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Imprint of Hollow of Foot Throws
Applicant Out.
Nearly One-Third of Applications for
Enlistment at St. Louis Rejected
Because, of Pedal
The foot test at the recruiting office
is a very simple one. The applicant
Is required to pull oil his shoes and
socks, step on an ink pad to ink the
bottom of his foot, then step on the
sheet of white paper on which the im
print of the foot is made. If the arch
of the foot Is broken down, the Imprint
will show that the .flesh of the foot
has spread out on both siden of the
natural contour.
The military aspirations of hundreds
of young, men have been blighted In
the last few years by the fact that
their feet fail to meet the government
Sergt. Harry Ennis of the United
States marine corps recruiting office
In St Louis says the rules against ac
cepting flat footed men became very
strict soon after the campaign in Nic
aragua in 1908, when 800 marines
spent three months on the shore. The
campaign evidently was a severe test
to their feet and soon afterwards 28
of the 800 men were discharged on
account of flat feet New .orders were
Issued relative to foot inspection and
the recruiting officers were directed
to enlist no men who had flat feet,
club feet, splay feet, large corns on
the sole of the foot or corns on any
part of the foot if the corns appeared
to be irritated or sore webbed toea
or the great toe crossing its neigh
boring toe. Knock knees also dis
qualify a man from military service.
Comparatively few of tbe applicants
for the marine corps can qualify, ow
lng to some physical defect In add!
tlon to the 35 per cent rejected for
low standard feet, 10 per cent, are
repected for defective vision, 2 pet
cent for color blindness, 6 per cent,
for defective teeth and about 32 pei
cent for other physical defects. Nc
more than 15 per cent of the appli
cants are enlisted.
men be-
St Louis.—Are American
coming flat footed?
Records of the recruiting offices of
tbe United States marine corps and
the United States navy tend to show
that they are. One of the first tests
made in the examination of applicants
for enlistment is the foot test and
If the applicant is found to be flat
footed the test goes no farther. The
applicant is rejected forthwith.
Thirty-five per cent, of the appli
cants for enlistment in the recruiting
offices In St Louis are rejected be
oause their feet fail to pass in
Apparently the feet of the white
race are approaching the condition ex
pressed by a southern negro many
years ago, when, commenting on the
track made by one of his brethren, he
said: "De hollow of yo' foot makes a
hole in de groun'."
Flat foot, according to the Webster
Dictionary, is a foot tn which the
arch of the instep is flatened. so that
the entire sole of the foot rests upon
the ground.
The condition of the foot Is objected
to by the United States marine corps
because It Indicates the giving way
of tbe tendons of the feet. The de
fect is likely to become aggravated in
the feet of soldiers in service on the
steel decks of ships or troops on long
This condition of the foot is said
to be caused chiefly by the cheap
grades of shoes on the market The
sole of the instep is not sufficiently
braced to support the arch. Officers of
the United States marine corps claim
that the shoes furnished by the gov
ernment to the soldiers will prevent
this defect, as the soles are stiff and
will support the ach. In a few cases
partial cures of the defect have been
made by the wearing of an arch in
the shoe for several months.
New Wireless Instrument Signals by
"Tunss" Approaching 8Hlps—
Ships Can Find Positions.
Paris.—The wonderful wireless com
pass invented by the Italian officers,
Bellini and Tosl, will shortly be used
-to enable ships to ascertain their po
Wltlon In fogs. Special wireless sig
nals are to be sent out from various
stations on the French coast, and
ships fitted with the Bellinl-Tosi com
pass will be able to determine the di
rection in which the signals were
y, traveling. Different signals are to be
i. 'sent out at regular intervals from sta
tlons ait Le Havre lightship, rile- de
Seln and Croacb d' Ouessant. The
"tune" of each signal will be differ
ent, and the signals themselves will
be various letters of the alphabet, sc
that those arriving from one statioi
will not be confounded with those
coming from another. The compasi
Is an Instrument which, when "tuned
to receive any wireless signals, showi
by an indicator in what direction the
signaling station lies.
Start Prairie Dog Farm
Cheyenne, Wyo.—With 100 prairie
dots captured near Rawlins, Wyo., ai
a part of his "baggage," Perry Wil
Itams, a glove manufacturer of Glov
eravlUe, N. Y.. passed through herf
tlM other day en route to bis borne
where he said he was going to start
prairie dog farm as an adjunct to hii
^fcUHinoM. Experiments with prairie
doc pelts, Mr. Williams declared, bat
shown, them to be valuable In
aMUufaotore of fur gloves.
the Game
"I know you want to hear all about
the doings here at Glen Echo," wrote
Elizabeth to her best friend at home.
"It's a lovely little pla,ce—rather quiet,
you know. Only a few people are
here, but most of them are very con
"As I didn't come with any expecta
tion of being a summer resort belle,
I wasn't the least disturbed to dis
cover that there was only one young
man to the two girls. They quickly
turned the trio into a quartet by add
ing me to the group and we all had
the Jolliest time imaginable for a
"Tom Denby—we all call hi in Tom
—Is bright and interesting and he
seemed perfectly content to flock with
.us three girls without singling any one
of us out for special attention. As he
was, of course, by far the best tennis
player of the lot, we took turns play
ing as his partner, and at the little
hop, where most of the dancers were
married women and their young chil
dren, he danced with us turn about
With strictest impartiality.
"If he liked any one of us bettei
than the others, he never showed his
preference in the slightest degree. 1
was Just beginning to think him about
the rarest and squarest man I had
ever met when Luella Penderton ap
peared on the scene.
"She was so extremely gentle and
sweet, with such an appealing voice
and manner, that we girls never for a
moment suspected that a wolf had
come among us garbed in the fleecy
softness of a baby lamb.
"The very first morning after her
arrival she asked in a helpless sort, of
way how a telegram could be sent.
'You can telephone it over to the
village,' I said.
'Oh, I shouldn't like to do- that,'
she replied. 'There's always danger
of getting a message confused over
the phone. I always like to give it
to the operator myself. Is it. too far
to walk to the village?'
'No,' replied Tom. 'We walk over
nearly every day for ice cream. It's
only two miles.'
'Two miles! I'm afraid I couldn't
quite accomplish two miles and back.'
She looked down at her feet and
sighed as if reproaching them for be
ing so ineffectively small. Her trim,
high heeled patent leather pumps did
look absurdly little in contrast to the
loose tennis shoes the rest of us girls
were wearing.
"„T can row you across the lake,'
said Tom, laying down his tennis
racket rather regretfully, I thought,
for we were just starting for the ten
nis court. 'That will save about a
'How kind of you! But I hate to
take you from the tennis. Don't, you
think I could row myself? I never fiitl
row, but I'm sure It can't be so very
"Tom laughed and said he thought
it would be rather too strenuous a
beginning to row across the lake at
her first attempt. So we three girl?
watched them set out together.
"That, my dear Alice, was the be
ginning of a duet between Tom arul
Luella. Her eyes were not very
strong, she said, and she had a novel
which she was simply perishing to
read. The first thing we knew Tom
was reading it to her in the most se
cluded hammock on the place. She
did not know how to swim and Tom
gave her lessons. Tennis was too vio
lent for her and she. couldn't watch
the game on account of the sun's
glare on the court. So Tom gave up
tennis and we three deserted damsels
gave up Tom. There was nothing else
to do. Luella absorbed almost every
hour of his entire day.
"This had been going on for five
days and we were making up our
minds that the affair must surely end
in an engagement when yesterday an
other girl arrived at Glen Echo. Luel
la looked somewhat startled when the
newcomer alighted from the village
bus in front of the inn just as we all
came out after dinner.
"The girl didn't even wait to see
after her baggage before running up
on the porch and enthusiastically em
bracing Luella.
'Aren't you surprised to see me?"
she asked exuberantly.
'Yes," murmured Luella in a
strangely unenthusiastic tone. 'How
did you happen to coroj'?'
'Why, you see,' she laughed,
•brother Joe is so desolate because he
can't be up here with you that he
thought the next best thing was to
send me. The poor dear is counting
the hours until you get back. Why,
Luella, Where's your ring? You
haven't lost it, have you?'
'I'm not wearing it just now,' an
swered Luella, a little coldly. 1
"And what do you think, Alice?
Tom strolled across the porch non
chalantly and asked us three girls if
we didn't feel like a set or two of ten
nis before swimming time. So with
just a suppressed giggle or two we
took him back into the fold."
In Practice.
"A man should follow a determined
course regardless of criticism," said
the resolute idealist.
"Yes," replied Miss Cayenne "but
•o many of you are that way only,
when you waltz!"
Americans Consume More Liquor Than
Do Their English Sisters—Much
of It Is Done Openly.
American women drink as much as,
If not more than, English women, ac
cording to Dr. John D. Quackenbos,
who has made a study of the ques
tion. Unlike Dr. Murray Leslie, a Lon
don physician, who asserted that there
is far more secret drinking among
women than his generally known, Dr.
Quackenbos says that in America
women make no effort to conceal their
drinking, but proclaim their overfond
ness for highballs, cocktails and cham
pagne by indulging to excess in pub
lic cafes, restaurants and the big ho
tels. Smoking, too, he says, is a vice
coupled with the drink "habit that is
working havoc among women as well
as girls.
"There is not so much secret drink
ing here as in England," Dr. Quacken
bos said, "because women can be seen
any night drinking what they fancy
and without trying to keep any one
from knowing what they are drinking.
American women in doing anything
good or bad generally go to extremes,
and my experience in New York shows
it is very difHcult to control the drink
habit among them because of their un
willingness to make any social sacri
"For instance, they keep going to so
cial functions where punch and other
alcoholic drinks are served, and they
give wine dinners themselves. They
will play with fire and tempt Provi
dence continually. There is one wom
an now who is a patient of mine who
will take as many as ten glasses ot
brandy at a sitting. And the most un
fortunate thing about It is that the
habit is developing among young girls,
and debutantes at their luncheons and
dinners couple it with smoking cig
arettes and- playing games of chance
for money.
"The women of the middle classes
in America drink beer, but not to ex
cess, as a rule. It is a custom to
have beer with dinners, and if the
stuff were pure the harm would be less
than it is.
"But tobacco is doing just as much
harm as alcohol, for the two go to
gether. And I know that too much
tobacco leads to too much alcohol,
because the tobacco habit depresses
the nerve centers and causes a de
mand in the system for an antidote,
and tb% antidote for tobacco poison is
"I can safely say that 75 per cent,
of the drink trouble among men, and
women, too, is due to tobacco. Where
women are not so particular about
concealing the fact that they drink
they are careful to conceal the fact
that they smoke.
"I know that many raise the ques
tion as to whether a woman hasn't as
much right to smoke as a man. It
doesn't turn on the question of mora!
right. The answer turns on the ef
fect smoking has on the woman's char
acter. It destroys womanliness."
Drunkenness Not Found Alone.
Drunkenness is never to be found
alone, never unaccompanied by some
horrid crime, if not by a wicked
crowd of them. Go to the house of
the tlrunkard, consider his family,
look on his affairs, listen to the sound
that proceeds from the house ot
drunkenness as you pass, survey the
'nsccurlly of the public ways and of
tbe night streets. Go to the hospital,
'o the house of charity and the bed of
wretchedness. Enter the courts ol
justice, the prison and the condemned
cell. Look at the haggard features
ul ihe ironed criminal. Ask all these
why they exist to distress you, and
you will everywhere be answered by
tales and recitals of drunkenness.
And the miseries and the vices and
the sorrow, and scenes of suffering
that have harrowed up your soul
were, almost without exception, eith
er prepared by drinking or were un
dergone fo' procuring the means foi
satisfying this vice which sprang
from it.—Archbishop Ullathrope.
German Social Life.
Writing on German social life in
the English press recently, Sir Henry
Johnston says: "I am told by so
many thoughtful Germans that the
abuse of alcohol still strangles the
mental and physical efficiency of
large proportion of German men in
the upper and lower classes, that 1
am compelled to believe in an evil
which is only just-'lessening its hold
over our own people, and which is be
ing fiercely chased out of the United
States. Yet 1 am pleased to state
that I never encountered a drunken
person in Germany throughout my re
cent tour, though I was aware from
the newspapers and reviews that
growing indignation was making it
self felt among the bourgeosie and
professional classes against the
senseless eighteenth-century tradi
tions of German studenthood."
There Yet.
"Brink, you spend about Half your
time tinkering with that motor boat
What is there about it that's so at
"The $750 I put into it, old cbap."
A Youngster's Logic.
Auntie—Oh, Harry, I'm ashamed
you playing cricket today. Don't you
know it's the day of rest?
Harry—Yes, Auntie, but I'm
tired.—Black and White.
U* V-1&
The Great
"No," said th« woman who was tell
ing the story. "I did not have the
time to do as I did I took
the time. There was plenty oi
good reasons why I should have
taken it,
"At least 17 Insistent duties glared
at me from various corners of the
house. They glared at m« accusing
ly, as one who would willingly neglect
them. They glared at me indignantly,
as one who lightly assumed duties with
no idea of discharging them. They
glared at me pityingly, as one who had
been slackly brought up and didn't
know any better. But I turned my
back on them all, dressed the children
and went.
"This is why I went I had taken
a perfectly green girl from the intelli
gence office and trained her steadily
for two months. I had trained her so
that she understood what I was say
ing and could do the housework more
than fairly well. Any one who has
trained a green girl for two months
at a stretch knows that a rest cure is
due the trainer, but I'll never be able
to introduce rest cures Into my curricu
lum, so I didn't feel abused.
"And then one Thursday evening a
tall, gaunt woman with a fairly good
knowledge of English appeared and
Stasia and she went up to Stasia's
room. When they reappeared Auntie
Wandaluski—for that was the gaunt
one's name—held Stasia's papier
mache suit case in her hand. Stasia,
clutching her month's pay, acquired
but two hours previously, brought up
the rear.
Stasia was about to leave, at
"No, the work was not too hard. No,
she didn't want more money. She was
about to be married, and, as the girl
next door expressed it, I didn't -even
know she 'was keepin' company.'
"She went In the middle of the
spring cleaning. She went when a sis
ter-in-law whom I had never met was
on her way from the Pacific coast to
visit me. The three intelligence offices
which constituted the first aid to the
suburbs could send me no one for a
week. So I went to bed discouraged
and woke up sick.
"It was as I drank the tea that the
great temptation reared its head.
'Isn't it a lovely day?' said the great
temptation, enticingly. 'You ought
to be out of doors on such a day. Oh,
well, I know the work isn't done and
you have no girl, but the work will
keep and the world is full of girls.'
"At this point the duties that I have
mentioned before stalked from their
respective corners and tried the ef
fect of withering the great temptation,
but it was waterproof.
'How fresh is the smell of the lake
air!' it went on. 'How pleasant 1s the
beach! How much good it would do
the children!'
"I had put the dishes to soak right
after breakfast thd* was all had
.at was all I was going to do.
I ran upstairs and dressed myself and
the children, locked the door and fled
toward the nearest station that would
furnish a train to bear me and mine
to the lake shore. As I turned the
corner and looked back at the house
a duty glared at me from my bedroom
window. 'Going away for th£ day,
and not a single bed made!" it shriek
ed after me. I made no defense .1
had none t.o make.
"The faults of the great temptation
may have been legion, but it was
truthful. The lake was blue, the air
delightful, the atmosphere quivered
and sparkled. There were very few
persons about. The children and I
sat on the beach and ate quantities of
fruit that I had bought and later I
read a new magazine. Once or twice I
had an uneasy feeling that a hovering
duty was asking me what would be
the result if the sister-in-law should
arrive ahead of time and, getting into
the house by hook or crook, should
find the beds unmade. I refused to lis
ten—absolutely refused.
"I am now coming to the part of the
story that I don't like to tell. Even
to myself it sounds 'fishy,' but it really
Is true, notwithstanding.
"As I approached my own door late
that afternoon, literally saturated with
ozone and the joy of living, being ac
companied by two children similarly
affected, my neighbor crossed the
lawn. Behind her came her maid and
behind her came still another maid.
Briefly told, the mistress of the second
girl was going to England to visit her
husband's people. She would be gone
four months I could have Jeanie for
that period if I wanted her, but Jeanie
would like to return to her first mis
tress in September.
"Would I take her? I had difficulty
Lo keep sfrom throwing my arm
around, her. I promptly arranged for
her to come next day.
"After this masterly achievement I
went inside my house, donned an
apron and worked like one possessed.
'How did you dodge the headache?'
asked my husband at dinner. 'I thought
yon were in for a regular old timer
when I left this morning.'
'I was,' I answered. Then I told
him the story of the great tempta
"I don't exactly know myself what
the moral of this tale is. Many good
housekeepers would say that It has
aone, that It was, in fact, highly un
moral In its lesson ot rewarded shift*
1—iftiM. But tout knew."
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