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The Typewriter. The typewriter, upon which so many women tap out a livlihood, was invented in Detroit in 1829 by Judge William Austin Burt. It was at first called the Typographer. Like mnost great inventions, it was little appre ciated at the time, but the inventor was a candidate for election to the Hall of Fame in 1920. Mary dnd Martha. Martha-Oh dear, there are so many people out of work, and so much crime, and illiteracy, and cor ruption, and loneliness, and starva tion, and immorality in the world. It seems as though we ought to- be up and hustling about reforms all the time! Mary-Whiff, smell the balmy air: It's Spring! ! ! Louisiana Women's Clubs report that they have helped to a college education forty-eight young people who otherwise could not have had this training. Public spirited* women could do something for their city by visiting the public school once in awhile. This would encourage pupils and teachers and help awaken the community to an interest in the schools. As evidence of her efficiency, be it known that Miss Lida Hafford, Head quarters Secretary of the U. S. Fed eration of Women's Clubs, attended over one hundred conferences in the interest of the recently enacted Ma ternity-Infancy bill. Women's Clubs in many places are snobbish and keep up the bars to pre serve the aristocracy of their clubs. This is not true of the Women's Club in Appleton, Wis., which ad vertises, "Al? women over 18 years of age cordially invited to join. N6 in troduction or red tape necessary." Oriental Women Seek Education. In spite of the fact that seven wo men's colleges have been started in India, China and Japan in recent years, many girls seeking an *duca tion are turned away for lack of fa cilities. Grandmother's Day. How Wisconsin grandmothers kept house is shown to the rural schools by a traveling exhibit of pioneer domes tic arts sent out by the State His 66.sasse66666 AA66644 E+..%6666 torical Museum, Madison. The Federated Women's Clubs of Sterling, Colorado, have raised $85, 000 and provided for the city a com pletely equipped three story hospital. They began the task with one hun dred dollars and "faith and vision." Mexico celebrated the hundredth anniversary of its independence from Spain by staging a Children's Week during wilch child welfare problems were studied under the direction of the Mexican Department of Health. "Dry" Essay Contest. The Indianna W. C. T. U. is con ducting ai essay contest, open to the undergraduates in the eighteen col leges of the state, offering as prizes $100, $50, and $25 for the three best essays. The subject is "Why the Volstead Act Should he Upheld." This agitation is launched in the hope of counteracting the recent unusual ac tivities of Wet Organizations. Likes It Hot. Miss Alice Robertson, congressman from Oklahoma, although confessing that she is "in a kettle of hot water, allright," when it comes to running for a second term, has decided to sprint along anyhow. Trouble is al though she has been "regular" and everything, she hasn't been able to get any "pie" and there are constitu ents back home in Oklahoma who are I "mighty hungry." t SMILES. He-"The wife should be an open book Wherein her lord may read." She-"He should be an open pocket book To supply her every need." That's Fortunate. "Can a person be punished, Teacher, f For something he hasn't done?" "Of course not," said the teacher, As she beamed on my small son. Relieved, he confessed boldly, "Of my problems I haven't donei one." No Danger. t Visitor (about to leave)-Chauf- f feur, will you attend to this: That t the early train I shall not miss. * 2 Chauffeur-I'll not let you miss it- 1 I'm not a slob; Misses said if you e missed it, I'd lose my job. * a p *)$9~0 ~ 4,4.+l.*ir* .JU·J·+Xr~t4IX+. fl*4:9 i. ** k arch' disc ----- -- -- Spring Dresses Materials - Taffeta, Canton' \ ' Crepe, Crepe Ronma, Roshana. Trinunings - Embroidered, ' Basque, Draped, Belted, Bloused, Tailored, New Slit Sleeves, Straight Line,*Bouf fant. 1-3 off off regular price & An Achievement Worthy of j More Than Passing Note The qualities, styles, materials and workman ship embodied in these wonderful dresses will prove that even our most enthusiastic state ments fail to do them justice. Not only are the styles designed for Misses-but there are just as many for worien and matrons. Sizes 16 to 60 bust. A Sale of PreEaster lats An especially selecte4 Group from our Higher Priced Spring Hats, featuring at this c unusually low price ....... These hats are priced far below regular in this un usual selling; large, small and medium shapes, all the newest shades of spring suitable for $6.98 S street and sport wear................... IL Monument erected by the La. Division U. D. C. to the memory of Gen. Alfred Mouton and to be unveiled in the City of Lafayette on Saturday, April 8th, 1922. (See U. D. C. Department, page 12.) ;o REVIEWS BY LIBRARIAN, PUBLIC ' - LIBRARY. tl d. :o S"FAIR TO MIDDLING," Nalbro tl .e Bartley's new novel relates the his tory of two young couples, one com- c posed of a pair of extremists, the oth- ii er representative of the people who s are "fair to middling." W n Mme. s Reid's only son Martin married the n pfretty stenographer, Fanny Doyle, o who had "a profusion of taste and b all of it quite bad," that august lady was very much displeased. The en-! gagement of her orphan neice Dave too Amos Larkin was undesirable enough but not so distressing. Dare is the heroine of the book, and her strug r, gles to make her husband into a de- t cent person and a success proves the9 main thread of the plot. e "ALICE ADAMS, by Booth Tark Le ington. d If the reader of Alice Adams is a woman, she lays down the book wth a two thoughts occupying her mind; d F. first, that it is not fair for any man Lt to comprehend the workings of a girl's mind so clearly, and second, that - here a life of pitiful tragedy is avert a ed at the last only by a girl's pluck and, willingness to face reality. The "pretty beau-attended Alice of high school days finds herself gradually Sdropped by the girls in town, who, on, their return from college, come out with all the frills and furbelows fathers' money can supply. The crisis in her social affairs is reached at a party for which she had success fully angled to secure an invitation for herself and her obnoxious broth er. Maddened by the thought that the girl will not have her "chance" with the most eligible young mpn Mrs. Adams finally succeeds in driv ing her husband into resigning his postion as clerk with J. A. Lamb whom he had lovingly served for forty years to go into business for himself, which proves a failure. The dinner which his wife insists on giv ing to the possible son-in-law turns out dismal failure, and the climax is reached when the son, also employed at the Lamb factory, defaults with three hundred dollars. Alice cannot stand proof against the slurs cast upon her father. So we find her at last with shoulders back, gravely walking up the steps of Franke's Business College, and it is a goodly sight for she is done with Sshallow pretense and comes bravely to grip with reality. s WHAT TO DO ._. SThis is often caused by fermenta tion, constipation, decomposition of over supply of protein foods and ab sorption of the resulting poisons ,into the blood. Chew all foods thoroughly as the saliva is needed to be well mixed with it. Reduce amdunt of proteins in diet. East less meat, eggs, oatmeal, (choose other cereals), sweets, rich fats, fried foods and pastries. Eat fruits, vege tables and whole grain cereals. Use bran baths to cleange, or oil. Hard water is irritating. Keep affect ed parts dry, clean, and protected from winds. Anoint with benzion ated lard or Zinc Oxide ointment. Car bolic acid may be used to sterilize bath water. To cleanse the blood, sulphur and sugar, and occasionally a dose of salts may be used. A little soda in the drink ing water helps to neutralize the over fermentation. Never apply to skin creams which contain bay rum, alcohol, ammonia or borax, as these are drying. Never use strong alkaline soaps on an eczema skin. Straighten your edges, lay it on the table and pin yoar pa#ern to it taking care to have folds and seams come on the proper sides and to have the pattern lay the right way of the goods; mark notches, seams and folds; then cut out. Paste the garment together being careful not to stretch bias edges. Try it on and make any alterations neces sary to fit your figure. The felled seam is good for underwear. One side of the seam is wider than the other and this is folded under and I:hemmed down flat. Lace and embroidery are used this year, but the tendency if for the tail ored effect with bias strips of a har mnonizing color for trimming, or sim ple hems. Most of the garments are slip-over or step in and require no troublesome fastenings. A ribbon gathers the fulness at the hip and an elastic holds it in at the waist. A new invention is elastic shoulder straps. These yield and permit free dom in athleties and keep the straps from slipping down ovqr the arms as they have an annoying habit of doing. it) Hundregs- Have Visited Beautiful Edgewuood Bouse Which Is Now Ready for YOU. EDGEWOOD HOUSE was opened to the public on Wednesday after noon of this week. Since that time, hundreds of delighted visitors have been shown through the first complete new home that has ever been put on exhibition in this section-and a warm welcome awaits those who have not yet called, or who care to call again at any time between 10:00 A. M. and 9:00 P. M., through Sunday, April 16th. EDGEWOOD HOUSE is well worth a visit from anyone who keeps house, or who ever expects to keep house, no matter whether the house you have or hope to have be large or small, costly or simple. It represents the combined thought, resources and labor of B. E. Perkins, realtor; the Baton Rouge Plumbing Co.; Geo. J. Granger, electrician; Globe Furniture Co.; Rosenfield Drygoods Co., who furnished the draperies, and the Capital City Auto Co., who have placed a Studebaker Sedan in the porte cochere. This home will be sold, naturally, but you need not be a "prospect" to be shown every courtesy, and to be truly welcomed. Ask your friends who've been there. THE THANKSGIVING BLESSING. Set down Lindy, whar's yo man ners, ain't yo got no raisin' chile? Don't be reachin' crost de table, pos som sets you chillen wile. Don' you know dis here's Thanksgivin' wese a gwiner hab a pray'r fore we teaches dem dar possoms or dem taters, git back dar. Now ole 'owman keep dese chillen wid dere haids all bowd down low, whilse I offers up de blessin' for de family, hands down so. "Lord, we don't know how to measure all you does up dar 'n de sky, but we knows in all yo' givin' dat you uhb ber pass us by, an' we is grateful for de good things you continues 'to dis pence, from de cornerib an' de smoke house ob yo' lovin' providence; thank de Lord for all his blessin's and 'spe cially dem dat he ordains for de nig ger's faithful stomach an' de honger hit contains, sich as red meat water millions, storin' up dere natural juice ob de summertime's best honey, for de honest nigger's use. We thanks de Lord for roastin' years, an' fo' de yaller yam, for de corn cake In de ashes an' de hambone in de ham. We remembers you most kindly for dec bacon and de beans, an' good potlicker extry wid de joal an' turnipgreens, arf dere ain't no mortal music to us niggers here below, like de goblin' ob de gobler, an' de rooster's lawdly crow, for dese blessin's an' all odders we is grateful Lord always, hut we raise de tune up higher in de dear old possom's praise, for we shouts in Hallelugers for de makin' ob dis beast as a covnent wid de nigger in dishere Thanksgivin' feast- (Link, whut make yo' mouf so greasy? Mi randy what yo' munchin' on? Stop, you saccerligious varmint; whar's dat bigges' tater gone? Drap hit back dar Lizy, hear me? Dishere ain' no eatin' race; now ole 'oman mind dese chillen, whilse I finishes de grace.) Lord dey tells me dat de possom am de oldest critter yit, an' we thanks you fo' makin' denm fer de nigger's benefit, an' we thanks you Lord fo' dese two, fo' dey wuz so fat an' hale from de whiskers on dere nostrels, to de brissels on de tail, for de possom's Igood all ober from dat tantelizin' grin to de marrowbones an' chitlins, an' de gravy in de skins, an' we thanks de Lord for givin' niggers ed ucated taste, so's at he can eat de possom widout a drap o' waist. An. gels, look down on dis pictur, chillen waitin' for a piece, every little mouf a-drippin' wid thanksgiving at de feast, an' de par'nts bof a-praisin' him from who all blessins flow, him dat keeps de blackest nigger, same as demn dats white as snow. Lord, we honors de tradition ob de nigger to de end, bless us whilse we take de creases out'en our stomachs now. Amen." Lordy mussy, whar's dem possoms an' dem taters? )ey's gone too, an' (le gravy sopped out, en bofe de plat ters clean as new. Link, Mirandy, SZeke. ole 'oman, if de las' one ain' cut out, may pespepsy hant were stom acks an' dere feet swell up wid gout. Me a-praisin' an' a-prayin' to him what nebber fail an' dey a stealing Sat dce alter leavin' nothin' but d( tail. SBut I oughter knowd dat nature's up agin' a awful strain twixt a nigger's emlpty stomack an' a gnawing' hon ger pain, an' dat sets me thinkin' dat de congregation's mind ain' on heben whilse you is prayin', doe you is Sprayin' mighty fine. I)ese long prayrs 'befo' de public aint de kind wid which r to win. kase do de're a public virtur, gennerly deyse a private sin, lease Swise dat how come me losin' all dis b here Thanksgiving feas, 'cept de tail mixed up wid mem'ries ob de missin' s possom grease, knocked clean out'en e de glory oh de luxries what's done dgone, kase I didn' ax de blessin' fore n L blowed de dinner horn. Dere ain't s gwiner be no grace hereafter; for n give me Lord if dis is wrong, er if Ise boun' to ax hit, hit ain't gwiner -, he so everlastin' long. k HURRYING FIRES. o1 e Though we have on several occa ) sions called the attention of our read n ers to the great danger of hurrying s fires by the use of kerosene and other s highly inflamable and explosive li quids, the practice continues. Three e fires occurred in New Orleans in one ,o week in February from this cause. In s one case a woman was severely burn ' ed, while one building was totally des s, troyed and two others badly damaged. e Stick to the good old fashioned way'