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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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At left is shown the flat, deformed foot of a girl who has broken down
her arch by high-heeled, pointed shoes. At right is a good foot, almost
perfect, showing high arch and good toe line.
Eugene, Ore., July 13. Beautify
ing the feet of its girl students is one
of the most important courses at the
University of Oregan.
The university believes that sound
pedal extremities are as necessary as
an A. B., and tests in the physical
department have shown them much
A perfect foot is perhaps the most
coveted distinction for the girl grad
uate here.
Footprints are taken by the de-
partment of physical education
upon entrance and again at , the
expiration of a year.
Meantime exercises designed for
foot improvement are given and ad
vice as to what type of shoes to wear.
"About seven-eighths of the girl
students here have deflected great
toes and about three-fourths have
fallen arches," said Miss Frieda
Goldsmith, physical instructor, "and
we found only three good feet out of
the 25 examined. Not one was per
fect "We have found less badly de
formed feet and fewer fallen arches
during the last two years, due to the
round toe and low heel shoes in
"Retrogression is, however, ex
pected because of the revival of the
pointed toes.
"Pointed shoes, crowding the toes
together, not only cause bunions, but
weaken the arch muscles. The
weight 'of the body thrown on the
front part of the foot causes break
ing the arch. This is indicated by
pain in the foot or leg. High heels
pronate the angles, causing falling
"To remedy these defects we try
to have the girls wear shoes with
round toes and the inner borders
straight, so that the big toe is not de
flected; flexible soles, one-inch heels
and shoes well fitted to the arch.
"Foot, toe- and leg exercises are
also given, with schedule cards re
cordiag the faithfulness with which
the students perform them."
(Tomorrow the exercises given by
the University of Oregon's physical
department to girls with flattened
arches and pronated ankles will be
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Staitistics show that unmarried
men, as law breakers, outnumber the
married men two to one.
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