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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 09, 1912, Image 12

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It's no use, dear friends, to swear at the hot weather. That orily
riakes you hotter. Also it's no use to fan yourself, nd go around
the corner for a cold drink. Come, let's figure it out together.
Aren't you uncomfortably hot chiefly for this reason that you
try too hard to fight against the Tieat? Just yield to the heat, ac
quiesce in it, take it as a matter of course, and see how much more
comfortable you'll be. ,
It's natural for summer to be hot, and it's natural for mart to
sweat. Also it's good for him.N It soaks the physical poisons out
of him, just like the hot baths at a health resort where he d pay good
money to be parboiled. That leaves quiet nerves and a clear eye if
only a man doesn't work himself into a frenzy over the silly notion
that hes suffiering.
The mental attitude's the main thing. Just meet the hot weather
only half way. If you can persuade yourself that you wish it was
still warmer, all the better. Pretty soon you'll be enjoying the heat,
and thanking Providence for the good old summer time.
This isn't sarcasm, but hard fact. At any rate, since everything
else has failed, why not try 'it?
' Here's an Idea thatwijl keep
icebox water from dripping all
over the floor:
Nail two boards to the floor to
form a right angle under the re
frigerator, the bases of the angle
being .the two front corner of the
refrigerator. The boards need not
be long enough to meet, although
the opening should not be 'very
wide. Then when it is necessary
to put the pan Under put it on the
floor, push it with the foot until it
strikes either of the boards and
then push it a little more until it
hits the other one. It will then be
directly .under the drip.pie.
Years Well Spent.
One of Chicago's manufactur
ers does not think so highly of
the value of a college career. He
was taking a fellow magnate to
task the other day.
"Well, I hear your son is
through college."
"Yes, he's through."
"Put in four years, I s'pose?"
"Four years." '
"And did he learn anything
whatever that was useful during
those four years?"
"Oh, yes. He learned to oper
ate an automobile so well-that we
have put him in charge of one of
our big electric trucks."
o o
Sydney Kidman, the "Queens
land cattle king" of Australia,
owns 50,000 square miles of land
about as large as the state of
New York.

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