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Lady Constance Richardson Says: It Is a Sacred Duty to Keep the Body Beautiful!
Dorothy Dix Says: The Business Girl Is the Preferred Matrimonial Risk, Son!
LADY CONSTANCE
STEWART RICHARD
SON, niece of the late duke of
Sutherland, is a titled woman
of England . and the most
graceful dancer of Great Brit
ain. She is an exponent of
the modern school of dancing
and she first appeared in pri
vate, entertainments given before
the and the nobility of
England. More recently; she
has become a professional
dancer. She will "write for
The Call on the cultivation of
beauty of form and grace, the
first of her articles appearing
herewith.
LADY CONSTANCE STEW
ART RICHARDSON
IN* ancient times dancing stood
for two things—an expression
of divine worship and an effer
' Vescence of human Joy. Dancing
has come down through all the
, ages-, and It seems to me that
■what it stood for has persisted
. and come down to us today, too.
I-' never can say in enough ways,
or 'with sufficient emphasis, this
one' doctrine that I hold all-im
portant: The human body was
given to us by our Maker in all
health and youth and innocence—
and the beauty that is the result
..'of these component parts. It is
;■ out sacred duty to respect, and to
keep beautiful and well'this tem
•!pie of our sacred souls
' Now, since dancing makes the
body supple, pliable, tine and fit.
Is not thi3 proper exercising of the
body he gave us a beautiful form
of worship of Its Maker?
We were meant to be happy, I
. •'■ th.ink. Most of our troubles are
really mental attitude entirely, or
if real ills befall us our minds can
magnify or minimize, just as we
choose to have them do. So if Joy
weiis up from our spirits, and ex
presses itself In graceful posture
and movement; if a spirit of hap
piness and thanksgiving ex
presses itself in rhythmical move
ment, we are only completing the
circle of all the ages—and in its
r xpression of human joy dancing
Kives thanks for existence even
while it benefits physical exist
exire with wondrous efficacy.
Today I am giving you two ex
ercises which I incorporate in my
dancing and which I have copied
iv directly from two fascinating lit
tle Greek bronzes. The one is
! called "The Praying Boy" and the
other is a "Dancing Maiden." One
j Is a very simple movement, yet It
bring? about wonderful co-Ordlna
i tlon of muscles and has a won-
I derful value In arm development
I Tmrn shoulders to finger tips. The
I other, which is a difficult and
i step, is well worth a
( careful study, for it will give flex
| Iblllty of waist and back, grace of
t arm, arched insteps and a lithe,
j swaying carriage. Quite a bit for
j one exercise, is it not? Now let
'-. me' go into detail and prove my
| assertions.
FIGI RE OXE
i FigUTe I—The praying boy fig
| nre may be copied with an ease
J that is deceptive—for the grace
I that Comes from absolutely know
i Sng how to control your muscles
J. with ease and smoothness is hard
1 to acquire. Advance the weight on
I the ball of the right foot and
| fitand poised thus lightly with the
j lifted heel and ball of the left
( foot, leaving only the toes on the.
j ground. • •.;"••>'
I Sway from foot to foot, chang
j Ing the weight to the forward
j foot. When you have mastered
j ease in this part of the movement,
i combine It. with the arm exercise
j —shrug the -shoulders as high as
I possible, at "the same time raising
j arms, from the elbows with
| down dropping, wrists and well
} separated fingers,
j : W;heii the forearms are com
. Jfletely raised at the elbow, raise
the wrist, and gradually diminish
the uplift of the shoulders. Prac
tice this again and again, sway
1 J Ing from foot to foot the while;
I then Walk forward, practicing the
I arm exercise'as you move. The
j shjoulder shrugging will develop
j . the shoulders in rounded grace
j and.-will also stretch the waist
j muscles taut and firm-.'
FKiI RE TWO
' '•Figure Walk forward on tip-
The Evidence
"Please, . Blum, father's sent me
reuhd'-'.to'stfy; .that your'dog Towzer's
killed tjire>, of his prize Cochinchinas
this :afternoon," announced an apple
faced youth to the elderly maiden lady
with corkscrew curls a few doors
i away.
The lady held Up her hands in hor
ror. "Towzer," she said, "couldn't
do such a thing, I'm certain. Go and
tell your father that he must have
'Uia;'" a mistake, my little man.*'
"But father saw him with one of
the fowls in his mouth, mum."
"Tell your father circumstantial
. evidence has led many a wiser man
astray," sniffed the lady. "Run away
' and do as- 1 tell you. now."
When' the. boy returned, three mln
> utes later, :he struggled with an ear
to ear smile.'
"Father's compliments, mum, and
* p'rhaps you're - right," he said. "He
ways I'm. to .tell .you that circumstan
tial evidence would point to the fact
that-'-}** sh«t your dog half an hour
ago. but on going into the matter he
reckons as "how you'd find the poor
thing died <J* housemaid's knee!"
•>OT ALONE .
An old Indian man, selling baskets,
railed at-"Mrs. Allen's one morning.
He was very-anxious to make a sale,
and •-after -considerable parleying he
said?.. /
"Make -me .an offer, madam, and see
it I don't take you up."
Little 6 year old Bertha was a spec-
J tator to the interview, and when the
man made this remark she threw her
arms around- her mother, crying:
"Mother, If he takes you, I'll go
too." . •
Special Features of Interest to Women
Lady Constance Stewart Richardson
How to Acquire a Beautiful Figure Through Dancing
Figure One (on top)—
This is known as the
"Praying Boy" figure.
This takes in exercises
that develop the shoulders
into rounded grace, and
also stretch the waist mus
cles taut and firm.
The chief exercise con
cerns a shoulder shrugging
movement that is easy to
learn and produces wonder
ful results in bust develop
ment.
Figure Two
(on bottom) —
This
Exercise
Develops
Graceful
Control
of the
Whole Body.
This is a
Difficult
Exercise,
but is Well
Worth Per
sisting in.
Both
Exercises
Are Fully
Described
in the
Accompanying
Article.
toes, bending the weight grad
ually backward as you move.
When you have learned to keep
your poise while doing this exer
cise, try it with the flexed body
a-sway from side to side, and
then firmly add the arm move
ment, which should be done Jn
opposition to the leg movement
—that is, when the weight is ad
Lost on Him
'Halloo, Jim! You're the very man
I want to see. I've got a new one for
you."
"A new what?"
"A new conundrum."
"There isn't such a thing," asserted
Jim. "If it's good it isn't new; If it's
new it isn't—"
VOh, stop it, man, and listen! What's
the difference between a poet and a
plumber?"
"A poet and a plumber? That's easy
enough. A hasn't any money, and
a—"
"My good chap, yob're miles off the
track," his friend Interrupted. -'This
is the answer: A poet pipes a lay, and
a plumber lays a—"
"My plumber doesn't," began Jim.
"He—" 5 •
But there Jim stopped. His friend
was stalking off, muttering fiercely:
What's the good of telling a joke
to a man with no more sense of humor
tlian an ox?"
THE LAST HOPE
Scene:. Far out at sea; stateroom
on board a huge trans-Atlantic liner,
which Is being tossed about like a
cork in a tremendous sea.
The bootlace king, a famous Yankee
multimillionaire (clinging despair
ingly to the sides of his bunk) —Stew-
ard ! 4 Steward!
"Y>s, sir." t
"I understand this ship has water
tight compartments?"
"Yes, sir."
"Then tell the captain I must have
one Immediately. I don't care what it
costs!" . . m
THE SAN.. FRANCISCO CALU MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1913.
vancing to the forward-right foot,
bend the body to the right, with
the arm In a perfect curve drawn
from waist line to elbow, and
from elbow to waist the forearm
in a second curve circling the
head. While the left foot is held
back the right arm is forward in
a graceful horizontal curve. With
the line of the torso stretched
Clever Hostess
A GERMAN band happened to play
under the windows of a house in
a fashionable neighborhood the
other afternoon, when Mrs. B. was
"at home." They were a fair speci
men of their kind —blaring and noisy,
yet correct in their time and alto
gether in movement from long prac
tice. The butler started to drive them
away, for they interrupted the music
within, but Mrs. B. ordered him to
invite them in. A happy thought
struck her.
"Ladies and gentlemen," she said
five minutes later, "a party of our
friends have consented to give an
imitation of a street band. I now
have the pleasure of introducing
them."
Then the six members of the or
ganization filed awkwardly Into place
and played a piece. The audience de
llKhtedly declared that the mimicry
was perfect, especially the makeup of
the players, who were recalled half
a dozen times.
"Would you take them for any
thing but genuine street stragglers?"
was asked of a belle.
"Indeed, yes," she confidently re
plied; "they're clever in their mim
icry, but one can always tell gentle
men, no matter how disguised. I'm
trying to find out who they are."
MIGHT BE FOOLED AGAIN
Mrs. Whimper—John, If I should
die. would you marry again?
Whimper—Perhaps; if the trap was
set differently.
Park Keeper (Riving friendly warn
ing)— You musn't sit there, ma'am.
Old Lady (sitting on a seat which
has Just been varnished)—' Ere I am,
and 'ere I'm going to stick.
back, walk slowly forward, sway
ing from side to side arid circling
the arms -as you sway.
These exercises are well worth
faithful practice, and from them
it Is possible to develop graceful
movements of the dance and
graceful control of the human
body—two consummations de
voutly to be wished.
Up-to-Date Jokes
Hotfoot—"Tee, sir; when we were
ambushed we got out without losing
a man. a horse, or a gun, or—"
"A minute," chimed in a small, thin
voice.
Shopkeeper—Ah! You are the man
nobody likes to see.
Tax Collector —Now, that's strange.
I am generally asked to call again.
Willie—May I go and play, ma?
Mother—What? With those ragged
trousers?
Willie —No; with the boy next door.
"Queer thing about my wife. When
we have an argument she never wants
the last word." •
"Why, how's that?"
"She always' gives it to me."
A long suffering husband passed
into the great beyond and found
peace. His wife promptly erected a
tombstone with the inscription:
"Rest in peace until I Join you."
Masher (entering a restaurant hur
riedly) : "Aw say, can a man get a
dwlnk here?"
Waiter (dryly)—" Yes; fetch your
man in."
An Irish couple, whose married
bliss was' not without a few "squalls,"
received a homely lecture from their
spiritual adviser regarding their dis
graceful quarrels.
His Reverence—That dog and cat
you have agree better than you.
The reply somewhat upset him.
"If yer rlverence "11 toie them to
gether, yell soon change yer molnd."
DOROTHY DIX, most
cheerful writer of the "Philoso
phy of Common Sense," trill
be a regular contributor lo The
Call. Dorothy Dix is a favor
ite with the American news
paper and magazine reading
public because she- is always
bright, always cheerful, always
to the point. San Francisco
will welcome her coming into
The CalU for it means bright
ness and cheer for The Call
readers.
THE BUSINESS GIRL
AS A WIFE
DOROTHY DIX
AYOUNO man who has fallen in
love with a pretty stenographer,
but who. fears that-she will not
make a good housekeeper' and man
ager because she has had no domestic
training, writes to me for.my opinion
on the business girl as. a wife. ■
What do i think of the business girl
as a wife?
I. think she. is .the preferred matri
monial risk, son, and If I were'a young
man, looking for a real helpmeet and
not a parlor ornament, no girl wquld
get me who hadn't the benefit of the
education, the discipline and the ex
perience that come from having earned
her own bread', and butter. Commercial
life has a college course or a fin
ishing school or European travel or
society left at the post when it comes
to fitting a girl for. real life.
■ Of course, it's unfortunate for a
girl, when she marries, not to be aa
expert cook and. marketer, and maybe
while your business girl wife is learn :
ing how to make bread and broil a
steak your digestion may suffer a
trifle, son, but take my word for it
that any young woman Who has had
the intelligence to master the art of
stenography, to' hold-down a good Job
as a clerk of bookkeeper, isn't going
to let a little thing like a kitchen
range knock her out. '
She will get busy with the cook
book and before yon know it she will
be turning put things en casserole
and a la rhait-re d'hotel that will make
the hit or miss cooking of the girl
who has learned to do things the way
that mother did them seem like a
quick lunch joint compared to Del
monlco's.
ADVANTAGES
Any woman who can read can learn
to cook like a cordon bleu in six
months, if she wants to, and if she
doesn't want to, the mere fact of her
having always been at home isn't any
guarantee that she is domestic.
Mother makes the angel cake in many
a home where the daughters sit in
the parlor and do fancy work. *
In marrying a business girl there
are many compensating advantages
that make up for her not being a
good free hand cook to begin with.-
The first of these is, of course, that
the woman who has earned money
is invariably a better manager with
it and more careful than the one who
has not. The woman who has never
made a dollar can't get over the idea'
that money grows like leaves on a
tree, arid that when a man is away
from home at work he is engaged in
the pleasing pursuit of picking them
off.
The woman who has had to earn
her board and keep knows how much
labor, how much anxiety, how much
sweat and blood go into every dollar,
and she is careful of how she spends
one. -If you want a thrifty, econom
ical wife who will take care of your
income and help you to save up
against a rainy day, marry a business
girl every time.
The business girl has also been
trained into habits of order and
promptness and accuracy, and these
are every whit as valuable in run
ning, a successful business. If you
want your household accounts bal
anced to a cent, and your meals on
time, then marry a .business girl.
EXPERIENCE COUNTS
The business girl also makes a more
reasonable and sympathetic wife than
the domestic girl possibly can. There
are certain things that we are obliged
to have suffered in our own person
before we know how to appreciate
what they mean to another. The or
dinary woman worries her husband
about trifles, and the minute he comes
home begins pouring upon his unfor
tunate head all of the accumulated
mishaps of the day, simply because
she does not comprehend how heavy
are the burdens he has borne, how
nerve wrecked and exhausted he is In
a struggle in which it has taken every
ounce of his vitality, every particle of
his intelligence and every bit of his
courage to hold hs own.
The business girl haa been through
that mill. She knows that there were
times, after- a strenuous day In store
or office, when she felt that if just
one more feather weight of annoy
ance, a single disagreeable sugges
tion, even, were added to the burden
.that she had borne that it would
crush her. This remembrance will
give her a fellow feeling for her hus
band that will make her wondrous
kind and patient with him.
She will know that in sheer hu
manity a wife should keep her trou
bles to herself, and make her home a
haven toward which her husband
turns her eyes as a place of peace and
rest and comfort and cheer, a place
where a man can gather up his forces
for the next day's battle, not waste
them in disciplining the children or
speaking to a refractory cook. Your
true husband.spoiler is not the busi
ness girl who understands what hard
work means.
SELF-COISTHOI,
Above all, the business girl will
have been taught how to control her
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Twinkling
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and Milady's .
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temper and her tongue. That is the
first lesson of the counting room, and
it is the best guarantee of successful
married life. No girl can keep a po
sition who can not be told of her
faults and have her mistakes pointed
out to her without flying into a tan- ,
trum. It's only after you are married
to a woman, son, that you appreciate
how much, above rubles is - the price
of a wife who can be told that she
may possibly have a little, teeny, ,
weeny defect In her character with- |
out breaking into a tempest of tears,
or going off into a case of the sulks.
But If you marry a business girl
remember, son, that you are" getting
a business partner and not a slave;
that you are tying up with one who
is wise to the ways of men and not a
credulous little goose that you can
bamboozle into believing anything.
She'll be reasonable. because she
knows that a man can't always come
home to dinner on" the strike of a
clock, and she won't make a fuss
about giving you an occasional even
ing out, because she knows that big
deals are often pulled off across a
supper table. But she will expect a
fair divide of the family income and
to have her share handed over In a
lump sum regularly. Instead of being
doled out to her by quarters.
She will also expect you to play
fair and above board with her, and
there will be no use in trying to hand
hef any fairy stories about sick
friends and lodge meetings.
Above all, you may be sure that if
you marry a business girl she loves
y0u. ... She doesn't have to marry for
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HINTS
FOR THE
. HOME
WHEN preparing the whiten
ing for ceilings or pantries,
add one pint of boiled milk,
after you have put in as much
water as you require. The milk
gives the ceiling a beautiful gloss
when dry and keeps the whiten
ing from rubbing off.
To keep the hands soft have a
bottle of olive oil on your wash
stand, and before washing the J
hands rub a little of the oil well (
in. Then soap and wash as usual
The oil loosens the dirt and also
keeps the skin soft.
• Grass stains may be removed
from washing materials by care
fully rubbing the spots with *
little fresh lard. Then wash In
the usual way, and you will find
that the stains have entirely dis
appeared.
To make breadcrumbs quickly
place large pieces of bread in a
muslin bag, tie the opening and
rub with the hands. The crumbs
will be quite fine, and it will only
take a minute or two to bake
them.
If troubled with ants indoors,
spread a piece of brown paper
with marmalade rather thickly,
then place it where they are most
troublesome. It will soon be cov
ered with them.
When boiling potatoes put a
teaspoonful of sugar as well as
salt in the water. This does not
give a sweet taste, but makes
them dry and floury.
To make cabbage digestible,
when half boiled pour off the
water and place in fresh boiling
water.
a woman never recovers. And It's
love, son, that makes the wheels of
■matrimony go round without squeak
ing and grinding.
Marry the business - girl any day
you can get her, son. That's my ad
vice. .* '. • •

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