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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 12, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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sight today. And how much more
sensible this mode of riding is than
the side-saddle.
I heard of a doctor who took his lit
tle son of 5 years with him when he
gave his lectures to-his students. Of
ten he had living models of naked
women to illustrate his lecture on
His little son ran around the lec
ture hall and saw the naked women.
The doctor claimed he wanted his
son to become acquainted with the
human form so that it would be no
object of curiosity to him.
This illustrates the principle under
lying the staring eyes and remarks
made about women's dress. We just
recover from one shock when we get
another. I have not much time to
devote to vanities in dress, but I know
this, that dress affects a girl's health
more than it does her morals.
Whenever we happen to have a
style that does not burden the girls
with long, clinging skirts, or heavy,
useless draperies, we should try to
encourage that style as much as pos
sible. A girl's dress should be light and
give her freedom in form and motion,
and our girls will be healthier, and
health brings its own happiness.
One style we had some years ago,
skirts with trains on them street
skirts they were. Horrors of horrors !
Hail to the short skirts!
At to girls exposing their throats
and arms to the sunshine, it can only
be beneficial. There is nothing to
equal the health-giving qualities of
the sun's rays on chest and throat
It is a fact that people who suffer
from throat affections are advised by
their physicians, even in winter, to
throw away furs and scarfs, to open
the coat and lay bare the throat to
the winter breeze.
How much more necessary to have
the throat, chest and arms bare all
summer to nature's great healer, the
It is innate in mankind, even in the
most primitive races, to provide cov
ering for portions of the body. But
our civilization must take heed or we
will get too far away from nature
and we will have to pay the price in
a lower vitality and resistance to dis
ease. Tell the girls to wear short skirts,
low necks, short sleeves. Tell them
to live out of doors all summer as
much as possible and live the simple
life. It may give them sunburned
faces and freckles, but tell them you
think freckles are beautiful and that
freckled faces are a sign of good na
ture and health. A. J.
the greatest waterfall in the world?
I always thought Niagara was, but
I've been told there's one still bigger.
Niagara is so wonderful a cataract
that many-people naturally think it is
the greatest waterfall in the world,
but as a matter of fact Victoria falls
in the Zambesi river In Africa is the
greatest of all waterfalls. The Vic
toria has a descent of 400 feet, and
Niagara's drop is only 165 feet at the
falls proper, though within a distance
of five miles from rapids to the gorge
into which the cataract falls, the
Niagara river drops 300 feet.
Victoria falls was discovered by Dr.
Livingston in 1855; traditions of
Niagara may be traced back to 1613
when Champlain explored the Lake
Erie region. Of this majestic and
ageless cataract Abraham Lincoln
once wrote:
"When Columbus first sought this
continent when Christ suffered on
the Cross when Moses led Israel
through the Red Sea nay, even
when Adam first came from the hand
of his Maker; then, as now, Niagara
was roaring here."
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In twenty years New York city in
creased 3,000,000 in population, and
during that time more than a million
less acres of land have been culti
vated throughout New York state.

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