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VIRGINIA VANE SAYS OUR CHILDREN By ANGELO PATRI THE “ X LOVE ME\ GIRL Dear Mm Vane: My daughter la my chief problem (n life. She is young and pretly. All her life she has been popular. She has had many admirers, popularity is an old story' with her. Whatever she at ­ tempts is successful. At present she Is teaching school and has made a great success of It- The result of her triumphs Is that she loves herself better than anything else and she admits It. She can't ever find a man whom she will lov* as much as herself. At the pres ­ ent moment, however, she is wor ­ ried about a young fellow who is heartbroken becauses she refuses to marry him. He Is a good match for her. and she thinks perhaps she ought to accept his ofTer of mar ­ riage rather than let It slip. She sees him a great deal and tortures him by showing him she likes him. but refusing to becomo engaged. Now should she marry this boy when she Is Incapable of love — that Is she hasn't learned to love any ­ one as much ns herself. A DEVOTED MOTHER No. she certainly ought not to marry yet. and if you oan possibly persuade her to, give up seeing the poor Infatuated youth who loves her — you ought to do so. Until she gets over the \l love me ” altitude of hers, she Isn't ready for mar ­ riage. Things are coming too easy . to her Just now. Everything she touches turns to success. She's not the only pretty gtrl In the world who's found that life offered her most of the things she wanted — and who has become so filled with n sense of her otfn Importance that she's given up trying to love other people. The girl who has never hnd a setback or a failure Is apt Jo be thoughtless fnd inconsiderate. She luvi no reason to please other peo ­ ple when the whole world seems bent on pleasing her Until she has known some disappointment and sorrow, she won't begin to con ­ sider other people's feelings. She will ride triumphantly along until she hits a hank bump, and that may set her thinkinging That wilt teachh her the lesson she needs, and READING \I am so disappointed. My boy does not Ilka to read. What can 1 do to get him to like books?\ The mother who asked that ques ­ tion sat In a living room guiltless ref a book mark. There was a fat davenport In three fat sections. Two fat chairs to keep It counte- rance. Two little tables each bear ­ ing a lamp and an ash tray. In one- corner was a. desk on which lay a I tter of papers. But not the ghost of a book. \Does he like books?\ \Why no. I can't get him to bring one home from Uie library-\ You see a child's tastes are form ­ ed lij-gely through the Influence of foundation of literature for children. Then add Aesop Fi fairy' tales. Peter Rabbit. aiw on from there. Give the chi book for every holiday time, a anniversary time. Books ara They will read McNeil today, if they are boys and girls In their early teens, to read Stevenson to ­ morrow. and Ktpltng. and anything else you have on hand. Let them read anything that you read If they wish If you think a book you are reading Is too bad for a child of yours to read why did you read It? If it was only the child's lack of understanding chat made you hesitate, you need not worry- What he does not understand he will pass over, skip It. and It will do him no harm. Year* will bring the under ­ standing. And If It were a harmful book you would not have 'read It yourself, would you? You know whet you get out of a book or a picture depends upon what you took,to It. ter books for children, please. Not i books that write down to them but ! *-b« books that write up to them are what should be offered. If you would help a child, teach him to read. To teach him to read, give him books. A bookshelf In every i roonf. • What Today Means To You ' DIATHERMY IN MIDDLE j EAR DEAFNESS I have spoken before about dia ­ thermy, the method of getUng beat Into the Inner part of the body fcltbout burning the skin. It has been used by Dr. Crile of Cleveland in maintaining heat la fchc abdomen during an operation. Dr. F. B. Granger. Boston, tells ps that It la of value In pneumonia, ss it lessens pain. Improves tem ­ porarily tho heart's action, and in ­ duces sleep. By relieving the pain and Increas ­ ing the amount of rest, the patient Is In better shape to meet the cri- dueed to the point where the pa ­ tient can bear It comfortably, and kept there from 7 to 10 minutes. The patient should remain lying down for a short time after the treatment. The treatments should Improvement. If It Is going to oc ­ cur at all. should be noted ni end of the second or third week. There may or raiy not be a reactionary dulling of the hearing for the first 18 or 36 hours. In the presence of pus, or in cases whets the llttlo bones In the ear have grown together, diather ­ my should not be used. And now Dr. Dan McKenzie, of Glasgow, Scotland, says that in fa- ivorsblc cases of chronic middle ear Beafncsa. diathermy Improves the Bearing and diminishes the noises ^-humming, ringing, whirring and pther noises — that accompany some , forme of deafness. The middle ear. ns you know. Is where three little bones are located that carry sound* from the drum He describes the method as fol ­ lows: The electjodcs used are of pieul, of the same size, the super ­ ficial measurements being 1 Inch by 1V4 inches. One Is placed over the mastoid process (the bony lump behind the ear), and the other Is laid upon the face Just below the prominence of the cheek bone. A pad of lint soaked In 10 per cent •alt solution is placed between the electrode and the skin. The current ueed varies from 9.7 to 1.4 amperes: It Is gradually rais ­ ed from zero to the point when the patient begins to feel the akin becoming too hot. and then re-' LAUGHS FROM LIFE BOW TRIMMING FEATURED IN PREMET EVENING GOWNfc Disgusted Fight Fan: IThere'd you guys do your tg? In a nimble seat?\ We ’ re all ready for the big pro ­ hibition agent novel entitled, \He Who Gets Slipped.\ Economy / • Why did Scotty MacLaughlin have every one of hts teeth pulled?\ 'He wanted to save all his tooth ­ paste money.\ ‘ Sky-Writer (to boss): Please, sir. Td like to go home and stretch out. 1 Just wrote \If It isn't a Ptf- flebriatle It's hardly a tooth-brush\ ten- Ua-.es. and 1 have a bad case of Schools at the Preahyterien Church, on Tuesday: Battle Avenyje and Chatterton Avenue Schools at the Chalterton . Hill Congregational Church on Thursday. Each class is forty-five tffinutes long. The hours at which they meet are 8 and 10:45 In the forenoon, and 1 and 2:45 in the afternoon. The type of. work varies in the different classes. Some of Ae courses being taught In the sixth T t O» s are The First Christians\. \The Life of Jesus\ and \Churchea and What They Mean. \ Two of the fifth grades are studying Hebrew history; one r studying about Ar ­ menian and other Near East peoples; another has “ Christian Liv ­ ing.\ In the fourth grade may be observed a course In “ Christian Liv ­ ing\ or \Learning to be Brave.\ Two third grades ’ are' having lew aona on \Christian Relationships\ top: There's something always threaten- Thcre a. several- now features In this gownV-hlch I have created In black clre satin. Among them are the deep square decolletagc, the smooth fitting body wHIeb' brings out all the rich lustrous quality of the saCln,' the full rippling flounces, tho huge bow on -the shoulder, and above all the girdle which )t.drawn tightly about tho hips and falls In a voluminous bow with ends trall- a on. the floor. The whole line feeling of Iho gown Is'most A woman driver ra anhment and bent \Playing golf? I i > said this morning you » home early to pul up l “ If you don't Uks b you know where you c 9200 THE DAILY PRESS, WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1929. 9200 \f WOMAN ’ S NEWS w< D1 N \W ] P,9f6rE WOMAN ’ S VIEWS t 1 HM SOUND AUCTION BRIDGE THE H&0 ▲ By WILBUR C. WHITEHEAD # 09 The Worlds Greatest Authority 9ft HOUSEHOLD ■r Lrris Lrtorea Walks* V 10 9 8 6 S 2 — ♦ A 10 9 3 *96 b A Q-9 3 * J 10 7 2 » K76 ILi * 082 , R A Q 10 4 tt 3 -* * K J 8 5 2 * K 8 S 4 noj E Pass Salient Points o( Bidding. South's minimum four-card Heart iKd results in saving game at prac ­ tically no point lev*.' 'Had South passed. West would not have had she alternative of an informatory {double, but would in all probability Save bid Spades or at least would Save eventually reached a Spade fed, at which game could easily Bare been made. North's jump as- Mist to four Hearts shuts out anv ■ Responsive bid by East to West's (double. Tbs Play .West, with two Major tensces, ant. a King in tbe third side suit, opens a trump in preference, know ­ ing from the bidding that there is no likelihood of killing a trump honor in partner ’ s hand. Sooth wins and leads another trump, ex ­ hausting those of the adversaries. To escape two losers in Diamonds, Declarer must finesse that suit twice, and leads for the first finesse at the third trick. Should ne be able to establish a long Diamond in Dummy before Clahs ire led. a discard of a Gub thereon would enable him to make his contract. East is allowed to win the Dia ­ mond trick and shifts to Clubs. East is sure, in view of West ’ s trump opening, that West must hold some honor strength in both Spades and Clubs, so does not hesitate to lead away from his Minor tenaee. A Spade lead cotdd gain nothing hut the one probable trick and might leave West in doubt as to the best return. East wins the Club trick with the ten o i Clubs and returns tie Ace-and then takes a fourth trick with the Aee of Spades, -thereby setting the contract one trick. ti THAT BODY ft OF YOURS By JAR W. BARTON. V. V. n WITTY KITTY CJli The Usual Way Under the spreading chestnut tree, The chestnut vender stands And burns the chestnuts till they're lough And hard os Iron bands. By I.ydU Lc Baron Walker WAYS IN WHICH YOUR OLD EASTER CARDS CAN BE ENJOYED ANEW Requests have been received from readers for the list of places where Easier cards would prove gers of cheer although not until after the festival. These re ­ quests have come from readers who remembered that such addresses were offered after Christmas sug ­ gesting a way In which Christmas cards could be disposed of and give delight far beyond their Intrinsic value. It Is a great pleasure ’ realize that thoughtful readers i planning to send their Easter cards further missions of happiness. B5B — - ----- ■- “ *•** Cards are treasured by children and adults In re vote regions of southern and western mountain ranges. In Isolated hamlets scat- •red here and there over our'plains od the outlying sections of coun ­ try-. Imagine the pleasure thst a package of cards gives in such regions -though the persons may. not receive them on the holiday. A Luxury ’ In far distant countries whero missionaries work and where tpach- doctors, and nursea spend their i in helping the unenlightened and the III. cards are a luxury. They are treasures. We can have no conception of the eagerness with which even one card Is welcomed ime little child who has never such gorgeous pictures or by the weary woman has little of brightness In her life. To all who would lend a helping hand in this pleasant work of dis ­ tributing old cards, let me suggest ways and means. Find out from nearest hospital, (especially a I ren's hospital). If it would like array nf cards. This la local work and others may already have ‘ isurcd the staff of plenty. If so. trn to some other aventfh. Secure Addresses Get In touch with the missionary societies, both home and foreign, that belong lo your church, and get addresses from them- lt-wlll be strange Indeed If they do not wi come your kindly offer, with a 11 of many- places. _ Other Avenues Other avenues through which ou can get In touch with persons wanting Just the very things you have to glvo are . the\ Salvation Army, the Volunteers of America, nd the Associated Charities. How To Send Cards All can enter Into this work with ­ in nny cost except pelage and without any labor except that of doing up the parcels. If the cards, picture postals, discarded books, etc, aro not delivered In person, they must have secure wrappings and be marked \old cards.\ If that is what they arc. One end of the package must be left unsealed for postal Inspection of the contents. If it chooses to make such an inspec- Uon. Cards, etc, sent to foreign ports or to fsr distant home towns, ibould be wrapped in cloth. An old islt bag Is Just the thing ti :ards in. Wash It well first, and tie up tbe open end securely. Then wrap In stout brown paper, and up os any parcel to be mailed. VISITORSTO SEECLASSES The second annual Visitors' of tha Week-day Schools of gion will be held Monday to Thura- The week-day schools are sponsored by the Council of Rell- gious Education of all Protestant churches In the city. Although these schools are open > visitors st all times, there Is this 3e week chosen when fell those Interested are especially Invited to Observe. There will bo no special programs In the classes, according' to Miss Lillian White, supervisor and teacher, as It Is thought _ would prsfsr seeing r sample of the regular class work. The classes may be, visited at any of the four centers: Mamarooeck avenue school pupils st ths ~ Church on Monday; George lngton. East view and ] As a Woman Thinks By ELISABETH CJJSHMAN A young woman drove up to the porch of a country club, waved a big bottle of gin at a group of young men and called out. \Anybody want a drink?\' You can Just imagine how embarrassed tbe young men were — hut you can't imagine why they were embarrassed. Perhaps you think It was because the young meh thought tbe bottle wasn't big enough or because they wished the young woman wouldn't have Invited everybody to nave a drinjt. even though It was a big bottle. But you're wrong. The reason the youn men were embarrassed was because, even though this was a select country clul and they were young men used to going about a bit, not a single one of them would dream of taking a drink of gin. They weren t even suspicious of that particular bottle of gin. They were Just good nice young men who respected their country's laws and weren't to be led astray by an. young woman. Dear me. wish 1 knew the nami of that country club I I think It was at tnls same club that a young girl who had Just graduated from high school and was to enter college the fol ­ lowing fall, missed a putt in playing golf. You could never think what she did. Instead of assuming an air of gentle humility and L saying modestly. \How miserable my gomo Is!\ the coarse crude young woman said loudly and vulgarly, \Oh hell! ” Inaide In the writing tool ot the same club, sat a still younger girl whose father had Just given her a diary together with the Instructions that she was to keep^it up. Moreover, the father wanted it kept properly. So when this still younger girl wanted to use a word-she couldn't spell, she started to look for s dic ­ tionary. When she couldn't find It. she merely Inquired, con ­ versationally. \Does anybody know where the damn dictionary' Is?\ I Imagine these three-painful ..lories will be sufficient to prove to you ths natural depravity of the modern young woman. In esse they are not. 1 know where .there la a whole bookful — these very tales and others o. their ilk. The bookful Is on tho desk beside me as I writ*. and the only reason I write at all Is because I have become so calloused by contact with the world, and writ ­ ing has become such a habit with me. that even tho appalling revelations In this volume cannot quite deter me. True, 1 have become convinced thst all women are worms, who must be crushed thoroughly, frequent' and firmly beneath the firm heel of man. the master. 1 have read, and been converted by. such paragraphs as this, \There should be an end to all this talk about th- goodness of women. It does no good and It IS not true. Men nre better than women. Men are more truthful than women. Men are not deceitful Uke women. Men are more honest than women. Men are not quarrelsome ................. \ You know, whenever there Isn't much news breaking, some re ­ porter goes to sec Alonzo B. See, the gentleman who makes ele ­ vators, possibly because he believes that such mechanical con ­ traptions afford the only possible means ot elevating women. Lately, however, no one from the papers must have been up lo call on Mr. See. And here his Ideas have been boiling around and around In his head and he's' thought up a lot of brand new vitup ­ eration — but tha publicity was lacking. So Mr. See has written a book, and It ts from that book I have garnered the Ideas and culled the paragraphs presented in the first part of this column. It Is a ilne sign of the times. I take It. that nobody published Mr. See's book — he published It himself. Privately printed, says the title page, magnificently, and If you read some of It you can aee wjjy it had to be privately printed. The,book Is called \Schools.\ and sums up its whole attitude most completely In the first two sentences. These say, \What's the matter with the schools? Everything.\ Then Mr. See proceeds to tell why everything Is the matter with tho schools. But about half way through the volume, it. pccurs to him that he's really off his favorite subject, whlc is women, and he makes a digres ­ sion that ought to boost the sales of carbolic acid or whatever It Is women favor when they realize their own worthleuneaa and so decide to commit suicid >. Some of tbe helps Mr. See recommends as being possible pushes toward putting women where they belong are: woolen stockings and heavy shoes; the ability to dust, to plant flowers and to polish silver; a knowledge of some patriotic songs and a good many hymns; and. particularly, a rigorous training at the hands of her husband so thst each of us may eventually become as well-bred as a man. But to do that, we've got to atop Interrupting, we've got to get over our pasalon for Indecent books, plays and songs; we've got lo give up drinking, swearing and smoking and wc'vo got to slop Insulting people. This last, he thinks, will bo quite dif ­ ficult, for few women have sufficient Intelligence lo realize that they are Insulting. As It la, women are Just about the biggest blot on tho face of the earth, decldee Mr. See. Which one of us has built a bridge or designed a battle cruiser or painted anything but our facr? What have w« ever done for our children excepting to r u i n t h em ? Those that have struggled through to success have been those with capable fathers. So. announces Mr. See, the first thing thst must be done Is to save th- children from their mothers — and save the mothers from themselves. Men must rule their homes again! Of course, you can see why \Schools ” la privately printed. Yet there Is a good deal of common sense slipped ss leavening Into “ Schools.\ The author thinks children Would be better off If they didn't have to learn so much. If they yveren't so overburdened With all sorts of spocia] work when they should be out at play. Certainly he Is Justified In that. Just recently some woman writer in a New York paper commented on having been Invited to have her small child Join the school orchestra. She had refused. She said tha child should be out enjoying himself In a childish way. instead of housed up ono or more afternoons a week aping mature gestures. It la Just such things as that that A B See objects to. He thinks the children should learn to spell and to figure and to know some geography but not much. He thinks that If tha state superin ­ tendents of schools were not men of such a low order of Intelll-* genes, something might be dono to redeem our children. They are good material being Improperly prepared for future use. But that the situation Is not unique to this generation Is made clear by a perusal of the See book. If he only had had a chance to develop, he might have made some worth-while contributions to our day and generation. As It ts, his brain would make a nice exhibit for the -Smithsonian Institute. Students Act At Brantwood Hall rn ^ray Miss Neva .Fenno. daughter Mr. and Mrs. CMrlca C. Fenno Greenridge avenue, played an 1 portant role In the play given Wed ­ nesday evening by the students of Brantwood. Hall In Bronxville. The title of the play was “ The Faraway Princess. ” Other White Plains students In the east were Miss Kathleen Bamman. daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin G. Bam ­ man. of Hale avenue, and Miss Elisabeth Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Russell, of Greenridge avenue. thTnli may set her think That teac her the lesson she needs, make her realize that in order to get along In this wprld we've got ' \rip other people, and do our to love them, rus- matter how pretty and popular we nre. the present moment she'd be least successful wife in the world. She'd go Into marriage with ths Idea that she'd belter grab this eligible young man while the grab ­ bing's good. . But her uppermost thought would be: \I love me.\ nnt \I love him.\ AU the business of compromise and sacrifice which is part of marriage would escape her notice entirely. As long as she goes on loving herself supremely nndfthavlng u&er confidence in herself she will do exactly as she pleases. And that of conduct doesn't work so well ! on ® I* *t> the holy bonds of motrimony. She hasn't a chance of making anyone else happy so long ns she believes her happiness the most Important thing in the • — ‘ \irse. No. she's got to grow up. got to meet a few hard Knocks. Hhe must understand one of these days that life Isn't made up bf one triumph after tho other for any of us. DAILY FASHION. your birthday, the hours for you today are from ra. to 8:48 a. m. from 11:15 to p. m. and from 5:15 p. m. to :35 p. m. The danger period is from 2:10 p. m. to 4:30 p. m. Today ’ s planetary aspects pro- tse to engender an atmosphere of suspicion and distrust, and there will be distracting Influences at work which will tend to entice you away from that which you should do. It would be wise to defer any definite derisions until a more pro ­ pitious occasion. Tbe child born today will have a vivid imagination and will dwell in Fancy's hails, the hero or heroine of its own fairy tales. It will not be practical and It will hate to as- : the worries and responsibili ­ ties of adulthood. It will never lake life seriously nor clothe It In drab attire. You possess one of the greatest blessings, a cheerful disposition, which contributes greatly to both your mental and physical efficiency. matter what your rota on Ufa's great stage may be; that of a busy wife and mother, or that of a wage earner, your cheerfulness will make you Uke your work and wlli-contri- bute lo both your business and so- :al success. You are not a \singing fool. ” however; you are cot blind to mis ­ fortunes. failures, rebuffs or sor ­ rows. but you meet them with a whlatle and V>t a whine. You do side-step tho enemies of life, meet them with an invincible armour of courage and faith. Althou gh a parinm at heart, you M»e a regiment of combative forces ready to fight for right and Justice. You arc firm in your con ­ victions and are ready to stand by u You never swerve an Inch where your principles ore Involved! - You sre not subject to moods, and are victor and not victim of your circumstances. You are thank ­ ful for the blessings bestowed upon' you and make the most of them. You are able to do big things in a quiet and serene 1ray. and you never brag about your accomplish ­ ments. You are a good compan ­ ion, a sincere friend and an enemy tor. ^ Donald Grant Mitchell (Ik Mar- vely), author. Charles Foster, statesman. * John S. Billings, physician and Frank K. M. Rehn. artist. Walter A. Wycoff, author and so ­ ciologist. HOW IT STARTED 87 JEAN NEWTON Whether we are. aware of It or not, we are all acquainted with In ­ tangibles. a beautiful sunset. lor In ­ stance; the ripple of a brook; tbs feeling of attraction or repulsion towards * particular person; the pleasure derived from a dance or participation'in athletics. Tbcserare all Intangibles, mental, moral or* emotional quantities and qualities, things In short which can ­ not be -handled or touched. And It is In this last sense that we find the real root derivation of ...v :' • _ GIRLIGAGJT

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