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LONG LIVE QUEEN OF BABIES
This Little Iowa Baby Is the Nearest
Perfect Baby in the World.
Sioux City, la., Sept. 30. Hail to
the queen of babies! Let everybody
salute this dainty mite of humanity
who for the time being wears the
regal crown of baby perfection
Catherine Corr of Onawa, la.
Baby Catherine is the nearest per
fect specimen of babyhood so far pro
duced in the world! She lacks just
three-tenths of one per cent of being
Since this "better baby" movement
has been given widespread publicity
and great attention, there have been
held hundreds of baby fairs in which
babies were judged and the nearest
perfect awarded prizes.
State after state found nearly per
fect babies only to learn that other
baby fairs unearthed still nearer per
The "better babies" contest was"
the big feature of the inter-state live
stock fair held at Sioux City. Nearly
400 of the best youngsters from Iowa,v
Nebraska, Minnesota and South Da
kota entered the contest and were
judged. Sioux City, being the hub be
tween all these states, drew the pick"
of their babies.
Catherine Corr, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. D. Corr of Onawa, la.,
was awarded first place, with a-per-centage
of 99.7. Up to this time the
highest percentage ever given a baby
was 99.55, accredited to Helen Jol
dersma of Grand Rapids, Mich., at
the Michigan state fair. That makes
Catherine America's "best" or near
est perfect baby as far as is now
Catherine Corr is 2 years and. 10
months of age, and the physician who
examined her declared her to be prac
tically perfect. The set of measure-'
ments used by all of the big "better
babies" contests was used and the
percentage is not a matter of option
with the judges, except in one de
partment the mental test where the
child is measured according to its
quickness of observation.
The Corr baby scored a higher
average than the babies that won the
contests at the Iowa state fair, the
Nebraska state fair, the South Da
kota and the Minnesota state fairs.
So Iowa, in addition to being first
in corn, hogs,, horses and oats, claims
the world's baby championship.
MUTTON IN GRAVY -
Cold mutton reheated in gravy or -sauce
is served with rice, on toast,
on baking-powder biscuits, with a
pastry or biscuit crust, with a crust
of mashed potatoes, or with a crusty
consisting of mashed - potatoes andUR
mashed turnips in proportion ofl
More than forty per cent of tha
people of Great Britain could noli
write their names when Queen VIc-bS
toria ascended the throne. Jrarll