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Coquettes or Mother—Not Fair to Make That Division
.. .— _______ __ IS IMPULSE TO FLIRT ■ DEEP AND NATURAL? Alluring Arts as Practiced by Women May Be Considered as Part of the Great Scheme to Keep Race Alive. By DR. LOUIS E. BISCH A WRITER, with a scientific viewpoint, once divided women into two great classes. One class embraced all women who are flirtatious. The other included all the rest—those who are, or would be—mothers. This author claimed that flirtatious women are interested in men as an end in itself—noth ing more! That is, to put it plainly and shockingly, such women are intensely selfish and care only I for the pleasure and profit that men can give. The mother types, on the other hand, are supposed to like men in quite a different way. Their love and affection is projected towards men as a means to an end, and that end invari ably is motherhood. Thus to make a sharp cleavage and to infer from it that any woman is either a coquette or a mother, is manifestly unfair and inaccurate. I Nevertheless, classification—provided proper reservations be made—helps often to clarify com P*ex phenomena, and nothing is surrounded with LOUIS E BlSO» more speculation than the mutual attitude and relationship of the sexes to each other. Any theory that tends to make human emotions and motives Understandable is worth considering anyway. Are the two classes of women above mentioned at all recognizable? I believe we would all reply in the affirmative. My criticism, however, is not a claim that such types as the writer" specifies do not exist, but that he has taken extreme limits as repre aentlng large, average groups. In point of fact, most women arc solely neither coquettes nor mothers, but rather a happy combination of the two. There is motherhood Inherently In all women, consciously or uncon sciously! There is also a bit of the coquette, at least dormant, in all of them! But, except in abnormal types, the mother tendency is by far ths pre dominating one. Coquetry Is enticing and alluring. Is it not. perhaps, a natural ar.d even necessary preliminary to the fulfillment of fundamental biological purposes? The more attractive women are the better. And the same applies as well to men for that matter. But neither the 100 per cent coquette nor the 100 per cent mother should be worshiped as ideal. Here again, as tn most values, exaggerated extremes redound to their own undoing. Shall we say that 75 per cent mother and 25 per cent coquette would make the best feminine per sonality? Perhaps not. But certainly no mother should feci that a little dash of coquette in her make-up is ABSOLUTELY taboo. Coprrlzht. !9CS. K«n;aw FMtur* Snrlc*. I nr. I - Some Odd Facts ""j Ovid (A.D.2) taught his pupils to write by using milk on dark or brown paper. • • • It has been roughly estimated that 10,000.000 people in England smoke four cigarettes a day. • • • A milk churn Is narrowed at the top to throw the center of gravity xrery low. and thus minimize the risk of upsetting. • • • Domestic fires are claimed to he responsible for depositing 3.000.000 tons of solid matter on the soil of Britain every year. I ► Home-Making Helps By Wanda Barton. Watching Baby’s Teeth. MOST parent* think they have done their duty when they have brought the teething baby through the "second Summer." the end of the first teething period. The Government, however, is now taking a hand with the intention of sweeping toothache from the land. This Joyous condition is to be brought about by proper knowledge of what perfect teeth look like when they appear, and monthly Inspection to watch every Irregularity, depres sion. and defect in order to correct it. Lodgment of food In any defective place ferments and forms a biting acid which at ones attacks the dentine. Neglected cavities go on until they strike the vitaJ point and serious trouble follows. As up-to-date parents we should begin with pre-natal diet as ground work. followed by diet for the Hew baby with the coming of its teeth in mind. The mother s diet before baby comes should include plenty of fruit and vegetables, especially the citrous fruits. The Government suggests that great care be taken of the first teeth even though nature will shed them, in her own good time. Fill them where needed with a "soft filling" to save them until they are forced out by the newcomers. Until the wee ones can negotiate a tooth brush the office should be performed daily for them even though they are eating little or no solid food. It is also said that our prepared foods do not give our teeth the exercise necessary to develop strength in them, or even to scour them by natural processes. African negroes. Eskimos. Ameri can Indians and the European peasants rarely suffer from decayed teeth. Diet roughage may account for it Raising babies is a woman's sized Job and she must work at it for not one but several years, but the re ward is great If the Job has been well done. ... ,».i— ■ ... . A Fashion Model’s Diary By GRACE THORNCLIFFE % She Warns Stoutness to Avoid Horizontal Tucks. ALL-OVER tucked treatment In4 blouses Is rather popular this year, but one should be care ful In employing It; It emphasizes breadth terribly. Nevertheless It is a good style and If its horizontal line can be broken by Jewelry or a pointed neckline or some kind of parallel trim it is most attractive. Slim shouldered women should adopt it gratefully. I had been showing a tucked bodice dress to Mrs. Cordice for whom It was absolutely unsuited—it would have made her shoulders look simply tremendous. Fortunately, she realized it. On my way back to the fitting room, however, it caught the eye of another customer who insisted upon trying it on. , The results justified the trial—the model was Just right for her. Her slim shoulders carried the horizontal tucks well and there was no neces sity to alter the square neckline. The dress was a combination of black and flesh chiffon—the latter being used on the upper part of the bodice and the sleeves, on the fore arm of which the tucks ran into tiny flares which were pointed with a row of small buttons. Similar treatment occurred on the blouse edge the lower section of which was made in black chiffon. The skirt was of black chiffon knife pleating. This customer bought the dress to take south with her. She also ordered one of our taffeta bathing suits, several light sport dresses and a suit of beach pajamas. Seen on 5th Ave. I have noticed a g^eat deal of • i color contrast in some of the newest costumes. And when I say "color contrast" I mean Just that. For a bright-red blouse is often worn with a beige or gray ensemble—and with stunning ef „ ■» feet—or green with gray, and so \ on. Of course, one must have i great taste and discrimination in selecting any costume on this order. ---- ' \ V Afternoon Drew of Flesh and Black Chiffon. When She Said "Yes” By Michelson a - - . i “1 ' ■ _1 * -*-T' fjf*->«ava■*». v-»■ ■——■ — ■ ..i.ii . -s , .r: • . y,\.i |C m tr y^, lw Gill Bum* nfl>u - if *. f v ■ NO, the day of miracles is not past, for the day on which the dearest, sweetest, most wonderful girl in the world said “yes” to one all-important question, that was the day you both floated through the heavens, in com pany with the stars. You soared to the heights of glory and happi ness in those first delirious hours. You expe rienced the thrill which comes but once in a life time. There may be other thrills, other happi nesses, other wonderful things happen to you, but never, never again, will you walk with the stars. That happens only in the hour “when she said ‘yes’.” KEEPING THE ORGANS IN PROPER POSITION m Many Ills Result From Careless Habits and Neglect to Control the Abdominal Muscles, Which Are Anchorages. By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D. United States Senator from New York. Former Commissioner of Health, New York City. IT HAS been well said that "wg are fearfully and wonderfully made.” More and more am I impressed with the truth of this saying. 1 Consider the human trunk. The upper half is supported by a slender, flexible column of piled up hones, the vertebrae. The bulging, cylindrical chest rests on this slight foundation. Between the chest and another bulging group of bones, the pelvis and hips, is a great space, called the abdominal cavity. Contained within this cavity arc the liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas, intestines and, in the case of women, their special organs. The kidneys are in a place of their own. but in a space which readily com municates with the abdomen. It is remarkable that these organs, some of them bulky and heavy, are so suspended, sup ported and secured, that they maintain their proper positions in spite of the jolts and knocks, and all the circumstances of life. Gravity, acci dent and disease pass harmlessly over these struc tures. The average person goes through life unconscious of the abdominal organs. Not every individual is so fortunate. There • a m A 1 ■ MLM 'WCCOPELAND may be los3 of support and a tumbling down of these vital organs. In an occasional case they may be crowded into the bottom of the abdominal cavity and even into the hollow of the pelvis. When such a thing happens there are many disagreeable and sometimes serious symptoms. Function is disturbed and life itself may be tnreateneq oy inis calamity. < The name “enteroptosis'' has been given this condition. It Is a well selected one. “Ptosis'* is a Greek The Stars Say— For Tuesday, May 15. Bj Genevieve Kemble THE astral Influences for this day point to lively and interesting situations, with some intriguing or difficult developments, and these may be turned into channels of compli cation and anxiety by an Indulged proclivity to rash deeds and un governed speech. There may be wholly unexpected events. Those whose birthday It Is are on the threshold of an Intriguing year. In which complicated or inexplicable situations may arise. These may not be solved by indulging an inclination to Impulsive and hasty acts and un governed speech. A child born on this day may be disposed to be quick, violent and unruly in word and deed unless properly disciplined. Well educated and trained, it may be pros perous and make a success in em ployment or in some Interesting manner. The heart of the fool is in his tongue—the tongue of the wise in his heart—Turkish proverb. word, meaning falling or prolapse, and “enteron" Is another word from the same language, meaning In testine. Enteroptosis, then, de scribes exactly what takes place. The abdominal organs fsll from their normal position and. in an extreme case, drop into the most dependent part of the abdomen. There may be few signs, but the group of symptoms described as “dyspepsia" is the usual result. The associated constipation Is a thing which may be the cause or result. There may be such accumulation of waste material In the bowel as to make a heavy, dragging mass, capa ble of pulling the intestine from its normal position. Of course this is but one of many factors. Perhaps the chief one is the too common neglect of the In , dividual to control properly the abdominal muscles. Watch your own habits—when you stand, do you | hold in your abdomen or do you let 1 it pouch outward? "Pot-belly" is likely to be a fault which may result In enteroptosis. Unless the abdomi nal wall Is kept In place, limiting the cavity and affording support to the organs, there is a liklihood of trouble. In short, enteroptosis Is another one of the many human Ills which can be prevented by proper living and proper physical conduct. CopyrlstkL 1129. N««ip«par TMtur* ItrOf. Ik Love’s Embers -, »«V ; 1.. By Adele Garrison-—--—— At Last the Trap Is Sprung on the Conspirators, but Xot W ithout Cost. ILLIAN awakened me promptly at the expiration of four hours, and helped me through my dressing and breakfast as though I were a baby. "Your father and Allen aren't stirring yet. praise be.” she said. •'Neither is anybody else except Katie and Jim. You'll have time to get everything done before w# break the glorious news to them.” I worked fast but carefully, and long before noon, the original code message with its transcription was In my father's hands, and I had pre pared a paper so closely resembling the one Princess Olina had carried that only an eye experienced in the Sumerian aymbols could detect the difference. "You really don’t need to put so much work on it." Lillian said. “The gifted Sergius won't have any chance to look at It closely, but I suppose an artist must be humored.” I flushed for there was auch genu ine admiration In her tone that I felt humbled. It was a tone, however, which I was to hear in my father's voice. In Allen Drakes and even in Dicky's although I knew it cost my husband something to commend me for the work which he loathed hav ing me do. It was an Intonation of remorse and horror, however, which was in Princess Ollna’s voice when 1 told her that her own mother and father were marked for death upon the code paper she had been carrying, and that the woman high in court's favor who had paid her a "fortune” for delivering a message, had herself marked her mother's name down. "Oh! what have I done!” the girl moaned. “I thought the message was about jewels which Maryka could not get out of the country she had left.” "It Is not what you have done, but what you must do.” I told her sternly. "The capture of this arch plotter Sergius depends upon vour coolness and courage tonight.” She drew herself to her full slender height, every Inch a princess of a royal house. •T shall not flail.” she said. "Tell me exactly what I must do and I will do It.” It was my father who gave her the instructions for her actions as It was he who planned every detail of the night's work. He already had sent for trusted operatives who were waiting in a town a few miles away and to whom Dicky carried Instruc tions as to their shadowing and seizing the accomplices of Sergius who were manning the truck and waiting in the other places of which his red-bearded associate had told Dicky. And after a dinner which none of us could eat. he summoned Olina. Lillian. Dicky. Allen Drake and myself to his rooms for our final directions. Mr. Veritzen and his powerful and faithful chauffeur. Otto, were to wait a few rods down • r the road at nine o’clock, within hear ing of a whistle if one were blown, but far enough away so that any possible passer might see only Otto engaged upon a pretended emergency repair to the car. "The place." said my father. "Is the flat stone In the circle of trees upon the hill. The bushes will af ford shelter to Allen and Richard who will be there before nine o’clock, the hour named by this Sergius, but not near enough for him to find them if he takes It into his head to do a little exploring. K. seven has told us that Sergius Is to stay a little In the backgrouknd while he asks the girl for the paper and tliat he will wait only to see that Petrov, as Sergius calls him, has the girl fast before starting on the run for the cabin and the car which he is to run himself. Lillian, you and Mar garet are to keep behind the princess as far back as possible so that you distinguish her. so that if anyone save K. seven should seize her, you could summon Dicky and Allen back with the police whistles which you will carry. That will also be the signal for Veritzen to dash in with his car. and for Jim and me to come out. But I anticipate no trouble. I expect that a few minutes after the owl's hoot Is heard, the princess will be safely hack In the house—K. seven will turn her over to Margaret and Lillian as soon as he sees them, and will then help Richard and Allen with Sergius—and that this arch fiend, safely bound, will be here in this room submitting to some ques tioning." I shivered a hit at the sudden steel In his voice and did not envy the lot of Sergius. But things were not to go so smoothly as my father had outlined. We carried out his In structions to the letter, and Lillian and I followed Olina'a figure to the appointed rendezvous. Hidden by tho bushes we saw the red-bearded mar’ advance, and heard his guttural "You haf It.” We saw him take the paper from her hand and hold it out hack of him to someone who took it from him. We saw him turn back, sweep the princess from the ground in a fashion which terrified us. even though we had been expecting it. cover her head and start on a run toward the shack. Then we heard something even more terrifying, the sound of blows and struggling as Allen and Dicky fell upon the man. and his voice raised In awful male dictions as he realized that he had been tricked. **A trap!" he cried hoarsely, and then, by some miracle of twisting, he freed himself and bounded forward just at the second that K. seven bearing the princess doubled on his track and ran up to us. There was the sound of a shot and K. seven stumbled and came to his knees al most at Lillian’s feet. I wondered if my senses were leaving me as I heard her sharp cry of "Harry!" Ceprrlght, 1121. Ke*fP*|i«r TMtur* SwUc*. lac. GOOD-NIGHT STORIES ■.—By Blanche Silver Dotty Meets the Tenant of the Apple Tree. ONE day in tha early Spring, as Dotty was on her way to school, she took ths path through the apple orchard, and there, f sitting on one of the branches of an apple tree, was a dear little bud “Oh. good-morning. Mr. Phoeh® Bird," called Dotty, stopping under the apple tree to look at the pretty fellow. “How are you this lovely morning. Mr. Phoebe Bird? * “Well. now. I'm Just fins th«t morning. Miss-what-sver-your-name. is.” chirped the bird merrily, “but my name isn’t Phoebe. I’m Cheebr Chebee. If you please. I belong to ths Flycatcher side of the Bird fam ily. Phoebe’s my cousin.” "Excuse me." laughed Dotty, soft. m ly "you look very much like Mr. ■ Phoebe, don’t you? I don’t belies * I’ve ever met you before. I don’t be. lieve I’ve ever seen a Chebee before, either. My name Is Dotty and 1 ll\e in the white house over st the edge of thie orchard.” "I’m mighty glad to know you. Mia* Dotty.” replied Mr. Cheby Chebee. “I hope your Daddy wont object to my building in hie apple tree?” “He certainly won’t object.” said Dotty. “I hope you'll let me come and see your pretty nest and your mate. Is she here now?" ’’On her nest." replied Cheehy Chebee. "You know, you re sot ths first ons that has mistaksn m» for a Phoebs Bird. But if aver you h<ar my call you’ll know the difference in a second. While Phoebe calls •Phoebe. Phoebe.’ I call ’Che-bee. Chs-bec.* You could tell that call, couldn't you?” and Chesby Chebeo wagged his olive-green head and blinked bis merry eyea. “Now isn’t that funny,** laughed Dotty. “I never noticed until thi* “Good morning, Mr. Phoebe Bird.* very second that you have a whltd ring around your eyes." "Yes. another thing Phoeba hasn't.” chuckled Cheeby Chebee Bird. "The lower port of my bill ia corn-color. Phoebe's bill is all black. Then another thing, he hasn't as much yellow on his suit as 1 havo. Come along and we’ll take a peek Into our nest. Mama Chebee is a fine little Lady Bird and I'm euia she will be glad to know you live ia the white house." Cheeby Chebee sailed low under the aple treea so Dotty could follow him until he reached the tree that held hie treasure. Then, without warning. Dotty waa whisked up among the branches. There, in an upright crotch of the tree was a dear little cup-ahaped cradle, softly lined with down and horsehair, and on it. Just as snug and cosy as could be. sat Mama Chebee. Cheeby Chebee introduced Dotty and Mama Chebee was glad to know she w’aa a friend to the Flycatcher family. "I'm sure your Daddy won t lew I by letting us nest in his orchard." chirped Mama Chebee. "Daddy Chebee certainly will try to keep | the bugs and worms out of the | trees while I'm busy, and when I • get off the nest, and the children learn to fly, we'll all get busy and help him. Next Fall these tree# will be loaded with lovely fruit.” "You’re certainly welcome to r*«t here." said Dotty, smoothing Mara i Chebec's soft feathers, "and I'll sure be glad when your tiny eggs hatch * ! for I want to know your babies." Just then the school bell rare. Bidding ber new friends good-b>% Dotty hurried off to school. Coe?r)|hi lltt. Nm««p« PMtur* Sw»tc# ina ’ Words of the Wise | If if be a iuty to respect oth»r : m | men’s claims, so also it is a duty 1 w to maintain our own. i —Spencer. A quiet conicieace sake* one k> I •erene. —Byron. ; Few, save the poor, feci for ! the poor. —Landon. There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one’s self. —Gay. Stnce that cannot be done which you wish, wish what can be done. —Terence. Every man is the author of his own fortune. —Sallvst. The thing possessed i« not the thing it seems —Daniel. Man, who man would be. Must rule the empire of himself; in it Must be supreme. —Shettev. Politeness has been well de fined as benevolence in ?mall things. —Macaulay. • Making Men Out of Boys—So Many Ways! By WINIFRED BLACK TUJI is going to be a wonderful man when he grows up. His mother says so and surely she ought to know. Tom is naturally bright and naturally obedient. He wants to be good and his mother is training him—dear me, what a system she has! Rules and regulations, must and mustn’t, should and should not, self control, self study and self understanding. Poor little Tom, he hasn't had a good hearty cry since he was three years old. It isn’t "manly” to cry and Tom has been trying to be a man ever since he learned to walk. Temper—why the idea! Tom has no temper, or if he has he hides it. He never gets "mad” like an ordinary child. He just draws down his mouth and looks as if he would like to bite a nail into two. Then he "controls himself” and grins a kind of mechanical miM i WINIFRED BL*CK gnn. He never fights, what’s the use? It is brutal to fight, it is stupid and there is no sense in it. ' When another boy calls Tom a name Tom walks away and if the other boy chases Tom—Tom runs. ne isn t airaia or tne otner noy, . he is afraid of what his mother will say to him if he doesn’t get out of the fight. Good manners, a, good mind, fjood looks—Tom ought to go a ong way in the world—I won der if he will—really? I keep thinking of two cousins I know. They are enough alike to be twins or were when they were ► “ -- little. They are very different now. Gene’s mother was a disci plinarian. She was a student of Child Nature. She knew every kink in Gene’s brain, or thought she did, and she trained him and molded him and made him into the pleasantest most agreeable creature you ever saw. Making Oily Hair Behave By JOSEPHINE HUDDLESTON DRY shampoos, are of especial" Interest to women because so many of us have bobbed hair and there is no question but that, in this style, it becomes oily more quickly than long hair. Nature sup plies oil to the hair to keep it in good condition. This oil is exuded through ducts in the scalp and in sufficient quantity to supply long hair. In other words Nature hasn't adapted herself to our feminine flair for short hair! Consequently the oil keeps coming out of the ducts in the scalp and, not having long hairs upon which to distribute it self, doubles back on the short locks. So we have too much oil and the beauty of the hair is marred. Some hair experts say that once In every two weeks Is as often ss the hair should be shampooed. Others say that once each week Is not harm ful. Personally. most girls and women that I know wash their hair once esch week without harmful re sults. So use your own Judgment! I don’t think, however, that the hair should be shampooed more often than one# each week except under very special circumstances. Then an extra shampoo can be slipped In once In awhile without injury to the life or color of the hair. All of which means that for two or three days all bobbed hair maidens must have oily hair un less soma other means than soap and —1 I ►water shampooing Is found to coun teract the condition. For the blonde orris root Is a sim ple remedy even though it is ages old. Orris root can be purchased at any drug store. Just sprinke it over the hair, then brush it out. The hair will be soft and fluffy and will appear clean. For those who have dark hair, however, orris root is not a satis factory remedy, for it makes the hair appear drab. This is due to the small amount of orris root that remains on the hair no matter how much you brush It. With blonde balr this Is not noticeable. For dark-haired women, therefore, 1 recommend the use of a m>-rinse shampoo. There are several of these on the market and all of them are good and harmless. This type ©f shampoo comes In liquid form and a scant tablespoonful Is added to one-half cupful of warm water. The liquid is then poured over the hair, brought to a full lather and then wiped off with a dry towel. The hair is then dried and will be fluffy and clean. No rinsing at all is required and the shampoo Is not harmful In any way. Despite this, however, having a sound respect for soap and water in its proper place, 1 always suggest that one alternate between the no rinse type of shampoo and the regu lar soap and water shampoo. CwrtfM. lt*>. Vmpiptf r«itur» ImW, 1A&. When Gene was 23 he married a rich girl and went abroad. The rich girl died and he was away from his mother and didn’t have his wife to boss him so he fell in love with a really im possible person. She took Gene’s money and wrecked his health and spoilt his disposition and made him lose all his friends. Now Gene is looking for a job— and not finding it with the greatest success in the world. Poor Gene 1 He’s been moulded and influenced to be nothing but an echo of other people’s ideas. Now Billy is different Billy is Gene’s cousin and he had a good-natured sort of happy-go lucky mother, who loved him and petted him and expected him to take care of her from the day he was five years old. He’ll pick up her gloves and find her purse and remember telephone numbers for her and now he takes wonderful care of her. Oh yes, he has a temper and he has had a good many fist fights in his life. Up to the time he was 20 he was always in a row with somebody or other, but he ruffled and tumbled his way out somehow and now he is a good bit of a man. I wonder if his sort of a mother isn’t sometimes rather good for that sort of boy? Poor little Tom, somehow I am sort of sorry for him—aren’t you? OoprrlfM. l»ts. Statur* awrla* too. Advice to Girls By ANNIE LAURIE Dear annie laurie: I am a young girl, nearly twenty-one years of age and am In love with a young man. with whom I have Vept company over a year. My mother thinks that I am too young to go with only one boy. and that I should go with others also, but I am never happy with anyone else, fer we love each other. TROUBLED. flTROUBLED: As usual, my dear. ■I "Mother Is right." I quite agree with her that you are too young to go out with only one man, especially when you are not engaged to him. Until such Is the case, you would do well to take your mother's advice and go out with other men.