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A Series of Plain Talks to
President of the Parents Association
(Copyright, I9lß._by tin- Parents Association, Inc.)
No. 31. . llow Can 1 Cure >ly Boy of Staying Out at Night?
MORE mothers perhaps turn
gray over this out-ut-night j
problem than any other. And
there is some reason for their anx- i
One mother writes to me:
"My nine-year-old boy is begin
ning to want to stay out at night. He i
knows that 1 do not want him to but (
lately he has been promising to be
in the house by 8 o'clock and not !
actually getting in till 10 or after. I
always sit up till he comes Please ,
tell me how to manage him."
One thing absolutely essential for
\ou to do is to make unmistakably
clear to this boy that you simply
will not tolerate his being out till '!
10 o'clock.
The next time he is out late, go to
bed whenever you get ready. If it is (
t our custom, say "Good Night" to i
him when he comes to bed. It will be .
natural for you to use a tone that
suggests you are worried or "put '
upon" but this likely would have an
undesirable effect upon the boy. Say
"Good Night" in a natural, friendly
way which suggests that you are
calm find have absolute control of
Most parents in a similar case
make the mistake of "lining up" the .
ihibl immediately after he reaches
the house. They invariably scold the |
child and show that they are dis
gusted. on account of this fact, the !
child argues with the parent or if 1
the parent shows a great deal of tem
per and is not inclined to allow the j
child to argue, the child is antagon- !
izcd and in most cases, he will dis- j
obey again, partly to convince the
parent that he used the wrong meth
od. Children are easily disgusted
with wrong methods.
But do something the next morn- i
ing. To let the incident pass alto
gether simply would be foolish. The
Dandruff causes a feverish irrita
tiort of the scalp, hair roots
shrink, loosen and then the hair
comes out fast. To stop falling
hair at once and rid the scalp of
every particle of dandruff, get a
small bottle of Danderine at any
drug store for a few cents, pour a
litUe in your hand and rub well into
Th<%-*'-alp. After several applications
all dandruff disappears and the hair 1
stops coming out.
J Have Yonr
ill EYES
By doing this and changing the
lenses of your glasses, if examin- !
ticn proves it necessary, you will
experience sight satisfaction to a ,
ripe old age.
We are at your command
Eyesight Specialist
SchlciNiivr Uuiitiini;
Here's How
you can overcome the extra
high cost of living when it
comet to buying your new
Winter outfit.
We Clothe The Family
This store has on its books
right now thousandsof pleased
customers who purchase their
wearing apparel on our
Dignified Credit Plan
In other words,instead of pay
ing one big lump sum for m
' new suit or coat, you can get
it here by paying it of in small
convenient weekly or monthly
amounts. Come in I Let us
tell yog more about this Plan.
36 N.2q(L Cor. Walnut
next morning soon after breakfast,
when you and he both are in a good
mood ask him in a friendly manner
to come into the other room with
you. Point out a chair for him to
occupy and you take one. pulling it
up within about three feet of him.
Consciously keep yourself relaxed
and maintain us natural an expres
sion on yotit x face as possible. Now
in starting to talk to him. make
every word count. Take your time.
Pronounce each word slowly. Say
something like this: "This morning.
I have something to tell you. I want
you to remember it all of your life.
We do all we can to please you. We
do the best we know how. We want
to do even more in the future for
you. 1 am not going to scold you for
anything- you have done in the past
or for what you did last evening,
but it must never, never be repeated.
So long as you remain in this house
and we treat you like a respectable
son, it will be necessary for you to
do what we ask of you. We shall not
ask what is unreasonable but after
this, you arc to be at home by half
past eight. We shall expect you in
by that time every evening. You are
to remember this. We are going to
treat you right and you are going
to treat us the same way. This will
be a much better way to get along."
' Rise from your chair and prepare
Ito go to your work. Make it a point
tor a few days to show favors to the
son frequently and make him like
you better thgn ever before.
if a second talk is necessary, do
not lose your temper but be more
firm in letting him understand you
will not tolerate further repetitions.
Your husband should strongly co
operate with you in using this meth
od, especially if you are obliged to
deprive him of certain privileges
which he would like batter than his
evening out.
Then, when he stays make pop
corn tind fudge in the home occa
sionally. Arrange evening programs
during the day. Invite friends in
every few evenings. Have the boys
play active games and co-operate
with them.
Get this boy interested in taking
care of pigeons or rabbits or chick
ens. He needs to have things of a
wholesome nature to occupy his mind
during the day as well as night. Take
walks with him out with nature.
Make a closer pal of him and then
you can more easily influence him.
I Copyrighted, lit 18, The Parents As
sociation, inc.)
A History of Politics —A very in
teresting and useful little book for
all who wish to know something
about the genesis of modern forms
of government bears the title. "A
History of Politics," (E. P. Dutton
& Company), and is the work of
Edward Jenks, an English barrister,
member of legal, historical and
political faculties in British and
Australian universities, member of
parliament and author of many vol
umes of historical, political and
legal studies. This present book,
which has had a very large sale in
England, is a compact and concise
little volume that presents briefly
but with notable clearness and jus
tice a resume of the development of
political forms and governmental ef
forts from those of primitive savage
groups to the latest political evolu
tion of the union of federated states.
1 The tells not what men have
i thought, argued and theorized about
j government but what they have ac
tually done for the regulating and
j controlling of the societies of their
i several times.
i "The Scarecrow," which E. P.
i Dutton & Company, will publish
about the end of this month, is a
j collection of short stores by a new
writer, G. Ranger Wormser, who
i uses a graphic and convincing meth
!od in his treatment of occult and
ghostly themes. The book takes its
! title from the initial story which
: pictures the effect upon a young
tarm lad of a scarecrow dressed in
; his grandfather's soldier uniform
and set in the cornfield to drive
| away the crows. Several of the tales
touch more or less closely upon war
themes and all are of the sort that
.makes the breath come more quick
jiy and keeps the eye glued to the
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, PC (9 I IMI I WHAT OO "TOO MEAN I I (\ >'t\ 1 JU "' T L
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|j | LA 1N THE ROl>b*N
" When a Girl
A New, Romantic Serial
Dealing With the Absorb
ing Problems of a Girl
Getting lunch with Betty started
out to be a jolly, intimate affair. We
knew that Jim would want his first
dinner to Captain Winston to be a
great success, and when we got the
currant jelly out of its glass un
broken in its rich red translucence,
Betty did a little jig. We fairly
beamed with housewifely zest when
Betty found the melons I had been
saving for next morning's breakfast
and started zigzagging them into an
"Shall I peel the potatoes, Anne,
when I've done with the melons? Jim
never did like them with their jac
kets on, you know," suggested Betty.
1 didn't know. And when she con
tinued. in chuckling reminiscence, I
began to lose my warm glow of lik
ing for her in a cool spray of feel
ing "out-or-things."
"Serving 'pertaties' in their jac
kets were the pet vice of the squad
ron cook. Once when we ate at an
infantry mess in the Vosges. Jim al
most wept with emotion over the
little naked 'pertaties' . . .There, the
melons are gorgeous! Anne, how are
lim's affairs coming on?"
She threw it in casualy. But 1
stiffened at her intrusion into our
personal concerns. As well as if
she had put it crudely, I knew Betty
meant "Has Jim a job?"
"AJI right," I replied almost curtly.
"All right? Y"ou said that as if
everything were—all wrong."
Betty came over to my side. She
took the bread from my hand and
swung me around to face her. Then
she caught me in her arms and gave
me a little warm, friendly shake.
"Anne—Anne, dear, tell me. I do
so want to help you."
Perhaps it was that word "help."
perhaps it was the memory of her
knowing how Jim liked his potatoes
—but I couldn't respond to Betty.
"My coffee!" I cried. It really was
boiling over.
I shook off Betty's clinging hands,
set the coffee back to keep hot and
then turned with a cold reply:
"Jim is really quite all right. He
does an article a month for Hal
dane's—and he has Just accepted a
position as inspector in a factory."
"Airplanes?" asked Betty eagerly.
The word came out with a little
explosion. Betty repeated it in ut
ter astonishment.
"Yes—a very good cap factory,"
I cried, with an air of finality.
Betty, stood staring at me in per
plexity. She was holding her right
itand against her lips jn a way she
has—the fire of that red scar against
her mouth. And queenly Betty aud-*
denly seemed childish and appeal
ing as she stood there with her fin
gers curled out toward me from her
open palm.
"But. Anne, an inspector has to
walk miles, tye has. to walk all day.
Jim's ankle! It will torture him."
1 hadn't thought of that. Betly,
pressing her own scar to her lips!
had realized how my boy's lameness
handicapped him. I hated myself
for forgetting—l hated her more for
Tears were very close to my eyes.
I wonder what would have happened
if 1 had let them come, if I had cried
out my thoughts:
"Oh. it won't do for him to go
walking about all day. So he hasn't
a job. after all. And he is so happy
because he thinks he has! Oh Betty
what shall we do?"
Instead, I said coldly:
"He has probably thought of that,
Mrs. Bryce, and arranged according
And then I marched In to put the
melon on the table. When I came
back again Betty had served up tha
vegetables and had Bet them on top
of the oven to keep hot.
"Thank you for all you've done.
Sirs. Bryce. You've helped wonder
fully. Now we'll go In. Please let
me have your apron. I want you to
be company from now on." 1 got
the sentences out Jerkily, and Betty,
looking at me gravely, obeyed.
It was Jim who helped me carry
ion the roast and the vegetables—he
insisted on snatching a kiss from
the cook, which restored her com
posure, but only for a brief momefrt.
for when we returned to our guests
I could see that Betty had been talk
ing confidentially to Captain Wins
ton. Her head was close to his. I
felt sure that she had been asking
him what to do about Jim.
An angry wave of resentment
swept over me. We were asking no
favors. Then why couldn't they
leave us alone to manage our own af
But I managed to conceal my feel
ings. so dinner was a social as well
as a gastronomic success. Captain
Winston called it the "deliclous-est
nome meal he had met on this aide of
the pond." And Jim beamed.
Every one helped, clean-off"— so
that was over In a Jiffy. Then Cap
tain Winston asked who was for run
ning around to the garage with him !
to get his car—and Betty volunteered.
1 saw through that, and 1 determined
they shouldn't "talk us over." So 1
said smoothly:
"Silly children! We'll' phone for
And they had to.
Betty's turban was in place in a
minute or two. To adjust a veil over
my sailor took longer, so she left
me and went out to join "the boys."
When I was alone, I began to see
how I had blundered through pride
as grave as Jim's own. I have fail
ed my boy, for he needs me to bridge
the gap between that pride of his and
the things from which it shuts him i
I must have dreamed over-long.
For from the door-way Jim sum
moned me:
"Anne! The car is here—we're I
waiting. Hurry, dear."
"Where's Betty? Ask her to come ;
here." I said, determined now to beg ;
her to forgive me—to help us both, j
"She and Terry have run ahead. 1
They're waiting at the elevator, i
Come on. honey."
I sighed, half in disappointment, '
half in relief. But I determined that
before we came home I would ma
age a few words alone with Betty. 1
(To He Continued)
Present Day
These receipts from the United
States Food Administration are su
gar saving and very good.
3 cups milk.
\ cup light syrup or honey. *
1 teaspoon vanilla. I
1 junket tablet.
1 tablespoon cold water.
Heat milk and syrup in a double
boiler until lukewarm. Crush the
junket tablet and dissolve it in cold
ater and add to milk. Add vanilla
and stir thorughly and quickly. Pour
at once into glass serving dishes
firm, then chill. Serve with fresh
berries or grated nutmeg over sur
face and serve with cream.
Baked Indian Pudding
1 quart milk.
1 cup cornmeal.
1 teaspoon salt.
Vt cup light syrup.
Vt cup shredded cocoanut.
14 teaspoon mace or nutmeg.
teaspoon cinnamon.
Heat the milk to the boiling point.
Add cornmeal, stirring constantly.
Cook 10 to 15 minutes. Add other
ingredients. Bake in an oiled pan
in a moderately warm oven for one
Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
1 quart milk.
2 eggs (may be omitted).
1 cup light syrup.
1-3 cup cornstarch.
1% oz. chocolate (melted).
1 teaspoon vanilla.
Heat milk in double boiler. Add
melted chocolate and syrup,. Moisten
cornstarch with a little cold milk and
add to hot mixture. Stir constantly
until thick. Add slightly beaten eggs
and vanilla: stir thoroughly, remove
from heat. Turn into molds and
chill- If eggs are omitted cook a lit
tle longer to thicken. Omit chocolate
if desired.
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I to the end.
Little Talks by
Beatrice Fairfax
By Beatrice Fairfax
( I have a letter from a woman who
(says: "Why can I never get decent
service In a lunch room where there
are women waitresses? I make it
a rule to tip. even if my lunch costs
no more than forty cents, yet there
jl sit, "like Patience on a monument,"
j while any man can get prompt and
j excellent service.
I "Sometimes while I am waiting.
|three male creatures next me are
j successively fed and go their way
rejoicing, while I wait for a sulky.
"What's yours?
I "These men do not tip, as a rule,
( beyond says something like this:
j 'What's your first name, anyhow,
| Peace or Pippin?' and the waitress
[goes on her way rejoicing.
! "And there 1 sit 'till I lose my
( patience and leave the place, or ap
ply to the headwaiter for a little at
tention. Perhaps you can explain
ithhf which is beyond my compre
hension. 1 am a business woman
j myself, and I try to have patience
(with my sex."
The explanation for this, goes
back .a good many years—to the
Garden of Eden, to be exact.
Where Adam ate the apple, not be
cause he cared for apples particu
larly, but because a lady tempted
nim and it is only human to suc
cumb to temptation* at the hands
of a lady.
And they have been keeping it up
ever since—these children of Adam
and Eve—doing something outside
ithe line of regular duty, for a smile.
]a compliment, or just because some
-1 one of the opposite sex expects it.
| My sympathy goes out to the poor
lady, sitting in the luch room
wrapped in savage stoicism, with
'a dime, or maybe fifteen cents,
conspicuously displayed as a reward
to the waitress who pays no atten
tion, and who in the meantime,
neglects the tip. and rushes breath
less to the kitchen for the sake of
: It is the question: "What's your
first name, Peach or Pippin?" that
[does the trick and the waitress
(whose name may be Mary Jane and
1 look it too. for a second, flashes
(into something that may very
| properly warrant either name.
(And through a rose colored haze she
• floats to the kitchen and battles
:with the cook for the best thing
on the carving table.
What's in a Tip?
What's a tip compared to the de
liciously heady feeling a compli
ment can give? Perhaps it isn't
true, even Mary Jane, alias Pippin,
battling with the cook over the
question of white meat may realize
its pinchbeck quality, but for the
moment it enables her to hold up
her head like a beauty.
And the business woman sits
flashing her dime, meantime, and
not getting even a nibble for it.
Waitresses come and waitresses go,
,but the woman patron sits on for
ever, to once more take liberties
with Tennyson's "Brook."
A Pippin is not especially inter
ested in a detached dime, she
'doesn't get enough of them to
change the map of her. As few
represent something she has heard
■vaguely described as "unearned in
crement," and Hetty .Green has
I never appealed to her as a patron
I saint. She is more interested in
I Mary Pickford, Elsie Ferguson and
{Biliie Burke. And so finally, with
lan air of resignation, the witress
<ta*iuires: "What's yours?"
j And the business woman, with the
I acid patience that benefits an ex
| pert stenographer shamefully treat
led, repeats the order she has been
champing like a bit .for - the past
twenty minutes. She confers the
I dime on Pippin, as one who is
j angelic enough to reward a crime,
and departs.
| Attraction on a Higher I'lnnc
j Very probably the business wom
an fails to grasp that things are
(conducted in hte office where she is
j employed on much the same prin
ciple as they are with Pippin in the
(lunch room, only on a higher plane.
And not only in that office, but
pretty much all over the world we
find the fatal quality of attraction
as a motive force.
Ever since Eve pointed out the
apple that took her fancy, and
Adam picked, it—against his better
.judgment—that mysterious force
called attraction has been doing
things, not according to Hoyle, but
;by strange and devious ways past
[understanding. ,
I No one in that office would, of
(course, inquire if the expert's first
(name were Pippin. But the presi
dent of the concern, a-terribly im
jportant old gentleman, intimates
(that he doesn't know how he could
accomplish everything he has to do
lin one day, if Providence had not
jsent him so expert a stenographer.
(And the expert, who is somewhat
past the age of foolishness, doesn't
mind the extra hour or so she
spends after closing time, to get
things "cleaned up." It's that kind
of compliment that does the trick
with her.
And Charlie Brown, though he is
years younger than the expert,
likes her enormously. She im
presses him as the right sort for
her Job and she is quite amusing
too. So despite the fifteen years
difference in their ages, they have
some very pleasant little chats that
help to brighten the daily grind.
Now the expert would not be
human If she were not flattered by
'young Brown's interest, of. course
she knows he is engaged to the
Smith girl, but she likes to talk to
him nevertheless. And she has two
or three times called the president's
attention to his work and how con
scientious he is about things.
And so it goes, the expert railing
at Mary Jane, alias Pippin, for neg
i lecting her duty in not waiting on
another woman and at the same
jtime failing to recognize the same
'thing on her own plane,
j The cook may seldom see the mas
ter of the house, but it is the way
|he likes his toast, his coffee, his
! steak that is the unwritten law of
jthe presiding genius of the kitchen,
j Unless the cook happens to be a
ichef, and then—what madame likes
will be remembered.
I It is for this reason, though they
j fail to grasp it, that the most ardent
feminist will balk at engaging a
j woman doctor, dentist, or lawyer.
:As one of them once said to me in
; explanation, "It's so hard to obey
a fellow woman, there's nothing
.primitive about it— and I'm so ad
vanced. I've got to the, point where
! 1 enjoy being primitive again."
Advice to the Lovelorn
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am a young girl of sixteen,
and haVe been going around with
a crowd of boys and girls whose 1
company I like very much. Myi
mother is against this, because she I
thinks I am too young for boys. |
They are 'only schoolboys, and 11
would like to know what you think
of this, us I esteem your opinion j
very much.-
X. Y. Z.
If you want my honest opinion.
I think a girl of sixteen, living at
home, ought to be guided by her
mother's judgment, I believe, if you
opened my mail some morning, and!
read some of the regrets girls have'
for not taking their mother's ad
vice, you would lie willing to deter
going about with boys a little longer.
No one of sixteen realizes how young
she is. With all of life before you,
you can afford to wait a little while.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I would like to ask you if you
think It right for a girl In her
teens to entertain the idea of marrv
ing a man of fifty, even though he
is well preserved and can pass for
thirty-five. Also, do you think a
man of that age should marry a
gi so young. Do you think thirty
years' difference between a husband
tnd wife is too much?
Unless there is some exceptional
attraction between these two people,
or some great community of inter
ests, it would seem such an unusual
difference in ages might be some
thing of a risk. It depends so
much on the individuals themselves
rather than on circumstances wheth
er marriages of this kind are a suc
cess. History records several that
have been exceptionally happy.
I have been going with a young
man "steady" for the last three
months and lately I introduced him
to a girl friend of mine and it has
changed him a great deal. I had a
little quarrel with him and since then
he does not ask me to gn out with him
any more. He comes to the house.
Stomach Troubles Due to
Indigestion, Caused
Sleepless Night No
More Since She Began
Taking Tonall.
"I now have the thircj bottle of
Tonall," says Mrs. Mary Horst,
Green Bank R. D. No. 1, Lancaster
county, Pa. "and my stomaach
trouble about gone. I can sleep
now, which I could not do before.
I suffered all the pains of indiges
tion, but no more now. Tonall is a
wonderful medicine. It certainly
helped me, and it will everybody,
who has indigestion or catarrh of
the stomach.
"I- am only too glad to recom
mend Tonall as the medicine with
the Roots. Herbs and Barks which
have the merits, and produces such
wonderful results."
This testimonial was given July 2,
Tonall is sold at Gorgas' Drug
Store, Harrlsburg, and at the Her
shey Drug Store, Hershey, Pa., and
M. K. Martz, at Steefton.—Adv.
A plate without a roof which does
not Interfere with taate or apeech.
Plates Repaired While Yon Walt
OCTOBER 19, 1918.
| stays a little while, talks to my|
I mother and then -oes away again.
What would you do about it?
There is really othing to advise
j but to wait and see if the old friendly
I relationship will not come back of Its
i own accord. And in the meantime,
try to avoid showing any petulance
against the young woman who seems
to have supplanted you. Your friend
must still have some interest in you
or be would not come to your house
regularly. Perhaps he may think the
trouble is with you.
| I am a young man and have been
l ik 6
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'keeping company with a girl for tilt
I past six months, and by going to hei
| home three times a week 1 have na
turally met all her family. But when
, ever I speak to her about coming tc
j my house to meet my mother, whorr
I she has never seen, she refuses l>>
| saying it would be more proper fot
my mother to call on her first.
G. F.
If the young woman is determine!
to stand on her formal "rights," tht
man's family makes the first call or
his fiancee. But it would be an en
tirely gracious and proper thing foi
the young woman to waive forntalitj
and allow you to take her to youi
mother, particularly as she is an olc