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Give Your Children Every Possible Safeguard Against the Menace of Fire
Check Heating Systems
At Frequent Intervals
For Possible Flaws
, Being Careful About Little
Things Will Aid Greatly
In Averting Disaster.
Bv BETSY CASWELL.
WITH the coming of the really cold and blustery days the sound of
the fire engine siren seems to be heard more and more often.
Overheated furnaces, faulty electrical equipment, clothes left too
, close to a heater to dry—overworked wiring and more activity
about the kitchen stove all add to the sum total of fire causes In an appalling
manner.
And. of course, the old bugaboo- -carelessness—is always with us. Cigars
or cigarettes left lying about, to burn*
themselves off thp edge of the ashtray I
onto some inflammable surface, or]
witlvB the reach of prying childish !
finger the elec
tric iron left flat r
of. thf board
While a telephone
or doorbell is
* answered — these
are only two of a
long and sinister
roster.
Burning is a
terrible thing. It
may be only a
slight physical
wound, that is
more annoying
than painful, or it
may be a hideous „ ,
. Brtsy Caswell
agony ending in
death or disfigurement. It may be a
quickly put-out fire in a waste basket— ]
or it may be the utter destruction of j
a home. The point is, that one cannot j
tell which will be the result of the
* same beginning. And the only remedy 1
Is to prevent that beginning by using
every ounce of care and intelligence ■
that one possesses.
* * * *
JF YOU have ever been burned badly,
or seen some one you love j
suffering tortures from burns, you
probably don't need even a warning.
Either experience is the sternest
teacher in the world, and you'll never
be guilty of carelessness where fire is
concerned. And if you have seen a j
beloved home blacken and turn to ]
ashes before your eyes, it is pretty j
* certain that you haven't forgotten it. j
But to people who haven't been ]
made aware of the horror of fire by j
^ some such tragedy, the danger is apt'
to seem remote and unreal. It is al
most inconceivable that such a com
monplace thing as a fuming cigarette
could cause actual disaster. It rarely
occurs to a woman, busy about her
kitchen, that the burners going full
tilt on her stove may burn a childish
hand to life-long uselessness. Sauce
pans. full of bubbling, boiling liquids,
» whose handles are left protruding over
the edge of the stove, may be caught
by a child, or a passing apron string,
find turned over to inflict, agonizing
bums. And yet, such things occur
fill too frequently.
I remember, once, a nurse of a
friend of mine left a saucepan of
boiling hot cereal on the nursery table,
while she went into another room for
something. The handle of the sauce
pan stuck out over the edge of the
table, and caught the attention of the
youngster about to be fed. He
crawled over to the table, hauled him
self up by its legs, just grabbed the
handle—and turned the entire con
tents, still bubbling, right into his
little face. He was scarred for life—
terribly. And just because his nurse,
who was devoted to him, didn't think
ahead!
* * * *
JT IS so bitterly true that some of
the greatest tragedies spring from
such trivial causes. Lives are marred
forever, in one little moment of care
lessness. This is bad enough when
it happens to an adult—but when a
little child, just at the threshold of
life, is doomed to misery because some
grown-up didn't think—or didn’t trou
ble—it assumes even more serious pro
portions.
Do think, do take the trouble to
safeguard your children, and when
you can. those of others, from the
menace of fire or burns. Put your
mind on keeping uncovered burners
turned ofr, on seeing that handles are
turned inwards from edges; of having
matches placed out of reach, and of
the safety variety. Don't leave lighted
cigarettes or cigars about; don't smoke
in bed; don't throw butts and match
ends into the wastebasket.
Remember to check the heating sys
tem during the day. and to give it a
close inspection before going to bed
every night. And, above all, don’t go
out and leave your little children
alone in a house. Take them with
you. get some one to stay with them, or
give up your outing—anything Is bet
ter than leaving them alone to the
terrible faie which might befall them
if fire should start.
There are so many things that you
can do to eliminate danger for your
children, that it seems incredible that
every father and mother is not on the
alert to profit by them. If every pre- ]
caution has been taken, and tragedy 1
does occur—then, at least, there wiil
be no cause for that bitter, bitter feel
ing of self-reproach Anri sorrow is
hard enongh to bear without that dpso- I
late cry—"Oh, why didn't I think?"
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Turkey Bones for Pups?
Not if He Is to Stay Thankful
For Being on This Earth!
*
1-i..... '

By MARY ALLEN HOOD.
OVER the meadow- and through
the woods, to grandmother’s
Pups does go. for Thanks
giving. Horses are more or
less set aside for transportation, so
Pups can skip that part. As for snow,
such a happening on Thanksgiving
would fill him with joy if the shock
" didn't kill him first.
As things stand, all the Boss need
do about the weather is take Pups’
^ sweater, just in case. But there's that
matter of foot-wiping before entering
grandmother's spick-and-span house.
Thorough canine foot cleansing re
quires much more minute concentra
tion than is generally imagined. One
who merely speaks of the after effects
of a mud-walking dog is apt to be
little the job. A sw ipe here and there
seems all that's necessary, so Pups
• still tracks mud across polished floors.
Trouble is that Pups’ feet are divided
Into sections similar to toes. Between
the toes are hairs. If the family
canine is possessor of a long coat
there are more hairs, known as feath
ers. Nothing delights them more
than collecting mud and dirt to spring
on an unsuspecting carpet. The trick
lies in wiping between the hound's
toes. Such care makes Pups a more
welcome guest in the family circle.
. Then there's little Cousin Betty,
among other young relatives, all w-ith
grandmother and turkey in mind.
Betty thinks Pups makes the best
noise when she pulls his tail! It’s
fun to catch grandmother’s cat and
•tart a nice fight, too. ’Course, if
Pups bites or Kitty scratches, that’s
another matter. Prevention of a
* rumpus is better than the cure. A
word or two to all parties before
things get under way helps family
I, relations.
Bo one comes to turkey, the main
event of the day to the material
A ~
minded. Every fowl is possessed of
a bony framework supporting the
edible portion. If Pups had his way
about the matter he'd transfer the
support to another chassis. That
would be an error. Turkey bones
are good only for turkeys. They stick
in Pups’ windpipe, park in his in
terior and generally act in a thor
oughly outrageous manner. No tur
key. chicken or game bones for Pups
or his kind. Turkey? Yes! Bones’
NO!
The Board of Control must arrange
matters so that Pups has a quiet,
unmolested place in which to partake
of his portion of the feast. Such
applies to Kitty as well. It's impos
sible to do justice to the meat of a
drumstick with Baby Betty running
interference! Peace at dinner by all
means. That's one of the things
Thanksgiving is for!
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Frozen Banana Delight.
cup mashed Vi cup cream,
bananas whipped
(2 to 3 ripe V* teaspoon
bananas) vanilla
6 tablespoons Vi cup chopped
sugar nut meats
2 tablespoons 1 egg white
lemon juice
Combine mashed banana, sugar and
lemon juice. Add whipped cream, va
nilla and nut meats. Beat egg white
until stiff enough to form peaks and
fold into mixture. Place into freezing
trays of automatic refrigerator and
freeze until firm. Six servings. Nuts
may be omitted if desired.
-> —
Spinach Dish.
Boiled spinach, well drained and
served w'ith cheese sauce, creamed fish,
meat, mushrooms or frizzled dried
beef, makes an appetizing and quickly
prepared food.
*
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Don’t Leave Lighted “Smokes” Within Reach
Should the young man decide to pick up the abandoned cigar by the
wrong end—or should he try to copy Daddy and smokn it from the gray
ash angle—or should he even dislodge it to fall against his cotton rompers—
then the little episode that began so innocently might have a hitter ending.
i ~
Remain True
To Type at
All Times
Bv ELSIE PIERCE.
J HESITATE to write about "types" ,
—out of fear that some may inter
pret what I say as advocating stand
ardization. That connotation cannot j
possibly remain with those who read
this column frequently, for they know
how much individuality has been
urged.
But, Nature does "type" us, just as
she “types” flowers. There are roses
and sunflowers, dahlias and butter
cups. Each flower has its own attrac
tive features. We humans have our
races, the major classifications being
white, red, yellow.
Nature is a very consistent crafts- l
man and artist. There is distinctive1
beauty in the unity of her creations.;
Then why should we attempt to de- 1
strov that unity by imitating other;
types, or worse yet, other races?
Many Americans, fend I think this '
is particularly true of young girls, like
to adopt a foreignism of speech, of
manner, of dress. They feel, perhaps,
tha,t this sets them apart from the
crowd. For instance, a teacher of lit
erature in a Midwestern college con
fides that during a course of study
on Indian lyrics, he invited a brilliant,
cultured Indian woman to the class
for a lecture. It made the lesson more
interesting but it also started two
young women (in their late teens)
on an imitation campaign. Their
fluffy curls were brushed to hang dank
and straight; they started dressing
like Indians, reading all the Indian
literature they could find. Imagine a
young American or English girl with
blonde or brown hair, with blue or
brown eyes, with a light or even olive
complexion, looking like an Indian,
even though she wear their colorful
blouses and beads and braid her hair.
It isn’t Nature's way, It strikes a dis
cordant note, it. isn’t true to type.
TIT...
Dorothy Dix Says—
*
Follow These Rules and Your
Wife Will Always Love You.
Dear miss dix—win you ten
a mere man how to retain
his wife's affection and keep
her glad she married hint?
For, after all, it is just as important
for us husbands to keep our wives in
love with us as it is for our wives to
keep us in love with them.
BENEDICT.
Answer:
You are quite right about that,
brother, and I wish more husbands
bad gumption enough to realize that
;t is peace in their homes and money
in their pockets to keep their wives
eating out of their hands. For a con
lented wife is a good wife. As long
is a woman is in love with her hus
oand she keeps on her tiptoes trying
to please him. It is only after a
woman loses her taste for her hus
aand that she flops in her looks and
her housekeeping, gets naggy and
peevish, and takes out on him all of
her disappointment at life.
Well, then, if you wish to keep your
wife in love with you. here are a few
suggestions that will help you turn the
trick: First. Keep up your courtship.
Don't drop all love-making at the
jltar. Women don t lose their sweet
teeth as soon as they are married.
Keep on telling your wife how' beauti
ful and wonderful she is- Before mar
riage it is expedient to flatter your
sweetie. After marriage it is a neces
sity.
Second. Start out on the right foot.
Don't, because you are so much in
ove with your bride and because you
enow so little of women, let her get
the upper hand of you at the begin
ning and grab the pants away from
ybu. She will try it. so be on your
tuard. Don't let her get away with
t because every woman despises the
--
man she ran rule. You never saw a
wife who loved the husband she could
henpeck.
Third. Do something to make her
happy. Don't act as if being mar
ried to you was all the fun any woman
could ask of life. Take her out and
show her a good time at least once a
week. Take an interest in her clothes
and encourage her to dress as well as
you can afford. Remember her taste.
Bring her little gifts. Do something
every day to show her that you think
of her.
Fourth Don't be fool enough to tell
her about your former love affairs.
Burn all your old love letters and your
old sweethearts' pictures before you are
married and never boast of your con
quests and what a devil you were
among the ladies. And never, never
praise another woman, not even your
mother or your grandmother, to your
wife. Don’t be misled by her saying
she has no jealousy in her nature.
Fifth. Don’t make her do all the
adapting that every young couple must
make. Go 50-50 on it. Go with her
to the symphony concerts if she is
musical instead of expecting her to go
with you to hear a jazz band. Make
her mother as welcome when she comes
to visit you as you would like to have
your wife make your mother welcome.
Sixth. Take an interest in the house
keeping and show your wife how to run
a budget. It is hard for a young wife
to get up much enthusiasm over mak
ing a home if her husband never takes
any part in it.
Seventh. Don’t criticize. Women
simply can't take it. Besides, it gets
a man nowhere. If you knock your
wife's cooking, she says, "Oh, what's
the use?" and lets things go. If you
make fun of her new dress, she goes
out and buys one more expensive. And
that's that.
Eighth. Remember that the one and
only way to work a woman is by flat
tery. Praise your wife's pies and she
will turn into a chef. Tell her what a
grand manager she is and she will
pinch every nickel until the buffalo
howls. Descant on how broad-minded
she is and she won't raise ructions
when you take a platinum blond out
to lunch.
Ninth. Don't degenerate into being
just a money-maker. Give your wife
more of your time and less money. No
woman can keep passionately In love
with a cash register.
Tenth, and lastly. Be generous and
kind. No woman can really love a
tightwad or a brute. x
DOROTHY DIX.
(Copyri3ht, 1937.)
—-•
Watch Your Heels.
Look to your heels, if you want to
Impress your guests with your hus
band's affluence, a home economics ex
pert advised a group of clubwomen.
"If they are run-down, misshapen,
or badly nicked,” she said, “people are
likely to assume that you are discour
aged and that your husband's business
is going to the dogs.”
Twizzler Answer.
The wood carver made a box with
dimensions 3 by 1 by 1, laid the figure
in it and poured a fine sand into
the box until the remaining space was
filled. Then the figure was removed
and the sand in tha box occupied
1 cubic foot.
4
Meieidiuewdirk Airies
*
^^EARING apparel for an infant is always acceptable, especially when it’s an
unusual and useful garment like this. For it can be either a long coat, or,
pinned up, makes a roomy, cosy sleeping garment. The stitch is so lacy that
the work goes in a jiffy, but the material being wool, the finished garment will
be a great help for repelling chilly drafts.
To obtain this pattern, send for No. 524 and inclose 15 ctnts in stamps
coin to cover service and postage. Address orders to the Needlework Editor of
The Evening Star.
' . * *
• I— . *
My Neighbor Says:

I
To separata a head of lettuce
when the leaves are tightly grown
together, hold under running
water. The force of the water
separates leaves without break
ing.
If you use glycerin instead of oil ;
to lubricate the meat chopper,
you will find It will not Impart
any taste to the food.
V - |
Leftover cooked potatoes must j
not be piled on each other, as
they sour quickly. Spread them !
out on a large platter.
Wash varnished woodwork with
about half a cup of kerosene
added to a pail of water. It leaves
a soft, fluffy finish.
(Coprrlfht, 1087.)
An Essential
Factor to
Schools
Success Depends
On the Quality
Of Teachers.
By ANGELO PARTI.
“J WISH our chiltiren could go to a
good school. Ours is such an an
tiquated affair. No pool, no audi
torium, none of the up-to-date things ■
that means so much to children.”
Has it a teacher? If it has a teach- !
er the rest does not matter. It. is de
lightful to have all the modern equip
ment. It helps lighten the teachers'
work. It gives the community a talk
ing point. A high school that cost a j
quarter million is something to boast
about. But has it a teacher?
You can have the most up-to-date
building in the world and get little
more out of it than the next commu
nity to yours which has the little
frame coop that was built in 1870.
The quality of the school is not in
its construction, not in its lighting
and heating and air conditioning
planus. Nor in its playing fields. The
heart of the school, the life and the
power of the school, lie in the teacher.
I have seen the grandest school
building in America that men ever
built and I have left them sick at j
heart. The head of the school was
not a teacher. He was perhaps a
well-meaning person with a college
degree, or maybe a friend of the
biggest taxpayer, or a relative of the
most influential politician. Anything
but a teacher. The work of the school
was the routined ordered procession of
classes, examinations and graduations.
In between there were battles with
parents and battles with pupils and
battles with taxpayers. Graduations
were prison escapes. And this in the
million HulMimiC
I have seen schools that cost very
little. One of them was a series of 1
sheds in the low hills of England j
There was very little money any- !
where to be had. The equipment was !
meager to bareness. But the children
were doing fine, thank you sir. They J
were living in that school; they were j
heading toward big things to come I
You could see it in the way they moved
in the centered attitude of their minds |
and bodies, in their eagerness to help
each other, their desire to win the
teacher's word of praise. For a fleet
ing moment I wished that this teacher
might ha\e a real school building
such as we had in America. Then 1 ,
laughed at myself and remembered
that the school needed the teacher, not
the teacher the school.
The great teachers of the world did
not bother much about the school j
building in which they taught. Soc- |
rates sat on a stone at the street cor- i
ner. Mark Hopkins said a log would
do for him, if he had a pupil on the
other end. John Dewey sat on any
old chair, any old place and his stu
dents gathered about him. standing,
sitting, leaning over just so they could
see and hear.
I want the very best building and
the finest equipment the community j
can give me. The best is none too
good for the children who use it. But.
and this is primary, I want a teacher
to head the school; I want a teacher
in every class room. It is the quality .
of the teacher that decides the fate j
of the school. Put the money into
the teaching staff first, and build the
school about them. Then you will
get somewhere!
(Copyright, 1937.)
I
Manners
of the
Moment
He starts putting his host’s pen
cil in his pocket.. t
tyHEN you loan a fellow a pencil
with which to add up the bridge
score, it's always baffling to watch him
pocket it. It may be your last pencil.
At any rate, pencils are always scarce
enough around the house, so that you
hate to see some one walk oft with one
of thenr
But there he goes, right in front of
your eyes, slipping the thing into his
own coat.
If you speak to him he may get an
noyed . . . think you are accusing him
of kleptomania. If you don’t say any
thing, you lose your pencil.
What you might do, of course, is to
train yourself to be a good pickpocket,
so that you could get the thing back
without his knowing it. But probably
the best thing to do is never to let a
pencil get out of your own hand and
to keep your own bridge scores. Either
that or have all your household pencils
wired to the building. JEAN.
(Copyright, 1987.)
M
Broad Field for Women
Lies Behind the Scenes
In the Radio Industry
From Director of Publicity
Dow n to Mail Classifier
Femininity Prevails.
<Editor'$ note: This is the second in a series of articles dealing
with the activities of women in the business end of radio. Another
will appear shortly on this page./
By GAEL RENFREW.
VERSATILITY is a prime requisite for success in radio, and of equal im
portance is the power to recognize new opportunities and turn them to
account. One woman executive who passed these tests in shorter than
average time is Betty Goodwin, an Idaho girl whose meteoric rise
carried her from clerk to director of beauty and fashion publicity in less than
tour years.
After studying at the University of Washington Miss Goodwin became
associated with a Seattle paper andv
worked herself up to editing the
fashion page. Part of her daily stint
was conducting a shopping and style
talk over the air. Hearing the call
Eastward Ho!” she came to New
York and to N. B. C.
While still an unknown in the or
tanization, she had the temerity to
point out that photography was not
loing its part in radio publicity. "Stars
pf the air would be as glamorous as
their sisters of the screen, if I had
my way,” declared Miss Goodwin, and
5he got a chance to try. Since she had
studied the art of make-up, and knew
fashion lore, she had Radio's girls
?arbed in gorgeous advance styles and
ittractively posed. When the photos
ippeared in the press a fascinated
public learned that their favorite radio
stars had more than talent—they had
.ooks and style.
And recently Betty Goodwin’s serv
ices received further recognition when
she was chosen first television an
nouncer for N. B. C.
* * * *
QLAUDINE MACDONALD, a Chi
cago girl and A. B. of North
western University, is responsible for
hat important N. B C. feature, Wom
in's Radio Review. Like the ma
jority of her sisters who are riding
>n top of the air waves, she is a
;raduate of the hard school of the
itrical experience. Courses at the
\meriran Academy of Dramatic Art.
^ew York City, acting in stock com
panies, teaching dramatics in girls'
schools, running advertising cam
paigns—all went to form the back
fround against which Claudine Mac
ionald has built her success. She is
n great demand as a lecturer to busi
tess and professional women, and
versatility in her case takes in the
supervising of a home, being a smart
iresser and a superb rider and dancer.
Heading the department of con
linuity acceptance is Janet McRorie
pf New York and New Jersey, whose
passports into the radio world were
ilso newspaper and theatrical train
ng. Her O. K. must gone on all radio
script, which means many things
Seeing that good taste is not violated
s one of them, for radio audiences
ire representative of all creeds and
plasses.
Mias McRorie studied at the Stan
hope Wheaicroft School of Dramatic
Art in New York City, also at Co
lumbia University, and her stage ex
perience was gained as an actress and
publicity agent. Then she was quite
iterally a "jack-of-ail-trades" in jour
nalism. having served as reporter,
shopping columnist, special story
writer and editor. It was from the
Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
:hat Janet McRorie went to N. B.
C. early in 1935.
* * * *
^INCE radio's successful women are
representative of different sections
of the United States, it is appropriate
j enough that, a cousin from Canada
| should also be on the list Margaret
| Cuthbert has the enviablp and ro
mantic background of a fa'her who
served as assistant commissioner In
Canada's famous "Mounties." She ts
a genuine cosmopolite, knowing life in
Saskatchewan and the Yukon. Cornell
University and New York City. Now
director of women's activities and spe
cial programs. Miss Cuthbert is one of
the profession's pioneers. Eleven years
ago, when N. B C. was not yet born,
! she became asociated with WEAP.
Her preparation really started at Cor
nell University, where she acted as
secretary to the College of Home Eco
nomics and took a course in fine arts,
i As sponsor of a program of "different.”
: speakers, she made the series a hug®
success, and incidentally got her first
! lessens in what the public likes.
Miss Cuthbert's concern ts the sus
■ taming, nr non-commercial, program,
j and women’s associations desiring time
I on the air seek her co-operation ar.d
1 advice. The decisian as to suitabi'uv
; of the program offered rests with her.
She has contributed to various publs
cations on the subject of radio, anri
because of her efforts to provide ebu
! cative programs for women she in
chosen by the New York League of
Business and Professional Women as
one of their women of achivemer.t in
19.16, Miss Cuthbert is the tall, sen
der type and the essence of charm and
approachability.
Associated with Miss Cuthbert is
; June Hynd, petite, blond and blessed
with a marvelous memory for names,
facts and faces. She came in as Miss
Cuthbert's secretary, but now is
| charged with tasks that vary from
I seeing important people to writing
script on sudden call.
* * * *
J^ADIO’S women, like their newspa
per colleagues, must be a step
ahead of what is happening, as N. B.
C.'s telephone operators can tell you
. There are 900 phones and a 24-hour
switchboard service. An increasing
number of news queries now come to
5 radio headquarters instead of to news
■ paper offices, ,v> the girl with the head
piece must be intelligent.
| Nor must the stenographers be
overkxfked. There are 200 of them,
supervised by Estelle Bergholz. and
hers is the heavy responsibility of get
ting out in time and in perfect condi
tion every script that goes on the air
Many girls have moved up from the
general stenographic ranks to secre
, taryships and better,
j Opportunities for women beginners
are also provided in the audience mail
division, where the vast amount of
mail received daily is read, classified
and routed Again a woman has
; charge—Adelaide Piana.
j It is a woman, too, who keeps tab
j on the theme songs. Titles of the
J songs used by every programme are
kept in an alphabetical music file and
1 checked to avoid duplication.
Dear miss nowell:
I am having my living room and dining room repapered.
The dining room is quite small and is entered from the living
room by a wide doorway. A friend of mine has suggested that
I treat the dining room as an alcove and paper it in a paper that blends
with my living room but it's different in color and design. Please tell
me what you think about this. HELEN C., Silver Spring
Answer—There is a tendency to paper one wall or an alcove
in a different color than the rest of the room which has grown
out of the decor for modern rooms. It can be very nice, but
it means that your whole room is built around this idea. If you
have dining room furniture and really use your space as a dining
room I would suggest that you paper it the same as your living
room, as it is in complete view. This will give you a spacious
feeling and one in keeping with the dignity of a dining room.
If you do not have the traditional buffet, six chairs and dining
room table, you might very well treat this space as a dining
alcove with side tables that could be put together to make a
dining table and a sofa and side chairs which would be useful as
dining chairs also. In this case it would be most interesting to
use a plain color paper to point up one of the colors in the living
room paper or if the living room paper is plain do the alcove in
one having a delightful design which goes well with it.
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|}EAR MISS NOWELL:
I live in an old, high-reilinged house in which I have a huge bed
room with a fireplace. No matter how hard I cry the plare still seems
to be like a barn. I am a business woman Rnd do not rare for frills
which I presume would immediately make the room more Intimate
Have you any suggestions? PAULINE C„ H Street.
Answer—I am not at all worried about you. You seem to
have what most of vs in Washington would give our eye teeth to
possess. You may have a whole apartment in your one room.
Place your desk, if you like to write in the evening, close to the
fire so yovi may toast your toes. Also have at least, one deep, com
fortable chair with a small table and reading lamp close to the
fire. Here is your living room. Place your bed and dressing table
on one side of the room—and yovir chest of drawers, books and
flowers on the other , You have not told me about your outside
light, but I presume you have at least two windows. Use a figured
wall paper•—and the design may be large—it Will help to bring
the walls in around you. Hare a good bit of deep warm color,
such as russet or rose tones in draperies and rugs.. With a fire on
your hearth what more could any one want?
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T}EAR MISS NOWELL:
What, do you consider the absolute necessities for ft nursery, 8 by 10
feet, with one window, for a new baby and a first one? MRS. C. A. B.
Ansioer—A jjood comfortable crib, with sides that go up
and down; the best felt mattress and a rubber sheet. There
should be a table with a top at least 2 by 3 feet, a chest of drawers
and an enameled-covered can for soiled linen. A low chair to use
at feeding time. The best baby in the world needs no more than
this for the first three months. If possible the floor should be cov
ered with linoleum. After three months you will need a play
pen. Be sure that curtains and slip covers are washable—also
the wall paper. For the first month your equipment should be as
simple as a hospital room and as immaculate. As your baby gets
older you may go in for the extras, such as small table and, chairs
—being sure that they are sturdy and easily cleaned. Book
shelves built against on# wall will save space in your small room
and hold all the toys.
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