The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 27, 1936 · Page 20
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, April 27, 1936
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FOLK MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE LEGION EMPHASIZES CHILD'S WELFARE May Day Is Health Day for Babies .Chairman of C h i l d Hygiene Writes on Program. "When I was a Uttle girl May day meant anemones, May baskets and a. grand chase. Today we say 'May Day Is Health Day.' Both mean happiness, writes Mrs. Wilfred White of Burlington, maternal and child hygiene chairman for the Iowa Congress of Parents and Teachers, in discussing the annual summer round-ups sponsored by the P. T. A. "Let me suggest that while we are concentrating on the jre-schooj child that we do not forget the 8 or 9 year old whose tonsils must come out, and see that the matter is taken care of immediately, so that he will have the whole summer long in which to recuperate. House cleaning time can easily carry over to the broken glasses, the crooked tooth, or the mere listlessness of some of our school children. Let your physician and your dentist make what At Lundberg's Sirs. Inez Schemmer is in charge of the infants' and children's department of the D. K. Lundber)* and company store. (Lock Photo) corrections he can, easily, and then let the summer time be filled with much healthy, happy play in the sunny out of doors. Sand piles, swings, baseballs, tennis rackets, roller skates and or course picnics will help to bring Johnny and Mary back to school next fall in prime condition. No Need to Worry. "And of course he- will not need to worry about diphtheria or smallpox because his mother has learned that those are at least two diseases she can sidetrack, and--has she? So while the pre-school child holds the limelight, let us also remember those who have been forgotten for a few years. "May also boasts another special day none of us must forget--Mother's day. When I was a little girl that day too was remembered as the day on which I could wear a red carnation in honor of my mother, send her a box of candy, or do some other daughterly deed. Today I have on my desk an article from the 'Maternity Center association.' For the sixth time,-they are pushing through their annual Mother's day campaign to.improve maternity care in the United States. "This year their keynote reads: 'Early and Adequate Care' Reduces the Risks of Motherhood: Father Plays a Leading Role.' Following are some interesting excerpts from their release for publication: "Experts tell us that over half of our maternal mortality of 15,000 a year could be prevented. In 8,000 homes last First 1935 Baby *** This is Edith Irene Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clair C. Graham, 1217 Twelfth street northwest, first 1935 baby in Mason City. Her father is employed at the Jacob E. Decker and Sons plant. (Russell Photo) year mothers died who did not need to die. They were homemakers of 8,000 families in many of which were children. 26th 26th 2nd 2nd "Everything for the Baby" ·EACH "PLAYTEX" Rubber Panties and Bibs Small, medium and large sizes--flesh EL ^L or white. Never cause chafing. J\r\ BABY KNIT Sweaters and Sacques Softlv knitted, embroidered sweaters in C£fl blue, white and pink. «9 E » "KLEiNERT'S" Rubber Sheets, 20x30 79c Flesh Color Only 27x36 $1.00 f/fc^Q.- Hand Embroidered TODDLER DRESSES $1 and $1.29 Adorable little toddler dresses made of fine quality batiste in plain colors a Of pink, white, yellow and blue. Sizes £1 and 2. Hand embroidered in dainty patterns. "CURITY" LAYETTECLOTH DIAPERS, Dozen Light, bulkless, amazingly soft, no hem 6? ^ | f\ diapers. 30% more absorbent *jpaa S V *DOO TEE" BABY SCIENTIFIC TRAINERS Made of hardwood with curved back to I give support. EACH "SORBEAU" Embroidered FLANNEL GIFTS 29c c'; d Towels, Blankets, Kimonos, and Wash Cloths Hand Embroidered BROADCLOTH SUN SUITS Sizes'1 and 2 each Excellent quality broadcloth Sun Suits hand embroidered in dainty nursery patterns. Ideal for those hot days ahead. In baby colors of yellow, blue, pink ana. white. Clever overall style straps with bow in the back. Sizes 1 and 2 at $1.19. Hand Embroidered Jn/v^V INFANT CREEPERS The Genuine Baby Bathinette $4.98 A rubber hammock Bathinette with double hose. Equipped with removable, washable canvas. It is light, strong and absolutely safe with no * wooden rails for baby's head or feet to rest. - COMPLETE Celluloid Bath Tub Toys, 6 for 59c All Wool Baby Shawls. . $1.25 «? Durable Baby Swings. . $1.00 $1.296 $1.49, Washable,-wearable, t a b y creepers in pink, blue and white batiste. Hand embroidered ' in dainty patterns. Rubberized High Chair Pads $1.00 Nursery Prints in Green, Red, Blue, Pink Rubberized Diaper Bags $1.00 / N l A COMPLETE LINE OF "YANTA" GARMENTS BABYLAND: SECOND FLOOR READ ABOUT DR. BUNDESEN'S BABY BOOKS loncentrate E f f o r t s t o Help Child April Is Designated as Month to Aid Program. Child welfare activities will be emphasized by the American Legion auxiliary throughout the national organization this week, Mrs. Edgar Toinby. chairman of the child welfare committee of Clausen-Worden xmit of the auxiliary, has announced. The organization's 8,700 local units will give special attention to planning and developing work for the benefit of the unfortunate children of their communities. 'Child welfare is a continuous activity in the auxiliary, but in April, designated as Child Welfare month, we concentrate our efforts behind the child welfare program," explained Mrs. Toinby. "We will endeavor during the month to give intensive study to the problem of the underprivileged child, to awaken wider public interest in the problem and to develop activities through which which the auxiliary can contribute more effectively to its solution. Concerned In Vets' Children. "The auxiliary's first concern, of course, is the welfare of the children of veterans; children left without a father's support because of the war. There are many of these children in every community and the. number is increasing daily as death and disability take toll from the ranks of veterans. We endeavor to assure for all of them the normal advantages of American childhood, keeping them in their homes with their mothers where possible, providing the necessities for health, education and a fair start in life. Material aid was extended by the Legion and auxiliary to more than 250,000 needy children of veterans last year. Aids Unfortunate CWMren. "The auxiliary's interest and activity is not confined to children of veterans but reaches out to aid all unfortunate children. We believe that no American child should be denied his rightful heritage of opportunity and we are giving our co-operation in all sound .movements for the improvement of conditions for children. "The depression years have been especially difficult for children and our efforts are directed to help prevent the effects of the economic disorders from falling heavily on innocent young shoulders." Name for Baby Is Very Important There is much to be considered in naming baby and making a wise choice is not always easy. Baby's name is one of the intimate things he is to cherish. It touches the spirit of him and goes with him inseparably through life. A child can live up to a worthy name. Give him a good one and he has just that much more chance of being good. The choice should not be left to chance or to trivial circumstances. It should not be determined solely-by tradition or by mistaken notions of family traditions. There may be any number of fond relatives who hope or expect to be honored by a namesake hut it is hardly fair to a child to burden him with a long string of names to appease family feelings. Footprints Are Used for Identification Footprints are recognized aa unfailing- means of identifying- children. The impressions of a baby's foot are discernible at birth and the characters remain unchanged except for the enlargement of the pattern as the foot grows. Everyone knows the part that finger prints play in identification and footprints answer the same important purpose with tiny tots. HE NEEDS HELP Has your baby begun to creep? Help the baby learn to .creep and.stand, up, but do not '·force him to do so.

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