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EVENING LEBGERPHILABETiPHIA, FRIDAY, MAROBj ,101?'
B-R-R! IT'S COLD THESE DAYS
frOR FIRE DRILLS, SAYS M'LISS
School Children Who Are Sent From Warm
Classrooms Into the Cold Air Without
Wraps Likely to Catch Cold
AN JltATE mother, Incensed at tho fact that licr Utile daughter, who had
.jiroviously been at homo with n. bad cold, was forced out Into tho chill street
for a. flro drill tho first day sho was sent back to rcIiooI, has written asking me
to discuss her grievance In this column.
Ordinarily those pcoplo who set out their llttlo hammers prove upon in
vestigation to huvo some personal and biased renson for their knocking. It
jetems to me, however, that this Frankford woman's point Is well taken.
Apart from tho wisdom of and necessity for flro drills In tho public schools,
there Is n. law (so I was told by ono of tho assistants In the office of Doctor
Garber, tho superintendent) which provides that such drills be held twice a
Of course, tho chief virtue of n lire drill Is to "speed up" tho pupils to
men an cxtont that should a real flro occur their exit would bo rapid and
orderly. Obviously, If they aro permitted to stop for anything to got their
wraps or to put away their books and papersthe chief valuo of tho drill is
But since the titno for these drills Is left to the judgment of tho .ptlnclpnl,
it does seem u bit unwise to choose un exceptionally raw day for sending tho
children out of the warm classrooms Into the cold outdoors. Would It not bo
a good Idea to hold tho winter drills at dismissal tlmo when the youngsters
re- prepared to go out'.'
I think the Krankford mother's letter worth printing.
Dear M'-Uss- Do ou think It right to take little children from a warm
room and allow them to go out In tho schoolyard without coals or hats a day
llko last Monday? Why could tho behools not have n fire drill on u day that was
warmer? Wo big folks were none too warm with our coals on when wo went
out. How do you suppose thoso llttlo mites felt, taken from a worm room out In
tho wind and cold?
If any of those children arc delicate, or have throat trouble, or are subject
to croup, what Is going to happen? They arc going to bo 111. When any child
In homo moro than three days It is supposed to have a note from a doctor when
It goes back to school. Now If a child has u bad cold It may not need a doctor,
even though the cold would perhaps hold on for u couplo or weeks.
A mother can sometimes look after her children herself. A doctor Is not
always needed for every little illness If the mother has any knowledge at all,
and poor folks don't alwnys have the money for a doctor. Does the school bonid
pay tho doctor? No! Of course, there are some careless mothers, I know; but
Why should wo all be Judged nllke7
I have two children, and both have croup. The little boy was at death's
door thrco years ago, so you can understand how I feel when theso llttlo ones are
III at night, gasping and choking with croup. The little boy has a cough, and
at noon came home nnd paid that a fire drill had been held that morning, and the
children had np coats or hats on, as bitter nnd windy as It was.
Fire drill Is all right, but not when It endangers a child's life. On Wednes
day, the 23d, they had one. It was a damp, cloudy and windy day. My little
daughter has been homo two days as a result with a cough that has settled on
her chest. Just before Christmas the same thing happened and sho was homo
three weeks. I nm not a careless mother. I am careful of my children's food
and clothing, and even went ono wholo winter to take up home nursing under
a trained nurse at tho Y. W. C. A. It was a wonderful help. too.
I wonder If tho people know that all Illness begins at M-hool? One morning
I was waiting In the olllco. Tho doctor camo in to examine tho children. A
little Polish boy came first a dirty little urchin. He examined his throat. Then
ramo a frail llttlo child a girl. Tho doctor did not wash that Instrument, but
used It again. So where does the disease start from? I suppose he thought I
was just some stray creature that didn't know. But I did.
Why should days like Monday be taken for flro drills instead of warm balmy
days? How would the principal feel if ho took off his coat and vest and stood out
on such a morning? Itespectfully MRS. D. H.
SEEN IN THE SHOPS
i ! ' Milk
All rommnnlcntlnn nildrcsjf cl to Mrl.7!
IfnrMn.l MinnM Inclose n t"miK," U "the
nrtlcle In which joii r. lntrMcl. I
work of tho II. It. C. "houlrt wrlle Mi "Ion
Itntlnn.1, In enro of ihH P""". ?',",
rtrcrMM of tho hrr,jf oithl like o help,
nnrt, linlnit recclrfifliem, communicate
direct nlth thcie pnrllcs.
They Are Agreed
Miss A. H. Chittenden, president of the New York State Association Opposed to
Woman Suffrage, says that a good antl will not associate with an unwomanly
Good "suffs" believe this too, If I am not mistaken.
The fact that tho Socialist Party has named a woman on Its Presidential
ticket Is no renbuu for precipitate jubilation on the part of thoso ladles who are
V. hankering after unices. ' M'LISS.
Letters to the Editor of the Woman's Page
AddreN nil ouiiininlrntlon to M'l.lm. cnri of tlip Kirnlnc Ledger. Write un mm
oldr of tho paper onl).
Dear il'Islfs Inclosed Unit worus oc
the "Dare to Do night" song. I have
forgotten a few. but perhaps this much
will suggest them to your Inquirer:
Dare to do right. Dare to be true.
You have a work that none other can do.
Do it so bravely, so nobly, so well,
Angels will hasten the story to tell.
Dare, dare, dare to do right.
Dare, dare, dare to be true.
Dare to do right. Dare to be true.
Dare to do right. Dare to be true,
Other men's failures can never harm you.
Stand by your honor, your , your faith
Stand llko a hero and battle till death.
Dare, dare, dare to do right.
Dare, dare, dare to be true.
Date to do right. Dure to be Hue.
Gcrmantown. M. li B.
Atlantic City Header's Moral query will
be answered upon receipt of stamped self
Dear M'llss I am not an American
girl In fact 1 am not a girl at all. and
therefore cannot say with authority
whether the American man Is the Ideal
lover or the reverse.
It occurs to mo that love-making can
not be reduced to a sybtem and bound by
cast-Iron rules. In each case, tho lover
American. Irish, German, French or Hot
tentot' makes a fool of himself, and
whether any one or the quintet makes
himself more ridiculous than tho other
four does not matter very much..
A CItUSTY OLD BACIIKI-On.
A CHARMING GOWN REPRICED
THIS Is the time of the year when evening gowns begin to lock melancholy. This
frock, fresh nnd dainty, comes to tho girl who goes out n great deal llko a life
saver, for the price Is only $10,75, the original figure on the prlco tag reading $.1.".
It Is fashioned of a good quality crepe dc chine, which forms the foundation skirt
nnd blouse. Over this two draperies of slllt net nio seen, the under one being com
bined with Chnntllly luce, used In cnmlsole style on the bodice and ending In a deep
flounce at the bottom of the sklit. The 'second net trimming forms the lacy sleeves
and shoulder straps, and makes tho bouffant polonaise drapery on tho skirt. Velvet
streamers anil moss roses at either side accentuate the bouffant lino nnd glvo dis
tinction. The wldo girdle Is made of moire silk, with roses nt tho back. The bind
ing nbout the hem Is or the same silk. This gown comes In blnck with a foundation
of del, turquoise, flesh nnd pink, with contrasting silk on the bent and girdle.
The name of the shop where this article may be purchased will be supplied by
the Editor of tho Woman's Page, Evening Ledger. 008 Chestnut street. The request
must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope nnd must mention tho
date on which the article nppearod.
To Lucasta, on
Going to the Wars
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind ;
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.
True, a mistress now I chase,
The first roe in the Held;
And with a stronger faith embrace
A sword, a horse, a shield.
Yet this Inconstancy Is such
As you too shall adore ;
I could not love thee, Dear, so much,
Loved I not Honor more.
Colonel Richard Lovelace.
Skirts for the Sportsman
of course, women will find It anyway,
but there seems to bo a new method of
spending money cery time you go Into the
shops. The separate sports skirt is tho
latest item. It comes in brilliant colors,
and in many materials.
One model shown in an exclusive shop
was made of heavy white flannel, circu
lar, with a wide flare at the bottom. The
belt and patch pockets were the chief
ornaments, and attracted a good deal of
attention, for they were mado of bright
red Itusslan leath
tiolrlne cloth In many odd tones is nl3o
featured. Startling color schemes are
adopted, such as green with pipings in
plaid material, red and blue and black nnd
white. The latter has already been worn
for street costumes.
A very fashionable matron woro a cre
ation or this kind In the Bellcvuo the
other day. Tho skirt was awning striped
felt, finite plain nnd full. The Jacket is a
cutaway effect, very mannish, of black
velours. Sho wears a tiny Nippon toque
and a quaint set of seal, with a triple
waehman's collar with this.
Individuality In dress Is more popular
than uniformity this seasoa
A HARD GERM TO PRONOUNCE
AND HARDER TO GET RID OFF
By WILLIAM BRADY, M. D.
Here are some or the things the eer
useful lemon can do:
Removes stains from the hands.
Relieves rever If used to sponge the
patient's lips. One part lemon Juice and
one part glycerin Is the proper propor
tion. A da&h or lemon Juice In a glass or
water Is an excellent mouth and tooth
wash. It remoes tartar and sweetens
rplli; common garden variety of strop.
JL tococcus Is a hard geirn to pronounce
and a hauler ono to get rid of. Yet wo
must learn how to accomplish both teats,
especially ir wo happen to have a case or
rheumatism concealed somewhero nbout
our person. For the still moro stnm
incrous term which we have used as the
title of this eomernatlon, at tho grave
risk of our reputation for simplicity, wo
aro indebted to Dr. II. L. Ulrich, ot Minnesota.
X-ray photographs of the Jaw taken to
exclude such a factor.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
A blind dental abscess Is a minute col
lection of pus nt the apex or root of a
tooth, perhaps giving no pain, perhaps I
not even diagnosed by tho dentist, hut de- .
tected by X-ray photographs of tho jaw. '
Ulrich found over 08 per cent, of all
artificially devitalized teetli had apical i
nbsceses, and the total proportion or
nbscesses on 1350 dead teeth, including I
those round on nulpless teeth duo to de- I
cay (cavity) or accident or fillings, was
83 per cent.
The busy little miciobe In the majority
of these cases tho microbe causing tho
abscess and the focal or secondary
trouble, too is the streptococcus viri
dans. Several other types join In the fes
tivities, but S. v. appears to bo the von
Tirpltz accountable primarily. And ho
Doctor L'lrich inflicts upon humanity this
new word, streptococclcosls. which Is
just as much entitled to a place In the
medical lexicon as is tuberculosis or
Whatever tho primary causo of the
abscess this much Is established: A
patient with any or tho 1 roubles above
listed as rocal or secondary, should bear
In mind the possible influence ot a blind
dental abscess, and ir necessary have
Autolysin and Cancer
Can you infoim me whether tho new
j treatment for cancer (called autolysin, I
i think) Is proving elllcaclous?
I Answer It Is not helping many capes;
I It Is or has apparently aggravated somo
j cases, and to date there Is no proof that
It has ever cuied a single case or organic
Shipments to Cnnnda
"1Tns- A n!,lfl for ll1formntlon r0
IVlgardlng shipments of clothing, old
mnnazlncs nnd cloth remnants to Canada.
The following may bo of Interest. Tho
Cnnnda customs tariff provides: "Clothing
nnd books, donations of. for charitable
imrnnqpq. nnd nhotocrahhs not exceeding
threo sent by friends nnd not for the pur
pose of sale, free. Newspapers nnd quar
terly, monthly and semimonthly tnnga
zhtos and weeklies, literary pipers (un
bound), tailors', milliners' and mnntlc
mnkors' fashion plates, when Imported In
slnglo copies In sheet form with maga
zines or periodical trado Journals, general
tariff of 7 '4 per cent nil vnlorem. Tho
original tariff provided for free entry, but
on February I, 101B. tho 7'4 per cent,
duly was Imposed. This, however, seems
to apply to current Issues, nnd I should
think that old magazines for charitable
purposes would come Into tho same cate
gory as books for chnrltnblo purposes.
Cloth lemnnuts are not classified ; tho
only analagous Item being JunK, old rags
of cotton. Jute, hemp and wool, paper and
wnste clippings nnd wasto of nil kinds,
7 '4 per cent, ad valorem. This duty wns
Imposed on February 11, 1315, tho original
tariff reading 'free.' O."
Wntts Painting, "Hopc,
"'Hone.' tho imlntlng by Wntts, has not
been Interpreted correctly in the Helping
Hnnd Corner Tho painting hangs In a
gallery In London. The young woman pos
ing Is Hllen Terry, then tho vvlfo ot Wntts.
Alono In the world and blind, she Is listen
ing to tho cound of the lyro having only
ono string. This Is tho ono ray of hope.
In tho great painting In London there Is
the faint ray of a 'star In the Hast.' It Is
considered the greatest Interpretation of
hope by nrtlsts. The drawing of tho necK
Is criticised ; but why, when Watts has
given us such courage, such perseverance,
nnd, above all, faith, for an example?
Kllcn Terry was youthful and supple and
but 17 when she married Watts
"ROSE M. I."
Cheap While Cake
"Here's a good, cheap whlto cake: Put
one nnd one-halt cups of flour In a dish,
then one cup of sugar on top of tho flour.
Add a tcasponful of baking powder on
thnt. Then put the whites of eggs In n
teacup and fill tho cup half full of melted
butter; then fill with sweet milk and sea
son to tnsto with n pinch of salt. Beat
all flvo minutes. Don't beat eggs scpa
lntely. It's good. E. II."
It is assuredly novel. And let mo ask
if tho cake thus tossed together Is fine
grained? I wish you would write agnln
and reassure us upon this point. Wo aro
on the lookout for new recipes and easier
ways or doing old things. Your recipe
promises well In hoth theso respects.
Don't fall to tell us If. after tho materials
are beaten together and tho cake Is baked
the product Is not coarser In grain than
ir tho latter had been mixed In tho usual
What to Say
"My Dear Miss Blake: When a lady and
gentleman havo been Introduced and aro
saying good -by. Is It proper for tho lady
or tho gentleman to say sho or ho Is glut!
they met? What should the other
It's all a matter of choice ; somo do,
somo don't; for my part, although It Is
mere form, I think It's nice to say, "I'm
so glad to have mot you.'" or an equally
pretty speech. All tho other party needs
to do Is smllo sweetly or answer, "Thank
you, I feel tho same."
Suggest Another Call
"Dear Miss Blake: Will you pleaso tell
us what a girl should say when, nftcr
being out with n young man, ho says be
fore leaving that he hopes ho can 'take
her again when there's an opportunity"?
f BANQUETS Sj
mr up iu lou peraont
accommodated at our halU
920 Market Hlreet and
ISSt Chestnut Hlreet
JIKNUS, aoo UP
i. Office. 734 Market Street a
This Is the beat
t.nter foreces. cream,
-. ihat has eer
Matle of nickel
pldieit steel through
out Huh eight beallfiff
Madcs, twice us many
uu the old style.
It does the vtork In
one-In If the time of
the old stile beater.
...kM" Heater, wimll 33c
"Mdtl" Ifeuter la rite 00c
It pa to buy the bebt
1626 Chestnut St.
The Houte Furnishing Store
More muscle more muscle than Skinny,
Fat, or anyone in the gang do you want
If you do then you should do what the
tootball men and the men in the big
leagues do eat the right thing for
breakfast eat Cream of Barley.
It's good for muscle, and its good
A if ROFrira
How Are They Kept Cool?
nmplo of the radia
tion or throwing oft
ol heat. A small
opening at the bnso
of this typo of han
,dp rwlmits cold nlr.
absorbs somo of the heat and rleos, forced
out by tho cooler entering current. Thus
im hnmlta comlnc In contact with cool
air, Insldo and out, Is able to radlato or
throw oft Its heat rapidly. The process,
By VIRGINIA E. KIFT
WHKN you bought your last pot did
you look partlcularlV at the handle?
Did you happen to notlco whether It wftB
hollow, of somo nonconducting material,
or solid metal? The next tlmo you In
vest In n new pot,
b o s I d o 8 consider
ing size, material,
shape and weight,
pay particular at
tention to mo Han
dle, the way It la, attached to the pot, nnd
tho Idea used In keeping It cool.
A hnntllo which Is w- riveted to the
pot lasts longer thnn one which Is mere
ly soldered! tho solder Is apt to soften
from Its conllnunl oxpo9uro to heat and
before the pot Is worn out the handle may
br-'ak off. A riveted handle will outlast
the usefulness of a pot.
Tho Ideas used in keeping a pot handle
cool embrace Interesting, easily under
stood physical laws. The heat waves
travel through tho motal of a pot to tho
handle, which Is usually of thinner ma
terial than tho pot Itself. Since a thin
metal cannot conduct (or carry) as much
beat as a thick one, only a small amount
of heat wilt enter Uia handle.
A hollow handle (shown In figure) used
on so many pots and
kettles Is a good ex
Ttrfllrh ( IfHAntM .... ,.
keeps the hollow HhiSS e If j""
pcraturo than tho rest of W0 W
A twisted wire handk ...2? . i
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vykjkju ;,."" POKer. ltr-
"era ftn(j ,,-rM
,.3' fpPVM .b&
plea of heat trij Ms
' long and i..r
c?" is poa .3
air on all .SlJVttt
.""ore th htlY ...
renthas co.rmlM. E"0.."1? htat 5
of Its strength and Intens W
tho handle kept cool, ,oil U(j
Thn tafit Hint . ?,
;.;;.""; V" umo material .i'H
r..n.n.a,e.s: Jhc.se substances Sq Jffl
. timro nnnciies (as lh .""
uiio suown on lite tcakottb n. ..jM(
mo material ni- !...,... -j . -. mri in
In such a way that heat I chftVLJ1?8
movement (typo Illustrated I by toVi4
Horn is best tor 'his use, sieStJWl
the lowest liiuii.riM,i,i.ii.. uoM It hrt
available material; "'"s Ml
Are you aoout to Invest In a . S
jur juur Kiicnonr ir you Ar. ,, ".WI
Ing notlco whether the handfa T .mM
nn nr rl,.o(,l n """"10 IS (0 llrj1
... . ...I...I.U. ueu
it tncro is nuy
Bchemo used to help
keep tho handlo cool,
All other things
being equal, size,
good material, con
venient shano and
weight, lot your decision b ror th'&
with tho well-rlvnted. "nlnnn..i. if.
cool" handle. ",
Copyright 1B10 by Virginia E. Kin.
Should tho girl ask tho man to call or
should ho ask It ho can? LILT.,."
.lust smllo your nicest company smllo
and say, "I shall bo very glad to go again
nny tlmo It can bo nrranged," or some
thing equally brier, yet cordial. If tho
first tlmo escort seems to bo rather nnx
lous to arrnngo another date you might
casually remark that you would bo glad
to havo him call. This would bo per
fectly proper If tho invitation was ox
tended at tho tlmo, but don't call him up
next day to do It.
How to Prevent Flies
"Will you kindly tell mo If there Is
anything that can bo used In the uS
spring to prevent the breeding ot SS,
great nuisance. ? i
j-'iioki utai tiiiu uiwava. nav v?
cleanliness. Then put in window fecrSi!
neers. Invest In stlckv fiv rati..:".?
foro your neighbors think of It. nn .fl
the aforesaid advanco guard before tij,
havo tlmo to deposit their eggs. EmJ'
fly slain In March represents a psn,'
swarm of a thousand or thereabout! b
July. If housewives would kin (W,
enrly fly there would bo an IncredllJ'
dlmunltlon In tho number of summer $
Hm& Baking Easy
Iff "w"STf iSI
(In a Knitted Fabric) 'I
LADIES' AND MISSES'
$18.50, $22.50, $25.50
for Spring and Summer
Models and Colors Suitable tor
Tke New Polo Goat
Sjiede Collars and Cuffs
Tyrol Wool Mourning Suits in black rl
gray are practical because tho cnaracim
of the material insures a perfect, if rBJ
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1102 CHESTNUT STREET
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WEAIt. HOSIERY, QLOVES, CIIAVATS
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