The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on May 1, 1934 · Page 29
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 29

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1934
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FIFfEBM MAY DAY DEVOTED TO CHILD HEALTH Observance of Day in Tenth Year U. S. Health Head Asks Co-operation of Community. By H. S. CVMMWQ S«ce«« Gcnenl IT. S. Public Health Service WmhlBgton, D. C. May day in the United States is very appropriately dedicated to the health of its children. It was just ten years Ago that the American Child Health association, an organization devoted to aiding official health agencies in improving: child health, initiated the observance of May day as Child Health day. Though national organizations can stimulate local interest, the final responsibility rests with the individual community. The purpose of the movement is to focus the attention of each community on the health needs of its own children, and to point the way to the best methods of supplying these needs. Co-operation is always essential in any community health program, but it is especially necessary at this time. Individuals and agencies alike are less able to bear the financial burden of measures promoting child health, and it is only by combined efforts that we can hope to carry on. The stimulus of the May day--Child Health day celebration should be used to bring every member of the community and every agency, public and private, into an united effort, not only to prevent a decline in our standards of child health, but also to establish that standard as a fixed and irreducible minimum. Co-operation of the community with the present emergency relief organizations furnishes valuable opportunities for service to children. Emergency relief, both national and local, will safeguard child health- more effectually if the community is alive to the needs of its children and will stress the importance of "Mothers and Babies First" May day may well be made an occasion for taking stock of child health activities and theiE results. Community efforts and achievements should be evaluated, useless methods abandoned, and the good expanded. The formation of a council of all agencies concerned with the health of children is an excellent measure for the promotion of more effective work in this field. ALL PLAY- UAROLD LLOYD has fun the movies, but evidently his home life is a circus. Here he is "clowning" with his children Peggy, Mildred Gloria and Harold Gaylord LJoyd. Don't Clothe Baby Too Tightly Mother! As baby grows he is in almost constant motion during his waking hours if he i healthy, thus giving every pai of his body the exercise it needs for growth. A baby should no be so swaddled or wrapped about with clothing, shawls and blankets that he canno move every part of the bodj freely, for this wrapping hamp ers him in getting his natura exercise. For this reason, also the baby should not be left in his chair or carriage for any length of time, nor be fastened by his clothing or bed cover in such a way that he canno turn his body or throw hi arms and legs about as h wishes. Tarkington Lauds Idea of Slogan 'Mothers, Babies First" Expresses Good Purpose. By BOOTH TARKINGTON It is Dot often that one has the opportunity to feel and to express oneself wholeheartedly upon any social or public qties- ion. Perhaps this is why most of our public projects have come to be called "questions." 'ew indeed of the projects that affect the entire mass of our rapulation can fail to be "ques- lons" upon which our minds and hearts must sincerely dif- :er; but upon the May day- Child Health day slogan of the American Child Health association, "Mothers and Babies First," there can be no differing. All of us are agreed that lhe health and welfare of children is our most important, and also our most agreeable, duty as individuals as well as citizens. Nature, it seems, makes no effort to temper the wind to the fleece of the lamb--rather, nature endeavors to temper the lamb's fleece to the wind--and, since however civilized we may be we still are essentially under the unpbilanthropic dominion of nature, we may not plausibly claim that we have any inherent rights to well-being. We can claim, however, that our children shall have prior rights over us to food and clothing and medical care and the besi education our wisdom can give them. That is, we wish to put our children first, and, if we can, we'll make for them the "best of all possible, worlds' within the world of nature. May day-Child Health day is a reminder of our common purpose, a purpose genuinely and entirely.civilized and good; and like all good things, not to be achieved vigilance. without labor and BOISE, Idaho (UP)--Births recorded in Idaho during th last six weeks. totaled 726, in eluding 13 sets of twins. Boy Rescues Dog Buried for 8 Days SANTA CRUZ, Cal. (UP)-A wire-haired dog, buried alive for eight days, was rescued here by his playmate, Jack English, nine, from death in a rabbit hole. The boy and others searched for the dog for eight days without result. While visiting a remote part of a neighbor's yard the English boy heard a faint whine which seemed to come from underground. He investigated, and found a rabbit hole caved in. It was believed the dog pursued a rabbit too far into its hole. PREVENTING BDKMS Burns are far too common in infancy. They should be prevented by keeping the baby away from the stove, open fires, and gas or electric heaters. Keep him in his crib or in a play pen, at a safe distance from any heater. Never bathe him close to the stove, as tragic accidents have been caused by overturned kettles of hot water.--U. S, Dept. of Labor.--Childrens' Bureau. Family Harmony Rhythm. Music can be a vital force in building family unity. It may take the passive form of everyone listening to the same radio hour. Or it may take the more active and creative form of all singing together. Parents who take out their dust-covered instruments when their children start music lessons, and form a home orchestra, will find great pleasure in performing together.--Parents' Magazine. KEEP BABY AS HE IS TODAY ALWAYS! Your baby will never again be as pretty and as precious as it is today . . . you must keep a photograph record of baby for the years to come. That's why you must, some day soon, bring baby to Russel. Phone for Appointment RUSSEL STUDIO Phone Bagley-Beck BWg. Tt Promote Good Health Give Your Children Plenty of H«tchnuo'» Ice Cream As a food for building strong, sturdy bones and fine teeth, ice cream has an important place in the diet of the growing child. Give your children Hutehinson's Ice Cream every day for health. HUTCHINSON'S ICE CREAM ^^-- «fclt* tf iCm^^J Here is beauty! Here is convenience! Here is value! The Shelvador (shelves in the door) increases the useable capacity 50%Just the place for butter, bacon, eggs and other small food items. Open the door and there they are instantly findable. Only a few of the out- utanding Crosley features are shown here. Come in and see this sensational refrigerator. Then you'll agree that it is truly an outstanding value. 99 AND UP 50 DELIVEREDMNSTALLED'ONE YEAR SERVICE Tyler-Ryan Furniture Co. 29 SECOND ST. S. E. I'HONE 3910

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