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THE WASHINGTON' tlMES.1 WEDNESDAY; SEPTEMBER "22, 1915.
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jpiwine Mis?iQH..of Home ,
Is Round in: Its; Ethical
And Personal Influence
NQt Housekeeping' Is Efficient Which Tuts Routine Before
4 Comfoj-1 and Happiness of Each
Member of Family.
By MRS. CHRISTINE FREDERICK
(COPjrUtnt, Illti 07 r.
COJiuffDRyM: wnat u mo
feririce between a home and a
hotel? (Ilowlng advertisements
, i,-.- try to persuade that "this
hotel has all the comfort, of home.
wl(le. biHhe, Per hand, many homes
'are soulless asany hotel.
Borne will say that the advantage of
the hqtel li obvious. The aervlco Is
good, tfie" food .la not bad. there are no
. tradesmen to w,qrry one, no repalra, ta
' meet, no routine to adhere to. One
' poinis. "one goes. ' bathe, eats, and
smokes as he. feds, like. On the other
hand, the home seems to be a con
stant struggle With servants, indifferent
food still more Indifferently served; the
butcher, the batfex. the candlestick
maker, and a stern, gripping, household
routine which never ends. What Is the
truth?
A little thinking seems to show that
in hotel Ideal at least U comfort: while
many liomes seem to prqve that the
comfort of Its various Inmates Is sub
ordinated to an Imaginary juggernaut
of system which ruthlesslv rfl'ls over
aam. InitlvMlial nrflflrnrp. liKO. Snu
desire. Why Is It that father so often
prefers to go to the ciuo. unless it u
that there he can drasr a trail of ashas
amu thu iihrnrv and scatter the en
tire Sundav supplement at his feet
without renroof?
' Liberty, of Action.
v Mother mav long for hotel life be
cause there she can find freedom from
the'lncxorable household subjection. If
she wants to go out" shopping she has
no baking or mending day hanging
over her head. Sho can let her personal
preference guide her actions in a hotel.
But in tho home, she thinks she mu3t
live up to household tradltlsn.
' Why is it not possible to have all tho
comforts of a hotel at home? Why
rannot the domestic routine be more
elastic, and more subservient to the
.inmates of tho home? The ono great
advantage the dome should have over
any and ovcrv other living piacy Is Its
freedom to each individual who com
poses It. This freedom, this privacy,
this Individualistic liberty of action
I should be provided for in every home,
litis the'thlng, the iiuallty. the "aome
, thing" whl!h -people mean when thsy
say, a none or your own. io one
ever thought of having a "hotel of your
own."
'Polish the Nickel. i
ffo housekeeping is really efficient
which puts schedule and routine before.
comfort afid happiness, if our1 husband
, cannot learn to lav away his coat
and' straighten his papers on the desk,'
'it should be his privilege not to do this,
! itt such careless habits conduce to hla
happiness. While training him to lay
way these things he might be hatching
tne "great American novol." Similarly,
many a housewife' might be taking a
brisk walk or reading to her children In
Advice To
Girls
By ANNIE LAURIE.
Mv Dear Annie Laurie: There
Is to be a social gathering In a
short time and each girl Is sup
posed to Invite a young man to
accompany her. Kindly advise me
as to how to ask one to escort
me.
me. R. U M.
When you decide which man you
desire as your escort, write him a
note asking him to go with you,
naming the date and the hour at
which you wish him to call for you.
I am assuming that you do not go
with any yquns man In particular,
for you probably would not need to
be asking mv advice In that case.
I am telling you to write because it
i rather embarrassing for a clrl to
ive a spoken invitation.
Dear Annie Laurie 1. Please
tell me something Interesting to
talk about when you are with a
boy.
2. Is It proper to ask boys for
friendship links?
3. I am not a very attractive
girl, and I want to know how to
win some frionds.
4. There Is a boy who .lives
near me. and we like each other,
t v-fivt speak. Neither of us
knows why we are mod. How
can 1 gain his friendship again?
JENNIF. VinOINIA. ELSIE
MAY and ELIZABETH MARY.
I am answering your three letters
together because you said you wero
chumi, you know. You will notlco
that there aro several questions I
don't answer, but that's because
I have already done it over and
over ago)n in this column.
First of all, what to talk about
with a boy. Just' everyday things,
of course. You don't need to dis
cuss the European war or the num
ber of industries in America or any-
inins iiae mat. chick to inings
you know nbout motion pictures
and sports and theaters or anything
in whlph you're interested.
I should scarcely think it right to
ask boys for xrlcndshlp links. Walt
uptll they offer them.
Unattractive girls are not tluj
least popular. If you are the typo
that is easy to get along with, and
there aro some ttlrla who get angry
at everything that Is said, you
should have no trouble In making
f i lends or In keeping them After
you know them.
SurprUc tho. boy by speaking to
him next time you meet. This busi
ness of getting angry and not know
ing why you are stamps you as
belns very childish, If you think
you arc enough of a grown-up tu
have boy-friends you should benave
like a little lady and not a little girl.
Hit Laurie will welcome letter of u
iry on subjects of feminine interest
tfom you tip women rradera of (all
paper, and will reply to them in thete
column. They should be addressed to
hir cars, thie office.
(OwrUtt; im.-Ws issirreatwrterrttirt-
wirmun ,ruriv.
tha spacious time she is nollshlng un the
lakel-waro.'
TJU great value of the home to tho
nation U Its personal and ethical In
fluence. Take this away, take away
the spirit and soul, and we have left no
thing but the perfectly ordered, perfect
ly managed hotel.
In other words, tho Individual must
come before the syatciri, and tho father's
pipe take precedence over the furniture
polish. The home should be a place
which will allow the greatest freedom
roi' growth for each individual In It. It
snouia sumuiate and recuperate tho
bread-winner. It should permit the
mother to' develop hef fullest capacity
as a woman; it snouiu fay tno rounaa
tlons of ethical training for the child
ren: and above all. for tho comfort and
growth of each member. This la the al
most divine mission of the home. This
Is something which no hotel can possibly
give. To rcalise'thls should be the Ideal
of the homemaker, putting these values
first and above, the more rpetty practi
cal routine or demand. The system by
which the home is run should bo so un
obstructive as not to Interfere with
these larger interests.
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Baroness Irmgard von Kottenthal, the Croation interpretative dan
cer, has utilized the great American game as the basis for a symbolic
dance. Fascinated by the grace of the players during the course of the
first game wh,ich she witnessed she decided to incorporate some ofHhe
most artistic poses in a classic-baseball dance.
"The Temptatfpn of Eve" was the result. In the picture shown here
the baroness is mimicking the same quizzical composure which charac
terizes Myers, tho brilliant Brooklyn outfiejder.
Horatia
Then nut spake fair Horatia,
The hostess of the day,
Just us th bridge club rose to go;
"Ob, girls, why can't you stay?
For how is time xpent better
Than at the dar old Kama?
What though we've rlayed all morn
ing What though engagements claim?
"Come, cancel our appointments
With all thn s:hJ ye may.
And help me kcpp old Ennui,
Our enemy, nt D4y;
Forgettini; luncheon, matinee,
Lectin e or (Junco ar tea
-Nrw. who wilLWde at- either elde.
- amif -wrrinuiTMnia''
Artists of France Express National;
Gratitude'for American Relief wgitk
National Museum Places on,
Exhibition Collection of
Sketches Which Symbolize
'Attitude of. .Grateful Re
public to Sister Nation.
By MABEL E. WINSLOW.
A SKETCH of two women-one
compassionately mothering
another who leans on her
- for a moment's comforting
pressure of shielding arms.
Such is the attitude of present-day
Franco to present-day America, typi
fied In ono representative drawing
from the portfolio recenU' presented
to America to express Franco's ap
preciation of her sister republic's
relief work during the war. The
sketches and there are about
seventy of them are the voluntary
contributions of as many Fjrencli
artists, who asked to be allowed to
tender this acknowledgment of
their gratitude;
Since their arrival In the United
States a short time ago, the sketches
have been mounted and placed on
exhibition at the National Museum,
not far from the section devoted to
the National Gallery of Art. Out
of the wav of the Casual observer,
the collection may escape notice un
less one goes with a determination
at Bridge
Then, out spake tall Hermlnla, '
A reigning beauty she:
"Lb. "i will bide at thy right side
And'Keep at bridge with thee."
And out spaltn Spuria Lartla,
A fashion lender she:
"And I wll bide at thy left side
And keep at bridge with thee."
Ab nopo of the records mention
A fomth fair player's name.
It must have been with a dummy
Aiiuy .i'-u umi uimous game;
And hero lor the tirft time ever
Is told the tqle of how
That dauntless three fought off Ennui
Iiulho bravo days of. Now.
-- t--jreHB,'f. ReberUvia life
Tribute pf France
: ,
France has recently paid a
great tribute to the United
States.
Her foremost artists have con
tributed to a portfolio of
sketches, which express tho
gratitude of our sister re
public. Rodin, Duran, Laurens, and
nearly seventy others sent
representative drawings.
They have been placed on ex
hibition on the main floor jf
the National Museum, near
the entrance to. the National
Gallery of Art.
to see It or manages to And an un
usually zealous watchman.
At first, one might glance hurried
ly at the cases, assuming them to be
part of thi American collection.
At last a name catches the eye and
Involuntarily focuses attention to a
rough sketch on a Bit of artists'
scrap paper, it Is the magic nuni
of Rodln-Auguste Rodin and oven
In its fragmentary state the sketch
holds more than a passing hint of
the spirit to be embodied In marble
later.
Other names appear names that
stand for all that Is best In French
art today Carolus Duran, Paul
Chabae, Ernest Laurent, and Gaston"
Qulgnard and each well-known sig
nature accompanies, a characteristic
sketch In charcoal, chalk, ink, pencil.
Crayon, or water color. A perainal
greeting to America is another fea
ture, such truly French salutations
as ''Hommsge aux Etatu Unla," "A
rArherlque Olorleusc," "Vive 1'Amerl
qUe," "A la l'atrle de Washington,"
"Petit Souvenir d'Une Grande 8ym
pathle," and "A la Orande et Laboii
euse Amerlque."
The gnyety and abandon one usual
ly associates with all things French
Is lacking, and in Its place there has
come a certain virility of purpose.
The spirit of the great war has
recast the tendency of French art as
surely as It has the character of her
people.
Sketches of life In the trenches hint
that life In the lA,rls ateliers is at
a standstill. One of Ink and water
color by Toutiucray pictures a cor
ner of a trench, with three quit'
typical half-frosen soldiers waiting
for something to happen in tho way
they had to do through all the win
ter months. Another sketch tho
artist was P. M. Dupuy showed a
soldier creeping up to a trench at
twilight to echange experiences
with another from the same regi
ment. Abel Trouchet has contributed a
eketch.ln black and white of a lone
sentry keying weary1 watch In a
desolato meadow, and others have
depleted other phases of war a bat
tlefield after a skirmish, and a
stretcher being hurried to nearby
ambulance.
The life of those at home Is deple
ted too. with an almost too poignant
realtv. A. Dechonaud has sent a
black and white charcoal drawing
of a woman playing before a crucifix
with tensely clasped, imploring
hands. Just as appealing Is the
figure of an eld man, too old for
military service. He sits uncomfort
ably bowed over waiting as all
France Is waiting. Fernand LabaUe
Is the artist.
Mothers and Babies.
One cannot help noticing the moth
ers and babies. One such sketch by
Laurens might well serve as an al
legorical portrait of Belgium. It rep
resents a mother crouching on thq
ground with her baby clutched
'fiercely to her and she Is watching
great fires devastate the country
as she sits determined to protect
the child at all costs.
Louis Legrand has given a more
peacetul picture of a mother with
brooding eves bending over her
baby In a passion of tenderness.
Allegorical pictures are also quite
Seen In The
Shops
By THE SHOPPER.
Plain white wash cloths have re
tired Into the shadow of mediocrity.
Two years ago wo wouldn't have
thcught of using anyth:n,r but a lily
white cloth, with perhaps a rhasto
herder or pink or blue. Now wo
linvo them checked In yellow ana
blue and yclloiv and lavender, and
n other combination! one may
tancy. Tho colors stay put remark
ably well, which Is rorunato lor
their owners' complexions, and the
rrlcc s 5 cvnts.
Bcveral of the stores nro showing
In their picture departments special
frames made to lit vartou.i elzts of
kodak pictures.! Everybody has had
trouble (hiding frames lor snap-shots
nt seme tlmo In his or hor existence,
and these solvo the proolrm trluin
Plmntly. The price U so small that
n whole series of mur.'l decorations
Ih a matter of very al!'ht expendi
ture. Why not watch adertlscments of
grocei(es now and stock up ahead
tor ennpment week? If you are
to have guests you won't want to
spend your time getting in sup
plies. Canned goods or various
sorts, potatoes, apples, dry groceries,
ond breukfast foods may be storea
away now and much of the bother
disposed of ahead of time.
f rii.Ms,iin, sWij the natnee of
ehops which carry the articles re
ferred to in these columns '!'?
furnished, on request. Kindly men
tion date of latue when possible, an
address "The Shopper.")
' The Kinder Way.
A small special constable wneo on top
i of a tram-car was requested by tne con
'ductor to come down to deal with a man
who was inclined to be nbus ive. Re
luctantly, the special constable compiled
with the request, but found h lmsclf
confronted by a huge navvy about six
feet six inches high and four feet broad.
"There he Is," said the conductor.
"H won't pay his fare." .n.f
The small special constable "ected.
and then remarked sadly: ...."'L,1
suppose I mui.t. pay It for h.lm' Tlt
Jilts. -
Rodin, Duran, Paul Chabns,
Laurens, and Guigiiard
'Join in Unusual Tribute
. ,....,.,
Witji Representative and
Symbpjic drawings.
numerous. Perhaps the most. In
spiring Is that of Henri Zo. A -woman
In ragged 'clothing stands In a
hilltop triumphantly waving, the tri
color of Franco in victory. ,In the
background at the right, , in calm
contrast to. the disheveled figure of
France, looms our own Statue of
Liberty. Qulllonette has used our
Liberty as the central part of his
picture, which shows France point
ing it out ' to group of children
fairly standing on tiptoe In their
eagerness to see. ...
Rene Plot has painted In force
ful color a memorial that might
well serve as a sketch for stained
glass. A group of stately female
ngures point to a tomo wnere a
wreath of lilies has been placed. The
gold inscription res as: -Happy tney
who have died In the grtat -battle;
they
happy they who have died
In
righteous war."
Half-Inisked Mailer.
All the pictures are not sad.
There Is an Idyllic sketch In red
chalk that seems to be a glimpse
ot an Arcadian valley. ' Carolus
Di ran's "potlt souvonlr" Is a care
fully executed portrait of a women
and Roll has an old peasant couple
In chalk. Daintiest of all Is a
rainbow fantasy of dancing chil
dren with floating scarfs In pal,
the work of J. Francis Arburtln.
The tii-alntost drawing Is a pen
and Ink sketch, of a muffler, half
finished, with the k,nlttlnjr needles
still holding a row of stitches. If
there Is anything thftt symbolizes
relief work for the soldiers to
mcrlcars. particularly American
women it Is the knitted mufflers
ard mittens that caused them so
many hours of anxious and occa
sionally iinmathematlcal tU last
wlnttr. The coll of yarn In tho
plctcre trail in and out to form the
sentence, "Vive TAmerique"
French humor unquenchable In the
face qf calamity.
' Half a century from now the
French portfolio will be one of the
prUed possessions of the city, If
not of the country. At present few
know about this collection of
sketches, so unobtrusively did the
French government present them
to us. To be sure, the gift Is un
usual. It Is all the ftiore valuable
to us because so truly representa
tive of the cardial relations existing-
between us and our tdster re
public not blasoned abroad but
deeply and genuinely sincere.
Any Time Is
A Good Time For
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before they have a body and form that
keeps them crisp and firm they don't
mush down in cream as the ordinary corn
flakes do.
These Superior Com Flakes are not
only a delightful breakfast food they
make an appetizing lunch at any hour of
the day.
And how the kiddies do enjoy them!
After playtirrje for lunch or supper the
crinkly brown flakes just hit the spot.
Post Toasties are made of the choicest Indian corn; steam cooked, daintily
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the Superior Corn Flakes
Backiyatd Qhil&ren Are
Helped By Medicinal Use
" Of Pineal Gland Extract
By DR. LEONARD KEENE HIRSHBERG.
Copyright, 1S15, by Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.)
SITUATED as If it were the third over, tho mothers thus fed with the
eye of a -cyclop, in the fore J pineal glapds of calves brought forth
part of the gray matter, and I offspring one-third larger than tho
connected bv tWo little atranJ
to ,he so-called ""optic thalamic" of
the brain, Is a tiny hollow globule
the pineal gland about the size of a
pea, of a pale, yellowish hue. This
Is the little gland once thought oy
Descartes and other philosophers to
be the seat of the soul.
Modern science' 'has regarded the
pineal body as the remnant of an un
developed th,lrd eye. Physiologists,
however, have rather discredited the
doctrine of 'evolution, and by experi
ment 'have shown that the strange
Utile gland exerts a markel Influ
ence over all the other tissues of tho
human skeleton, particularly mental
and sexual growth.
Dr. Carey Tratt McCqrd of Detroit
has Just undertaken av series of ex
periments with small animals, which
indicate beyond cavil that pineal
gland substance rrom cattle, given as
food, causes precocious development
of young animals.
Chickens, puppies, calves, and guinea
pigs to the nurriber of 303 Were given
pineal glands as food. The first essen
tial result of the experiment was to
show that pineal glands taken from
grown-up creatures are of little or
no value.
Experiments On Younf.
Pineal gland substance, however,
taken from calves and young ani
mals yielded at once very Important
results. The young creatures fed
with young glands grew and maturod
rapidly and, acquired the full weight
and sexual development of adults In a
few weeks' time.
Strango to say, the instant the
young guinea pigs or other animals
became thus full grown and parental,
the pineal gland lost its effects. Al
though Dr. McCord tried hard he
could not produce giants or other ex
traordinary features. The extract
from the pineal gland sterns potent
only to produce proeocltv and full
development In a short space of time.
Besides feeding the gland, and in
order to escape the action of the pep
eln and other enzymes of tho stomach
and liver, hypodermic Injections of
pineal glands from lambs were ad
ministered to forty-eight animals.
There was no great advantage mani
fest In this method over mouth feed
ing, nonce the pineal gland may be
given as a medicine In the food.
Offspring More Robust.
Mother animals, fed young pineal
glands, gave birth to their offspring
earlier than others not so fed. More-
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others.
The father animals were equally
large robust and fully developed when
so fed. Indeed, the power" of the pineal
Bland in augmenting vitality, weight,
mental nlcrtneso and vigor, was about
equally great for both male and female
animals.
The animals experimentally , investi
gated gave seemingly complete evi
dence to show Umt pineal glan'd may
be adtantagcously used upon children,
when for their ages they are sexually,
physically or mentally below par.
It remains to be seen whether equal
ly Important uses can be found medici
nally among human creatures for pineal
Bland. The dry extract has already
been used for backward children with
occasional success. These experiments
would Seem to point to that practice
and method as correct
Answers to Health
Questions
J. W. S.-I would like to know of
some remedy f6r thick lips? What Is
tho Wasserman teat?
It is possible to have your lfps re
modeled, which calls for a slight opera
tion. If you will send a stamped, self
addressed envelope with your query
enclosed I will give you the name of
competent surgeons who perform such
operations. Tho Wasserman teat is a
complicated and trustworthy blood
Analysis method of discovering either
latent or active symptoms of a certain
disease.
J. B. Will you kindly advise me what
to do to clear the face of liver spots?
So-called "liver spots" are on the
order of freckles, and usually havo
nothing to do with the liver. They are,
however, especially in women, trace
able to internal complaints. Try the
following wash several times a day:
Glycerin, 1 ounce; violet water.
ounces; amonlum chloride, 1 dram;
sodium sulphite, 2 drams; borax, 1
drams; tincture tolu, 1 dram; distilled
water, enough to make 1 pint.
Dr. IHrshberg will answer question
for reader of tht paper on medical,
hygienic and sanitation subject that are
of general interest. Be will not tinder
take to prescribe or offer advice for in
dividual cases. Where the subject is not
of general interest letters will be an
swered personally, if a stamped and ad
dressed envelope is Inclosed. Address all
inquiries to Dr. L. K. llirshbcrg, car
of The Washington Time.
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