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Advice for Long Life Why Grow Old? By Josephine Lowman When we consider the terrific increase in heart attacks and mental disorders we know that many folks are not putting into practice the information now available concerning health and longevity. So much knowledge has been gained in the research laboratories and in studies and surveys that this seems a shame. It's like starving to death in a super market. In this age, when so much is known about how to preserve health and prolong life, especially the youthful portion of life, vascular diseases and mental illnesses are on the upgrade. We eat more rich foods and fats than ever before. We exercise and walk less than ever before. Cars and push-button conveniences may be uncertain blessings if they lure us into sedentary lives. The sale of sleeping pills is zooming. Evidently modern sleep is fitful. Mental illness is increasing at an alarming rate. People must live under great strain these days. Yet we know that daily exercise is vital if we wish to delay physical deterioration. There is enough evidence that fats, especially animal fats, may play a part i n hardening the arteries to cause many doctors to ask their patients to cut down on their fat intake or to substitute vegetable fats when possible. This is usually true when the patient has a history of heart trouble or strokes in his family or when he has had a heart attack or has a high cholesterol blood level. There can no longer be any doubt that overweight shortens life, raises blood pressure and greatly increases the chance of suffering from one of the chronic diseases. Psychosomatic medicine is a household word. Everyone knows that emotions have a drastic effect on the body. We also know that worry is damaging to mental health and yet how many people make a real effort to control it? Most people can look forward to a long vital life if they are willing to pay the price for it. It isn't such a big price to pay when compared with the dividends it brings. Eat less and exercise more; worry less and laugh more. Put the information we now have concerning good nutrition into practice in your daily menus. If you would Ilk to havt my free leaflet "Vitamins In Your Diet" send a stamped, self-addressed en-velope with your request for leaflet No. 38 to Josephine Lowman In cara of The Des Moines Tribune. Princess line dress means easy sewing! Pattern 9476: Half Sizes 14'2, 16'2, 18y2, 2012, 2212, 242. Size 16'2: 3 yards 39-inch. 4 ll SIZES'' For dress pattern send 50 cents (coins) to The Des Moines Tribune, Pattern Dept, P. O. Box 139, Old Chelsea Station, NEW YORK 11, N. Y. For needle-craft pattern, send 35 cents (coins) to The Des Moines Tribune Needlecraft Department, P. O. Box 135, Old Chelsea Station, NEW YORK 11, N. Y. Print name, address, zone, style number and size, if needed. Add 10 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing. Natural Childbirth Now Compulsory in Russia The author is a Russian citizen who writes on non-political matters from the Soviet Union. By Dena Korenevskaya (Exclusive to The Tribune) MOSCOW, RUSSIA If an expectant Soviet mother were told to expect anesthetics during labor, she would conclude that something is wrong with her. And small wonder, for natural childbirth that is, delivery without ane s t h e t i c s has been made compulsory in Soviet hospitals. According to the official view, childbirth is as natural a process as eating or sleeping, and administering anesthetics is not only unnatural but makes both mother and baby suffer from after- effects. Supporters of natural childbirth contend that both muscle tonus and breathing are affected by anesthetics, which also prolong delivery, they say. The official medical view Easy, no-cook pear with vanilla ice cream to Homemaking 14 DES MOINES TRIBUNE Tues., Sept. 17, 1963 Wants to Nurse Third After Bottle-Feeding 2 Your Baby and Mine By Myrtle Meyer Eldred Mrs. F. T. R. writes: Dear Mrs. Eldred: I have two children, aged 4 and 2. and am expecting my third child. I bottle-fed the two oldest and they got along fine, but I have a strong desire to nurse my third. My husband thinks I am foolish, my friends think I am nuts, but my doctor says he is for me if I want to do that. I know you ap- Picture these aprons on you. Red berries and deep green leaves were put on 7 - to - the - inch checked gingham. Pattern 716: charts, directions. g: i:i '?. Wmm" is that pain is not a necessary element of childbirth but is caused mainly by the patient's state of mind her fears and anxieties, bolstered by the misconception, ingrained for many centuries, that she must suffer. The natural method is aimed at eliminating these fears and is therefore called in Russia "psycholog i c a 1 prophylaxis." This psychological training takes place during the last month of pregnancy and consists of five sessions with a physician. The sessions are free, as is all Soviet medical service. Attendance is compulsory, although no measures are taken against those who do not attend. But propaganda for attending "mothers-to-be-schools," as they are called here, is so heavy that an estimated 80 per cent of all expectant mothers are trained. The first session, with conserve is layered make a fine sundae. and Family Life prove of breast-feeding, do you think I would be wise to try this? Mrs. Eldred says: Why not? What have you got to lose? This is a new experience and if you are determined to succeed, you will. The relationship between you and the baby becomes such a warm and loving one that you will feel sorry you have missed this previously. Again, if you allow your friends and husband to discourage you, your whole attitude will be different. You will be telling yourself how foolish you are and at the least sign of trouble a crying baby a small weight gain you will be ready to throw in the sponge. Personally, any amount of breast-feeding and for any length of time, is all to the good. But you ought to be bolstered against temporary discouragement before you start. It is a simple matter to nurse at any hour and in any situation. If the baby is ill, hurt, emotionally upset or just fatigued, there is nothing so soothing as a breast-feeding right then, whatever the time. It is the safest food, being sterile, under all circumstances. It is the easiest to digest as it has the right ingredients in the right proportions for the baby. In the face of such advantages, why do you hesitate? Our booklet on "Your Baby's First Six Month" offers information on diet, disease protection, teething, usual behavior, sleeping, diaper care and many other subjects ot Interest to all parents. You may obtain a copy of this booklet by sending 25 cents and a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request to Myrtle Meyer Eldred In care of Tha Des Moines Tribune. Questers Unit Polk Chapter of Questers will meet at 12:30 p. m. Wednesday for dessert luncheon in the home of Mrs. Frank DuVall, 2013 Clark st. Mrs. Lloyd Roe will present the program on paperweights. CLUB CALENDAR XI Gamma Chapter, Beta Slama Phi sorority, picnic 6:30 p. m. Wednesday, noma of Mrs. John Kahler, 225 Forty-second St., assisted by Esther Grouell. B. P. O. Does, Drova No. 25, con mlttee meetings at the Elks Club: telephone, dinner and business session, a p. m. Tuesday; ludlciary, dinner and business session, 4:30 p. m. T.iursdayi hostess, dinner, a. 30 p. m. Friday. three to five women, consists of a short explanation of pertinent anatomical and physiological facts. The training proper begins with the second meeting. The women are told what sensations they will experience and that some (though very little) pain during labor is a sign that everything is going all right. They are then taught simple breathing rules (count from 1 to 8 for inhaling) to make sure the body is getting enough oxygen. These rules, together with instruction in self-massage of the abdomen, are considered a most important part of the psychological preparation. Russian doctors say the system diverts attention from the birth process itself, thus lessening the pain. An overwhelming majority of Russian doctors are It's Easy to Make Jelly Nowadays By Jean Tallman (Tha Tribune's Food Editor) Can she peel a pear, boil water, stir with a spoon? If she's that smart, then she's well on the way to becoming a proficient jelly-maker. Unlike grandma, and even mother, she can skip the business of that "apron" on the spoon that tests for jelly doneness. She doesn't have to skim off the scum or melt paraffin. She doesn't need a preserving kettle to accommodate ingredients at a "full rolling boil." For today's jams and jellies don't have to boil. They don't even have to cook. In the no-cook method, Engagements, Wedding Plans Announced WARE-STEVENS Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ware of Minneapolis, Minn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Marie, and Donald Floyd" Stevens of Minneapolis, son of Mrs. Jewell Stevens, 3133 E. Twelfth St., and the late Floyd Stevens. The couple will be married Nov. 30. Miss Ware is employed by Homemakers, Inc., and her fiance, at Sears Roebuck and Co., both in Minneapolis. SPURGEON-SCHMIED Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Visitor from India Lucyamma Isaac of Kot-tayam, Kerala, India, who has been visiting in Iowa for a week, has returned to Chicago, 111., where she is studying for her master's degree in social work at Loyola University. Miss Isaac, who was the guest of the Iowa Department of Social Welfare, was accompanied on her tour by Marie Yaryan of Des Moines, field representative for the department. They visited farms, nursing homes, schools and newspaper offices in Calhoun, Buena Vista, Tama and Webster counties and the Indian settlement at Tama, as well as Des Moines. Miss Isaac, who was employed during the summer at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, is the daughter of the chief editor of a daily newspaper in her home town; her mother publishes a monthly women's magazine. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Drake, who were married Alumnae Groups Meet Wednesday Alpha and Beta groups of Pi Beta Phi Alumnae will meet jointly for a picnic at 6:30 p. m. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Forest Huttenlocher, 410 Twenty-seventh st. Mrs. James John is chairman of the event. ARNIS PET SHOP AQUARIUM SPECIALS 1 Gal. tiza .t5 10 Gal. siia 14.H 10 Gal. size 30 Gal. sizt I.5 Salt-Tropical Fish Slamasa Kltttns Birds Supplies Accessories 1701 Inaersoll 111-1 M J Hours: Wed.-Frl. - Thurs. '2 P.m. enthusiastic about natural childbirth and say that in almost all cases it is the only method they would consider. They point to the fact that the shrill yells that were traditionally characteristic of women during labor are rare now, with patients busily concentrating on the rules they have been taught. An unusual aspect of natural childbirth here is that hospital authorities evaluate the conduct of each patient Patients' records are marked "complete effect," "partial effect" or "lack of effect." The aim of this mark system is to evaluate the thoroughness of the preparatory course and the work of the doctor responsible. Russians believe the success of the method depends totally on the doctor who conducts the training and how much he himself believes in it. fruit is chopped or crushed, combined with a few other ingredients, and poured into jars. After a little wait for jam to become of jam consistency, it is stored in the freezer. Or if making just a little dab to eat right now, it can go simply in the refrigerator. Here are no-cook ways with three favored late- summer fruits. PEAR CONSERVE 2 lbs. ripe Bartlett pears 1 orange Yi cup chopped maraschino cherries Y3 cup finely chopped nuts 5l2 cups sugar cup water 1 box powdered pectin Peel, core and finely chop pears. You want 2l2 Miss Ware awKwwia rmmrsiSTi wwywyw n&3&. fm pm is a! i . 4 t Miss Spurgeon Spurgeon, 345 N. W. Fifty-first place, announce the engagement of their daughter, La Vetta Kay, to Richard C. Schmied, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Sept. 6 at the home of Mr. Drake's brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Smith, 4211 Foster drive, by the Rev. Lloyd Scheerer, chaplain of Iowa Methodist Hospital, are living at 2925 Grand ave. They plan to move into their recently purchased home at 1704 Fifty-sLxth st. The bride, the former Lucille Spencer, is the daughter of Mrs. Bertha Spencer of Albia and the late George B. Spencer. She is a buyer at Wolf's. Her husband, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John C. Drake, who lived in Woodward, is the owner of Viking Feeds. Janece Feinberg, a July graduate of St. Louis (Mo.) University, has returned from a trip through the eastern states. Miss Feinberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Feinberg, 937 Thirty-eighth St., will be employed at Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Alex Miller of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Des Moines, was reelected national treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at the convention in Seattle, Wash. WINDOW AIR WINTER Wa Will Ramova Unit, Chemically Clean, Check Electrical System, Check Refrigerant, Install New Filters, Throughly repaint the Cabinet end Chassis, Store for Winter in our Shop, Re-install in your home in the Spring. OR If you prefer we will remove your unit, store in your home end re-install In Spring. Shop Sloragt lor ELECTRONIC Call AT 3-1553 Too Busy to Think of Pain Expectant Russian mothers are taught simple breathing rules as part of preparation for natural childbirth, standard in all Soviet hospitals. cups. Peel and section orange and- remove membrane and seeds. Dice and add to pears. Stir in cherries and nuts. Mix in sugar and set aside. In a little saucepan mix water and pectin. Bring to boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir into fruit mixture and continue stirring about 3 minutes. (There will be a few remaining sugar crystals but that's all right.) Ladle quickly into glasses. (This amount should make about seven 8-ounce glasses.) Cover at once with tight lids or foil. Let stand at room temperature until set. This may take up to 24 hours. Store in the freezer. Or if it will be used within 2 Miss Butler Schmied, 922 Thirty-ninth St. The bride-elect is employed by Hibernia Bank in San Mateo, Cal., and attends College of San Mateo. Her fiance attends Aid to Education Awards Program To Be Continued A $50,000 awards program honoring women's clubs for outstanding work in aid to education will be continued in the 1963-1964 season for its second year, co-sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs and Shell Oil Co. Mrs. Dexter Otis Arnold of Washington, D. C, president of the General Federation, says that the clubs which won the 1963 awards, and many others that were considered, enabled communities throughout the United States to improve schools, provide scholarships, aid in training teachers and support education in other ways. two awards of $500 each are made in each state, one to the club with the best education program in a community of 10,000 or more, the other, in a community of less than 10,-000 or in a rural area. Iowa's winning clubs in 1963 were the Book and Thimble Club of Akron and the Fort Dodge Women's Club. CONDITIONER STORAGE 400 Vmti Only! Engineering Company 1100 Keo Way or 3 weeks, the refrigerator will be fine. GRAPE BURGUNDY JELLY 2l2 lbs. ripe Concord grapes '4 cup Burgundy wine 5 cups sugar cup water 1 box powdered pectin Thoroughly crush, one layer at a time, nicely ripened grapes. Place crushed fruit in 4 thicknesses of dampened cheesecloth and squeeze out juice. You need 2 cups juice. Add the wine and stir in sugar. Mix water and pectin, bring to a boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir into juice and stir about 3 minutes. Quickly pour into eight 8-ounce glasses, cover with tight De Vry Technical Institute in Chicago, 111. BUTLER-SODA The engagement and plans for an April wedding of Marlys Butler, 1224 S. W. Emma ave., and Cpl. Samuel J. Soda, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Soda, 915 C a u 1 d e r ave., are announced by the bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Butler of the Emma avenue address. Miss Butler is a receptionist at Globe Machinery and Supply Co., and her fiance, is stationed in Buffalo, N. Y., with the Marines. Rent Electric Carpet Shampooer 1 FOR ONLY 'I Now you can rent the new Blue Lustre Electric Carpet Shampooer for only SI per day with purchase of famous Blue Lustre Shampoo. Save big with this easy to use "do It yourself" equipment. You'll be amazed with the new look of your carpeting. Available at How to Make Your affairs. In a 12-part series, "Don't Be Nervous," beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, in The Des Moines Register, Whitman tells you how to live a calmer and happier life. Don't miss this extremely important message. mm m mum Starts Wednesday, Sept. 18, In ORDER NOW! Call your local Register representative or write The Register, Des Moines, Iowa 50304. In Des Moines phone CHerry 3-2111. lids and leave at room temperature until set. Refrigerate if this is to be eaten within 2 or 3 weeks, or freeze if it's to keep longer. PEACH BUTTERSCOTCH JAM Un lbs. ripe peaches 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups sugar Vi cup light brown sugar cup water 1 box powdered pectin Peel and pit peaches. Grind and measure. You want 1 cups. Stir in lemon juice. Measure sugars and stir into fruit. Set aside. Mix water and pectin, bring to a boil and boil 1 minute, stirring all the while. Stir into fruit and continue stirring 3 minutes. Ladle quickly into glasses, cover tightly and let stand until set. Then store in freezer. Or the refrigerator will be fine up to 2 or 3 weeks. FURNACES COST NO MORE BUILT FOR EASY ADD ON COOLING NOW or in the FUTURE FREE ESTIMATE CH 4-8911 BELL BROS. 610 Collage Nerves Work for You "If you can get your nerves to work for you instead of against you, you have won half the battle for successful living," writes Howard Whitman, noted author on human and social 8

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