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THE BKE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2. 1013.
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Secrets for the Working Girl from Pretty Belle Baker
Beautiful Bcllo Baker.
, . .By LILIAN LAUFERTW
If I "were a little flve-dollar-a-week
hop . girl, and some all-the-comforts-of-i
Ijome luxurious society lady told mo' how
V,'.d acquire charm and loveliness, I might
i.'iflect that It Is easy to be dainty and
-.iweet when you have no handicap like
.mine, but Instead ak flying start like hers.
-IIowever, if a girl whoso kxndlcap was
'tar greater than mlno had ever been
' srero to tell me how to be lovely on my
, Vflvo per," I think I would listen.
' So please hearken to Belle Baker, who
Started- her career In a "ladles" waist
.factory'" when she was 9 years old, and
,-now after a lapse of ten years, as the.
-programs say Is a popular vaudevlllo
star who has Just returned from a happy
itpur of the Orpheum circuit.
7' "They used to hide me In a bo of
waists when the Inspector came around,
nd finally they were afraid to keep mo
'.at the factory said the dark-eyed Belle.
'."So I had to leave, and find work In an
other factory, for I was the oldest of
six children and we were poor In a way
you probably know nothing about. Fac
tory after factory dismissed me because
they were afraid to keep a child so young
,-ih their employ. I tried selling lemonade
rind newspapers but I did have to work
so hard and made so little money that I
finally went to a music hall and offered
' my services free If they would Just glv-
mo a chance to sing.
r I calmly told them that I had a beau
tiful voice, and my self-confidence must
have Impressed them, for they tried me
and then Rave me th nHnr.iv iarv e
3 a week. i three years I worked up to i slf"e,wtnat 1 know
"Now I think that cheap Uttlo dresses
may bo Just as sweet as most expensive
things.. AniLlf.you are clever at .copying,
jou may -go nod. look InUhe Fifth 'avenue
windows quite freo of chnrB and copy
a $40 hat for $4. I know, for I have done
It and still do It now and then, -
''.Learn; to .observe,, finely dressed' yeomen
and then In'sfmple materials copy, what
ever' of their costume will be ' In good
taste for your station In like. But the girl
on a small salary who wants to have all
the things her wealthy sinters have will
often look so overdressed as to bring a
question of her respectability And--she
wpiy't save. And- the poor girl must cul
tivate the habit of saving or whenever
she thinks about the possible rainy duy,
why, then unbecoming worry wrinkles
will come. ...
"A poor girl who wants ti look well
must patronize east side tailors and bring
them .Fifth avenue ideas, and must. pick
up bargain basement silk stockings of
the boot hose variety at 12V4 cents a pair
If she wants to wear silk hosiery.
"I believe the poor girl's greatest help
toward beauty is health. Milk and a
sandwich for lunch instead of doughnuts
and pie and chocolate eclairs more fruit
and less sweets, and Plenty of baths.
Why, I myself think two -or three a day
are not too many In the hot summer days.
But a dally bath and all the sensible food
we can possibly afford, and a Jar of
good" cold cream to take the city dust
out of the pores of her face are the best
beauty hints for the poor girl or her rich
;0 tir . - . ..
aim o i can taut to wago earners on
-their own levels, even though the last
three years have brought me far more
prosperity than I ever dreamed was pos
sible In my early days.
"I still havo to make a study of how
to Induce money to go a long way, for
!.hav nn '"valid mother and her threo
. children out In the country. They look
to me Tor everythlng-and so I am readv
to talk about how to look as well as pos
ttlblo on as little money as possible.
Don't envy the girl who has more
than you-try to get happiness right at
home by bringing It there, and do relax
Instead of rushing feverishly off to have
a 'good time' when you come home all
tired from work. For If you look sweet
and daintily clean and fresh and rested,
you will have the best kind of good
looks to help you on In the ambition I
share with all of you to make good."
And this Is pretty Belle Baker's kindly
message to all her little sisters of toll.
An Attractive Bathing Suit
Fully Described by Olivette
"Where did you go for your honermoorij Major?'
Children Should Not Be Forced to Study Subjects to Which Their Nature is Indifferent
Outdoor Schools and Gardens Suggested as Solution to This All-Interesting Problem
By REV. THOMAS B. GREGORY
. The "New Agriculture," which Is work
ling such wonders all over the civilized
world of today, may bo said to have had
'ItB beginning fifty-four years ago this
months with the
publication of Lie-
Dig-s -metiers on
v'As Is the case
,'wtth the planted
seed. Ideas must
: wait for their
fruitage, and con-
teachings did not
tit once realize
their harvest; but
ovlth the birth of
.- the twentieth cen
. tury w e began
hearing o f the
; .great things that were being done at the
- '.'experimental stations" of the state and
national governments how they were
tickling the earth and making her laugh
vflth harvests that were little short of the
Bod it ed, on by these reports. Individual
farmers began to prick up their ears and
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX
Copyright, 1913, by Star Company.
, pre&t changes are taking place all over
the world In methods of education. The
former things are passing away, and tho
new things are better than the old.
A school of or-
ganlo education has
been established the
last two years In
Falrhope, Ala., and
the Idea Is now be
ing talked and
spread broadcast by
viduals. Marietta Johnson,
the principal of this
parent school, has
given her Ufa and
vitality to making
the nature method
Sho has been at
giving a demon
stration of her mothods to over sixty
puplla and twenty-six adults. It Is her
ambition and hope to make tll demon
stration so convincing that tho public
schools will follow her methods In In
struction. Hero are some of Mrs. Johwon's very
"We know that many children 'fail'
in school. We know that many grow In
different and unhappy. We know that
some are not strong enough to meet the
'requirements.' Then why in the name of
education should we continue the treat-
,ment when tho response is unsatisfactory"!
"Why not sanely and bravely look
the little child In the face and throw
away all of the 'traditions of the elders'
and all of our unrighteous requirements,
and simply and religiously meet his re
quirements? How shall wo know them?
Br the symptoms of his response or re
action. The test of a school Is the condl-
to look for better results from their la.
bors. Inquiries began pouring Into the
stations, the agents of the government
went out to meet tho farmers, and as a
consequence agriculture all over the. coun
try Is undergoing a radical chhnge for
aratloris to seed winter wheat where the
Before Lleblg's day the chemistry of
soils was scarcely understood, and scarely , Hon of the child bodlly-mentally-eplrit-any
one knew tho way In which plants "ally.
were nourished; but the great German i "What does the body neodT Fresh air.
by throwing daylight upon the matter, ! cut-of-doors plays, freedom, no station
laid the sure foundation for one of the ory desks, no enforced silence, but quiet
most Important revolutions of history. only when the occupation require It.
The present-day achievements of agri-; Much choice In occupation, physical co
culture surpass In wonderf ulness the tales ordination through creative handwork,
of the "Arabian Nights," and the end Is What does the mind require? Time to
not yet. Every day, aided by the science I observe, Investigate, think and reason
of organic chemistry, for which we must out a few things often help and guld
largcly thank Lleblg, the farmer Is work- ance from the teacher, but rarely or
Ing miracles upon his land, ' dered attention experience, activities In
The one-time widely accepted doctrine ' harmony with age and Interests that Is,
of Malthuii, that the human race was things of sense In the early years, books,
rapidly encroaching upon the producing experience of others, and abstractions In
power of the earth and that by and by
people must starve to death, is now
shown to be sheer nonsense. We are as
sured, by the actual achievements of
present duy scientific agriculture, that
Multhustanlsm was never more than a
the later years.
"Why should education Intlst upon be
Ing uneduc&tlonal? Our Insane desire to
'educate' Is a fatal barrier to develop
ment, which is the only true education.
Cpuld h oh lid's conscious striving and
ovcratln make him taller or broader
Neither will conscious striving and over
study make him wiser or better.
"Why not net as reasonably In edu
cation as In other things? If the naturo
of the little, child' requires freedom, why
not give freedom instead of re quiring
him to sit at stationary desks und be
silent? If his nature requires out-or-door
fresh air, Why not give that? Can't he
learn anything out of doors? If hla see
tng should not be at close range, why
give him a book at so young an age?
Can't he learn anything without books?
"What Is to prevent our taking the
desks out of the room, and removing
the 'Intellectual requirements' of the first
grades In any city 7 Instead of desks
have tables at which the children may
work. Instead of requirements In read
ing, whiting, numbers, etc. let the
children ting and play, make things of
paper, cardboard and textiles, taking
care that the nervous' system Is not
violated by too close work. Let them
have gardens In whloh they may plant
what they choose and care for In their
own way with the sympathetic assistance
of the teacher. Let them have stories of
geography, history and literature. Give
them an opportunity to learn to- 'speak
uotno other modern languagu than their
own. Let them have water colors and
clay which they may freely , tie. Allow
tho teacher to take them out,' of doors
at any hour she may wish, taking them
to parks and museums for the pleasure
and profit of going and seeing rathor than
to prepare thorn to 'pom' any particular
All these wholosome Ideas and many
more were' discussed and explained and
proven by tho United Workers of 'Green
wich', Greenwich, Con it
There was also a conferenoo on pr
ganlo education held at Haverneyer
school, Greenwloh, Conn., on' Thursday,
The purpose of this conference was' to
perfect plans for the development ot
this point of view In child education and
to estubllsh contera where, the principles
may be applied and where teachers may
fiuch a center exists In the summer
school now In session In Greenwich,
under the direction of Mrs. Marietta I
Johnson, founder of the organic aohool
at Fair hope, Ala.
By MIW. FRANK LEARNED
Author of "The Etiquette of Now York
Many little questions are coming up
constantly In the mnd of people who
are In search of the correct thing In man
ners. Small problems, which are puzzling,
need to be solved.
For Instance, a young woman or girl
may be uncertain whether she should ask
a man to call or wait for a request from
him. Now, In social life, the rule Is well
understood that a woman has the right to
Choose who may be admitted' to her
house, and fhls rule should be kept In
mind In a decision asking a man to call,
or withholding that privilege. A, woman
does not, therefore, hasten to ask a man
to call who has Just been Introduced to
her, and certainly does not If she knows
very little about him. If she should do su
she would seem very eager for' his so
ciety, as well as rather Injudicious In tier
selection of friends.
In the world of society a mother would
usually know most of the young men
whom her daughter would meet. They be
long, for the moit part, to families known
to each other. When It Is possible the
Invitation to call may be made by a girl's
mother, who might say, Informally; "We
are always at home on Thursday after
noons," or "We like to havo friends come
in on Sunday afternoons, and shall be
;lad to see you." A remark of this sort
tves ease In every direction.
A man therefore understands that he
should wait to be given the privilege of
calling, lie should not-ask a girl If he
may call to see her unless he has some
good reason to think that the suggestion
might como from him, but he should
know her quite well before making It.
Another reason why a jriri should not
be In haste to ask a man to call is that
If ho should prove Indifferent to the
prlvllego granted she has the unpleasant
sensation that he Is not anxious for her
If a man has been Introduced to a girl
at the house of Intimate friends, and
there Is reason to believe that he Is a
desirable acquaintance, ah exception
may bo mad to the general rule of not
asking him to call after a first meeting or
conversation. In a case of this sort the
young people may have heard much ot
each oyier and may become on a friendly
footing quickly. The Important .thing Is
for a girl to be careful In her selection
of friends. Of course. It Is only re
spectful for a man to wUh to be In
troduced to a girl's parents and thero
should be no delay about this.
It Is not correct for a girl to urge a
man to call who has failed to appreciate
the courtesy offered, nor M Is advisable
to seem so anxious for hli attentions as
to name a time for him to come when
he has not even Inquired when ha might
find her at home,'
In large cities evening, visits aro out of,
"Tho Bcallopod bathing suit la ono of the summer's fancies. The little
dress 'we portray has a foundation of gray satin, trimmed In plaid satin, ot
j . i n ... v. 1 . . ' ink. ... . a i m L a , . j .
gray sou ucuoru uiuo. i no buiv upturn uuwn mu iruiit uua is iriiumca in
Bolf-buttons In a double row down its full longth, The deep scallops at, the
bottom are bound in tho plaid',, and in turn 'the scalloped swallow-tolled
rodingoto of the plaid is bound in the gray satin. Tho underaleeve la of
the plaid, and tho upper uloovo Is made, kimono fashion and ia a continua
tion of the gray satin yoke, which has little half-inch tucks In groups ot
three, The nock is cut in a modest V and is piped, yoko-fashlon, In the
Be si Woman 1
The Baying, "Jsa m Kan," Ought' to Be Changed-ln Osrtaln 01rcumtanos
By BEATRICE PAIRlMX ,
The boy, a big husky .youth of 12,' had
complained incessantly of his troubles all
"Oh," I said at last In some Impafttin'ce.
"why can't you b.,a Jlttle braver? For
pity's sake, try to be a maul" '
The words had no sooner left my Hps
than I fell to wondering. I had urged
him to "He a Man!" If I could take him
by the arm and lead him to some man
who would be tS him a shining example,
where would I find him?
Where could 'I find a man who would
bare his back to the rod and make no
. Was there' a liian who could teach, him
patience, gentleness, forbearance, charity,
Was theru a man whom he could emu
late, day after day, and increase hla
strength in so doing?
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX;
A , It "Were- lletter Not. 1
Dear Miss Fairfax: For tho last year?
I have known a young lady thruo years
my Junior. As we live on the same street
we meet and converse vry frequently.
Now, I care very much for her and have
tried to show this fact through my
actions. As I am a student, muvfi of
my time Is taken up by tny studies,' and
so I have decided that, unless she cares
for me, I would only bj wasting time by
meeting her whatsoever. Hfnce her
actions did not show whether or not she
loves me. I wrote her a letter explaining
my circumstances, including the, fart
tl.at It would bo five or six years .before
I would be through with my studies, anil
asked that she writo me a letter telling
me whether or not she cares for me. Do
you think that I was correct In taking
that measure to find out her affection
for me? "MB LID1SIJA."
You asked her to reveal her heart to
you, at the same, time telling her that
you could offer nothing In return. .
It was a little selfish In you, 'and I
hope she refused to answer. Waft till
lppoHlonnto-tniarry-her befdro- asking
htr If ehe loves you.
; - .J
I cast my eyes arourd air the men I
knew In search, of on who onf all occa
sions knew how to bo a man.
One was quick of' temper,. ' irritable,
rash, headlong, and .though, wflha p. good
man', the boy would find no Instructions'
thero In .the lesson of patience everyone
must learn. - '
Another blustered about his bravery and
fooled all but those who Uriew that, when
there was a mysterious noise at bl house
In the' night, his wife had to Investigate.
Another had a reputation widespread
for philanthropy, and only the clpse-ob-servlng
saw that hla -family lacUf the
necessities of ltfe In order that hei might
enjoy seeing his nah)e on the bliltioards
with an Imposing rqw of figures itxir It.
All cared' more, for their own creature
comforts than fot the wellrbe1ng'olJ the
wife who supplied thm. Alf complained
loudly of -a tltte palp, and there" was not
a man' among them .wh0.dld.n9t say often
to his wife, ''Look,- what a Du'rden our
marriage- has put on fay shoulders!" tak
ing, no .note of the greater .burden bending
All were selfish, thinking only of the
gratification of their own desires and
showing a regard for1 others -only In the
degree to which they- supplied, -them.
There were few who had' both physical
and moral courage, and almost none as
gp8d n their thoughts, aa the law com
pelUd them, to be in their actions.
, Then there passed before my eyes a
procession, of woman, patient under long
suffering, bravo when everyone around
them 'faltered, denying themselves that
they might give to. those they loved,
cheerful and- smiling when there wasn't
a scrap of hope' left. Inspiring, cheering,
urging on the men who walked heslde
them and throwing arms of protecting
tenderness around husband and children!
It was a noble sight. It filled my eyes
with tears, and I felt an emotion: too
deep, and somehow too sacred, to find
vent in cheering.
"I will take It back," I said to th
young man. "Don't be a man! He a
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