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y Your Baby and Mine
NAMES have a great significance.
We often base our judgment
of an unknown person upon
his name. An unusual name
\ arouses interest, a queer one
derision or mirth No wonder that
sometimes even after the baby arrives
parents are still undecided as to what
he shall be named.
Sometimes the combination of a
given and surname is unfortunate.
“Lena Ginster” leaps to mind as one
combination with undoubtedly humor
ous significance. In fact, the sound of
the whole name is as important as
either one alone. There should, if pos
sible, be rhythm and harmony in a
i name, so that people hearing it will say:
“What a lovely name,” rather than, "It
doesn't sound right.”
Names wax and wane in favor, i
Twenty years ago. co-incident with the
Interest in the collection of mahogany
furniture of the Colonial type, the name
Virginia was tremendously in vogue.
One has only to scan the' lists of Spring
brides to know what other names were
prime favorites 20 some years ago. and
the evidence is all in favor of Mary.
Helen. Margaret. Virginia and Dorothy.
Somewhat later, and again co-inci
dent with the revival of interest in
everything Early American, began the
two-name period Mary Ann. Betty
Lou. Mary Louise. Nancy Jane. A poor
child seemed only half named who had
to go about with but a single cognomen
If she (for it was always a she) had i
but one name at this period it was very
likely to be plain and simple, breathing
the fragrance of cross-stitch samplers
f and ladder-back chairs Patty. Sally, j
Ann (without a single e) and. if the I
parents dug deeply enough in the fam- {
ily album and favored florldness as well
as antiquity, the child might emerge i
from the influence of crinoline and j
horsehair with the name of Abigail.
Letitia. Priscilla or Prudence.
It is well to avoid slippery names I
with too many soft consonants and no 1
, hard ones to jive the name strength
\ and vitality. Mamie Manning slides
Vff the tongue and out of mind when i
/Margaret Manning remains. Allitera
tive names are always attractive, but
Look for Answer to Your
Query in Question Box
To settle a dispute—will you please
tell me when vegetables should be
aalted? When cooking begins, when
partly cooked or after they are done?
t Some say one thing and some another.
I am sorry not to be able to settle
the dispute, because from all I can dis
cover there is no best time for salting
vegetables. The claim Is often made
that if vegetables are boiled in salted
water the fiber* tend to become tough
ened. or the juice* of the vegetables are \
drawn off So far as I can discover no
experiments have been made to estab
lish the truth of these facts. The ad
vantage in applying salt at the outset
or in Inc process of cooking is that it
has an opportunity to become more
thoroughly blended.
* In cooking a cauliflower whole I
should always add salt to begin with,
as a cauliflower is always tender If
adequately cooked, and unless the salt
is cooked into tt. the flavor is sure to
be a little flat. In cooking string beans
that are inclined to be tough, and into
which the salt may easily be mixed, I
should add the salt at the end of the
cooking process. The reason why i
steamed vegetables are apt to seem ;
less flavorsome than those cooked in j
water is because the salt does not have
an opportunity to mix throughout. Re- j
member always to use salt sparingly
A little Is enough to counteract a flat
flavor, and even a little too much may
ruin the delicacy of the flavor.
I* there any real objection to giving
a three-year-old child dinner at night
instead of In the middle of the day?
Now that my two older children take ;
their midday meals at school and are
old enough to have dinner with us at
night it Is Inconvenient to prepare a
special hearty meal for the youngest
'. in the middle of the day, yet I do not
want to make the change if It is likely
to be harmful
The chief objection to the late din
ner for children Is that they usually go
to bed shortly afterward. Then either
going to sleep interferes with digestion,
or digestion of the hearty meal inter
fere* with sleep A child who lias
played hard all day Is usually ready for
bed shortly after dinner time—and
ought not to be kept up late If your 1
child takes a daytime nap postpone
ment of the bed time would, however,
do no harm, and in Bummer time this
is often a more agreeable arrangement
If you dine by € '/At and are willing
to keep the child up until 8 or half
past the scheme would probably be sat
isfactory, But see that the meal is
not too hearty. Meat and vegetables
may be given a) tfc:, time but 1 would
suggest withho U. r>» any elaborate or
hearty dessert for the present. If the
Child l* in good health I think you are
quite Justified in making the change
4 One child specialist of my acquaint
ance says that a hearty evening meal
is sometimes re*illy desirable and that
many active, growing young children
whose evening meal consist* merely of
mils eenal and stowed fruit would ac

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are improved by a “middle" name of
contrasting letter.
One would think we had forgotten
entirely that there arc boys to be
named. We lean heavily toward family
names for sons. We believe that a bo'-
carrying the name of a father and
grandfather bears the responsibility of
living up to the honor of that name.
The problem of selecting a name for
the first male born is thereby disposed
of. and it is n nice compliment to the
mother's family to choose for the next
son her Surname as his given name,
providing it can bear the burden
We'd hate to think of a child being
called Black Jackson just because his
mother was Jetty Black. A child
should bo proud of his name always.
It should never be a weapon that can
be turned against him.
I Along in this category go names like
Star and Jewel, no doubt indicative at
first of a mother s adoration for a lit
tie dumpling who one day may acquire
freckles and 6 feet of brawn. Names
which are similar for both boys and
girls except in spelling, such as Fran
cis and Frances. Jesse and Jessie. Clair
and Claire. Marion and Marian, are
well to steer clear of In this we arc
I thinking entirely of the boy’s senti- i
ments on possessing a “girly” name. \
Ask any boy the names he likes best
and you’ll find without exception that
he’ll choose the "regular” names, com
mon perhaps, out without fuss or
feathers and faithful to the end. John.
Jim, George, Tom. Dick and Harry
nice, strong names, with the safety in
Never choose a name with whose pro
nunciation and spelling you are not
familiar Never make up a name Just
to be different. Remember Herman
and Verman in Tarklngton’s "Penrod' ?
In fact, can you ever forget them? If
you are m doubt whether a name is
for the masculine or feminine sex.
avoid it. If you never heard of it be
j fore don’t inflict It on your child. A
name for which a child must constant
ly apologiee and Inevitably spell Is «
nuisance. It may sound romantic and
unusual to vou to name the small !
darling Challita or Paulinette, but
don’t do it. The child will loathe it.
tually sleep better and be in better con
dition if they had a more satisfying
meal two hours before bedtime.
If Vou have a quertion von wotiM !!*<•
answered in the truest ion box. iuei send rt m :
me and Ihe anewer as ill («* given a* at ton n*
Monday, May 14.
Kindly stars will rule tomorrow, ac
cording to astrology, which find* that
benefic aspects dominate.
It is pre-eminently a day in which
women should push all their Interests,
avoiding the wastage of an hour.
The rule is fortunate for large or
ganizations of women, who will make
their influence felt.
Fame is to come to a woman lawyer,
it is prognosticated, and she will gain
;a tremendous following.
Tomorrow should oe a lucky wedding !
! day. although it is likely to cause blind- j
neas to faults rather than lack of tnem
j Music is subject to a promising rule
of the stars, which seems to presage
new uses for popular entertainment
Astrologers foretell for Summer con
certs the same sort of popularity that
movies have enjoyed.
An endowed theater that will present !
plays of highest class is prophesied for i
one of the Eastern cities, probably
| Washington. D. C.
More floods and storms may be ex
; pec ted this month, for the eclipse of
S the 19th brings ominous signs.
Southern Mexico. India and China
are to suffer from the effects of the
eclipse. astrologers predict.
Persons whose birth date It is should i
avoid annoyance through money trans- j
actions, if possible
Children born on that day usually
have good heads for industrial projects
They are generally enterprising, but In
clined to take big risks

‘Handbags Match
New Summer I fats
Tlte handbag is frequently chosen
to rnaten the hat with which it Is to
be worn. There are envelope shapes
i of printed silk or linen made to go with
small brimmed sport* hat* covered with
tlte same material If you are plan
ning to make one of the new raffia or
wool embroidered purses as described
above, and you want to link it up with
a ha* in a definite sort of way. em
broider a band of canvas tn the same !
color* and similar design as the bag
and use this for a band to go around
the hat
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Perfumes and the Personality
VeYEI>-IN BATH SAI.TS.' IN Aovr Ml 1 N [i W, r, lM r -JT'lmLl
SOAP. IN PERFUME. IN NET It —- M // // /
IT Is the pleasant associations that
come with sweet perfumes as well j
as the direct sensuous pleasure
that comes from them that make j
them agreeable. We cannot help
but like those scents that remind u# of
fresh Spring days, sunshine, Summer
breezes and lovely gardens.
As soon as any perfume becomes as
j soclated in my mind with unpleasant
! ideas, then no matter how sweet it
may be It loses charm—l wish to have
no more to do with it until the un
pleasant associations have faded away.
It Is for this reason that fashions in
perfumes come and go.
As soon as any particular scent be
comes overpopular and too widely used
the discriminating woman will have
none of It. Because to htrs;lf and to
; her associates it will no longer suggest
| sparkling fountains and fresh sunshine,
j or Summer breezes on starlight nights
lor anything of the sort —but over
j heated, crowded theaters, hotel dressing
rooms where women stop to prink before
luncheon or afternoon tea, or dress re
hearsals at 'he last charity theatricals. j
Makers of perfumes are. of course, !
aware of this fact, and that is why they
j are all the time giving us new perfumes ,
; that ma? still bring up all the pleasant
i associations without any of those less
i pleasant ones that are gained by too
long usage. One reason why the very
! expensive perfume 1* worth while if you
1 can possibly afford it is in the very fact
| that it is expensive and therefore not in
common use. Sometimes a quite inex
pensive perfume not in general use has
j the same advantage
In Victorian davs there was a feeling
among many conservative women here
j as well as in England that the only pe*c
! fume a fastidious woman might use was
i the faint aroma of lavender water or
| rau de cologne *nd this was because;
i the stronger perfumes had acquired un- ;
j favorable association through the over- ;
! lavish way that they had been used by
i women of less fastidious taste.
And even eau de cologne may have
an unfavorable association with some
! persons because of the old-fashioned
iiabit of using it as an external appli
cation for headache.
Enormous progress has been made
within recent years in the making of
perfumes Instead of a score or so of
scent* from which to choose there are
hundreds upon hundreds of them, and
each season there are new ones to take
the place of those ttiat have become
too commonplace
Home women cling to one scent all
their lives- and this is not a bad idea if
the scent *is very -pensive and there
fore raiely used But most women like
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as they change the mode of hair ar
; rangement. The scent that was ap
! propriate to you at 20 may not as a
matter of fact be appropriate at 40. or
i the scent you used three years ago with
your boyish bob may not be appropriate
now that you have let your hair grow
and are wearing picturesque curls at
the nape of your neck.
There are almost endless perfumes
for you to choose from, and you may
find some one of the bouquets or subtle
blendings of more simple scents most
to your taste. Hut within 1 the past few
months there has been a revived fash
| ion for the simple flower odors jas
[ mine, Illy, narcissus, for instance
These flower scents as put out by
the most skillful perfumers are not al- i
ways so simple as they may seem i
S They are not the simple, crude flower j
| scents used 50 years ago, but subtle!
blends that suggest the flowers for!
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One of the perfumes put out by a
well known perfumer bears a name that !
! was once used to Indicate the pansy i
I Yet the actual scent of pansies is very;
faint and this perfume Ls not actually
taken from pansy blossoms at all, but
has been concocted with rare skill in
the perfumer's laboratory.
It Is extremely important to choose j
] a perfume that suits your temperament
and your own particular style of beauty
I You may like Jasmine— which I am told
has been in great demand within the
past few weeks—but you may not be at
all she Jasmine type of person.
This matter of choosing precisely the
right perfume ls extremely Interesting—
and to I «*lp you decide on your own
most suitable perfume I have made a
list of some dozen and more flower
scents with a description of the type
of woman to which each Is most appro
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Clever Woman Can
Moke Raffia I‘urse
Raffia pursps are pretty, and espe
cially suited to carry with the Spring
and Summer frock or suit.
And—this seems like a paradox—they
cun be rnude of worsted.
That is to say, you can make one of
these attractive envelop purses either
| of ratfia or of odds and ends of worsted
left from knitting or, if you have none
left, then bought specially for the pur-
I pose
You can combine worsted and raffia,
j if you want, for very Interesting results.
Make the background, for Instance, of
raffia, and the design embroidered on It
of wool Or the other way round
If you make them yourself, these
purses cost so little that you can have
• several—or you can make them to give
away as gifts or as card-party prizes
At all events, I am sure you \Vill find
I them attractive, interesting and well
worth while.
Some women walk to reduce: some
husbands are reduced to walking
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The attractiveness of even the
most beautiful women depends upon
the loveliness of theli hair.
Fortunately, beautiful hah is now <
i easily obtained. It is simply a mat
ter of shampooing
Proper shampooing makes the hair
soli and silky It brings out all the
| real life turn lustre, all the natural
I wave and color, and leaves it fresh
looking glossy and bright
While your hair must have fre
| quent and regular washing to keep |
itl beautiful, It eaimot stand the
i harsh etfeet of ordinary soaps The
| free alkali In ordinary soaps soon
jdrtes the scalp, makes the ban hi it
I He amt ruins it
That is why discriminating worn j
j en, everywhere, now use Mu Is! fled
{Oucoanm oil Hhampoo. This dear
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brings out alt the real beauty ot the
hair and cannot possibly injure
! Two or three teaspoonfuls of Mut
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makes an abmutauee ot rich, creams
lather, which cleanses thoroughly
and rinses out easily, removing every
I part tele of dust, dirt and dandruff
! It leaves the hah soft., silky and
i easy to manage and makes tt falrl.v
j sparkle with new life, gloss and
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Answers to Correspondents.
High Blood Pressure.
•‘My father had a severe shock a
few years ago and was put on a low
protein diet, which, the doctors ex
plained to us, meant no cheese, eggs,
fish or meat. While in the hospital
they seemed to give him a great deal
of milk. I have often wondered when
I see our boxes of cereal food marked
“High in Protein” why the doctor
didn't tell us to avoid them, too. How
much protein should a person of 53.
weight 145 pounds, with a minimum
pressure of 175. eat? Father w r as para
lyzed on the right side, but he has
greatly improved' Is there a chance
of complete recovery by diet? E.”
Consistent high blood pressure may
be caused by many things—prolonged
overeating, prolonged worry, overweight,
chronic infections, etc. It is believed
that a too high protein diet may be
one of the causes, so the patients are
told to avoid all high protein foods.
However, patients sometimes go on too
low a protein diet, forgetting that a
certain amount is absolutely necessary
in disease and in health, for it is need
ed for repair as well as growth.
The Chittenden standard is V/z C.
per pound of normal body weight.
(Children, after the first year, 3 to
4 C. per pound ) So your father,
weighing 145, should have approxi
mately 220 C. of protein daily. If
he has omitted all of the foods you
have enumerated, it is probable that
he has not been getting too much,
even though he has taken cereals.
I think that as your father has so
muc> improved already, E.. you can
hone for a complete cure.
Sansum, of the Santa Barbara Cot
tage Hospital, has been having very
good results in reducing high blood
pressure by putting his patients on
a diet which is very low in acid-ash
Test for Warm Weather Wardrobe
The test of the pudding is in the eat
ing, not in the list of ingredients it con
tains; and so the test of the wardrobe
is in the wearing, not in a mere sum
mary of frocks, wraps, hats and acces
sories. Readers so often write asking
for advice about buying clothes. They
want to know what to buy and whether
they can get along on two new hats or
whether they should have three. Not
knowing what these readers have on
hand and not having an idea of what
they can spend, the questions are hard j
to answer with the assurance of giving
any real help, though I confess that 1
always like to get these letters and do
what I can to help.
Now I am suggesting that you test
your wardrobe with the following ques
tions. If you can answer yes to all or j
most of them then your wardrobe is a
good one. even if you haven’t many new
things and haven't spent much for your
Have you an adequate rainy-day
equipment—some sort of waterproof,
wrap, rubbers or waterproof shoes and
an umbrella?
Have you an appropriate costume for !
country walks and picnics? Low or I
fiat-heeled shoes, lisle or thin woolen 1
stockings, a frock or two-piece costume
that has a skirt short enough and wide
enough to permit easy walking, a hat
that is light and comfortable, but not
too good, and a light sweater or sport
jacket if the weather is cool?
Have you a suitable Summer evening
frock with a cape or shawl or light coat
that you may wear over it?
Have you an inconspicuous thin frock
suitable for church or street wear, with
hat and shoes that may be worn appro
priately with it? *
Have you a number of washable silh
or linen or cotton frocks of the sports
genre that may be worn for mornings
and often for afternoons in the countrj.
at the shore or at home?
Have you a light-weight afternoon
ensemble suitable for Summer wedding.',
receptions or informal wear? And have
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foods. Even the normal person needs
a diet that has a large preponderance
of the alkali-ash foods, because the
normal reaction of the blood and tissue
fluids is faintly alkaline and must be
kept in that condition.
It has been proved in recent years
that many disorders can arise from a
diet that has too many of the acid
ash foods—that means all flesh foods,
eggs and all cereals—leaving the vege
tables, fruits, nuts, milk and milk
products for the alkaline-ash foods.
So far, there are three fruits that have
been proved to have a little benzoic
acid—prunes, plums and cranberries;
but of course, to a normal person this
is so slight that it needn’t be consid
ered. These fruits are all good, whole
i some fruits and have all of the quali
; ties of the other fruits
Because the lima bean has the
highest content of alkali-ash residue
1 Sansum has a flour made of these
i beans, which is mixed with a small
; proportion of white flour for bread for
1 his patients. Otherwise he allows no
1 breads or cereals or things made with
flour. The lima bean, being so high in
alkali-ash, counteracts the effect of
the amount of the acid-ash in the
! white flour. Breads can also be made
! from potato flour. Potatoes also have
an alkali-ash, but not nearly so high
as the lima bean.
High blood pressure is not infre
i quently—in fact, it is very frequently—
associated with overweight, and the
reduction of overweight nearly always
will reduce the pressure. We have an
article on high blood pressure and also
j one of how to gain or reduce weight.
The column rules for obtaining these
are to inclose <1) a fully self-addressed
stamped envelope and *2> 2 cents in
; coin for all articles except the pamphlet .
; reducing and gaining, for which
10 cents in coin is required, to cover
cost of printing and handling.
you a sweater or Jacket that may be
worn over these on cooler days?
j Have you a serviceable light-weight
two-piece suit or jumper costume that
is suitable for traveling and long motor
| Have you the right costume for the
various games you wish to play or ath- *
letics you intend to pursue?
Have you the wherewithal for at least
; one fancy dress ensemble? Surely you
have materials and accessories lying
• about that could be made into an amus
ing or picturesque costume. And now
i that charades and masquerades have
become so popular, the chances are that
vou will need one.
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