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TWENTY MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Vanta Garments You will always find a representative assortment of Vanta Baby Garments at Merkel's. Vanta Vests, containing wool, 59c to $1.50. Vests of cotton or rayon with cotton, 50c to 75c. Binders, 25c to 85c. Sleepers, $1 to $1.75. Nighties, $1 and $1.25. Hose, 25c to 85c. Training Pants, 50c and 59c. Knit Wash Cloths, 2 for 30c. Knit Towels, 50c and $1.25. Twistless Tape, 15c or 2 for 25c. Minneapolis Garments The Bi-knit baby vest contains 10 r /o wool on the outside with cotton next to the skin. This prevents irritation. Priced at only 50c each. Other shirts and binders by Minneapolis Knitting Co., at 29c and 35c. Also girls' and boys' run-resist rayon combinations in sizes 2 to 6 at $1. Rayon panties at 59c. Esmond Blankets 69c to $1.25 Lovely new patterns in the Cortex Process of making Warmspun Blankets which are the warmest blankets obtainable at comparable prices. 69c to ?1.25. Mrs. Day's Ideal Baby Shoes These shoes have been made since 1902 under Mrs. Day's personal supervision. Leading Doctors and Baby Specialists throughout the country are recommending these shoes to the Mothers for their babies. $1.25 to $3. Madeira Dresses 59cto$1.75 Made of the sheerest of fabrics with tiny tucks and beautiful embroidery,. entirely hand made. Some have collars, others yokes. Gertrudes to match, 59c and 89c. Hemmed Diapers Sanitary diapers of extra heavy quality in sealed packages. Flannelettes in size 27x27 at $1.69, size 30x 30 at $1.98. Birdseye diapers, size 27x27 at $1.89, size 30x30 at $1.98. Register Your Baby in MERKEL'S BETTER BABY CONTEST Examinations will, be made by Dr. C. M. Franchere. You will receive a report on the physical condition of your baby. Prizes will be awarded to the babies receiving the highest marks. Register now by calling 793 or 79-1. No fee is required. FREE BOOKS Bach mother visiting our baby department during Baby Week, will receive a "Baby Outfit" book which is said to contain more information in a small space than any other book published. Be sure to get your copy. Wonderful News! Kleirtert's Sturdi-FIex Crib Sheets All the wearability of hospital sheeting--all the soft, comfortable, easy handling flexibility of pure gum rubber-is found in Kleinert's Sturdi- Flex. Sturdi-FIex Sheets are soft, easy to launder, do not crease easily, are guaranteed Waterproof, acidproof, boilable for sterilization. Do not become sticky or tacky as quickly as gum rubber sheets. What's more, our price is moderate. Sturdi-FIex Crib Sheets. 59c Every mother!eels that nothing is too good for her baby and that is why Merkel's has always insisted on only the -best in infants' wear. Every item in our stocks must be of recognized quality. It may cost a trifle more but the added comfort your baby receives will more than compensate you for the difference in cost. \ Every gift item attractively wrapped without extra charge Creepers, 89c to $1.49 Cunning styles of broadcloth and linen, sleeveless or with short sleeves, trimmed with applique and embroidery.. Toddler Dresses and Suits Cute little dresses of printed and plain batiste, neatly hand embroidered, sizes 1 to 3, at $1. Toddler's suits of broadcloth and linen, short sleeves and sleeveless, in colors or with white tops and colored pants, sizes 1 to 3,' 89c to $1.75. Dennison Baby Pads The sanitary diaper pads which prevent diaper rash. Economical, easy to use and save an endless amount of labor. Not bulky like the old style pads. Packages of 50 at 25c; box of 250 at $1. Try a package and learn what a great convenience they are. Softex Pants, 50c An exclusive Kleinert product made Â·to meet the demands of modern infant hygiene. Dainty Jap silk waterproofed without the use of rubber. Odorless, non heating, decidedly durable. Weigh less than an ounce. Other Kleinert rayon pants with rubber lining at 25c. Infants' Anklets 25c to 35c Lustrous rayon socks in white and colors or in white with colored cuffs. Wool Shawls $1.25 to $2.98 Many lovely shawls in pink, blue and white. Some ai*e fringed, others plain or bound with satin ribbon. Some are in basket weave pattern and many are embroidered in colors. Swings, $1 and $1.25 Made of heavy canvas with heavy wire framework, strong spring, colored beads across front. The $1.25 swing has a toy tray in front. FAMOUS FOB QUALITY \ Maternity High Cost Deplored Wrong Attitude Growing in Society, Says Hazel Corbin. Society's growing attitude that young married people without money should aiso go without children is attacKed oy Miss Maze; Corbin, director ot' the New ITork Maternity Center association, in an aruclc, "Wvery a.0y Meeds a Mother," in Good Housekeeping. "Public opinion on the subject is so strong," Miss Corbm says, "that it often prevents heaithy young married wo'men, wno want children, and are at che age when nature intended them to be motuers, from aav- ing babies and fuuuiing their nacural destinies. "Just recently, a_fine, healthy young coupie actually apoio- gizeu, as ihey came to the ciimc, for daring to consider naving a chiid. -jiiveryone aces as if we were comrniuiog a crime,' they toid me, '1 suppose we shouldn't be happy about it --but we just can't nelp being".' "What an attitude to create! If the founders of their country had waited for security beiore they raised their lamiiies, where would we be: A girl has many more years in wmeh to pursue a career anu to make nioney ihan she has to oear healthy cniidren." MaU-rnily Cost '.Too High. - Miss CorDm deplores the nigh cost of maternity, which maiies motherhood almost prmmtive cO women wuose huswands arc aiakiDg small wages, and which makes wage-earning wives hesitate to tane time Oil iOr maternity for fear that if their jobs may be filled by oih- res wnen tney return, tne ex- ense will be too great for tne iiusband to bear alone. She pleads for better co-operation uetween the community, Doctors, nurses, and tne puouc at large, tor Better service at clinics, a wider dissemination of meaical knowledge and a re..urn to the old idea of navmg a baby at home without tae ^reat expense of hospitals aud trained nurses. Dr. Frank Halstead Brown, of Hoselie Park, who has attended 2aOO mothers uut-ing cniiabirth and never lost a uauy --through three were still-born --agrees with Miss Corbin, and stresses the necessity of women regarding motherhood as a natural occurrence. Motherhood in iiomc. "My uetmition of maternity is motherhood in the home," he says. "Unless conditions are such that the patient cannot ue taken proper care of, I insist that the birth take p.ace Lneie. A woman is much more at ease when she is surrounded by her own things. She can get better food. Ana she is immune to tne germs in her own surroundings, in a hospital even the nurses may beg erm carriers." he also stresses the importance of prenatal care, the right attitude oÂ£ mind, and the ability to resist normal pain instead of demanding anesthetics before they really should be administered. He thinks women have difficulties at childbirtn because they do not take sufficient exercise, become frightened, and regard chilclbeai ing as something to inspire dread. "The women who have the easiest time in childbirth are those who have done their own housework right up to their actual confinement," he concludes. . Child Will Obey Dad More Promptly Than His Mother NEW HAVEN, Conn.--A child usually obeys its father more readily than its mother, Dr. Everett S. Rademacher of Yale said in a lecture. There are two reasons for this, Dr. Rademacher explained: The mother often tries to induce the child to do something by asking "Don't you want to?" or "Won't you?" while the father gives a command, leaving the child no alternative. Then, the child usually is with the mother more aud learns how to take advantage of her. Dr.Rademacher teaches psychiatry and mental hygiene at the Yale medical school. ..