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. ; i " ' : ; : ' - 1 New Vaccine May Check Ravages of Typhus Fever JTftw Germ Disease, Cause of Many Historic Plagues, Is (Vot the Same as Typhoid By Royal S. Copeland, M.D. United States Senator from New York. Former Commissioner of Health, New York City. THE United States Public Health Service announces the discovery of a new vaccine to combat typhus fever. This vaccine has been successfully used on ex perimental animals, and it is believed that the effect will be equally beneficial when riven to human beings. Typhus fever has been known to mankind for many centuries. Within the last few centuries it has been responsible for many of the so-called "plagues" that have swept the Dr. Copeland globe periodically destroying thousands of persons. It was prevalent during and shortly after the World War, and is more common in Europe than in this country. The American form is not nearly so severe as the European typhus fever. Easily Transmitted Typhus must not be confused with typhoid fever, for the diseases are different. Typhus fever is an infection caused by a germ carried by lice, and usually occurs where large numbers of persons are gathered together under unsanitary conditions. The disease is easily transmitted from one individual to another. In typhus cases there is high fever, but the disease differs from typhoid fever in that certain serious complications of typhoid rarely occur in typhus. Headache, prostration, sudden chill, fever and a skin rash are some of the symptoms of typhus. The fever on the second day may reach 105 degrees. A reddish rash appears, usually, between the third and fifth days. The typhus rash, at first quite red, turns to a purplish brown and spreads all over the body except the face. In. typhoid fever the rash consists of many small reddened spots distributed over the abdomen and chest. L Cleanliness Important Though the form of typhus fever found inr this country is not serious, it requires painstaking care and attention, for when neglected there is always danger of complication in the form of broncho pneumonia. Only easily digested food should be given, and the drinking of water fchould be encouraged. The body should be kept clean by daily baths. Fresh clothing and bed linen are essential. Contaminated linens should be carefully handled and boiled before using again. Personal cleanliness is necessary for the cure as well as the prevention of this disease. Typhoid fever, also associated with filth and unhygienic conditions, is caused by the typhoid germ, which may reach the body through contaminated water, milk or food. Fortunately, modern medical science has perfected a vaccine which prevents the occurrence of this disease. At one time typhoid fever was prevalent throughout the world, but due to improvements in sanitation and universal use of the typhoid ' vaccine, the disease is now rarely encountered. It is hoped that the vaccine discovered for the prevention of typhus fever will be equally successful in eliminating that disease. Answers to Health Queries A Constant Pveader. Q. What do you advise for pimples on the face? A. Correct your diet, by cutting down on sugar, starches and coffee. Eat simple food. Send self-addressed stamped envelope for full particulars and repeat your question. Bill. Q. I am 16, 6 ft. 1 inch tall; what should I weigh? A. You should weigh about 158 pounds. This is about the average weight for one of your age and height as determined by examination of a large number of persons. A few pounds above or below the average is a matter of little or no significance. Crpjriiht, 113!, Kto( Fastum Eradleats, Int. The Rhyming Optimist By ALINE MICIIAELIS Like Jewels Like jewels words are, many-tined Tn match the nuainff hour' mood : Ro youth, which spells enchantment's days. bMms sound carved out ol enrysoprase. And love, which is life's richest word. Can never leave the aoul unstirred; It is a fir and a dream, Like ardent rubies' warmth and (learn I Sweet hope which springs serene and sure 1 wrought 0f moonstone, pale and pure. They are like jewels, rare and bright. These words that voice the heart's delights And of this treasure one alone. Most dear of all that Earth has known. In music lingers on the ear, A pearl made sound fnr men to heart This "mother, mother." lucent, fair, A pearl for every heart to wearl f nr , . Jewelled Headdresses Will Shine This Autumn end Winter .By MARIE T "XT ITH the arrival 0 Autumn there is always renewed interest yy in accessories that will lend glamor to our costume. This season there is to be added emphasis on the hair and a revival of hair ornaments, Blets and caps done in pearls, diamante and other glittering materials. A white dress with a golden let in the hair is always statuesque and beautiful. And a black frock with diamante touches both on the frock and in the hair is always a gala costume. To give you an idea of what you are going to see at smart places this Winter we have bad sketched one of the newest accessories for evening wear. The necklace is of discs and rectangles and is made of coral beads and onyx. Grand with black or white. Charming on a brunette head would be the wreath of silver leaves, which alternates little Eat curls with each leaf. Madame Agnes, the famous milliner, wears this wreath. Something new is little gold leaves in the form of clips worn on smoothly done hair. One of the newest conceits is also depicted. This is a headdress for evening made entirely of seed pearls, meant of course for only the most important formal occasion. Direct Your Child's Activities By CONSTANCE CAMERON . THE generation which is growing up sow is, I think, CYGll icaa icpsicu atjuuat; itself than Any former one, yet it will have more leisure time than you or I have ever had. It will have more time to do what it chooses, and WHAT it will do depends upon the parents of today 1 A girl comes to mind as I write this, a lovely girl in high school. She attends school until three o'clock each afternoon, barring Saturday and Sunday. In the hours when she is out of the school building she does home work, attends a dancing class, takes piano lessons with the attendant practising, belongs to a dramatic club which rehearses on Saturday mornings and belongs to the basket-ball team. In the moments left she is due at the hair-dresser's for a cut and a wave at a certain hour, due at a gown shop for a fitting at another speci fied time, due at Sunday School at I Helpful Advice to Girls By NANCY LEE T"E AR NANCY LEE : U I am a girl in my lata teens and very fond of a young man who goes out steady with a girl I know very well. Occasionally he asks me to go out with him and recently he has been Berious and kissed me against my wilL I have told him he was not being fair to his steady girl but he said he cared for me and knew no reason why I should not accept his attention. Should I continue to go out with him? L. V. . T V.: I would advise you not to go out with the young man. Not MAROT. a stated hour on Sunday morning, and Well, I'm dog-tired right now just thinking about it. Aren't you? And every activity is directed, planned, supervised for her If she ever had a moment alone, she'd probably be panicked and wouldn't feel normal again until she'd made contact with someone to do something at a stated time again. What about giving the kids a few hours to just do as they please-that is, if they haven't already atrophied any sense of desire to start anything on their own? In our conscientious attempt to organize youth, it seems to me we've all but suffocated them under a deluge of directed activities. How can they ever know what to do with leisure time that most precious time for unfoldment if we never let them have any? Cut out a few of the machine-made projects and let them browse, or read, or exploreand find themselves. merely from a sense of decency and ethics, but because a man of this type will no doubt treat you as he treats the girl with whom he has been friendly. By going with him, yon are violating the laws of loyalty too. Make up your mind not to see him again. Do not place yourself in a situation where it is possible to be kissed against your - will. Somehow, the world does not usually place much credence in things done against a girl's will, unless she is very young and extraordinarily unsophisticated. It's an excuse that is out of date. It's Called "Luck" But That Name Doesn't Fit To Winifred Black, Braving Ridicule to Get Schooling in Middle Life and Win Success Deserves a Better Name By Winifred Black JOSEPH L. KAPLAN of Everett, Mass., was graduated from high school the other day. Mr. ivaplan has three children, but he had never before had a chance to go to high school. He had been doing very well for his family, but he wanted to do better, and he found that there were a lot of things he'd have to know about to get the job he'd really like to get, to say nothing of holding the ob after he got t So when the "depression" set Winifred Black in, Mr. Kaplan thought that was a good time to get some "schooling," as he probably called it, after the good old down-east fashion. . He had money enough put away to keep his family in bacon and eggs, bread and butter and coffee and that was that. What? He couldn't stand it to be laughed at by the young boys when he entered the high school? It would make him feel queer to start to school in the morning with the fifteen-year-old son of his best friend and neighbor? Pshaw! He never thought of such a thing. He didn't care a anap of his finger what people thought of him. He just wanted to learn something; that's all. He Will Get Job And he learned a good deal and was graduated with honors 1 And now when the sixteen and seventeen-year-old boys in the neighborhood get to talking on the front porch of an evening, Joseph Kaplan knows what it is they're saying. . t I suppose when he gets his job and holds it as he will get it, and will hold it other people who began life alongside him will say "ain't it great to be born lucky, like Joe!" And Joe, being a wise man, will grin and say "Uh-huh." Copvrliht, 131. Klni Tstturu ma'leats. Ins. Heart of a MARY tightened her clasp upon me as I told her that she might as well come with me if she had promised to trail me. She never had taken her arms from around me since she had told me of the injunction Dicky and the rest had laid upon her. But now it was a bear hug she gave me, one that left me breathless. "You ARE such a good egg!" she said, explosively. "And don't be mad by me if I jump around a little for joy because I'm going to have something to do! I never would have emitted a single yip if Uncle Dicky hadn't sprung this on me; but since he has, I can't help feeling a bit woof over the chance to get out with you. Waiting for something to happen that you can't help is the deadliest thing! Don't you think so?" Madge and Mary Start I "Indeed I do, dearest," I told her. "and I couldn't be mad by you' even if I wanted to. You know that. But I think our waiting is nearly ended. It is going to be action, I am sure, from now on." We were at the head of the stairs as I finished. We had thrown on our coats and hats as I was talking, and were making all possible Bpeed to the car. But Mary's excitement could not be subordinated wholly to my desire for speed. She caught her The Stars Say- For Saturday, August 13 By GENEVIEVE KEMBLE THE planetary configurations of this day are rather weak in influence, although they may be accountable for petty annoyances, schemes, trickery, misrepresentation and a general state of unrest and dissatisfaction. Also there may be small losses or dangers to prestige and popularity, unless strict watch be kept on both personal and business behavior. Those whose birthday it is may not enjoy a very important or progressive year, as 'their affairs are beset with danger of loss, fraud, misrepresentation, slander and treachery. It will be necessary for them to be vigilant in all personal as well as business contacts, in order to forestall these and to rise superior to such underhand attacks. However, the situation is more likely to be annoying than disastrous. A child born on this day will be disposed to be visionary, imaginative, impractical and subtle, leaning toward the curious, novel and occult. Nctablt nativity i Emma Eamet, prima donna. pi f i "Give Woman Her Place in the Air Good-Night 1 p. Amelia Earhart Foretells the Day When Women Will Win Equality in Aviation By ALICE ALDEN THE future of many women is written in the stars stars they seem almost to brush as they swoop by in their planes. For women in time are to take their place among professional and commercial aviators, if Amelia Ear-hart has anything to say about it. Interviewing Amelia Earhart is a novel experience for even a veteran reporter, for she is reluctant to dwell on her own exploits except as they may influence the future progress of women in aviation. She will tell you emphatically that what she has done can be duplicated by many other women if only someone will give them the chance. Women and Aviation She has dubbed her book "For the Fun of It," but she is terribly in earnest about it all. She refuses to be regarded as an exception among women, and doesn't want to rest in her efforts to promote the progress of women in flying until she is just one of many women professional aviators. It is her fondest hope that men who have admired her latest exploit will help other women reach the same mark. Although it is not generally known, it is true that Amelia Earhart made her first flight in 1920 with the redoubtable Captain Frank Hawks at the controls. She describes that first flight graphically in her book, and shows how natural it is that a young woman should be airminded. Her book, which is to some measure a text book pointing the way to aviation for women, reflects the engaging personality and wholesome humor of this fine American women flyer. Joys Outweigh Difficulties Anne Lindbergh is another woman who is all for women as professional aviators. Miss Earhart says that Mrs. Lindbergh has developed her own philosophy of flying and believes that anyone, man or woman, who takes up flying as an occupation is aiding humanity to achieve progress. Amelia Earhart believes the part Mrs. Lindbergh has played in many of the Lindbergh aerial journeys should convince the world of the place of women in aviation. Miss Earhart insists that women are as well qualified as men to become professional pilots; that it is Wife Madge and Mary Discover at the Tea Room Strange Signs Indicating That the Stage Has Been Set for Their Coming. breath at my last words, and caught my arm in a grip, the strength of which I was sure she did not know. "Oh! What is it?" she asked breathlessly. "I knew something had happened. Can you tell me?" "Yes. I will tell you everything I know myself, but as we go. Hurry!" "Oke! Give me the keys. I'll start the car, have its nose turned toward the road, and be in the other seat by the time you ought to get there. You shouldn't hurry like this, you know." At the Designated Piece "I know; and, thank you," I returned, handing her the keys. And indeed I was grateful for the chance to slow down my pace, and arrive unhurried, unflurried, at the place where, true to her promise, Mary was waiting with motor running and car pointed toward a side street, which would bring us out on the winding road leading to the mountain glen tea room. "I thought you wouldn't want to go through the village," Mary said, as I climbed into the driver's seat. "Thank you. That was right." "And then we were off, driving as fast as I dared until we were a mile up the mountain road. A glance at my wrist watch told me that I had two or three minutes to spare, and I slowed down while I told Mary hastily of the telephone message I had received from the Chinese in Newark, and the bizarre directions ho had given me, which I was about to follow. "What a wow!" Mary commented explosively. "But here we are! I like this place better every time I see it" A Mountain Brook I echoed her words wished that I had time to stop and look my fill at the picturesque little cottage that looked as if it were clinging to the rocky mountain side against which it was built, and dipping its feet into the stream that tumbled over rocks on two sides of its foundations. A rustic bridge was the entrance from the road, and the rushing waterfall which made it necessary gave forth what was to me the most appealing music in the world. I often have wished I could spend and end my days where I could hear a rushing mountain brook. As we crossed the bridge the door to the tea room swung open, framing a tall, Junoesque, middle-aged woman, whose welcoming pleasant face and calm eyes yet held in them the look which the initiated know mmmmmmmmmimmmmmmm otones . t '"'. - - I By MAX TRELL 1 H v . sf merely a matter of skill, and that skill is the only basis on which a pilot should be engaged. She advises women to take lessons and get all the practice they can, because sooner or later women are going to take to the air at the controls of passenger planes. That they will be most successful she confidently asserts. In the meantime she advises women pilots to "barnstorm," give exhibition flights, enter racesdo anything that will give them experience and make the public more used to women aviators. Three years ago there were but three licensed women pilots in the United States. To-day there are 472, all splendid flyers well able to pilot a plane, whether private or transport. Perhaps there is no immediate future for these women in the field of aviation, but every one of them will go on getting more Newest Phase of the Serial "Revelation of a Wife' the look of physical ills and grueling hardships met and conquered by sheer strength of will. Just behind her towered her husband, as dark as she was fair, lithe, sinewy, with the same look of self and hardships conquered that his wife's face wore. The Previous Customers "I thought it was you," Mrs. Mer-ton said cordially, coming down the steps with outstretched, friendly hand. "I said to Ellery when you got out of the car, "That's Mrs. Graham.' I know." She turned to Mary with playful reproach. "You didn't tell me your auntie was up here, when you came up last night." "Did you expect her to think of anything so unimportant as an aunt last night?" I asked quickly, pur Slip Covers for Beauty By ELEANOR ROSS SLIP COVERS finally have emerged from their Cinderella stage. No longer are theyjust plain slips made only to protect furniture from fading in the summer sun and to add a cool look to the room. No longer do we use the covers without regard to the type of furniture for which they are intended. On the contrary, we have slip covers that are made to conform with our own type of furniture, and then lots of us use the Household Hints Wallpaper that has become soiled by dust or smoke can be cleaned by rubbing it over with a flannel dipped in oatmeal. Pencil marks on paint or woodwork can be removed by rubbing them with a freshly-cut lemon and afterwards with whiting and a soft cloth. Powdered borax strewn on the floor at night will keep beetles away. It will also keep ants out of a larder. When making steamed puddings, if an egg is not available a good substitute is a tablespoonful of treacle mixed with milk. An oiled rag wiped over the bright parts of the cooking stove will prevent stains from eDittinp kettles or saucepans. i 2 I ?iractice, just as though there were obs open to them, and they have all found, says Miss Earhart that the joy of it is much greater than any difficulty they encounter. Pioneer Airwomen Amelia Earhart, in addition to her many flights, has devoted much time to research into the history of women in aviation, and in her book recounts the exploits of the real pi oneer aviatrices, who more than one hundred years ago were profeS' sional flyers. Not only did they give exhibition flights, but some of them even took passengers aloft in bal loons. The first woman balloonist, who soloed in 1799, was Madame Oarnerin. In 1810 Madame Blan chard was inducted into office as Napoleon's chief of air service. She died in a spectacular balloon de scent. By ADELE GARRISON posefully; for I did not wish her to learn the truth that Mary had been careful to make her visit with Noel to the tea room appear as a stop made on a trip through the glen. "But I'm very much here now," I said, "and we're both ravenous. Will it take long to give us some tea and waffles and creamed chicken if we can get it in a hurry?" "In ten minutes," she promised. "Everything's at hand, for some customers disappointed me just now. Oh, they paid for their meal; but they didn't wait for me to put it on the table just hurried away, only a few minutes before you came." I almost winced at the nudge which Mary surreptitiously gave me. Evidently she shared my excited conjecture that these queerly acting customers might have some connection with the mysterious summons which had brought us to the tea room. (Continued Tomorrow) Coprrlibt, 1131, Kins Festuni Sradlests, Int. Homemaking Helps covers all year round. This has led manufacturers to design some most interesting cover fabrics, and to issue instructions so clear and sim ple that the average housewife can make her own. Summer and Winter The best thing to do is to take some muslin, or any other thin and inexpensive material, and shape it to the chair, pinning it so that it win stay put while you cut it. Allow about one inch not less on all sides for the seams. After that it is a comparatively simple matter to cut the material by the pattern, and with good seamstress work the job ought to be a good one. With home made slips that so expertly approximate the covers made by professionals, it is possible to have different covers for summer and winter thus adding to the beauty of the home. Percale and Chintl For odd little chairs there is nothing nicer than to cover the seat with plaided percale, finished with little box-pleated ruffles of self fabric. There are also some lovely self-striped fabrics admirably suited to the Victorian type of chair that reposes in many an attic. Take out your old chairs and sofas and make them useful members of the household, by putting them in slip covers that somehow suggest their period and so bring out their charm. Washable mohair and glazed chintzes are new materials available in new and lovely patterns. 11 Ct t ' ! Candle, candle, burning low, When you go out, pray where ; do you go? i Shadow Saying. THE five shadows all pointed to a curious tall white plant. It was about eight or nine feet tall. The blossoms were all near the top of the plant. It looked like a huge white candle. The shadows, you see, were in California. They had taken a long hike into the mountains. On the mountain slopes they saw this tall white plant. The first thing the shadows did was to turn to their masters and mistresses and ask them the name of the flower. Their masters and mistresses didn't answer them. I don't think they ever answered their shadows. Just as the shadows were wondering whom to ask next (they couldn't ask each other because they didn't know what to answer each other), they heard one of the children turn to father and ask: "What's the name of that flower, please?" Father replied: "That's what is known as a yucca." S The shadows all listened. Thej repeated to each other: "That's a yucca. Now we know what it is." Father went on talking: "It is al, so called the Candle of the Desert It looks like a candle." " 1 "It does look like a candle! We thought of that right away' the shadows exclaimed. Father paid no more attention to them than the children did. "It grows very quickly," father continued. "Come closer. You sea that the bottom of it is a little cluster of green leaves, like tall blades tor---'! mwt "I'm Going to Pick On," of grass. That is the yucca plant, The yucca blossom is this big stalk, like a trunk of a young tree. It grows rapidly. You can almost sea it grow " "I don't see it growing now, KnBrf remarked in a loud voice, hoping to attract somebody's attention. "Of course, it stops growing when it grows to be about eight or nine feet tall. This yucca that we are looking at now has stopped growing. If you had been here about two or three weeks ago you would have seen it growing." Knarf was disappointed. "Why weren't we here two or three weeks ago I'd like to know. It's a shame." "It is a shame," the other shadows agreed. To make up for his disappointment, Knarf wanted to pick the yucca blossom. Imagine trying to pick a blossom nine feet tall! However, that didn't bother Knarf any. "I'm going to pick it and put it la a vase," he said. The other shadows laughed. "The only vase you have is a thimble. It won't even begin to fit" ' Knarf went right on trying to pick it. After awhile he decided that it was no use trying to pick it so he set about breaking it off at the bottom. He couldn't do that either, so he tried to shake some of the flowers down, way up at the top. Alas, ha was too weak even to do that. Shadows have no strength at alL At last Knarf had to own up that he was beaten. "I don't want it anyway. What good is a candle of the desert? I can get a candle in a store without any trouble at all. Candle of the desert why, it isn't even growing in the desert, but on the side of a hill. I'm not going to bother with it." "Sour grapes," the other shadows cried. They had to smile at Knarf. He always managed not to want what he couldn't get , Casrrliht, lit), Ktaf rtstnrM Irnflest, b. Words of the Wise It takes greatness to discern greatness. Heaven whera no unkind word is spoken. ' He who is in the mud likes to pull another in. It is not much to give a leg to him who gave you a fowl. Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. The devil leads him by the nose Who the dice too often throws! He who borrows and never repays is too great a coward to steal. v-

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