Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 12, 1916, Page 6, Image 6

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Health Hints -.-- Fashions -.-- Woman's Work -:- Household Topics
Preventive Dentistry
and the Dental Nurse
Thit the keynote of modern dent
istry is prevention ia nowhere more
strikingly illustrated than in the great
Forsythe institute of Boston, with its
20,000 patients a year and its training
school for dental nurses.
Though practically a charity, in the
best sense oi the much abused term,
eery child who enters its doors is a
pay patient, being charged a fee of 5
cents for each visit, which he hands
in in person, and receives a receipt for.
As Mr. Forsythe quaintly says, "He is
simply buying in the cheapest market.
Every child has a right to do that."
But no hospital that charges $7 a
day for a private room is more beauti
fully and artistically designed and
furnished, more superbly equipped
with everything that makes for the
comfort and happiness of its patients
than this. From its great waiting
room with books and, pictures and
flowers and glittering fishes in great
?rlass aquaria to its nickel and enamel
inished "one-night" surgical wards,
where the little patients who require
to have their adenoids or tonsils re
moved or some plastic operation upon
the jaws or palate are kept to sleep off
their ether.
Cities Waking Up.
Which is significant of the change
that has come over the new preventive
dentistry. More than half the deformi
ties of the jaws and irregularities and
crowding of the teeth are due to ob
structed nostrils and the mouth
breathing which this condition com
pels. Not "open your mouth and shut
your eyes," but "open your nose and
fhut your mouth," is the nursery
rhyme of the orthodontists.
But there is only one Boston on
this side of Jordan and one Forsythe
institute, and the question is, what are
the rest of the cities going to. do to
catch up?
MostHities which have a modem
tense of civic pride are making some
tort of an attempt at taking care of
the teeth of their school children,
some 250 having new school dental
clinics. For the most part this has
not got much beyond the stage of ex
amination and publicity, followed by
lome good advice to and mild pres
sure upon parents to have thejr chil
dren's teeth atfendecWo. The find
ings are appallingly similar all over
the country; that is, they would be
appalling if they hadn't already be
come so familiar.
Anywhere from eighty-five to 125
per 1,000 of our school children are
In need pf. dental. care; or, counting
each tooth, about 600 per 1,000, ..
' , Operators Too Pew.
Under' these conditions, it is all very
well to urge parents to do their duty
by their children's teeth. But what
would happen if they took the advice?
The dental profession woufd be
swamped inside of forty-eight hours.
It is frankly admitted by all intelli
gent dentists who have studied the
situation that there are simply not
enough dental operators to take care
of more than about one-third of all
children's teeth, even if every one of
them worked at full speed eight hours
every day six days out of a week, and
neglected adults entirely. In fact, it
is a sicple problem in arithmetic, there
being only about one dentist to every
3,000 people in these United States,
which means about one to every 700
Several great dental societies and
committees of dental experts have
been studying the problem of caring
for the teeth of the great army of
children, notably one appointed by
the health commissioner of New York
City. The latter body1 has come to
the conclusion that the best practical
means of meeting the situation is the
establishment and training of a body
of so-called dental hygiemsts, or den
tal nurses, who can be given a special
course of training covering about a
year in dental hospitals and clinics.
This will equip them to inspect and
care for children's mouths, cleaning
off the tartar and polishing away the
rough spots' and erosions from the sur
face of the teeth, which are the be
ginning of decay and the formation
of cavities.
They can also train children in
tooth brush drill, prescribe mild an
tiseptics, give attention to beginning
ulceration and infection of the gums
and mouth, and pick out those cases
which require operative treatment,
accompany them to the hospital or
clinic and follow them up and set
that thcy get and give themselves
proper after-care.
Like Trained Nurses.
The value of their services to the
community would be simply incalcu
able; they would play the same price
less part in the progress of dental
medicine that the trained nurse has
in that of general medicine and sur
gery. So far from in anyway inter
fering with or usurping the place oi
the dentist they would simply esta
blish his professional work and stand
ing in the community upon a broader
and more successful basis than ever
before. v
It is an honor and a credit to the
dental profession that the proposal
for their training and employment
should have come from it, even ap
parently against its own selfish inter
ests and for the broader welfare of
the community. Their entrance into
the field of public health marks a
new era in preventive dentistry and
in the welfare and happiness of our
Prevents Disease.
The motto of the community for its
children should be the Scriptural one,
Copyright, lilt, International News Service.
By JSlell Brinkley
THE two-faced thing 1" A phrase that should grow green hope
in a lover's breast to hear it of his dear; if the profile she had
been giving him was a cold, cross thing that was like to shrivel
the tender bud just struggling to blossom in his heartl "Oh, glowering
maid," he should cry, "if Dan tells true and you are a two-faced crea
ture, then please carry your little mirror about with you, so I may
have the other side of your face, my petl Perchance it smiles on me!"
"keep thy mouth with all diligence,
for out of it are issues of life," and for
mouth read teeth and tonsils.
Not merely toothache and all its
tortures and waste of food material
by poor grinding, but many forms
of anemia and malnutrition, chorea or
St. Vitus' dance, half the disturbances
of sleep and night terrors, infections
of the heart, infections of the joints.
gopularly known as rheumatism,
right's disease, and through their in
timate relation with adenoids and
nasal obstruction, catarrh, bronchitis,
pneumonia and tuberculosis, form the
dragon's brood which will be reaped
from neglect of 'the ivory keepers of
the gate of life.
Telephone Etiquette
r. An Aid to
Telephone Service
Good telephone service Is In t large measure
dependent upon the constant practice of certain
well defined roles of telephone usage whioh help
to improve the quality of your service.
These roles may be briefly summarised as fol
lows: 1. Always consult the Telephone
Directory to be sure ypu call
the right number.
2. If yon cannot find the desired
number in the Directory, call
3. Speak clearly and distinctly
directly into the transmitter.
4. Listen to the operator's repe
, tition of the number and ac
knowledge it.
5. When talking over the tele
phone give your whole atten
tion to the telephone conversa
'" tion.
6 To recall the operator, move
-r the receiver hook up and down
very slowly, three or four
Jimes, and wait for an answer.
- 7. Answer your telephone
promptly. It's a courtesy
your telephone caller appre
ciates. .
8. When you have finished talk
ing, and said "Good-bye,"
replace the receiver on the
5 Beware of the many useless at
tachments to yousr telephone
which are offered for sale.
They cost you money and de-,
grade your service. .
. 10. Let the telephone reflect your
personality in as pleasing a
manner as though you were
talking face to face.
TU Vtk With tfie Smile Win.
The Mosquito
and the Home
The breeding females of the mos
quito, which are the early ones that
survive from one season to another,
pass the winter preferably in cellars,
vaults or damp, dark shelters of any
kind. Hundreds of these breeders
occupy a single place of such kind,
and those in our houses can be de
stroyed by fumigation at house-cleaning
time in the spring, before they
leave their winter quarters to produce
their broods.
Every mosquito killed in winter or
spring will diminish the number of
mosquitoes in the summer by thou
sands. Kill every mosquito you see
about your house. If they exist in
great numbers, destroy them by fum
igation with sulphur or insect, pow
der. The burning of most insect
powders simply stupefies mosquitoes,
so that they fall to the floor, and
should then be collected and burned.
Mosquitoes will breed as well in
doors as outside. Any water left
standing in clogged sinks, toilet
fixture, water pitchers in the guest
room, buckets, tubs, cuspidores,
aquariums without fish, or in any re
ceptacle capable of holding a few tea
spoonfuls of water, may be used by
the female mosquito as the place to
deposit her eggs. It you are neglect-
that you are raising your own crops
of mosquitoes to pester yourself.
Mosquitoes must have stilt water to
breed in. The eggs require stagnant
water for their development, and can
not develop in any other way. A
single generation of mosquitoes about
your home will soon disappear un
less the females can find stagnant
water on or near your premises on
which their eggs can be laid and de
veloped, which, under the most fa
vorable conditions, requires at least
terrdays' time. Therefore, no stand
ing water, no mosquitoes.
Where it is necessary to have water
standing in tanks, barrels, etc., keep
them closely covered with fine wire
screens; have covers of cesspools ab
solutely tight, vents screened; where
drainage and covering are not
practicable, cover the surface of all
standing water with a film of kerosene
oil. An ounce of oil is sufficient to
cover fifteen square feet of water.
Renew oil weekly during breeding
season. These facts are gleaned from
the Bureau of Health of Philadelphia.
I fTPtTtsiTUm
Low Prices Easy Terms at
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11 SO Bracelet tu be detached, a. watch
can be won a pendant or ae a regular
watch, Fine fold filled, amall popular also,
tall IS Rubjr Jeweled Nickel movement,
pendant act, either white or gold dial.
Guaranteed SO years. Bracelet can he ad-
Justed to anr alia, as each 1 C C A
Ink is detachable
Summer Foods
This is the season when ready-to-serve
foods are in demand air- over
"Out with the coal range," says the
housewife, "the kitchen is too warm
already." Easy with the gas and every
other form of fuel. "We don't want
heavy meals this time of the year,
anyway." 1
"Let's set out something light; cool
and refreshing. Let's serve it in the
open air, if possible. Open-air picnics
those are the things that revive the
spirit in summer. Let's consult with
the grocer or delicatessen. Surely
they will be able to suggest, some
thing!" Each year the trend is more and
more toward the use of ready-to-serve
foods. Housewives don't want the
muss and heat necessary to the old
fashioned preparation of nutritive
Only selected ingredients are used
and every attention is given to the
sanitary conditions surrounding their
manufacture, packing and shipping.
The meats are all United States
government inspected and are pre
pared by expert chefs.
The very best special loaf is- pre
pared from carefully selected beef
and pork carvings. The flavor is care
fully blended with a high-grade maca
roni and cheeseThese loaf goods are
nicely spiced and scientifically baked
ing such conditions, the chances are r'Z'S!? u
that . raiamo- vonr own crnna rvery delicious and appetizing.- May
be served cold or quickly heated to
serve warm.
The delicious jellied products should
be chilled before serving and served
cold. Jellied lamb tongues, luncheon
tongue, corned beef and gelatin, tripe
and other delicacies can now be had
from your dealer for the asking.
Words of a
Wise Woman
She was a woman in white. Her
figure was substantial yet symmetri
cal. Her head was well set upon
capable shoulders. Her hair was
sleek and dark. She faced, with un
flinching eyes, the audience that
crowded the assembly room from
floor to ceiling, for the wall space was
given over to boxes and the boxes to
eager women of inquiring, perhaps
slightly critical, mind. The woman?
She was Mrs. Robert Burdette.
It happened at the biennial conven
tion of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs. It is a long name.
Suppose that we shorten it to what
it is. a "Discussion of Real Things
by Sensible Women." The depart
ment was home economics. A de
partment that was well managed and
whose program extended over many
sessions of the big convention in New
York. The theme that afternoon was
"Clothes." Of course, the announced
theme drew a crowd. To dress your
self and family well without becom
ing a bankrupt is a theme that is of
universal appeal to women. Why
not? It is the expression of the sense
of beauty in them.
A fashionable dressmaker had held
the platform a large part of the after
noon. She had advised that no woman
should follow the styles, but that ev
ery woman should express her indi
viduality through her dress. The
women nodded approval. The dress
maker led models up on the stage,
making a running commentary on the
frocks they wore and which she had
"Don't copy that frock in cheap ma
terial," she warned. "You can't re
produce it under its price, $600."
The women looked depressed. The
metropolitan dressmaker departed.
Came Mrs. Robert Burdette to the
edge of the platform and addressed
words of wisdom to her sisters.
"Don't be cast down," she coun
selled. "You don't need to pay $600
for a gown to express your individual
ity. I know a young girl in California
who expresses her personality in ging
ham and dimity. And it is an exquisite
"We should express by our dress
our incomes. We should express our
courage not to wear new modes, if
they caricature us. We should ex
press our dignity. Then she hurled
a thunderbolt into the audience.
"Strangers have limited means of
judging us," she said. "It is by our
clothes, our manner of wearing them.
Are you willing to be judged by your
clothes this afternoon?" Women
shifted uneasily, vague discomfort in
their faces. The more reflective the
faces the greater the degree of dis
comfort. Mrs. Burdette paused, cast
lief eyes about the audience, tilted her
detcrrriined chin upward, and said:
"By our clothes we express the
dignity of our characters. Let us not
walk down the street with our gowns
so abbreviated above and below that
strangers may mistake us for the
class we want our sons to avoid."
Vive Mrs. Robert Burdette 1 Hail
Queen Solomon I
Advice to Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax
You An Bight.
Dear Ulss Fairfax: I have bean going
with a young lady for six months, but have
never been presented to her parent. I asked
her about It, but got no satisfactory an
swer. I love this girl. Do you think she
loves me? HARRY H.
If your Intentions are to marry this young;
woman or even 'to continue your interest
In friendship you certainly ought to meet
her parents. I admire your attitude In
asking to meet them, and I think the girl's
attitude in refusing a foolish one. but It
does' not necessarily mean that she doesn't
love you. Possibly her parents are a bit
old-fashioned and she ts so foolish as not
to be proud of them. Or, perhaps, she
feels they are not ready to have her marry
or, on the other hand, that they might be
Inclined to demand your Intentions and so
force your hand.
Introduction Is Needed.
Dear Hiss Fairfax: I am anxious to
meet a girl whose personality Is very at
tractive. I see her every day. Would you
suggest writing her a card that I would
like to call at her home? INTERESTED.
If your admiration la sincere I think you
will be able to meet this girt through an
Introduction, which Is the only proper way.
Open sUUy tmtil p. sa. Saturday till 9:30
Call or write for illustrated catalog No,
OS. Phone Douglas 1444 and salesman
will call with any article desired.
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Meat and Sardine Sandwiches
. Sandwiches are always popular if
nicely made. They are perhaps more
often used in summer than at any
other period of the year. Picnickers
and travelers find sandwiches the
most compact and convenient way of
carrying a fairly substantial meal, and
they are always appreciated when
served for luncheon, afternoon teas,
suppers and lawn or porch parties.
Take any kind of cold meat, such
as beef, veal or pork and to each
half-pound add six boned sardines,
six chopped olives, a teaspoonfut of
French capers and a tiny dust of pap
rika pepper. Found these all together
till smooth, then rub through a wire
sieve. Cut some thin slices of bread,
nutter tnem well, and spread hall x
them with the prepared puree;
sprinkle these over entirely with
hard-boiled yolk of egg that has been
rubbed through a wire sieve; place on
top of this another slice of the bread
and butter, press them well together
and stamp, out with a plain round
cutter about one and a half inches
in diameter, dish up on a dish paper,
on a plate or sandwich tray. Garnish
here and there round the dish with
Other filling, such as cheese, could
be used. Fruits, jams and chopped
nuts also make excellent sweet sandwiches.
. Tomorrow Ice cream and