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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta City School Children Healthier Than Country Bred Whose Physical Needs Are Sadly Neglected Tu HOW CANADA IS LOOKING AFTCR HEALTH OF, ,5 ITS COMING CITIZENS MOTHER CLASS t Amazing of Children in Rural aie High as. 60 Per Cenl. POOR VENTILATION BAD SANITATION, Many' Suffer From Malnutrition, Defective Eyesight, or arc on Way to A ShoiuH Be. as Indispensable in School System as Teacher or Principal. H S MORPISON anischool children m tin? dU A healthier than thcsi in tte couu- try' Dr W E. Strutted Cl e! jEedical Inspector the Toronto Public. maintains. are amazing pcrcenUse tha chil- dren in tie rural districts, are detective and in need oE m dica! attention" r-e saSs. "We all srm up with the no turn that -xmuu-v school children were bound to be mucL healthier than those in the ciUes OLI parents always crea ,tsdthe little red schoolhouse lor their strong constitutions and their exes lent knowledge of the three But in. tnS sa i tation and medical in begin to toe our doAts Sout .its prmi. the health of So lointrx child is boms' neglected to a serious degree lor w herei er acs concerning the health of citj and rural school children aie coitrastcdtho rounlw child w lound to bt -nywhere Irom to cent, mo de- fective, than the titv child N-ot long- ago I TV as asked to i Isit a countn school in %orth The percentage of defec ne children thfe _ h ner hisher than tOJld be found in anj Toronto school. Bv defection mean de'cctne in the larger sense -ivhich mdudes aus ph- Many Reasons for It y ITVESTIGAT1ON of specific! de- I lects as well as ot general e- nees' brousht out tho same EeneraJ the countrr rot the citv child The rca. eaiv For one thins there J--HO ipprecution in the coun ry To- ronto lactorj -nould be a] owed to oficr adult workers AVishms labilities are either not pro'vided at all. or con- -vvater, a dirty basin. and a common -toivel. -There is seldom anything the common drink- ing cup which has been named Ji To- ronto for the children of our slums II there is a -well it is often located with- out any.1 reference whatever to the drainage. The water in many of tbel'e cisterns-is so badly contaminated that it is a 'serious menace 'to the children who are using it daily. "Kome times drinking facilities arc provided for only by an old water pail, frequently found unproita.Ltu "in "ne lural eoarroom Some times it is pio- tccted by the hat of one of the girls, times a. dirty towel hangs above it. T.'ith a -wash-basin ort one sideband a. broom on the other. The Food Problem B17T in he opm on of Dr S luthcn ine qutstion of food _ e t isr e vet most ised the facL children, are------_.....- to unfavorable conditions every iv.iy than .are ciiy .children. imi'-i long dist uices n extreme heai -oM_ or wet th01- it in school with damp eloUung and .vet thev have only a cold basket [unclieon. livhich ilmost eludes pie, doughnuts, arid other g'f.siiblefc. alu a too much clothing indoort: are cdnEequeml. "These general make jfor lontrel M ator diaord i> a These are the der" which tlie countr child .is being allowed to build up his' education. ff'h we in the city -realized years that we could not neglect our pupil-, in me and expert them to make progre-s "These could be -greatly remedied b a paisr- cr cdut" carried into the p and omen s c.-c u takins some thing along this line in Ontario a ent Bjt the Provirce has a du..l in the mitter and .hould institute throughout the country di" WHAT ARE "KIDDIES" OF "400" COMING TO thinl thcv knoi TIciod otdi-ietl tliat sliugh tcr of the, innocents. Ifo mus have been pestered by a flcdeling 100 his .town. Maj I tiihO picture" asked tut IOMIIK I'holoffiaphT oC the 10 iear old d-iughtci ot .1 socfnllj noti-d mothe at the Pining: Hock Club recently- H was u Cond, friendly sort.of a photo srapher.. He smiled at the pretty littl one Oh T. suppose so' she sail Hr turning up t supi.rt ilious litt: nose. She turned to an 11-year-ol friend, who wore nn "Eng-lish Derby, an tipped, t igl iiding boots with an English crop. He only lucked a mono Lricts the -same" s "B1 and the problem oi malnutrition is the most serious one for tuc country child. Even when contrasted; with our very poorcsi city districts, where the pinch of nover ty" is tho hardest, country-tooked Is not so good as the food prepared in the city. The available variety is much smaller in the country, and ig- norance of food values is much more liriivjiiunt than supposed. This ac- counts in large measure for the amaz.- ipg amount of- malnutrition which is nndc-rmining the constitutions country school-children. "Here in Dr. Struthers ex- plains, "the school nurses visit the homes of the poorer children, and in- struct the mothers ns to the prepara- tion of proper food. a, child peara anaemic, "ii.if; cause is investigat- ed, and if the food is to blame, steps are 'talten to correct tlie conditions. "Then cons'.dcr dc-foels of UK: oars eyes, and teeth. Thuse are not svHl be; onward'for pmgrcss and t'rtadom. -n and women rmirit unite to help thft world t miist work in to make- llic we'll -sinjj the wuman's battle sons; Onward for and freedom. in this field. There are so many dif- ferent kinds of magazines also that ach person can follow his or ..her pedal bent. "There is n tremendous demand for uality in the magazine field to-day, 'think I may say that there is no magazine of any standing -whatever vhich is not striving for quality of very kind. "The despair of the magazines is hat they don't g-ct a. better quality of oiuterial than they do. The day when i brilliant or unusual feature is. re- vived is marked in the magazine alcndar. "The idea of writing- or editing from a -woman's standpoint ie, 1 believe, al poppycoqjt, I don't lake much in- erest in'maKaziucs for women only as I am incapable of differentiating nyselC from the human race, "The requirements of a magazine wr'tcr arc a real interest in things a great avidity.for things, and a de- sire to writs on those things. There no use in trying to. write unless ._ ___ _ you reaM.v wish to "The magazine writer _ niust how to see. must.have trained powers oC observation, must it fictfe ma must IILM. i i col passioi foi things -is aro whcthci is going after fiction or some othei class; oE writing. "The more tho magazine writer nows the better. She must get a ducation, biit it doesn't matter ho he gets it. 'She may get it in col- ege or in schools. Sue may get it ea-liug. IS she has an opportunity i ravel tfcat is very gootl, but she cai earn about things in other ways i fc isn't possible for her to travel. "The magazine writer mustn't be fraid of hard work. She must study, ee and understand. She mustn't be fraid of the hard experiences of life. as to getting a start, I think must be uretty positive about nAvls- ng the beginner.not to begin at the op. I always advise a woman who me she wants to go into maga- writing to try writing for the Sunday newspapers. They aro a ilchty good school for They fflve a capital training in terse and clUnjc expression, that is if ihe cdt- or" knows their business. They also earl the writer how to hunt for sub- 'PKO ahead and write things. The .ccial writer for a newspaper must editor also "'Such a she said, petulant] 'One can never be free from the Jowe Tho mothers of the blooded young stcrs of tbe cits have formed i pircnt league :to--rescue "their- darlings fro mrntal ind plustcal extinction II -uHisert. pti ons called this thi. Cher ubs it the outset The aim of the league." according I the leaguers, "is to encourage the sin pic life imong tho r] 11 of f hope to make It Mshiomible to b oUl-fa.shioned." Theie is .no -finer instrument to th purpose than the old-fashioned slip tfer and it has beir read> at hiiml. It will help, cording to the the child re are kept from strong drink, at lea until they are big cnnurh to sit at tab without the adventitious aid of an cl von-iioiind tl'r'ionary. An 'exagger: tion? Mrs. John :Hayfl Hammond, t" originator of tlie.league, read a letter parents from the, principal of'one of t Cat'bio 11 able schools.' "Do noVlet the children hnvo chan POBIMJ except at-.supporr lie .begged. Two curled and kldle wore in the Rlvenjidq 'bus yesterda They were peaches, even' tbev.were beribboncd like prize Pc-h Their little signs of ;i ho. house so. thoy coi not been 10 years old "t would renlly have pwcferrcd to-few to maUnee party. said one "but I-reiUly not.givo up MaryV tango tea. T haven't missed an ahftcrnoon this season. Rcnlly." "Rcallyr'-saiO the other, flatly. "What! bore! T liopo to get away to Palm 'Beach this week. I really must have some rest. Their talk wandered wearily from "really" to really." There wasn't si sign of the sparkle am) .animation and 'interest of renl children about thorn. Ten years from now-social idols will have all the intellectual zip and depth of .1 bullfrog. Unless, of course, the maternal slipper awakens the growing generation. One assumes that Mrs. lammond referred, to .the slipper in her longing to make -Juvenile society old- fashioned. Tim slipper is old-fashioned (enough to suit anyone. ALSE NOTIONS ABOUT FASHIONS i avis Dressmakers Do Not New Jacquw Sjt iWprth Designer. 'RICES ARE NOT HIGH Why Parts WorM's Dressmak- ing Freak Designs Not Put Out by Best f '.QR.Iv .misstaUmonls, misinformation ore printocl aJwmt fashions than. any iu tho declared Jac- ucs "Worth, head of the fahiousJParls n'ssmuklng the., other In the "firs' pi toe wo Fails drew-.- nkers do-not make, the fashions. We to find out .what women, wish to pir.aml supplj _thcir wints, lu- tance, the recent craze tor dancing is caused womon to want the thin- "st materials for'their evening1 mil tho gowns have to bo ticslsncrt' jrivo-tbo .wearers freedom in their artlnif IIIM. designed a own and said ihis is> whit ought to ic worn.' We have simply designed cm ns to meet the needs of tho ''Cohsequciltly, it'is a deliberate hs or- nnyviie to (icclrtre that wo together and decide n certain or lAork in conjum- ion with the manufacturers of drees Ltcritl-) As a mutter of thorn the greatest r in tlie maJ ins ot nco designs, and the person Uitsldercd' is the manufacturer ress m.itcriils trouble is. caused, by Bullion and writers on fnshion J !i-v ire etcrnillj looking for something m v. mil "when cant ind onjthm0- new m the Fiu. li ther maKc uj> new fashions homsehcs Thej rtecldre a ccruir ido is -oiag to be the fafchiorable fir uV that troiiserTakirts "will, soon oe the nice Ihcj 11 e believed mS an ncakutaUe amount of. harm is dona, Change Uttte W a mattei oC fact, tha "Met in gnwns change itlle'from year to Only-iyoHter- day I had a letter "froni one-of'our. customers in America, fa, dealer in.' j cxpcnsne imiJortefi Rouns) Pegging I me to more changes in tho because women iverc able to -wear tho same soy us .too lorn? alst> :omplaineti; that, the'modes at ttrah were so simple that manu- facturers of reulj-mado garments were ibje to com tho "best models c-lffiujJt; consequently, mdprall him T iviole to this tad told him I didn t the Blight-' rtrfltience in miking: that they u ero by the wo- men There is mother false Impression I. to i-oriet-t 1 rices m tho Ruo de la PaK (whLre-nearU ill tho famous. Ircsam-ikins est aYe tiof 'outrageously Bourse when a -woman fwante a it But wcjniku hundreds oC tailored suits foi considerable less than and hundreds-'Of evening gowns tor little more Uian ?100 apiece. Wirir ncopfe -pav for.'a sown it is bcrtiirse of-the Many women lie about thft cost .oC their clothes. They declare they paid S400 in Paris for this -gown 560t; for that gown, when; j-s.a for that gown, w man they dltln't pay more than ?209 for them. To be sure, a.. Tow high-, iiriccd-gowns arc sold, -bat- custome-ra j 'ho-lnor them aro and far be-. DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH EXPLAINS HER PARTY'S AIMS Shr "ces'thc Need of a Really Human Political Machine in England lo Help Woman in the Home. S-.'.t'v T.OKDOX, March 28. n-iHB Uuchose of llarlboroueh in an I interview on the aims of thft A Women's Municipal Party of] which she IB the president, "That women have for so Ume held aloof from the active exercise of the vote in local government la duo to the fact thutincy do not realize, the vane m What VOmcn cun bnni men who sign wo shall pick tlio aaim- fit ,-iinl most rciuly spirits tile wo- men's party candidates for tho next borouBh council nnJ the ty council elections. Thoy will lie nleilKcil to a program of progressive ioclal icglslailon. They will not seek votes on tnn catch words elthei at Iho men's jmmldiwl parties, Hut will let the voters sco plainly what they ataml for. "We want to form a party nt muni- cipal elections which will have the mma political-Mfcct us the entry of a Uibor party i-lincllilaU nl I'arlla- cuirc which in conjunction with c-ltic: local govenunent ji-ssocilions will pro- duce a. pstrty "of women so strong that It can approach purty ajrents before a vacancy Is declared a-m! Insist tlint u suitable women candidate shall run on party lines. "Failing this, our iwlicy would be to 'orce a three cornered election Ini's wliich would ho most likely In any case we should the men ctuidiclates lo a.ccept our pro- gram where we sire not running ill- dependent 'Candidates. "Jt will he.the first time Ihat a fair political bul-Kaill wlll'ljt! uffurell work- ing men and women. Exports in hous- ing. Ihe care of children and domestic eeoiidmle.4 will be usk Ing their voles in order to advanc their intcrcsia, This Is tho humai political party, not the machine do mlnatod by official whips and votlnd mechanically, but a group ot Intelll gent womon working for London. "We assert that In certain well dc fined regions of practical municipa polities woman must necessarily b tho expert The home is'her fphere She cannot leave it and therefor must make Has perfect as possible and In ordci that tlio homes.of. th people may' Jmvo tlie best cxper brains employed- In their Bovnriiano we have formed our party rlltlcal dMln Paris the centre" Because it is Impossible to the same' quality of labor In any when we opened our wo had to take Paris seamstresses over there. It was Impossible to find Eirls m England >vho could do the worfc II wo opened a branch In America (which, tj the "ir we have no Intention of doing) would liavotosehd our workwomen rom would be far oo expensive.-to say nothing of t'm( omplieatlons with labor regulations. Ve have! to bring our London work- Iris back to Paris every, few weeks Qr brief vacations.. They get tcrr bb omesick in England and, they fail to ind English sweethearts. Here, In >aris they are contented with their have their beaux and are not nterfererl with. In America, they vould die from sheer loneliness. Tho -reneh seamstress Is very illfCorent rom her English or American .slirter. The riAIilS is the drwemaklng: centre ie-re not what tho majority ot ivfll-dresscd women wanl. "No one can my with nl.sol.ito ccr' liinty what .will lie Ihe dominant color th s spring or what ibe styles will be. We have deslsncd a. number of models to meet present day requirements, lust a dozen of other dressmaking rmaDllshments have, done, .Certain at the models will he. others wlll bo. rejected. Buyers do not gou all their models from one flnn. They buy two or three from each of tlwj biff iltobilshmcnlfl. Then o. wlnnowlns lakes place. In the end tho st'ylcs best suited to Ihe needs of tha hour will be 'the i may uno that-much Ho, you we ilri'ssniulu.t'ri havo yciy ;