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What About a Vacation
Florence Riddick Boys. Are you planning what you will do to relax your forces for a season? The bow which is always strung loses its elasticity. You cannot maintain pep and top-notch efficiency without an occasional trip. Webster says a vacation is "free dom from duty or service; leisure." It implies that you are a worker, and that you must release yourself from the strain for a time. The only thor ough way to accomplish this is to go clear away from the sight of your work. It rests you to have a change of scene, to do the exact opposite of your regular employment, to use a different set of muscles, and to round out your program of life. This means that the city-dweller should take to the woods, and Mrs. Farmer should loiter along the boule vard with nothing to do but gaze into shop windows, visit the movies, or watch the comers and goers in the hotel lobby. If the ruralist makes hay while the sun shines or his wife sticks by the berries, the cherries, and the peaches, in season, he and she should promise themselves a rich two weeks of city advantages "when the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodder's in the shock." These are the months for town workers to take their vacation. Busi ness is most lax and the call of the wild most alluring. Hot, stuffy in doors becomes unbearable and the Surge to be in the open is irresistable. C 1 Time to go hikingl in heavy shoes t t and sport clothes, following some trail to its mysterious end. Time to -Igo fishing, go swimming, go boating, go autoing, go anywhere. Pal it with your pal. Listen to the birds, the tinkle of - cow-bells, or the croak of the frogs; smell the roses and the earth; gaze at the sparkle of waves or the moon light on quiet waters. Feel the cool t winds, and breathe deep the filling h Iand tiring oxygen. Drink in beauty lwith eyes, ears, and soul. A vacation makes: you bigger, and a better and more enthusiastic. It is e 'Inot merely a luxury, but a duty you owe yourself and those who must as- s sociate with you. n But the housewife? How is she to ti manage it? Hunger comes to her family with three-times.a-day regu- c larity, and stalks them wherever they b may hie themselves. As the dis- l penser of daily bread, she has a steady job. But unless she is to be- b come a mud-hen, she, too, must have time off. s' With a little resourceful thought , and a willingness on the part of all T to adapt themselves, it can be ar- a ranged. If she cannot encompass a ti regular vacation with one grand f fling, she can, at least, approach va cation benefits for a long-drawn-out c, period, until she has had a rest. Per- a haps she will have to take it, like the clock, between beats. It is her right , and bounden duty, however, to see h that she does get real "freedom from q duty and service; leisure" at times h when it is needed. a Here are methods for the near-va cation: Simplify the menu in hot weather. (It is a good-health stunt, n as well as a labor saver.) Clear the , house of fanciness; put away bric-a- lo brac; sidetrack or postpone all du- u ties and responsibilities except those which absolutely must be attended to. Live outdoors. "Kitch," sew, sleep, play, and eat in the open as much as possible. Use oil-cloth for the table, and paper plates at times. Send the c washing and the ironing to the laun- b dry for awhile. Employ extra labor , in the home when needed. Take at a boarding house or restaurant some 1, meals to save labor at home. Use b more prepared foods. Patronize the bakery help from the family. Deter- a mine to run away and swim, romp, o and forget care whenever opportunity offers. e ' p Hawaii can talk to America by rad- I io. Next thing a law will be needed prohibiting broadcasting with the ukulele. OATS Pure Food One of the most vital points in keeping your children healthy, especially during warm weather, is Pure Food. We offer only the Purest Food Supplies possible to procure. Plantation Granulated Sugar ...........6!/4 Cut Price Coffee .....35c REX GROCERY ) ý i ~ # # * M *++*3+ý" ou+ "i'!+ * :"1 60 Your Silent Servant That is what a Check Book is to the modern housewife or business woman. It serves in the place of keeping a large amount of ready cash on hand with which to pay bills. It serves as the receipt of any financial transac tion. It serves as an undeniable record of money paid out. And last but not least, it is handy and a time saver. So why not start a Checking Account with us to day? Come in and talk it over. Union Bank &Trust Co. SUMMER AND THE BABY. In summer you should keep the baby much like a salad-cool, tempt-, ing to look at, the exact opposite of w wilted, and with the appropriate ui dressing. Heat is a danger to the life of a baby. It not only lowers his al resistance and ability to take care s' of his food right, but it encourages P the growth of the bacteria which are 1l his enemies. , w To keep him cool, let him outdoors as much as possible in the cooler I' parts of the day and at night. When u] it is hotter out doors than in, bring rº him in, and always keep him in the hi shade. Give him a cooling bath two W or three times a day in the hottest weather. Give him plenty of water P to drink that he may evaporate off his surplus heat. And dress him ac cording to the temperature. In hot, (II sultry hours he needs only his diaper gi and band. When the breeze gets cool- P, er, slip on his thin little dress. If still cooler, he may wear a cotton shirt, or a jacket or skirt. But do not overload him with bundlings. The tendency is to dress babies too warm. To reduce his cream ration has a cooling effect. If he nurses the breast, do not let him continue too long, to get the rich "strippings." If he has prickly heat, add a little baking soda to the bath water. It has been proven that trees ab sorb heat and give off moisture, thus cooling the atmosphere about them. To keep baby out under the trees, is a good thing. Have a mosquito net ting over him to protect him from flies. At any irregularity of his bowels, consult the doctor, especially if you are not an experienced mother. Do not fuss or play with him too much. It makes him nervous. Let him enjoy his salad days in peace and quiet. He is a little animal yet, but his brain needs a chance to develop at his own sweet will, without agi tation or forcing. Do not worry about Baby if he does not gain weight much during the hot weather. If he is well and holds his own, he is all right and will make it up later. WOMAN'S CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE. The Woman's Joint Congressional Committee, called the strongest lob by in the world, is made up of repre sentatives of fourteen national wom en's organizations. This committee, located in Washington, makes it a business to watch over all legislation concerning women and children. It acts as a Clearing House for the vari ous organizations comprising it, giv ing advice, avoiding duplication of effort, and co-ordinating all enter prises. Mrs. Maud Wood Park, the President of the National League of Women Voters is President of this Committee. O Ready-Made Foods. The problem of domestic help is be ing relieved in part by ready-made food shops. A late development of this species is the supper-in-a-box va riety. Into this shop rush clerks, stenographers, business men and women of all sorts. The shop-keeper has four kinds of supper, all packed separate in boxes and numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4. The menus for these are posted conspicuously and the buyer simply asks for one of 2 or 2 of 3, planks down his 50 cents per, and car. ries supper home already to serve to wifey and himself. Just why he should get it instead of the woman is another story. There probably is a reason; illness, business, babies, over work or what-not. Three or four of fice girls can pick up a delicious lunch here and go picnicking to the Spark to eat it. L ,, a • . . . . . . . . . . . ,i - Tobias-Gass Co., Ltd.-The Grocers om==@oo ==omo==omo***=o=oo oc==:oo 0@rmo=@ Headquarters for Agent for PURINA FEEDS POPE BICYCLES In Checkerboard Sacks Bicycle Accessories EVERYTHING USED ON THE FARM STONEWARE Barb and Wove Wire Fence Jugs All sizes, Churns all sizes, Jars all sizes, Certainteed Paints and all kinds of Coolers all sizes. Building Material ONLY THE HIGHEST CLASS OF GOODS SOLD HERE. COUNTRY PRODUCE BOUGHT AND SOLD North and Gaines Street Phones 181 and 947 MIR. PODSEN'S IETTER. (Continued from page five) with his copy of the "New Times" unopened in his hand. A neighbor passed him on the road and said with a laugh, "Your dollar seems a sight biggen'n ourn, Uncle Podsen. It called fur more!'" The old man loked at him in a bewildered way. "They sure d(id chaw yer in ther pa per." The woods seemed to catch up the mocking laugh and echo and re-echo it until Mr. Podsen reached his own door step where he sat down wearily. Sarah Podsen looked at him in sur ;rise, "'Yer look plum beat out," she said. "It's powerful warm for this time of year, Sarah," he said, "an' I'm er gitten old to walk so fur." Still the paper lay unopened on his knee. STATEMENT Louisiana National Bank and Louisiana Trust & Savings Bank June 30, 1922 RESOURCES Cash and due from banks .. . $1,325,548.77 Loans anld discountls ........ $3,009,042.60 tniltd States bnds ....... 856,786.50 Otlhil'r sttcks. 1,hlIds. elt ..... 366.276.78--$14,232,105.88 Ba1king 11,115. t'iiriniurli and fixtures ................. 65.693.49 Real estate (site for new home) ................. 96,000.00 Other real estate ........... 16,045.00- 177,738.49 Total ................. $5,735,393.14 LIABILITIES DEPOSITS ............... $4,809,746.07 Capital stock .............. 250,000.00 Surplus ................... 175,000.00 Undivided profits .......... 144,327.92 Reserve ................... 23,719.15- 593.047.07 Circulation ................ 150,000.00 Bonds borrowed ............ 125,000.00 Bills Payable .............. 57.600.00 Total ................. $5,735,393.14 I. D. M. Reymond, vice-president of the above named banks, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. D. M. REYMOND, Vice-President. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of July, 1922. C. V. PORTER, Notary Public. Organized October 1910 DEPOSITS ...............................$4,809,746.07 RESOURCES ........... . ............ 5,735,393.14 CAPITAL. SURPLUS and PROFITS ..... 593,047.07 "Rest a spell an' I'll get yer somer tol water an' yer can read yer paper while yer' restin," his wife said gent ly. Sitting there, his kind old face wrinkled by care, his hair whitened by time, silhoutted against the doorway, he read the editorial devoted to him. lie, who had lived far removed froml what the world calls civilization, he who had done no man harm, nor thought evil of a neighbor in all the cou'rse of his narrow, humble life. The cruel sarcasm smote him, the blade of ridicule cut, the blighting reference to the orthography and rhetoric brought a flush to his fadedt cheek, and the scathing suggesttion that he subscribe for the "blue hack speller," instead of the "New Times." brought a look of intense pain to the tired old eyes, but he was over whelmed by the thought that hisI kind intention had been misunder stood and his friendly interezt mis taken for criticism. This was why a laugh had greeted him at the store and postoffice; this was why a laugh had follyowed him .down the road. He dropped his face into his hands with something like a sob. He was trembling in every limb. Sarah. his wife, lifted his head tenderly and wiped the dampness from his hrow. [Ie looked at her, his lips quwering. "'Taint no use worryin'. Sarah, it's just a stroke hayv' come. t nfever meant no harm-but I reckon," he said faltering, "ther editur cou!ldn't teil it hy ther hand writin'; he never took it in ther right sperrit-fur I ain't no scholar an' never wus, Sarah." And she, poor simple soul, did not understand that this was only one of the many hearts that have been stabbed to death by the pen.