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MONDAY, NOVEMBER Zi, 1920.
'THE MtWa SCIMITAR. I SCIENTIFIC EATER HAS HARD TIME FOLLOWING FADS any Different Systems to Determine Exact Value of Food Are Advanced Con stantly.; - I BY FREDERIC J.-HASKIN. j WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 22. ad and : confused must be the man ho tries to eat scientifically in -ac-frdance -With the information ha Jnds in -the public prints. ' Every tew months a new dietetic god and j new salvation is offered him, and jach seems completely to displace the ia one. t Some of us can remember back to he time, for example, when buttermilk las to make new men of us all. Many ersons of the older generation still mger of human lire, which is nice nto the faith of a little child in anta Claus. But more recently attention was iverted from "buttermilk .to a sriyste- ious thing called the calorie. - Lots f people thought a calorie wtfs it elf something to eat. but the more lophisticated grasped the idea that was a unit of heat or of energy. ou need a certain numDeT of calo- Iph in order to An vour work in the porld, and too many or too few will uin you, The calorie-counter, who ompiited the number of calories in very dish set before him, became o common that one- great chain oi estaurants placed the number of alories in parenthesis after , each rttcle on its mens. Then, still more recently, the 'ca lorie was eclipsed in popularity by still more mysterious class of hings known as vitamlnes. A vita- nine, we gathered, ' was not ounft f measurement like a, calorie, but n actual substance,' which was ecessary to health. It occurs In Jnilks, eggs, fresh fruit and vegeta lles. We ourselves went Into the Inater with many experts and set orth the facts in detail. They need ot be repeated. Suffice if to say hat unless you get enough vita- kiines, your machinery won't work. Mineral Starvation. But . now a new complexity has uu utCU lltlU IU1D UUO.MOO atlng, which the ancients regarded a a Riiupm pleasure, ana wnicn nao ecome such a complex science for s. une latest Dugaooo oi tne ainner ible Is generally known as "mineral tanrailm ' A D.nlnn JAnHot nrhnaA work was recently described in the lasKin letter, nas reacnea tne con lusion that our teeth decay, not be- anon nf tYta nortirlpo tit tnrtA Hp. icsited on the surface of them, but lecause our habitual diet aoes not ontain enough mineral-building ma erlal to keep them in repair. And his same idea of mineral starvation las been advanced by many other students of the food situation. Once gain guinea pigs, dogs, and pigeons lave been sacrificed to prove the iolnt. Fed on some of the deminer lized foods which make up so large nort nt tho nivllilOll diet it ill Said. hey practically starve to death. ThU is the idea of mineral starva- i,n au wn ii ndpriitii nri It: A sreat. nany of the feeds which we eat are efined. This means that certain ortions of the natural product are emoved. in some cases mis is aone y manufacturing processes anu sometimes by cooking processes in ho tinmB Sometimes it is done merely because we are in the habit r iillni, Iho fnr.il tliat waV. and lometimes because it is necessary to efine the foods in oraer to iraiiruv heir keeping and snipping quaimen. Ti, lonrlinir refined manufactured VnrxAa t annon M TA thfl White, bolt- d wheat flour of which our bread is nade, the manufactured corn meai oi ommerce, and the polished rice. Some nvestigators have taken the belliger ent position that food manufacturers .nimninir tho Amprirfln oeonle. 1 1 D Jl' . .J-' . . . r . tv,o hove In a wnrd. tried the usual imarinn Rtnnt of findincr a scape- L'oat and raising a moral issue, As a matter of fact tnere is none, j no manufacturers give us what we de mand. It is true that it is impossible o buv whole wheat bread in many American cities today (Graham bread is not the same thing). But if even one housewife in ten Began reg ularly demanding whole wneat orenu, t would make Its appearance, i manufacturers are not slow to sat , navinc demand. And vou can't blame them for not trying to put out a product ior wnicn uibio m no domand. One manufacturer a few ears ago did try putting on tne mar ket natural brown rice instead of polished rice in the interests of health. He could not sell it. rri.in tt.A Kiamj. imn nnrselves. nivi ii -1 1 1 1.. . v. then, let us see why it is that the refined foods are not good for us. In making our white bolted flour, the millers remove the outer nusK oi mo wheat. In so doing they greatly re- .jjduce its content OI mineral aim i". 7Jvliur. largely pure protein. The game happens in tne commercial cess of making corn meal. In the manner the brown husk of the rice contains valuable minerals, while the white polished rice contains almost none. In the tropics, the disease known as beriberi follows upon eat lng polished rice, and is prevented by a diet of natural brown rice. These minerals which are removed are necessary to the building pf bone and tissue. But they are also neces sary to keep the blood In its proper chemical composition. The proteins which form the bulk of our food tend to make the blood acid. These min erals keep it alkaline. A great many of our typical diseases are due to acid blood. Eat Potatoes Baked. Many of the elements in our diet which might counteract this tend ency to acidosis of the blood, are deniineralized before we cat them. Thus the potato is a valuable alka line food, but if boiled and mashed much of the best of its substance is leached away. It should be eaten baked with the skin on, and parts of of the skin should be eaten, too. In general, the way to avoid a de mineralized diet, as we understand it, is to eat whole wheat bread if you can get it. Some food experts advise that you buy whole corn and make your own corn meal in a little hand mill. It is true that whole corn ground by hand makes a more tasty bread than the commercial product. The Indians in the Southwest grind their own corn by hand, and its fa me has spread so that the Indians have quite a demand for It from the white people. Oatmeal is good natural food, and breads anf cookies may be made from It as well as mush. The Tiafiiinl Hrnwn Hre in crnnrt if vou ran get it. So much for the cereals. Of vegetables we learn that -spinach, carrots, and turnips are especial ly rich in minerals needed by th. body. Plenty of fruit should be eaten, of course. Raisins are especially good because rich in Iron. Did you ever try stewed raisins for break fast? .-nr 1. . , , i . 'f- oiled or roasted meat Is better than inat wnicn nas Deen nonea, as tne boiling takes out the minerals. In general the problem of eating is not so terrible as it seems provided' you have money enough and .ense ri ough to procure a varied diet. The more varied It Is, apparently, the bet ter chance you have of getting the DELEGATES TO WORLD LEAGUE MEETINGS WILL SEE PICTURESQUE' SWISS PEOPLE v kn vk-i if . h1 v , . ti J r'V P. 4 V Glimpses of Swiss folk in native dress. I " .WfTH ' wxli,1 1 v Picturesque indeed are the Swiss folk delegates to the league of na- tions sessions Geneva will while there. The pictures above give the reader a glimpse of the type of native folk the visitors will see. Above, at. left, two women In na" tlonal costumes are selling dainties and collecting funds to aid the Swiss Red Cross. One' of ' the women Is wearing .even the wooden shoes worn by many of the women. At the up- food elements you need. Next to variety, perhaps the best rule you can follow Is to eat foods as much as possible in their natural states. Whole grains are very hard to get in this country, ana me ltwit ui to be the most serious problem of our diet, but whole fruits and wnoie vegetables, and meats not overcooked will supply much of what the cereals lack. - 1 Bry's has secured several hundred Thanksgiving turkeys at a price. See Tuesday's papers. adv. . C. L, Is Forcing Wives From Harem - . . : v.- (By International News Service.') CONSTANTINOPLE, NoV. 22 Ow ing tn the high cost of living men who kept large harems in prewar days are now compelled to turn soma of their wives adrift. , 1 The tragedies which the Turkish woirtttn have undergone as a result of the war are worse than those in other countries, because" the women here are utterly helpless through lack of training, which might have enabled them to support themselves. It is in the cities tha,t the Moslem women suffer, and, most of those whom the war has robbed' of hus bands, fathers or other male rela tives upon whom they were depen dent have forced themselves Into em pUyment which was never regarded as proper for Moslem women. Turkish women with their veils thrown back from their faces may now be seen as saleswoman in scores of Constantinople shops. k They are even employed as street sweepers. There has been a great outcry against Moslem women ac cepting employment which forces them into association with men, espe cially Christian men, but -the eco nomic pressure has been so strong that religious prejudices had to make way. The need for nurses with the army gave Moslem women their lirst op portunity to get hospital training and Iwmmn nurses. That opened the way into other employments monopolized hv Greeks and Armenian women. Turkish women may now be found in telephone exchanges. They are acting as cashiers, janitors and even tram conductors. . PLEASURE, NOT CRIME, TO SIP HOME BREW fRv International News Service.) KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Nov. 22 Does drinking "home brew" at home con stitute a' disturbance of the peace? It does not. At least that's the" law as inter nreted by Judge John M. Kennedy, nf iha North municipal court. vive women and six men arrested recently at the home of Mrs. Mary rioHnaVv. Nn. S20 Wyraui avenue Kennedy on a charge of rtiBtnrhine the peace. When the liidirH learned that they were arrest ed for sipping glasses of the "home talent" stuff he promptly, discharged them. RAINCOATS RUBBER BOOTS For Men, Women ' and Children. LOW PRICES TOWNER & CO., Inc. . 79-81 South Second Street, ; . Corner Union Avenue. How To Make A Laxative Cough Syrup With Granulated Sugar and Mentho-Laxene. First Pose Relieves. Make a syrup with a pint of eranu lated sugar and a half pint of boil ing water, cool and pour In to a bottle or jar. Then add the contents of a 2 oz. bottle of Mentho-Laxene, shake well, and take ft teaspoonful 4 to 8 times a day for head or chest colds, coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough or catarrh of head and throat. Actually, the very first dose will show you the wonderful virtues in Mentho-Laxene. It is penetrating. healing, soothing and curative to a greater extent than anythtng ever dis covered. Children- like it and adults use it from Maine t6 California. Physicians prescribe it, hospitals use It, and why should not you enjoy the benefits of a cheap, home-made rem edy free from narcotic, sickening drugs. 4,000 barrels were used last year! Why? lieciuse it's best and cheapest. Ask your druggist for Mentho-Laxene and. insist on getting it, for it is guaranteed to please every purchaser or money back, by The Itfarkburn Products Co., bayton, Ohio. adv. native dress. per left Is a Swiss peasant woman in her garden, wearing trousers. This !rm of costume Is generally used about the farms because of the free dom it affords ih working., Below are two Swiss children "all dressed 'I hey, too, are aiding the Red Cross by selling trinkets and .collect ing funds dn the streets. Geneva, the capital of the ljttle mountain repub lic, Is one, of the show places of Eu rope, resting on the edge ot a beau tiful lake, with the snowcapped mountains nearby. Gay Studio Parties ' Figure In Divorce DOVER. N. H.. NTnir TV,o.. Mayor Fred H. Beckwlth, of this city, ..aiLi.jr tiuuman ana overseas vet eran, vas granted a divorce from Marion Taylor Beck with Boston artist. The suit was uncon tested. Mr. Beckwlth atleceit that Mo nrif had been unfaithful to him. He named Harold Galpin, of Belmont and Duscon, a leather salesman, as co respondent. GalDin is marriert. A studio on Boylston street, Boston, fig ured prominently in the husband's charges against his artist wife. He ntted it up for her when they were married, just before he sailed for France. He spent more than $5,000 furnishing it. In his petition he de clared the studio was the setting for gay "candle light parties," while he was away to war. and that it was a convenient spot for the development of the romance between his wife and Galpin. She was away frm her home in irover a great deal even after h:s return from France. Beckwith charged. On one occasion the hus band, accompanied by detectives, trailed Mrs. Beckwlth with the co respondent to an Inn in Jafferv. where the door of the young woman's apartment (was forced. Her husband took his automobile away from her at that time, and she and Galpin returned to Boston by train, accord- Toy land Is Alive With Good Little Boys and Girls And Tovland has a language all its own. All exclamations as "Oh!" " Ob, mamma, look!" "Look here, just what I want" "Please tell Santa Clause to bring me this!" and the bells, horns, music, and everything is in full blast! All because this is the best and greatest toy display that we have ever had, for the toys are more wonderful than ever. Not flimsy, gaudy, useless toys, but toys that teach things above all, toys that delight. There never were such real dolls, such doll furniture, such a fascinating lot of games, such clever mechanical toys, nor such musical toy instruments. Tht'fine part about Toyland being all ready is the fact that hundreds of people are dmng their Christmas toy buying now. They're not waiting. They're selecting (wisely) now while the rush is not so great and while assortments of toys are full and fresh. .Toy i i-- turn f wvwwt., ... ..mrsK.::' - i & Is 'Ww,, .,-,.,.- I ing to the testimony. Mrs. Beck witH at the time of her marriage to the Nfew Hampshire clubman was already a divorcee. Her rirst nus band was Earl M. Selfridge, of Mel rose. She has been well known In Boston as a patron of Bohemian tea rooms and lounging places, accord ing to Beckwith. ' ; SCORES MODERN CITY " AS EDITION OF PAGANISM (By International News Service.) COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 22. "A modern city is a new edition of pa-i ganism." This characterization was made by Rev. John F. Grimes, local Methodist Episcopal clergyman, sermonizing on "The World Confusion in the Pres ent Hour." "There is no Sabbath," he contin ued. "The show houses are crowded and the churches neglected. "Commercialism has crowded the churches to the suburbs and the ranting agrtator raves from a soap box on the corner where:ithe church stood. .. l - m "The immigrant of today comes only to capitalize for himself whatever America has to offer and has no sym pathy for our laws and our institu tions." . . Section Lowenstein's Second FRANCE PLANNING HOUSING PROJECT Gigantic Scheme Is Launched to Build Houses for 30,000 , Workers in Next Year. BY NEWTON C. PARKE. (International Newt Ssrvice Staff Correspondent.) PARIS. Nov. 22. Under the dlrecJ tion of the minister of Liberated Re gions, a gigantic scheme for the housing of hundreds of thousands of workmen whose homes were de stroyed during the war, has Just been launched. . The. plan provides for the organi sation of "home construction organi zations" in every district of the dev astated zone, modeled to some ex tent on the "building and savings" societies in the United States. These organizations will be financed by private capital and will have a free hand in the work of rebuilding, but the government will maintain close supervision to avoid the danger of speculation. To facilitate their op eration and cheapen the cost of con struction the government will waive numerous kinds of taxes which would otherwise make the cost of build ins: tremendous. In this manner it is hoped to build thousands of homes at approximately the same cost that prevailed in 1914. despite sharp increases in the cost of ma terial since the war. 1 The problem of housing workmen in the devastated area is one of the most serious confronting France in her effort to , get quickly back on As A - Business Asset A neat appearance i invaluable. Kraus clean ed clothes keep that fresh, trim, tailored lobk that means so much in selling your personality. If Free Parcel Post. Service jj mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmM Floor g PHONE 1150 , 1 For a White Cap Wan her feet. Though more than 75 per cent of the factories in the war aone have resumed operations, tpey are now employing less than 45 per cent of their personnel before the war. To some extent this Is du to a sun normal demand for manufactured products, but largely it develops from the fact that there are no buildings in which to house the workmen and their families. At first this difficulty was not foreseen. Krench manufacturers. eager to get back to the "business as usual" basis, devoted all their ef forts to rebuilding their damaged plants and restored wrerked ma chinery. The employes were left to look for themselves when It came to a mutter of finding shelter. The restoration of factories went forward so rapidly that in the sum mer of 1920 the longing situation reached an acute crisis. Unless im mediate steps are taken to provide shelter for the laborers Krench In dustry is bound to suffer in 1921. An investigation by the bureau of industrial reconstruction of the min istry disclosed the fart that at a very minimum 30.000 houses, shel tering 200,000 workers and their families, must be erected before the i age, type i I'l" ". ..,' ' J Ul-.' 1- --j' Address ,. jtER i ' Featuring for Tuesday, in Our Millinery Salon, the Entire ) Stock of ) Priced Just Orle- " s j 'PmmWf f Ay I The drastic price reduction is effective on all the lovely hats in Lowenstein's regular stock. They are to sell at half price because they are models which we have not the materials to duplicate and they must make. room for new stocks. Hats Most Fashionable for All Occasions and Hats of All Colors. end of 1921. This estimate does not take Into account the condition in the mining centers, where thousands of men already have resumed work. For this work of reconstruction alone it is estimated that at least $150,000,000 will be required. Fur thermore, the needs of 600.000 men who already have resumed work un der unsatisfactory housing conditions In many cases, are noti considered. The first organization to take over the work of 'rebuilding workmen's homes has been formed In the Lille district. Manufacturers themselves subscribed a large part of the funds, but part of the money was furnished by the state. To remove the so ciety from any suspicion, the minis ter of Liberated Regions and tho minister of hygiene have approved the by-laws ot the new organization. Kaeh society will be limited In its operations to a certain district, set aside for it. But one or more may united in buying or building opera tions for the purpose of obtaining lower prices. "Americans are row spending $80. 000.000 a year for candy" and every married woman wonders who got her share. 3.LojMvsteirP&3i6s MKOHPOIMTtO .i. A ' woman's whole life is pent n an altar. She is arways worship in something- an ideal, a fetich, ,a are, a fad, a prophet, a pet dog, -at man or herself. Eead News Scimitar Wantj.; TRUSSES Call and you with a Hood let our expert ff C an Honest JotiB1 J truss. Satisfaoti guaranteed. Also carry a" I of abdominal supporters,; f & tic hosiery, invalid chairs, ehiillow sick room supplies, sn) jm & GWINNER-MERCERtrte 191 Madison AHr"''J Two Doors East ot '$rf 7' 9 V m- r ii 1 I t. : V