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Beauty - ■ S' f || \i| •7*' •. s' i 1¥ Tl vus Tm ® im Health Entertainment • J| ]fJ(P Pashions / I- ..... .......... • • ? ' - Joprinu Magazine Ir age Household Arts Recreatiort Quints Lose Tonsils All Ten of Them-and Here's Why By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. • The removal of all of the Quints ten tonsils at one stroke of the pen — -T mean sweep of the scalpel — has caused a good deal of speculation and questioning in medical circles. The conservatives in the profession for years have been contending that tonsils in young children should not be re ­ moved just because they exist. When, then, the Dionne quin ­ tuplets each had a tonsillectomy it raised some natural inquisitive ­ ness. As one doctor wrote, “ Those of us who try to protect the pubr lie from needless operations ^in ’ d it difficult to explain why such perfectly reared children should all at the same time have tonsils so diseased that they had to be removed.” > The American Medical Associ­ ation felt the question was im- Butter Up to Aid Dry Skin By HELEN FOLLETT DRY SKINS arc often due to a fat-free diet. The sebaceous glands don ’ t get enough to eat, so they soldier on the job. The pur ­ pose of these glands is to keep the epidermal surface lubricated so that dead skin scales will not fluff away too rapidly. The human hide is always in a state of dis ­ card and renewal. When dryness persists make up doesn't do a bit of good. Rouge shows up for the artifice that it is, powder goes on in spots, and the lady in the mirror wants to sit down and have a good cry. No need of tolerating this condition. It can be overcome. Avoid Hot Water Use soap sparingly and avoid hot water; have the water just warm enough to make suds. Be ­ fore washing the face remove make up with a thin cleansing oil. Rinse with warm water instead of rold, which makes the skin rough. Dry gently. Apply a heavy mas ­ sage cream, pat and tap it in. Force as much into \the pores as you can. Let a thick film remain an over night. The longer it stays on the smoother the flesh will be m the morning. Spread plenty of butter on your oread; Drink rich, creamy milk. Many beauty ills are due to diet deficiencies. In the years to come *e will probably know what to »at to make tresses abundant, teeth healthy, complexions beau ­ tiful. Diseases of the margins and linings of the eyelids will have a weakening effect upon the lashes. If you are suffering from any form of eye trouble, keep that fact in mind. Comfort the pretty fringes by touching the roots with mineral oil, frictioning it in lightly. Avoid the use of the crayon; much better to use mascara, see that it colors the silky threads but does not touch the flesh at all. Keep the mascara brush scrupulously clean. Beading the lashes with heated coloring agents is simply too-too much in the way of facial deco ­ rating. Suitable only for stage make-up anyway. portant enough to ‘take to head ­ quarters and sent it to Dr. Allan R. Dafoe, the Quints r Tamous doc ­ tor. who replied as follows (ab- ’ stracted) ; Dr. Dafoe ’ s Reply “ First of all, let^me make clear that I am opposed to the removal of tonsil? when it is not necessary. In the case of the Dionne chil ­ dren they had been subject to re ­ peated attacks of tonsillitis. A professor of diseases of children at Toronto University examined them and reported: 'The tdnsils and adenoids are in a chronic state of inflammation, with en ­ largement of the lymph-nodes in the neck — the latter is palpable evidence that the infection from .the tonsils is spreading and at any time may get into the whole sys ­ tem. ’ After this report it would have been criminal to delay fur ­ ther. As for the surprise ex­ pressed at the infection appearing in all five at the same time, I find it difficult to understand. I, on the contrary, would have been sur ­ prised if the infection had oc ­ curred only in part of the set. This is an identical set, living in an identical environmept. The ap ­ pearance of a disorder in one in ­ dividual and its failure to appear in others when no difference of heredity or environment exists would be surprising, indeed, to me. ” Good Guide The report certainly completely justifies Dr. Dafoe and furnishes a good guide for the layman of what a doctor thinks are the in ­ dications for tonsil removal — re ­ peated attacks of tonsillitis, fol ­ lowed by large, chronically in ­ fected tonsils and invasion of the lymph-nodes in tl>e neck. One point was subsequently criticized by Dr. Herbert AJRci- mann, of . Philadelphia — the re ­ port of the specialist who stated that the enlargement of the lyippb-nodes “ is palpable evidence that the infection is spreading and at any time may get into the whole system, producing disas ­ trous results. ” This is theoretical and, in fact, if such infection pro ­ duced disastrous results, few of us would have escaped thom.X “ Such unguarded statements, ” wrote Dr. Rcimann, “have no doubt been responsible for need ­ less tonsillectomy. ” QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS E. L. F. — “ Do house plants take oxygen' from the room? What foods contain starch that causes $cid in the system? Are starchy foods the only foods that cause poison in the system? ” Answer — Plants do not take oxygen from the air. They give oxygen to the air and take carbon dioxide out of the air. They uti ­ lize toxic animal exhalations. Ani ­ mals can ’ t live without plants, nor plants without animals. Plants supply to'the air what animals need. That's why you have to have plants in a goldfish pool. No starches cause acid in the system. Starchy foods do not cause poison in the system, they create energy'. H. W. — “ What is the role of saccharin in the reducing diet. Does it, as a friend of mine claims, take away the desire for food? ” Answer — Saccharin substitutes for sugar. It has n<^ dalorios and does not affect appetjjte. -A- Pooh-Pooh Trees a Friend — An Adventure in Shadowland — By MAX TRELL POOH-POOH, the poodle, came .unning up to Knarf and Hanid. He was wagging his tail happily. “ Why, Pooh-Pooh, ” Hanid said. “ What makes you feel so good to ­ day. ” “ I bet he just got an extra large portion of dinner, ” said Knarf. “ No. It isn ’ t that, ” said Pooh- Pooh. “ I've just made a new friend. ” “ A new friend! Who? ” “ The next-door-neighbor ’ s kit ­ ten. ” “ Oh Pooh-Pooh! That ’ s wonder ­ ful! ” Hanid couldn't help exclaim ­ ing. “ It ’ s so nice of you to be friends with a kitten. All puppies and kittens should be friends. ” “That ’ s just what I think, too, ” said Pooh-Pooh. “ I saw her com ­ ing out of the next-door-neigh- bor ’ s house. So I ran right up to her and we became friends at once. She ’ s waiting for me now. Up in a tree, ” he added. The Kitten Misunderstood “ Up in a tree! ” the shadows both said in one voice. That seemed quite strange. “ Why is she up in a tree, Pooh-Pooh? That doesn ’ t seem very friendly of her. Which tree is she up! ” * “ The maple tree in front of the house. I ’ ll show you. ” So the two shadow-children hur ­ ried along with Pooh-Pooh to^he maple tree. And sure enough, there was the kitten sitting on the first branch of the tree, meowing. “ Go away, ” she was meowing. “ Go away! ” “ She isn ’ t friendly at all — not the legst bit, ” said Hanid. “ Pooh- Pooh, what did you do? ” “ Why — L didn ’ t do anything. It ’ s just as I said- I ran up to her when she came out of the house. When she saw me coming she stopped, ao I ran closer. Then she put up her paw. Thai want she wanted me to shako hands with her. I went right up close to her then, and her paw scratched me across the noae. I ’ m sure that was a mistake, though. So 1 barked as loudly as I could: ‘ How do you do! How do you do! ’ ” “ And then what happened, Pooh-Pooh? ” She Put Up a Paw “ Then she put up her back and put up her paw again. I ran round and round her. She kept facing me all the time. Then suddenly she ran. I kept right after her, barking: ‘ How do you do! How flo you do! ’ Then she jumped up into the tree and sat in the branch and kept looking down at me. And Pooh-Pooh barked and barked. I ’ m sure, no mattern what she says, that she wants me to come up there and be friends with her. Doesn ’ t she? ” . ' • The two ahadows laughed. “ She want to be friends with you, Pooh-Pooh, ” said Hanid. “ But you ’ d better not run up too close to her the next time. ” “ And don ’ t bark ‘ How do you do!' Kittens don't understand puppies when they bark. But you ’ ll be friends with her, Pooh- Pooh. Just be patient. Only we ’ d better all go away now and let her come down again. ” Pooh-Pooh sighed as they all Walked away. “ Kittens are *o curious^ But I ’ ll be friends with h«r one of iheae day a — you ’ ll gee. ” By PRUNELLA WOOD I F all that glittered were gold, in this sea ­ son ’ s fashions, most of us would be seized by the government and buried in Kentucky. Fortunate ­ ly, however, the Midas of the dressmakers is a complete phony. The look of gold, its molten flash, is all we really have, and we use it lavishly for chic by day and by night. Immediately right is 'sketched a gold cloth/ evening wrap of provocative effect, for its lush fabric is worked into a trench coat silhouette. Pockets on a very best accessory are a novelty, but fine for gloves, opera glasses, other overflows from an evening bag. Three-Minute Journey- Vancpuver-A Miniature of Old England By TEMPLE MANNING FIFTY minutes by plane from Seattle lies Vancouver, as English ns any. spot on the British Isle. It carries on the tradition of the Empire on which the sun never sets, with turhaned East Indians and Chinese coolies on the quays and ships from the seven seas in the harbor. Across Burrard Inlet, under the very brow of the snow covered mountains, arc refreshing green islands. In the heart of the city a thousand acre forest invites you to horseback ride or stroll through beautiful evergreens. Victoria on Vancouver Island is a charming old-world city that has no counterpart in Europe. The bobbies seem to have been transported straight from a Lon ­ don street. The parliament build ­ ings are beautiful and massive and a statue of Queen Victoria keeps watch over these govern ­ ment buildings. Life In Victoria The sweeping Marine Drive with sea-girt gardens and golf links, Beacon Hill Park, cricket games, the Government Observa ­ tory, the glass-enclosed warm salt water pool of Crystal Gardens nil have an important place in the de ­ lightful life of Victoria. Tea shops that serve real Devonshire cream and quaint curio and antique shops also help to make the city refreshingly different. Motoring in and about.Van ­ couver Island is a delightful ex ­ perience. An idyllic countryside begins with the famed Butchart Gardens just outside. Victoria. There is Sookc with its gold mines, mountains and rivers. There is scenic Malahat Drive out to old Nanaimo whose streets were laid out on deer trails. Tran ­ quil lake retreats such as Sproat, Cowichan and Cameron are part of the picture. Albcrnis, Forbid ­ den Plateau, Cathedral Grove and Strathconc Park are all per ­ fect material for the camera fan. There is golf at Qualicum Beach where warm ocean water makes swimming ideal for those who aren't in tho polar bear class. At Campbell River there Is some of the best salmon fishing to be found anywhere. And yet with all this, one can never escape the feeling that it is England. Tourist ’ s Paradise A few miles northward out of Vancouver there are the breath ­ taking fjords and magnificent suit-water reaches of the British Columbia coast. Eastward there is the Carinoo trail, a lovely scenic highway that winds through rug ­ ged cpld country to Harrison Hot Springs, a spa that seems to bo popular With a lot of people from the United States, although it has never been publicized. It is a beautiful resort set by a lake amidst green hills with a back- drop of ■pow-covered jpQ i ^4ip*, Frank Wrap*. The classic evening coat, right above. Is wool, and it is admirable in caact blue with blue bead and pearl embroidery run through with gold threads. Notice that the coat will button to a good fit. A Dry-Suds Shampoo for the Furniture By ELEANOR ROSS THE DRY-SUDS method of shampooing furniture is a well- tried and successful one. It is an easy job, which if carefully handled, will keep upholstered furniture spick and span between professional cleanings. Dry suds does sound like a contradiction in terms, but it is feasible ami real just the same. The basis of. dFy suds is soap jelly made cither of soap scraps or packaged soap. If scraps are used, or bar soap shavings, mix half a cup of soap with five cups water and let simmer until dissolved. Remove from stove and set to cool. For packaged soap, while the proportions arc the same, no simmering is necessary. Just melt the soap in boiling water and let cool. To make in largo quantities, double or triple the amounts. If the jelly is to he used for upholstery or rugs, it is wise to use a mild soap. Whipped Soap Jelly When cleaning day dawns, a small quantity,of the jelly should be transformed to a mixing howl and whipped vigorously with an egg-beater or electric mixer till it forms a thick lather which re ­ sembles white of egg. It is then ready for use as a shampoo.. Be­ fore starting on the furniture, brush the fabric thoroughly to re ­ move dust, or better still, give it a good vacuuming. Then get to work and apply a little of the whipped soap jelly with a clean fiber brush to a small area of the upholstery. Use a circular mo ­ tion and work very quickly, but thoroughly. With sponges wrung almost dry in clear water, remove all trace of the suds. Requires Careful Application This must be done thoroughly and requires at least three or four applications. Avoid the excessive use of water because wetness should not penetrate to tho pad ­ ding. With reasonable care, this should not happen. Now when all the soap has been absorbed, rub the area lightly with # clean soft cloth. Repeat the washing proc ­ ess until the entire, upholstered surface has been completed. The result should make sofas and chairs distinctly cleaner, and bring out the colors. While about it, why not give that soiled rug a good shampoo as well! Rugs of all sizes can be washed with a method which is almost similar to that used on up ­ holstery. Here again, there should be a thorough preliminary sweep­ ing or vacuuming to avoid loose dust. There should be the same care to avoid every trace of soap. To dry-suds a rug, apply some of the whipped soap jelly with a brush to a few square inches at a time. Scrape off the excess suds, after rubbing with the brush for a minute, with the flat part of a knife or. with a ruler or some ­ thing similar. Then use a succes ­ sion of sponges wrung out in clear water until every speck of suds has been removed. A quick wipe with a clean, dry cloth completes the process. If carefully and prop ­ erly done, none of the moisture will penetrate to the back of the carpeting, and the washing may therefore be done on the floor without damage to the woodwork. Breakfast Makes the Day By BETSY NEWMAN DO YOU serve a light or hearty breakfast to your family ? School children and hard-working hus ­ bands, as a general rule, need some rather substantial food be ­ fore starting out for the day. Muffins are good for breakfast oc ­ casionally in place of the ubiqui ­ tous toast. You can mix them at night and keep them in tho re ­ frigerator or some other cool place until morning. Light the oven first thing, and let it get hot — and I mean hot. Slip your muf ­ fins in and let them bake while the fruit and cereals arc disposed of, then serve piping hot wi ‘ jelly or jam. Today ’ s Menu Grapes, Grapefruit, Oranges or Fruit Julco Cereal, Cooked or Prepared Milk Rice Muffins with Bacon Jelly, Jam or Marmalade Coffee Milk Rice Muffins with Bacon cups flour Vi tsp. salt itsp. baking 1 cup milk powder 1 egg 1 ciip cooked 12 slices bacon rice. Silt fioitr, measure and tilt again with baking powder and salt. Add rice and milk to beaten egg and mix thoroughly, add dry ingredients. Oil bottoms of me ­ dium sized muffin pans and line sides of each with a slice of bacon. Fill three-fourths full ^yith batter and bake in hot oven (425* F.) for ’ 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 12 muffins. Household Hints Peel and grind one medium-sized cgffplant. Salt. Then drain well. Add 1 beaten egg and % cup flour and beat thoroughly. Then fry in shortening like pancakes. These arc delicious, tasting somewhat like potato pancakes. In making jelly, remember that rapid boiling rather than long, slow cooking of the sugar and juice, and cooking in small rather than big lots, help to get a bright, clear product To clean papered walls, take a fresh loaf of rye bread, cut in half and use cut surface to clean paper, working from ceiling to floor. When loaf becomes soiled, cut off slice and use surface. Keep on hand a good commercial wallpaper cleaner to n>e on badly aoUe4 epota. Teacher ’ s Health * * * Job Is Np Sinecure-She Must Be Fit By GARRY CLEVELAND MYERS, Pk.D. • Properly parents expect the very best f«r children from the teacher. In order for her to give of her best she must be well and strong, physically and emotion­ ally. She Must have good mental health as well a; good physical health. Having such health, she will possess sympathy, under ­ standing, calmness, poise, self- control. She won ’ t bo irritable, excitable, jittery. She will have a quiet, cultivated manner, and a gentle voice. Teaching all day is a trying or ­ deal. It ’ s no job for the physically and mentally unfit. Unfortunately some of these unfit persons are teachers. The day will come when fewer of such will be trained to teach or appointed to teach and when the health department of the public schools will weed them from among those who have been tcach- We parents wish more teachers would aim to improve their phys ­ ical and mental health. Let me entreat the teacher to get nmpld sleep, rest and recreation. Don ’ t wear yourself out seeking pleas ­ ures at night nor deny yourself sufficient fun. Avoid excessive rending of test papers. In emer ­ gencies, of course, you will share domestic duties and help nurse the sick. But don ’ t do this continually while teaching. Rest After School When you feel very weary after school it might relax you to lie down on the floor or bed. A brief walk might do as well. Perhaps your health would be better if you walked to school Instead of riding. Learn to play more social games. Some teachers find valuable out ­ lets in clubs and church groups, or in sharing living quarters with business young Women. The church and Sunday school are fortunate to have the services of tho teacher and she may widen her usefulness to the community through ’ such service. Yet many a teacher will wear herself out doing good.. - Wider Inferesta Some teachers have personal problems they should * talk over with the psychologist or psychia ­ trist. A few should strive to culti ­ vate wider interests. Fortunately there arc developing psychiatrists whoso treatment is in this direc ­ tion rather than in magnifying the patient ’ s introspection and worries about herself. Many a teacher who otherwise would have excessive worries finds rich and wholesome outlets ip studying the problems of her children in dis ­ covering ways to help the parents change the personality and be­ havior of these children. We parents can, help promote the mental health of the teacher by showing her more appreciation^ by helping her celebrate her own successes and by finding ways for her \o hoyo better social contacts. You may have a selected list of books on personality and mental health by writing me at 285 East, 45th Street, New York City, en ­ closing a self-addressed envelops with a thrce-ccnt stamp on it. MARRIAGE MEDDLERS A Sequel to .\Married Comrade*\ by ADELE GARRISON * * * Edith Fairfax ’ s News Sends Dicky Off, Despite Madge's Plea, on a Mission to “ Save Babs ” l SYNOPSIS : Madge Grmhtm flr«t heard of tube, an apparently innocent girl, in •nnection with the sordid blackmail plot from which the ha* recently reecvted her husband, Dicky, a plot engineered by Jack Lealie for the purpose of forcing Dicky to place In Leslie ’ * power. Madge's father. Charles Spencer, secret service head. Hut she tide the sick room of Edith Fairfax, accomplice of Leslie in the blackmail plot. Edith has demanded to aee Dicky privately on a matter nf life and death, and aud- denly, from within the room. Madge hears Dicky axelaim. \Do you mean you left Dabs there? They'll slit her throat even if they don ’ t torture her I Let when wc had finished with the li ­ brary, and with a start I realised that Bill and Hank must have reached the city. But when I tele ­ phoned the hotel, I received a dis ­ quieting message. “ Ye!', your nephews reached here about an hour ago, ” the hotel clerk eaid, “ and we gave them the money which Mr. VeriUen had directed us to hand them, v “ They had dinner served in iheir room, and a few minute* lat^r ordered a taxi, and left the THE NURSE was first is the room, and issued a swift command as she prepared a hypodermic. “ Hold her until I get this ini ” It was a struggle for \all of us, for Edith appeared determined to dash her brains out against the bed post. But when Miss Whitlock said quietly, “ Please go now, all of you. I can manage her, ” Dicky drew me outside the room and down the hall where Lillian could not hear him. “ I ’ ve only got a minute to ex­ plain, ” he said. “ I must get to Dad, and tell him I ’ ve got to leave here for a few hours. You remem ­ ber the story I started to tell you, and you wouldn ’ t let me finish. I spoke of Babs, the sister, I sup ­ posed, of that woman you saw in the restaurant. Ede tells me she tried to save me, double-crossed tHb gang — you know what that means. There ’ s a chance I can rescue the poor kid before the gang finds her. ” He stopped and looked at me„a mute appeal in his eyes. But at tho mention of the name of Babs, the meanness and perversity which lie deep in every woman ’ s ,h$art when her jealousy is excited, were like congealing ice which ignored his appeal. & 1 “ You ’ re going to leave your children — and your mother in this peril while you ’ re gone on ‘ this — errand? ” My pride would not per ­ mit me to add “ your wife. ” A Point of Honor “ It ’ s a point of honor,” my hus ­ band pleaded. “ I ’ ve got to. I could never live with myself or anybody else. You don ’ t understand. Won ’ t you try to understand? ” A devil within me hardened my heart, and I ignored his out ­ stretched arms. “ I understand only too well, ” I said icily, and turned away. “ Very well, ” he said dully. “ If that ’ s the way you feel. Good ­ bye 1 ” ' • He rushed to my father ’ s room, and a minute later, snatching his hat and coat, hurried out of the house. From a corner where he could not see me, I stood watching him, longing to cry out to him, but un ­ able to bury my outraged pride. But when I heard the sound of the motor starting, the ice broke around my heart, and I ran like a wild thing to the door, flung it open and called my husband ’ s name frantically. But ho was al ­ ready out of earshot, and I came back into the house wildly re ­ morseful, and agonizedly wonder ­ ing if I ever should see him again. In some way I got through the ordeal of dinner, and then, with Lillian and Katherine, saw to the transfer of the women and chil ­ dren of the household from the second floor rooms to the library. But I must have betrayed my hid ­ den emotional turra^l, for I no­ ticed that Lillian and Katherine were unobtrusively thlriking for me, and reminding me of things they knew I wished to do. “Didn ’ t you want to telephone the Lansfield?” Katherine aaked hotels They did not say where they were going or when they would b« back. But of course we would have thought nothing of that, if it had not been rpr — other circum ­ stances. ” \ “ What circumstances? ” I asked sharply. \ The MysterioikFriend “ I don ’ t think there Bhany cause for alarm, ” tho clerk Said vrith quick professional smoothness. “ But perhaps I would better tell you that they seemed much I tated, and to leave the to their room at the desk. They' each had a small traveling bag, but left all their other luggage in their rooms. What would you like us to do, if anything? Of course there is no question of holding their rooms. Mr. Veritzeh hsi that suite permanently. ” “ There is nothing to do, ” I re ­ turned crisply, “ except to have them call the Sag Harbor house immediately they come in. ” “ We will do that, ” he assured me, and I hung up the receiver with a wondering fear of what could have happened to upset the boys, and an uneasiness as to^helr whereabouts. It was an uneasiness that grew as the evening waned, and when the telephone from the guardhouse sounded, I was seized with the fantastic conviction that tho boys had come to the farm ­ house. But it was a still more amazing message that came over the wire*. “ There is a young lady in a ear out here who says she is a friend of Mr. Philip Veritzen, and must see him,” the trooper said. (Continued tomorrow) The Stars Say — For Stturdtr, November X By GENEVIEVE KEMBLE WITH concentrated energle* focused upon tho preparation, plans and launching of new pro- jeeta op thia day there is fore ­ cast for fair success, according to the lunar transits. The endorse ­ ment of those in power and stand ­ ing will further accelerate quick ­ ened energies, sustaining facul ­ ties of initiative and productive ambitions. J If It Is Your Birthday Those whose birthday it is should respond to high stimuli of the creative forces and facultiea, probably entering into new pro ­ positions with vim snd determina ­ tion to succeed and route a few discordant or annoying situationa. Tho cooperation or endonement of those in place and power should greatly advance those ambitious projects pursued with progressive ideas and concentrated and prae- tical effort. A child borp on this day ihould be energeti., cr.tcrprlsing. prob ­ ably aggressive and. strenuous in pursuit of its progressive objec ­ tives. it will overcome obstacle! by its.determination or indomit ­ able will. kii i

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