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ISAUTY
CHILDREN
HEALTH
There's a Bit of Russia in Our New Fall Hats-Furlough Hats Are a Novelty
Vitamin D Is Now Given
As Remedy for Arthritis
By CLAUD NORTH CHRISMAN, M.D.
IT IS my opinion that a “Good Health” column should contain
the newer treatment for diseases that are not under control.
The doctors in hospitals,clinics and laboratories are constantly
searching for some better form of treatment of disease than
wc possess. I try to keep track of these experiments. When
some well-known doctor or med
ical group reports a larger degree
of success In treating a certain dis
ease. it is my duty, as I see it, to
give them all the publicity I can.
It does not al-
EXH
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DR. CHRISMAN
attention has been given to the
treatment of arthritis. There are
many forms of this disease and our
treatment has been unsatisfactory.
Hence I have called attention to
several new forms of treatment.
Effect of Sulpha Drugs
Asa result I receive many letters
asking for a copy of my articles
and further information. I do not
have copies of these articles, be
yond my own file copies. The only
way I can furnish a copy is to have
It retyped, which involves time and
effort. I suggest that when you see
an article that interests you. cut it
out of your paper and preserve it.
A lady from California says her
husband Is 56 years old, has been
In the hospital for three months:
he still has to use crutches and
cannot dress himself. She recalls,
she thinks, that in writing about
the sulfa drugs I recommended
their use in treating arthritis. It
may be that she is partly mistaken.
I did say that the sulfa drugs re
tarded the growth of bacteria, and
as arthritis has its beginning in
focal infections, they may be help
ful in checking the cause.
I wrote particularly of sulfa
guinidine. which acts to destroy
Intestinal flora, and these are often
the source of infection. In other re
spects the sulfa drugs do not great
ly benefit arthritis.
One of the drugs I did recom
mend was Bee Venom. It is sup
plied in the form of an ointment
which the patient can use himself
Bee Venom has long been recog
nized as a successful treatment for
various forms of rheumatism and
arthritis, but using bee stings was
unpleasant and difficult to apply
continuously.
The application in the form of
an ointment is successful in many
cases and causes no inconvenience
Any treatment of this disease must
be continued for a long time.
I’se of Vitamin I>
For several years the use of large
doses of vitamin D has received
much attention in various hospi
tals and clinics. Dr. Steck and oth
ers of the College of Medicine of
the University of Illinois have been
using vitamin D in large doses with
considerable success. They have
treated all varieties of arthritis
and report marked success in the
relief of pain and the restoration
of the use of affected Joints.
We have no definite knowledge
of how vitamin D acts to relieve
arthritis. These men have used a
form of vitamin D called “Estron."
There are other preparations that
are probably just as effective. It
comes in the form of capsules each
containing fifty thousand units.
One tablet is given each dav Every
fourth day the dose is increased
by one capsule until six capsules
are taken each day.
It is given after meals: vcrv lit
tle benefit is experienced for a
month or more. It was quite expen
sive, but the price was reduced re
cently. More than six capsules can
be taken as time goes on If too
much is being taken, a little nausea
and headache result, but these
soon stop if the drug is discon
tinued or ‘ dose reduced It
should be for six months or
a year to oh* tin maximum results.
This is probably our most suc
cessful form of treatment but any
form is likely to require a vast deal
of patience and persistence
Arthritis Is a disease that causes
certain forms of deposits tn the
Joints. It has usually taken a long
time to accumulate these deposits,
and It will take an equally long
time to flush them out and carry
off the infection. If only treatment
can be established before the joint
becomes entirely stiff or helpless,
there is the greater hope that the
treatment may meet with success.
HOLLYWOOD SHORTAGES
Along with the rest of the world,
Hollywood is suffering from short
ages. Wardrobe departments felt it
first. There is a short age of all pure
white materials because there is no
chlorine for bleaching. And every
studio wardrobe workshop has a
pin-picker-upper, a girl who spends
her whole day picking up pins and
needles. Rubber-soled dancing
shoes are also on the scarce list,
because soles must be made of new
robber to be flexible and there isn't
any.
OUR OWN MAGAZINE PAGE
Beryl Markham
Writes of Her
Hectic Life
By TALBOT LAKE
WE HAVE been reading “West
With the Night,” which is a col
lection of reminiscences of Beryl
Markham, the British aviatrix, and
concerns her life in Africa, w’here
she was reared on her English
father's farm. There is something
charmingly feminine and helter
skelter in what this adventurous
woman says so well of her life in
that country.
wavs mean
that I have
used these
newer reme
dies. but I call
the attention
of t h e public
to them Your
own doctor
can study the
new treatment
and apply it if
h e considers
the suggestion
worth trying.
During t h e
last year.much
Most women adventurers are
pnonies, but Beryl Markham isn't.
She evidently couldn’t help doing
the exciting things she did. When
a mere tot, she would wander out
with her Negro native friends and
hunt wild pigs and lions with a
spear. Small wonder that she was
chewed by a lion, and chased by
wild pigs with fierce tusks.
She soon became expert with
horses, and she is a famous trainer
of them today. For those who are
fond of horses, much of her story
will be entrancing. But for us, the
parts about her flying are the most
exciting. Miss Markham evidently
just has no fear.
' In what we would consider today
as crates, she flew over the wildest
jungles. To land would mean being
lost among wild animals, heat and
lack of water —not to speak of dis
ease. Insects and snakes.
Yet, Miss Markham became one
of the pioneer fliers of Africa, and
was the first woman commercial
pilot. She flew freight, sick people,
passengers and mail anywhere in
Africa at a rate that netted her
some S3OO per month—which she
considered well worth the risk.
In 1936 she flew to Cape Breton
from England, crashed in Labrador
and then made her way to New
York in another plane—the first
woman to make a Westward flight
over the Atlantic.
She is a tall, athletic English girl,
in 'her mid-thirties. She is living
temporarily in North Hollywood,
where she went to train thorough
bred show horses for a living. She’s
taken out citizenship papers, and
has Just finished her book there.
The war closed the Santa Anita
race track, so her horse training
days are over—and she seems to
think that the track should be
closed in these times.
In the meantime, she has been
offering her services to the govern
ment, and has been having her dif
ficulties. Even though a woman,
she is one of our top-notch flyers
Finally the U.S. Civil Air Patrol
found her useful and so Beryl
Markham is sitting impatiently, we
are sure, in a ranch house waiting
for orders to go Into flying action.
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Herringbone mixture tor a
jacket suit with chintz polka
dot gilat. An ideal outfit for
the commuter.
FOR COMMUTER
The Sailor Is Back
This fall hat is a green and black sailor with a tiered crown,
with gloves to match and a muzzle veil.
High, Wide and Handsome
Tells Story of Fall Hats
By ELEANOR GUNN
lUEW YORK—The fall hats—to coin a phrase—are high, wide
and handsome. They really are higher than wide, hand
some or not, according to your taste. Fortunately many of the
towering crowns are collapsible. They are stove-pipe affairs,
straight as straight can be. Some of them jut out backward, or
tower in any direction. Lots of
forehead showing —and showing
considerable Russian influence.
Sally Victor, who is a great hand
for being inspired by current
events, offers the Cossack Papskha
(so do other milliners including
Mme. Pauline> and a grand medley
of colors which she calls Dalmatian
blue, Hellenic rrd. Steppes green.
Netherlands purple. Ming orange
and so on. Lots of peasant caps and
some peasant shawls with turbans
balanced on top.
Os course there are gay little fur
lough hats to be worn when you
kiss the boys goodby. There are
some wide brims too. but remember
wind and bad weather don't call for
big brims. Come autumn we must
take our large-brimmed hats of!
whether we like it or not.
Sally isn't the only one who ups
the crown. John Frederics’ sky
pieces are something. Just to give
you a faint idea, he calls one of his
hats the Simple Simon, and if you
are familiar with Simple Simon you
well recognize his hat, even though
something new has been added. It's
a ribbon-edged veil, the ribbon edg
ing the upper edge of the veil which
falls away from the brim and is
held out at cither side 'by the rib
bon) to give suggestion of width.
Hatters are as mad as they ever
were if the first collection may be
taken for anything. They are both
sky and conversation pieces, about
which more anon.
Some milliners put absolutely no
trimming on their hats, devoting
everything to line. Others are con
tent with feathers. Few elastics are
used for anchoring hats, as deep
crowns which fit the head make
them unnecessary. One milliner
attached wide felt bands to the
back of her hats to hold upswept
hair in place.
Green, bright blues, red. purple
are popular, and almost every col
lection has priority beiges and
grays. Oyster rolored beaver espe
cially when accented by brown, has
anew look.
BAMBOO TRIM
Hollywood, Cal. Newest novel
fashion note was worn by Nancy
Coleman, who had a loose-looped
natural string snood trimmed with
small pieces of polished bamboo.
Modes and
Manners
QUESTION: “Friend* ore to be
warned shortly and although l re
ceived an invitation to the wedding
l won't be able to attend. In seiid
ino a telegram of congratulation to
them on their wedding day. should
it be addressed to Mr and Mrs. 7
What if it arrivse before the mar
riage ceremony? Betty "
ANSWER: It is up to the sender
to make sure that the telegram
doesn't get there until after the
ceremony. If the wire has to be
filed with the telegraph office early
in the day. definite instructions
as to the desired hour of delivery
should be left with the operator,
timing the message to arrive Just
after the ceremony.
Don’t Force Older
Brother to Play
With Younger
By JANE HERBERT GOWARD
GEORGE, who is nine, is called
upon to play with his brother
Fred, who is three-and-a-half
years his junior. To make matters
worse, mother looks to George to
defer to Fred,
always invok
ing the time
worn. “After
all,he's young
er than you
are.” T h 1 s in
itself would
be bad enough,
since it can be
interpreted a s
an expression
o f favoritism.
But. moreover,
mother gener
ally says it be
fo r e Fred.
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Con sequently.
Fred in his relations with his older
brother has not yet learned to stand
on his own two feet, but expects
special consideration because he is
younger. The procedure is equally
unfair to both children. It is unfair
to Fred because his training in self
reliance is being neglected. It is
unfair to George because his indi
viduality is not being considered
and his good-nature is constantly
being imposed upon.
The children of one family are
natural rivals for their parents’
affections. The first-born feels that
he has a prior claim and is not al
together to blame for his attitude.
The parents themselves helped
«hape it by the attention showered
on him when he was an only child.
Is it any wonder that he resents the
intrusion of the second baby with
whom he is now called upon to
share his parents? This element of
competition exists also for anv suc
ceeding children. The only differ
ence here is that they would be in
clined to accept their natural rivals
from the start as members of the
family who must be reckoned with.
It is amazing that many brothers
and sisters are bad friends. There
ran be no doubt that this may be
explained by deep-seated rivalries
not recognized in time by parents,
and very often not recognized by
the children themselves. The
groundwork for lust such a situa
tion is being laid in -the case of
Oedrge and Fred. Each one of these
children should have playmates of
his own age. Otherwise if the broth
ers play George’s game. Fred ran
not take part as an equal If they
play Fred’s game. George will be
bored and in either case no good
can come from the set-up. When on
rare occasions they must play to
gether. they will be more likely to
en.ioy one another's company and
it will not be difficult to encourage
a wholesome give -and - take be
tween them.
New Flavors
For Old
Vegetables
By JUDITH WILSON
VEGETABLES that look fine In
a Victory garden or on the
stands of local vegetable markets
won’t do you any good. To enjoy
their healthful benefits you must
get them inside of you. This means
that the housewife has to learn
ways to make the same old vege
tables taste better.
Indifference to vegetables fre
quently results from always having
them served just plain boiled. Try
steaming them for a change. Fix
them up with accessories like fruit:
season them use bacon or salt
pork, spices, imagination. Top
them with a sauce, or with butter
or margarine dribbled over them.
Combine them with other good
things the family likes: turn them
into salads: make them taste good
To make Honeyed Acorn Squash
suggested in Tuesday’s dinner
menu, cut squash in half and re
move seeds and fibers. Season with
salt, dot with butter. Pour y j tea
spoon heavy honey over each half
and bake until soft.
For Spinach Vinaigrette, the
vegetable course in Thursday’s
dinner menu, cook 2 pounds spin
ach until tender: drain thoroughly
and toss with hot Vinaigrette
Sauce.
SUNDAY
Breakfast
Honeydew Melon
Poached Eggs on Broiled Ham
Pounds
Dinner
Roast Boned Shoulder of Lamb
Browned Potatoes
Diced Brets in Butter
•Grapefruit. Date and Cream
Cheese Salad
Ice Cream Milk or Coffee
MONDAY
Breakfast
Orange Juice
Rice Cooked in Milk with Raisin*
Dinner
Broiled Steak or Hamburgers
Buttered Swiss Chard
Baked Potatoes
Fiesh Peach Pie Milk or Coffee
TUESDAY
Breakfast
Stewed Prunes
Poached Eggs on Toast
Dinner
Shepherd’s Pie (Leftover Lamb)
Honeyed Acorn Squash
Mashed Potatoes
Baked Custard Milk or Iced Tea
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast
Canned Grapefruit Sections
Crisp Cereal Toast Bacon
Dinner
•Fish Flake Omelette
Buttered Snap Beans
Creamed Potatoes
Apple and Celery Salad
THURSDAY
Breakfast
Pineapple Juice Hot Cereal
Cinnamon Toast Milk or Coffee
Dinner
Breaded Veal Chops
Spinach Vinaigrette
Mashed Potatoes
Stewed Fresh Peaches
Milk or Coffee
FRIDAY
Breakfast
•Breakfast Starter
French Toast. Honey
Dinner
•Lake Trout with Dressing
Creamed Cucumbers
Mashed Potatoes
Magic Lemon Pie Milk or Tea
SATURDAY
Breakfast
Sliced Fresh Peaches on
Crisp Cereal
Scrambled Eggs Toast
Dinner
Broiled Chicken
Minted Carrots Parslied Potatoes
Cherry Tarts Milk or Coffee
•Recipe to be given in a subsequent
column.
MRS. GOWARD
AT THIS writing, it looks ns
though Prexy Petrillo of the
musicians’ union is going ahead
with his ban on recordings. It also
looks as though, as predicted, he is
going to face the toughest battle of
his career.
Already, radio stations that up
to now have trembled at the men
tion of his name, are not too po
litely telling him where he gets off
when he suggests new negotiations
on expiring music contracts. The
position of the ether men is that
they never wanted the staff bands
anyhow, took them only to keep
the union quiet when they used
records.
So it looks as though Petrillo is
putting men out of work instead of
helping them with his plan to save
the music business from technol
ogy—and the younger men! This
move bv the union means nothing
more nor Less than an effort bv the
old-time band musicians in the
union to choke off the livelihoods
of the younger and usually more
capable men.
Record Ramblings
By MICHAEL LEVIN
Flatters the Figure
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Sleek rayon sharkskin in clear shining white makes this
figure-flattering one-piece bathing suit with its distinctive em
broidered curlicue trim in bright red and white.
These Spinal Exercises
Keep Your Body Toned Up
By JACQUELINE HUNT
DECAUSE every woman wants to be physically fit for her part
** In the war effort, and because no matter what doubts and
fears are in her heart, she wants to show a brave, inspiring
face to the world, Ann Delafleld, one of our leading beauty
authorities, has written a brief little booklet, called the “Primer
of Physical Fitness.” Amusingly il
lustrated. it tells and shows you
what to eat, what exercises to takp
for fitness, how to avoid strain
when you work, how to relax, how
to look pretty
and. neither
last nor least,
howto balance
your living
habits to com
bat the de
structive fac
tors with the
constructive
ones that build
morale.
For several
years, of
course, there
has been much
Interest in
success courses
given at leading beauty salons and
in home correspondence courses
that covered the same material.
But now. when everything is speed
ed up. when too much attention to
personal problems seems selfish and
you feel you must give every spare
moment to defense activities, you'll
welcome tnis booklet, that lays
down/the essential rules for phys
ical fitness. Even the exercises re
quire a minimum of time.
According to the authority, phys
ical fitness depends fundamentally
on good posture and good body
Also, when Petrillo banned the
high school band from the air
waves the other night, on the
grounds that they were competing
with the efforts of union musicians,
he forgot to mention that the men
who filled for them, staff NBC mu
sicians. didn’t make a penny extra
for playing the broadcast, since
they are paid on the basis of so
many hours a week, rather than
individual sustaining Jobs—so un
ion men gained no bucks by chop
ping off the kids’ fun.
I Just finished listening to the
“United Nations March,” first
p 1 a jee and in Washington several
weeks ago. and uecorded for Victor
by Charles O’Connell and an or
chestra. with Igor Gorin singing
The lyrics are fine, Gorin good.
O’Connell awful, and the recording
one of the worst Victor has done in
many years. So much so that it is
really impossible to Judge the mu
sic though frankly it doesn't
sound like one of Dimitri Shostak
ovich's better works.
mechanics, which in turn depend
on a straight strong spine.
Here is the one exercise she rec
ommends for the purpose: Lie on
the floor,first bend your knees pull
ing your feet on the floor, up near
the hips. Separate the knees as far
as possible. Lift the bottom of your
spine off the floor as far as you can.
Dig the spine at the waistline down
into the floor as hard as you can.
Be conscious of one important spot
—your waistline at the back—think
continuously of pressure at this
point. Now with feet on the floor,
slowly start to lower the legs to
ward the floor. Remember you are
trying to straighten them while
your back Is digging into the floor.
Keep the spine flat and straight on
the floor until you have lowered
the legs and extended 1 them as far
as possible. Hold this position for a
count of 10. relax and repeat 10
times a day.
MISS HINT
Standing Posture
Perfect standing posture, which
will enable you to stand for hours
during the day without strain, is
acquired in this way: Stand next to
a wall, with feet four inches apart.
Bend knees slightly and separate
them. Dig your'back waistline into
the wall. Slowly, thinking only of
that waistline touching the wall,
push your back up the wall until
the legs are almost straight. Now.
lift chest toward the ceiling and
pull in chin so the back of the neck
is near the wall. Practice this once
in the morning, again at noon and
again in the evening. Walk away
from the wall and maintain this
position as closely as possible.
While the Importance of good
posture cannot be over emphasized
in lessening strain, there are tricks
that will prevent real weariness. I
like the author’s one-minute exer
cise for relaxation. You can take It
any time, any place.
First, close your eyes. Then drop
head forward on chest as far as
possible. With the two hands, grasp
your shoulders at the sides of the
neck as hard as possible—pinch,
squeeze the tissue until it hurts
Repeat three or four times until the
tissue is tingltng.
Now roll the head ever so slowly
over the left shoulder. Next, roll
head away back until it touches
your spine, and then roll over the
right shoulder. Let it droop, com
pletely relaxed until the ear almost
touches, and then, last of all, roll
head forward until chin rests on
the chest.
Repeat the massage of muscles
over the shoulders and repeat the
head circling, this time to the right,
back, then over left shoulder and
front.
FOOD
FASHIONS
HOME
U. S. Gets a
Close View
Os Royalty,
By MARIAN MAYS MARTIN
•TIME was when kings and
* queens stayed,if not in their
castles, at least in their own
countries, but since the world
turned topsy-turvy, kings and
queens have been tumbling about
like the rest of us. They jump
aboard a Clipper and come to the
United States, where they are dined
and possibly wined by the reigning
Roosevelts and
others. Mayor
La Guardia of
New York must
be accustomed
now to r o y a I
society and in
fact most of us
remain calm in
UyS presence.
M y opinion
is that royalty
has to have
personal g 1 a
mour or. in
other words
it’s not high
rank that
mr
boosts the American blood pressure
but, shall we say. for want of a bet
ter word, glamour. Queen Wilhel
mina, the last monarch to arrive,
doesn’t lack personality, but it just
isn't the .kind of personality that
captures the public's imagination.
Her daughter, the lovely Princess
Juuliana. has it, which makes one
wonder whether age may not have
a good deal to do with it, until one
remembers the venerable King of
Sweden and. in happier times, the
King ot Spain. Certainly young
King Peter bowled us over and the
King of Greece made an excellent
impression on his recent personal
appearance tour.
For a democracy, we’re pretty
much impressed by kings and
queens, even ex-kings and queens.
By and large I fancy it has been a
good thing for us to see them at
close range and for them to see us.
Suppose they do belong to an old
order and represent a vanishing
race, at least we can think of them,
not 1,1 trailing royal velvet and
jeweled crowns on their heads, but
as human beings whose clothes are
smart, or dowdy, according to their
taste and ability to wear them.
Contrary to preconceived no
tions. kings and queens can, and
often do. live simply and as nor
mally as their high estate permits.
It isn’t much fun being a monarch,
the hours arc long and hard, little
time out for personal pursuits and,
when they do play, all the world
listens and looks and it doesn’t
emulate the three little monkeys
who see no evil, hear no evil and
speak no evil. On the contrary, it
is quick to Jump to conclusions
and to judge. Os course that un
happy state of affairs is not peculiar
to royalty, for any person in the
public eye is subject, to snap judg
ments and unfair criticism. Appar
ently they soon learn to be imper
vious to even the most pointed jeers
and gibes. It’s part of their defense
machinery. No one in the public
eye can survive without a thick pro
tective skin.
Presumably there are some born
to the purple who love it and others
who would much rather be unham
pered by the pomp and ceremony
that even in these so-called demo
cratic times surround them. In
times like this, when one is in exile,
or on a sales tour, which is what so
many of these personal tours
amount to. one’s crown must grow
unbearably heavy, almost as heavy
as one’s heart when one thinks of
one's captured, though far from
conquered couuntry.
Beauty Tips
QUESTION: *7 have anew gold
colored suit. It seemed all right
when l tried it on. but now it seems
to take all the natural color out of
my skin and makes me look sallow,
although l have a naturally good
complexion. What can l do? I can
not take the suit back after wear
ing it.—Unhappy."
Gold is a difficult color, espe
cially if the skin darkens in the
summer. Try using a stimulating
cream mask the day you expect to
wear your suit and have a rest so
your skin will have a natural flush.
Then you might use a warm tinted
foundation cream and a brighter
shade of rouge and lipstick than
you usually wear A touch of eye
shadow in Iridescent • blue-green
or bronze would be flattering Keep
your hair fluffy and brightened
with lemon rinses and brilliantine
if neerssary so it doesn't seem dull
against the gold fabric.
• • •
Ls your chinline sagging? Then
sit on a chair with your elbows
resting comfortably on a table.
Rest your forehead on the palms
of your hands. Now press down
ward with the head, resisting with
the hands. You can feel the pull on
the underchin muscles Relax and
repeat several times. Do this as
often during the day as you have
the opportunity.
MRS. MARTIN

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