new patented machinery—prepared and cooked by an improved process in pure vegetable oil—until '- n / a rich, golden brown. At anv time of day—you’ll enjoy munching a few Potato Waffles. Far healthier O than a mass of sweet confections. Better than any potato chip you ever ate! AT YOUR DEALER M g M t & ~~ y ■ Potato Waffles are packed in big, generous, sanitary glassine packages. Always fresh— fm “M'M/ sQ always crisp—always ready to serve. If your dealer cannot supply you—do us a favor and miimmffliffliiummßg mPS&* P HAKRY CARPEL g/? Penn Distributing Co. SST JVI VC/ The Washington Potato Waffle Co. 11 itti i n 11111 ii i i uiißn iTfi mi iminiiiniiiiiiiiii ttiiiiim | serious accompaniment of asthma. It 'is “plantago lanceolata,” commonly known as rib grass or English plain tain. Itespile the fact ihat the mem hers of the plantain family In the United States fulfill all the require ntenls of hay-fever plants, their rela- I lion to this distressing disease had | until recently received only passing I attention from American investigators, , The villainy of this innocent-looking ! specimen' is exposed in a recent pain j phlet written by Dr. Harry S. Bern ton. special expert of the United ' States Public Health Service, and printed by the American Medical Asso ciation. This booklet marks the first entry into medical literature of the I results of observations of the plan tain as responsible for hay-fever in the District of t'oiumbia. and when it is considered that there is growing l>e tween here and Alexandria enough of this weed to sink a first-class battle ; ship the importance of these observa THE' StrNTCSY STAR. WASHTNUTOX I). C, MAY 24, 1t)25-PART t. ■ tions is obvious. The book has al ready been widely distributed by the health department of New York Stale. I.ike the Knglish sparrow, the plan tain, as its name indicates, unfortu nately was introduced from Kurope. It is found more or less all over this country, hut seems to stick closely to thickly populated districts, according to Dr. Kernton’s monograph. It pro duces pollen usually from about May 10 to August l, but sometimes as late as October 1. Its pollen grains are small and easily carried by the wind, and one or two plants, it is stated, will furnish enough to infect half a hun dred susceptible people. A study of 11'! ha.v-fever patients conducted under Dr. Bernton’s super vision bus disclosed Hie fact that the plantain was responsible for the symp toms of five, while out of L’4 patients subject to the vernal type of fever, four, or 1K.6 per cent, were subject to the plantain pollen. The good news for such sufferers exists in the fact that three of the cases so diagnosed tried appropriate pte-seasonal treat ments and (hat all three were decided ly benefited, the percentage of relief ranging from 8& to OS. The plant is easily recognized bv its anthers, which are supported on long, slender stalks, whence the slightest jar will shake millions of pollen grains. Milan Builds Terminus. f’orrr“COiuirnep of Ihe A-BOciated Press. MILAN, Italy. May 3. Work on the new central railroad station, which was suspended during the war, has been resumed and is expected to be completed within a few months. The structure will be one of the finest of its kind in Europe, the architects having studied the principal railway in America, England, France and Germany in order to incorporate the best features of them all. Women Who Want Beauty Warned To Shun Tobacco and Cocktails British Diet and Obesity Specialist Says Cigarette Spoils Skin and Gives Undernourished Look; Liquor Increases Flesh. Correspondem-e of the Associated Press. LONDON, May fi.—Tobacco used by women has a tendency to destroy their daintiness, according to Dr. Cecil Webb-Johnson. one of England's best known specialists on diet and obesity, in his new book “Women and Beauty.” Health and beauty go hand In hand, declares the author, and a grave warning is given to women smokers .and drinkers, his theory being that • it is difficult for the women of today, and the men as well, to smoke or 1 drink within what ordinarily Is termed t moderation. “A man often will have his alloted ' daily ration of so many pipes, cigars I , or cigarettes, but a woman is morel > I unstable and less capable of self-con I =; trol than a man,” the author con- I ] tends. As a rule, he believes, a I woman smoker does not appear to know what moderation means, any more than a woman drinker. Concerning the effect of excessive cigarette ' smoking upon a woman’s beauty the doctor says: “Observe a girl who smokes excessively, and you will notice that she also looks under nourished, with staring eyes and a yellowish skin. To make matters worst the smoke-dried throat experi ences a false thirst, and thus more , liquid than is necessary is consumed and an alcohol habit set up. The cocktail and the cigarette always go together.” Alcohol generally. Dr. Webb-. Joh nson maintains, spoils bfautv in woman because it makes superfluous fat. . _ _ I Many lumber concerns of Finland I have combined to ship their product ' I to this country. THREE KiLLED, 5 HURT, IN MINE GAS EXPLOSION Cause of Blast in Pennsylvania Shaft 1.100 Feet Under Earth Surface Not Determined. By the Associated Piens. WILKES-BARRE, Pa., May 23- Three men were killed and five others seriously injured yesterday by an ex plosion of gas in the Woodward Col liery of the Glen Alden Coal Com pany. The blast occurred in the ton red ash vein of No. 1 shaft at a point 1,150 feet from the surface and one mile front the foot of the shaft. The cause has not been determined. Those killed were Joseph Majar, John Turiska and Frank Dugan. 25