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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 28, 1912, Image 11

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useful are those that -eat-no meat.
That is one reason why she is a
vegetarian; another is that she
has proven to herself that she has
better health, enjoys herself more,
and has a better all-around time
when she does not eat-meat.
So, all the 43 days of her walk
from New York to Chicago she
ate raw vegetables and fruit with
cakes made of ground whole
wheat, raisins and apples, and
drank nothing but fruit juices.
"Water doesn't satisfy one's
thirst when walking," she said. "I
carry a lemon in my pocket. I
find lemon juice an excellent
thirst quencher."
WhileHhe writer walked with
her, many farmers going to town
offered us a "lift." "My wife's got
to hitch up the team every time
she goes to town," one farmer
said. A little later as we passed
his farm, Mrs. Beach called my
attention to the stoutness of the
farmer's wife, and said.: "If she
walked more and drove less, she
wouldn't weigh so much."
"That's the worst fault I have
to find with women. They want
to be beautiful and have nice fig
ures, but they want to depend
upon tight corsets and beauty
doctors instead of exercising
properly and persistently and
eating correctly.
"A mother should begin teach
ing her child what and how to eat
before the child is born. Every
human being ought to pay more
attention to food and the eating
of it than to anything else. It
means longer life, health, successy
jpy and hope."
When she started her wk Mrs
Beach weighed 149J4 pounds;
when she finished, 139. Wesson
lost 18 pounds on his Portland
Chicago trip of 1,234 miles. He
included meat and everything he
wanted in his diet. Mrs. Beach
ate one and a half pounds of food
each day, fruit, vegetables, wheat,
oats and nuts.
"Eating the right kind of food
gives me good blood, and not
wearing tight shoes gives the
blood circulation. So I haven't a
corn or even a callous," said Mrs.
Mrs. Beach is the wife of a
wealthy- New York business
She is youhg, good looking,
refined in talk, manner and ap
She is .of medium height,
dark hair, clear brown eyes
and smiles most of the time.
She will now go to her coun-
try place out of New York
city to spend the summer.
She walks in a sort of a ha'p-
hazard way, paying no atten-
tion to how she walks, but just
keeps a-going. She moves her .
entire body when walking,
turning her shoulders with
each step.
Thej.trip was not an adver-
tising scheme. It was a fad of
Mrs. Beach.
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You can't drive a nail with &
sponge no matter how often you
soak it ' '3

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