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BILLLE BURKE ON COMFORT FOR THE STOUT GIRL
By Bfflie Burke.
The First Word Don't spoil
your health by trying to be a bag
of bones. The doctors say that
from fat you get most of your en
I sometimes wonder just where
this craze for being thin started.
It is quite as prevalent and most
as silly as that fad of oUr grand
mothers of "enjoying poor health,
thank you." It has come to the
time when two or three women
cannot gather together without
mourning over their fat.
Arid the things they discuss!
From what they recommen5 you
get an idea that they will do any
thing but the rational thing to re
duce their fat, which is to diet and
You seldom see a young girl
who is too fat, and that is because
most girls nowadays take plenty
of exercise. The only way to re
duce one's flesh is to burn up by
exercise a little more energy,
which means food that one eats.
Dontry to make yotwselfJntov
a bag of bones. The rag and a
bone and a hank of hair" woman
has gone out of fashion. Lpok at
the Venus jde Milo, who since the
time she was found has been the
standard of womanly beauty,
There is not a bone to be seen on
her beautiful bqdy. She is a
series of beautiful curves from the
top of her lovely head to the end
of her broken foot.
Don't sniff and say that "sh'e
may be all right for a matron, but
her body is too big for a girl."
This all .may be true, but at least J
the young girl must give promise
that in time she will become a
beautiful matron; that she will
have that greatest beauty of wo-msLti-a
body that will be able to
bear strong:, healthy and beauti
ful children. She must have a
fine, broad chest, for with this she
can combat almost any ill except
a broken neck. With a chest '
equal to holding big lung power '
she will mend a broken heart
much quicker than the little girP.
who only breathes to the top of
her corsets, no matter how much
she sobs over her lost love "and
The girl of today Who would '
be beautiful must have thfoat,
sho'ulders and arms well rounded
Hec hips must be as wide as her
shoulders and the line under her
arms from her bust td her feet
must be nearly straight. She
must hold her head high and hef
chest up, sd'that she can get all
the good possible from deep
Ju3t One Last Word -Cover
your bones with a good coating of
fat and then carry it as if you Wete
proud of it, for it bespeaks good
healthy as well as beauty.
Wholesale flannel Cakes. ' ,
Two cups of flour, two cups of
sweet milk, one qg, one tea
spoon of baking powder, a pinch
of salt. Beat the eggs very light '
Add the milk and then, with just
enough beating to mix altogeth
er, the flour, sifted twice with
salt and baking powder, should
be put to it Bake at once.