The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on May 1, 1934 · Page 30
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 30

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1934
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IV,,:, SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZE'iTE BABY'S ROOM MODERN IN DECORATION Chapman's Speaking FUKNITCRE FOU EVERY HOME Protect Baby's Health with a "Leonard" ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR "LEONARD ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR" At last we have found the complete refrigerator--see "it" in our show room Sold on Easy Payments ^sUiiuul(S(Swif\s (/(¥/ £»siztiiy/(/i/L( CHAPMANS 19-21 FIRST S. E. MASON CITY Simplicity Gets Place in Nursery Furniture Appropriate to Generation Using It. Give a child cheerful, orderly surroundings and that child has an advantage in development of personal character. So says Helen Sprackling, in the following article, "The Nursery Goes Modern," from Parents' Magazine: The nursery is going modern. Slowly but l o g i c a l l y the straightforward simplicity in line and color of a furniture that for want of a better name we call "modern" is gaining ground. Many an up to date young parent is going to see in well-designed modern nursery furniture the solution of many problems heretofore associated with this most important room in the home. But let me tell you why: First of all, modern design in the nursery seems very appropriate for today's children. It is of their own age and generation. But that, I grant you, is a poor and insufficient reason for itself alone; in these days of rationalism mere appropriateness cannot suffice. The essence of any good modern design is function; that is, fitting the need in the most direct and honest manner possible that is compatible with good proportion. The need in children's furniture today, as determined by progressive- minded educators, child psychologists and modern parents, is'something with which the child can live on his own terms and which will help him to develop into a capable, independent, clear-thinking individual. When the nursery goes modern in the right way, it means color that is clean and attractive but not too stimulating, space uncluttered and free from distracting and meaningless design, tables that are comfortable and 'correct in height, chairs that are sturdy and encourage good posture, chests and bureaus that stimulate order and self-help, surfaces that are durable and easily cleaned, no sharp corners to cause injuries, an absence of dust- catching ornament and device. This is our yardstick.of measurement for any good modern nursery. Available for All Now. But even when we know what we want for our children's room it is not always eosy to obtain it. Nursery furniture of any design that is consistently good in all its pieces is often hard to find. Frequently it is of a price too high for the voune couple with a first IN BUSINESS FOR YOUR HEALTH" GROWING CHILDREN should drink a quart · of milk a day to insure the perfect formation of the limbs and a strong, robust body. No diet is complete without milk and no milk is so rich in vitamins and minerals as that of Schermerhorn Farms. Schermerhorn Farms Phone 988 -- For Free Delivery LITTLE MAY QUEEN pRETTY girls in their 'teens and early twenties, those usually selected to reign as queen of May day observances, Siave been forced to take a back seat in the May ceremonies in Utah. When it came time to pick a May queen this year, iittle Jean Van Dyke was selected. Jean, who lives in Ogden, is a blond, and has large blue eyes. 3aby. And this has been par- Jcularly true of modern design in nursery furniture. Because of a general lack of understanding of its real values it could not be produced in sufficient quantities to make it generally available. It had to 36 custom made for an understanding few who could afford it. Nor was its design always adequate, for four-square proportions alone do not constitute modernism in furniture. It becomes merely "modernistic." But we are changing our attitudes, and designers too are growing in wisdom. Today it is possible to go into any good department store throughout the country and buy good modern furniture for any room in the house. If you are outfitting a room for a boy or girl, excellent and- suitable modern design may be found in the unpainted furniture department at in even better price. In the nursery department you now find good modern juvenile design. Study it thoughtfully and you will find this modern juvenile furniture meeting the needs of children in a very real way. It has an amazing completeness. With modern flexibility it adapts itself from infancy to a child 10 or 12 years of age, and meets all the growing needs in between. Books and toy chests, reaus, desks and nursery chairs and tables are all made in pro- small chests of drawers or bu- gressive sizes. When the nursery is shared by two children of different ages this manea possible a unity of Design with individual comfort for each. Encourage' Neatness. Child educators say that low, open shelves for books and toys encourage neatness, order and independence in the child, so the wise modern designer makes toy chests open. There are all kinds: Chests for soft toys; low, wide, open chests for trains and mechanical toys; high, narrow shelves for the big books that are still made for children and low shelves for smaller books and various collections. Many of them are made in three heights and two widths so -that they can be grouped to give a built-in effect. In this way a single chest or a group of them may be fiund to fit any wall space. Tables, desk tops and chair seats are covered with fabri- koid or some other material that will stand extremely hare wear and is impervious to spilled food. Note, too, that cor- icrs are rounded. SMALLPOX VACCINATION Every baby should be vaccinated against smallpox befon he is 12 months old. This should be done whether then is any smallpox in the community or not, as the disease ma; break out when least expected --U. S. Dept. of Labor--Chil drens' Bureau. Footprints Are Taken at Hospital Printing and Recording Part of _ Mercy's Equipment. Fears of kidnapings. mis- ;aken identities, lost children, etc., Iiave been eased in the O.H- ectant mother's mind at the aercy hospital with the introduction of one of the outstaud- ng features of the modern hospital, the printing; and record- ng of the footprints and fin- erprints of the child and mother respectively, immediately after a birth. The prints and other data concerning the child are made lermanent on a dainty littlu irth certificate which is given to the parents of the child for use in school records, insurance certificates, etc. A similar record is filed in the hospital for 'uture reference should the certificate be lost or a question arise as to the identity of th» child. Identity Safeguarded. This service, which makes the loss of a child's identity practically impossible, has been added to the modern service of the hospital's maternity suite, where the latest equipment, convenience and conditions for ie arrival of new life have jeen provided for. The entire fourth floor of the hospital, with the exception of he two modern surgical rooms at the north wing of the building, is arranged for maternity patients. Such a segregation of obstetrical patients from the general surgical and medical cases is considered among med- cal authorities as highly desirable in providing the most scientific care and protection for both the mother and baby. A new wing on the building for maternity patients and children's cases is the vision that hospital authorities have for North lowans. Many days the rooms of the hospital are filled to capacity. An electrically warmed incubator, basket beds and equipment necessary in the care of infants under modern methods, have been added. Child Cases Separate. Eye, ear, nose and throat cases of children are in a special surgical room, which is completely closed off from thft general hospital. Special rooms lave also been provided for instruments, sterilizing equipment, preparation of bandages rest rooms, etc., other than the patients' room on the floor. Miss Marguerite Nash, dietitian, who is a graduate of the University of Kansas, having come to Mason City Jan. 15 from Sioux City, is giving her entire attention to the dietetic department of the hospital. All patients of the hospital are given their special menus upon entering the hospital and the food is prepared for each according to charts and measures prescribed by the doctors in each case. Measured by Gram. All food is measured by the gram scale and is prepared for the patient so that the most benefit is derived from the food without taxing the patient's strength according to the illness from which he is suffering. All food is measured by weight and vitamins. The department teaches the mothers how to prepare food for both the sick and normal child. Dr. Harold Morgan has also been added to the hospital staff during the past year and has been placed in charge of the pathological and x-ray departments of the hospitals. In connection with this department is an emergency room for the care of accident cases and two rooms for patients who are to spend only a few hours at the hospital. Two registered technicians are also employed to assist Dr. Morgan, Sister Mary Paula and Miss Margaret Krepsky. Open Safety fin Removed. OGDEN, Utah (UP) Jeanetle Stephenson, 15, recently swallowed an open safety pin and went to a basketball game. Then she decided to have the pin removed. The pin was located even with the sixth rib. deep in her gullet. A bronchoscope and a long, thin pair of forceps removed the pin,

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