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to be massive and heavy than the
pieces for the other ropms. Great
care should be taken in choosing
that the pieces are not too heavy for
the size of the room.
BEDROOM. The bedroom needs
plenty of air, light and colors, and
above all, order. The bedroom is
the place to indulge personal likes in
regard to color, pictures, etc., pro
viding these personal likes are well
regulated and in keeping -with the
necessities of the room.
If the bedroom is used for a sit
ting as well as a sleeping room the
furniture may be darker and heavier
in character. A bedroom is always
more cheery with pretty flowered
chintz over curtains and chair cush
ions. A great mistake is often made
by an over-indulgence of flowered
KITCHEN. It was a long time
after many labor and time-saving de
vices had been invented for man's
work before lightening woman's du
ties was ever thought of. Now that
woman's time is valued as highly as
man's an effort to better her work
ing conditions is being made.
The old kitchen, usually one of
the largest rooms in the house, was
the center of interest and served as
a place for not only culinary process
es, but washing and ironing and
churning, and often dining rpom.
But in the modern house separate
places for these various classes of
work are provided, and the us,e of the
kitchen is limited usually to the
preparation and dispensing of food.
It should not only be convenient in
regard to its relation of other rooms,
but also in the detailed arrangement
of its furnishings.
-The walls of the kitchen may be a
neutral tone and still not a gloomy
drab or gray. They are best painted
The ideal kitchen floor is yet to be
discovered. Inlaid tile and cement
are sanitary, but very tiresome to
stand upon for any length of time.
Maple or hard pine are satisfactory
woodland should be treated in hot
linseed oil and rubbed down, but not
The linoleum-covered floor is
about the most satisfactory at pres
ent. It may be given a thin coat of
varnish for protection from hard
(The next lesson in this home eco
nomics course will be by Prof.
Louise Stanley "of the University of
DO YOU BREATHE? BREATHING FOR HEALTH
x - MEANS NOT MERELY INHALING
BY DR. R. H. BISHOP, JR.
(Cleveland Commissioner of Health)
Breathing for health means more
than merely making the ribs work up
and down as you -inhale and exhale.
It means more than a big chest
The diaphragm or midriff must be
made to work, too. Oere is the rea
When you take a full, deep breath,
slowly, ydu fill the lower instead of
merely the upper part of the lungs.
This gives the diaphragm a down
ward push which helps force the ab
dominal contents downward and out
ward. This aids the lower intestines
jn. their work of ridding the. body of
waste material. Unless this function
is properly performed one cannot re
Having learned to keep the body
free from poisons by expulsion of
waste material and foul air the next
step is to feed, and build up the body.
This is done by keeping the blood
supplied with the proper amount of
Breathing so the blood is purified,
then pumped to every portion of the
body will add 10 to 15 years to one's
life. It will do.more. It will give the
person who has lived wrong tor 40
or 50 years' a chance to come back