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Audubon County journal. (Exira, Iowa) 1884-1993, September 29, 1921, Image 2

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Helpful Thoughts
To get on in the world! we
must think of ourselves in
terms of success. The way
we see things determines
our fate.
Makers of Child Ideals
One of our idols has turned to
clay. Boscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle,
behind the bars, appears to be a
man of a really vicious type.
Hardest of all, and most to be la
mented, is the fact that we must
learn to look upon him as a "type
for it is becoming clear that there
are very many other bad charac-
ters, of both sexes, playing in the jnot
and obscene. |cracy
One more adjustment is required, Posed
family circles shall be made safe.
We must discern clearly how
straight and short is the road from
the gilded palaces of Hollywood
to our own hearthstones. Day by
day, the loose people who inhabit
that far-away shrine of moviedom
are teaching our children more
than all our schools and colleges.
Unquestionably, the little ones
take away more ideals from a pic
ture play than from a lesson in
arithmetic or geography. The
movies must somehow be kept as
free from vice as are the classes in
our public schools.
Several found refuge
.upon a mattress. But finding that lation of their erring fellow crea
sit would not carry so heavy a load,' tures temporarily pretty much in
a man strangled a woman and their own hands.
-threw her into the water. A youth
who was looking on, a college ath
slete, horrified by the sight, said:
"If this is the way men act,—if life
,is so terribie—then I do not want
•to live." He embraced and kissed
I? his sister, leapt into the sea, and
was seen no more.
One of the two men was a brute
while the other was chivalrous, yet
it is hard to see wherein either
showed true courage. Indeed the
one seems to have been as greatly
lacking in this respect as the other.
For the mind that is really brave
and generous seeks not merely to !is Louise Rosine, a California nov
escape the sight of human woe,
,- but tries with all its powers to re
lieve it instead.
How True Courage Works
One of the happiest little girls in
America at present is sixteen-year
old Luna Nestor, who arrived in
New York a few days ago from
Her home was in Siberia, where
she was the sole support of her
mother, grandmother, and little
•••i brother but with the terrible
soviet rule, all four faced starva
tion with apparently no poss ble
hope of escape.
She is a marvelous dancer, hav
ing danced for the Czar when only
ten years of age. So the family
.j bundled up their few belongings
and went to a near-by town where
Luna, by dancing, earned enough
money to carry them to the next
village. There she made money to
carry them to the next one and
$ so for two thousand miles she
worked their way out of Siberia,
•v then through Japan, and finally
across the Pacific to the wonder
Kaod of America, paying the way
of the entire family as she went.
Now their troubles are over, for
«she will probably ere long become
Uniforms for School Girls
The school authorities of Chat-
Problems, measures and
events of interest to her
as mother, home mak
er and citizen.
tanooga, Tennessee, have forbid
den girls to wear silk stockings,
high heels, waists of transparent
material, elaborate coiffures, and
so on while in school. Instead,
they are required to wear plain
middy suits, stockings of cotton or
wool, shoes' with low heels, and
other things to match.
The action is intended not only
to promote better health but to
discourage the spirit of snobbish
ness that is becoming so pro
nounced in the larger places. Here
the young people from wealthy
homes take a rather cruel delight
in lording it over the ones who can
movies. .Indeed," it no longer humiliating them in many un
puzzles us to know just why the Peasant wa\s.
screen has been showing so strong Such a spirit is not wholesome
a tendency of late to become lewd
in the
on our parts, it seems, before our possible that some simple unifoim
will ultimately be required for all
public schools in Amema, mainly
for this reason.
Two Kinds of Cowardice
a A great steamship ran upon a
reef off the Pacific coast the other
day. As she broke apart, the fran-
tic passengers tried, for the most brought to trial, while the busi
s-parfc in vain, to save themselves by ness of the judge is to conduct the
•clinging to floating wreckage.
expensive clothes and in
schoola of a
where class
to be
broken down. It is
Woman Breaks Tw* Records
A novel scene was witnessed a
few days ago in the district court
at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when Mrs.
F. L. Anderson, as foreman of the
grand jury, delivered the report of
the jury to her own husband, who
is judge of the district court.
Mrs. Anderson is the first wo
man in Iowa to serve as the fore
man of a grand jury, and perhaps
the first in the United States to re
port the findings of such a jury to
her own husband. Since the busi
ness of the grand jury is to exam
ine the preliminary evidence and
decide what persons should be
resulting trials in court, it appears
that the Andersons had the regu-
How We Lose Men's Respect
A police officer in Atlantic City,
New Jersey, spied a woman with
bare knees and attempted to ar
rest her for violating the ordinance
against indecent exposure.
She gave battle but while she
succeeded in breaking the officers'
glasses, the outcome of the affray
was that she landed in a cell. She
is there yet, according to last re
ports and so far, she has sueceed
I ed in keeping her knees bare, so
that honors are nearly even. She
eiist. She threatens to take the
case to the Supreme Court of the
United States just to show, as she
puts it, that she can do what she
pleases with her own knees."'
Mob Protection Not Wanted
The women's state committee of
Georgia on co-operation between
the races has issued an appeal
against mob violence.
The action is significant, as it is
by lynch law that the womanhood
of the South is supposed to be pro
tected from the lawless negro ele
ment. While the women appre
ciate the chivalry of the men, they
ask that in the future, the law be
I allowed to take its own course in
such cases, and also that special
organizations, such as the Ku Klux
Klan and the like, not be main
tained and used for their pro
Holland's First High School Girl]
Dr. Aletta Jacobs, of Holland,
was the first girl to attend a high
school in that country.
She made a demand to be al
lowed to go to high school but be
fore her request could be granted
the law of the state had to be
changed. She fought for the
change and secured it.
Recently, the fiftieth anniver
sary of the passing of the law al
lowing girls to attend high school
and college was reached. No inti
mation had reached Dr. Jacobs,
now an aged woman, that the day
would be observed, but when the
day arrived, delegations of girls
from every college in Holland came
to her home to pay her homage
and express their gratitude for hav
ing blazed the trail two generations
ago. They presented her with
loads of flowers and with a beau
tiful gift.
Dr. Jacobs was also the first wo
man in Holland to enter a medical
school and again she had a great
struggle. Europe was scandalized
when she announced her ambition
to become a physician, but her
father, who was an M. D. defended
her in her struggle. For many
years she has been president of the
Suffrage Association of Holland.
The Problems ot
A Talk with our Wives, Mothers,
and SisterB
A Mystery of Child Mind
Our second great task in the
training of our children is to make
their own reason the supreme
ruler, or determiner, of their con
duct. Strangely enough, this is
not achieved by the training of
their reasoning powers, but by the
planting and nurturing of right
ideals in their unfolding minds.
The reasons for this are clear.
Until the child's ideals are right,
no amount of reasoning can influ
ence his actions. With grown-ups
and children alike, wrong actions
spring not from lack of power to
reason, but from ideals that are
low and evil. It follows that one
of the most momentous duties of
our lives is to lead our little ones,
unconsciously to themselves per
haps, into the voluntary, whole
hearted acceptance of high right
eous ideals as the guiding rules, or
principles, of their lives.
Now the personal acceptance of
a noble ideal by any human being,
whether child or adult, is an inner
work, which, according to the
great plan, is concealed from hu
man eyes. It is the individual's
own secret, and rarely is it con
fided even to his closest friends.
Probably such acceptance never
results in the case of children from
scolding, fault-finding, "preach
ing," or harsh treatment of any
kind. Rather these methods all
seem actually to set the child's
mind against the ideals that we
are trying to instill. In truth, it
seemd that virtually none of the
methods which grown-ups use in
the regulation of the behavior of
children can possibly result in the
actual formation of high ideals by
the little folks.
How, then, can an ideal be
planted in the mind of a child so
that it will take root and grow un
til at length it becomes a dominant
force in shaping his thought and
action? The ways that are known,
which are few in number, will be
taken up in later articles.
Vj? V$?
Undernourished Children
As a rule undernourished chil
dren are irritable and hard to dis
By their restlessness they use up a
vast amount of energy that should
be diverted toward the making of
growth and weight./?*
Errors in diet is the primary
cause of malnutrition and the
mother should see that her chil
dren have an abundance of nour
ishing food, and an environment
which irritates or annoys should
be sedulously guarded against.
Malnutrition weakens mentality
and invites disease, and the condi
tion is much easier to prevent than
to cure. When it is once estab
lished, a vast train of evils follow.
Rest and quiet are essential for
the undernourished child. He
should take a nap every day and
even if he can not sleep, lying
quietly for a time is restful. Often
the knowledge that he must lie
there for a certain time induces
In his discipline the mother
should bear in mind his physical
condition and avoid friction. Per-
is more effective than
Boys and Girls...
Did you ever hear the story of
little Miss Rosebush, who grew by
the stone wall? There were so
many other beautiful flowers there
that no one noticed her.
She was a pretty, dainty-looking
little bush with the most exquisite
pink roses, and if she could not be
tall and queenly she knew she
must be very sweet.
So she sent out all the sweetness
she could, and was a great favorite
of the birds,' bees and butterflies
who visited her daily.
But the time came when her
blossoms were all gone, then she
went to sleep. She was aroused
by a robin pulling at her leaves.
"Oh, I am so sorry to disturb
you," said the robin, "but I was
trying to keep warm in the open
ing in this wall. You see I have
been caught in a snow storm. I
will go away as soon as the sun
comes out warm again."
"Help yourself to my leaves,"
said Miss Rosebush. "I wish I
could help you keep warm."
"I will never forget your kind
ness," said the robin as he snuggled
in the crevice and covered himself
with the leaves. Miss Rosebush
then went to sleep for the winter.
When she awoke, robin was al
ready there. He was digging
around her roots. "You see I am
paying you back," he chirped. "I
anf cleaning out the worms from
your roots."
All summer the robin kept the
worms from her roots and she
grew tall and graceful and every
one passing stopped to admire the
beautifuljoses which were so la
den with sweetness.
Housewife's Comer
A random record of helpful
suggestions for busy home-
Res. Phone 194W
Exira, Iowa
Capital $35,000.06
Peach Stains
Peach stains are the most diffi
cult of stains to remove. Some
times when fresh they yield to
boiling water poured through the
material from some height. If
they have aged, sometimes a little
glycerine put on and left for a time
is good. Then wash them and if
a trace of the spot is left use eau
de Javelle to bleach it. Peach
stains on wool can be removed
with ether or chloroform..
X" A
Baked Bean Sandwiches
Rub one pint baked beans thru
a sieve. Add one tablespoonful
tomato catsup, one teaspoonful
onion juice, one-half teaspoonful
mustard and a pinch of grated
horseradish. Spread on slices of
bread and cut^ them into regular
is a
Banana Dressing
Skin and scrape bananas, as
many as needed, and put them
through the potato ricer. They
make an attractive and wholesome
addition to fruit salads or desserts,
looking particularly well with
colored berries or cherries.

Layer Sandwiches
Spread between slices of bread
layers of chopped olives, pounded
sardines, chopped pimento, pound
ed yolks of hard-cooked eggs and
lettuce mixed with mayonnaise.
Cut as layer cake and serve with
«ii Bit of Home Repair Work
Mend your granite kettles
putting the ball part of a
snap through the hole and snap it
on. the other side. Rivet it firmly
with a few strokes of a hammer
until secure.
Rust spots can be removed from
white linen with salts of lemon put
up in powdered form. Put the
salts on the spot a?hd dampen
EXIRA tore Phone 10 10WA
Having a Banfc Account
Is a stimulus to thrift and thrift means
progress. Your ambition should be to •,
save as well as to get. The direct tend-- n. j--:
ency and ambition of the savings deposi
tor is to become his own landlord and his
own employer. ..•'•••&
We invite young persons as well as older
people to open accounts with us. Start
today, if only with a dollar, and watch it ^vv
We pay 4% interest on savings accounts, compounded semi-an
,sy, .....
We pay 5% interest on twelve months time certificates.
First National Bank
_' If you are planning on building a house
v- ifior a barn or any other structure this sea
son and are figuring on what the material
will cost you, come in and let us help you
figure it out. We are accustomed to that
sort of work and can tell you in a short
time just how much it will cost you. Even
if you're not going to build right away we
will be glad to make you an estimate on
/•your bill.
But don't wait until you want a big bill of
I n/
lumber we will be glad to have your or
v/zders for one or two or more pieces and
,.,ders for one or two or more pieces
g^will always make the price just right.
Over P. M. Christensen's store.
Office Phone 39 Residence Phone 9
Dr. Earl C. Montgomery
Oransky Bldg., Suite 11 and 12
Homemade Mustard
Mix one-half cup of dry mus
tard with four toaspoonsful sugar,
gradually adding enough hot water
or vinegar to bring it to the con
sistency of a thick paste. Season
with salt and pepper as desired.
Filling Holes in Plastering
Unsightly holes in walls made
by driving nails into the plastering
can be filled with paraffin, melted
just enough to soften, then pressed
into the holes. It will look neat
and will keep plastering from
crumbling further.
Fullerton Lumber Co.
*H. P. HANSEN, Manager
Dentist. V\K
X-Ray in Connection...
Res. Phone 128
Member Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Surplus $7,060.00
Thirty Years of Continuous, Conservative and Successful
Banking. We invite your patronage.
Chas. Van Gorder, President
.' Edwin Delahoyde, Vice President
A. J. Leake, Cashier
J. K. Vande Brake, Asst. Cashier
J. M. Carlson, Asst. Cashier
Let tis Help You
Farm Loans
Lowest rates. Complete
set of Abstract of Title to all
lands and town lots in Audu
bon County.
The Old Reliable Greeley
Mutual Fire Insurance Ass'n
Organized 1888,^f{j Reorganizedt.1917
Win. L. Clark, Agent, Hamlin.
Fred Wahlert, Sr., G. L. Artist, J. C.
Tibben, Nathaniel Benton, John Petri,
B. A. Railsback, Agents for Exira.
J. C. Tibben, President. j' /.*
F. J. Thielen, Secretary.
Dr. Carrie Brooks Wood
Office Over First Nat'orta

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