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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1916.
! WHAT CANFATTY DO?
Among Other Things He Can
1 Take a Lot of Advice and
Do as He Likes.
FACTS HAMMEB THEORIES
. "What," ask the World's Work in
the first of a series of heath articles
which are to ranee from obesity to
typhoid and pneumonia, '"what can
a fat man do?"
Well, that depends. If he is a Na
poleon he can rebuild the world. If
he is Henrj VIII he can put through
a Reformation. If be is a Benjamin
Franklin he can put over revolution
and flirt with the marquises. If he
is Mirabea-i he can nearly stave off
a revolution. If he is Gibbon he can
write a history of Rome. If he
Samuel Johnson he can send the voice
ot common sens roaring through the
centuries.. If he is Chesterfield he
can shoot off enough half-sane reali-
fts in hve minutes to keep a collegt
faculty busy for the rest of their lives,
ii ne is Balzac tie can write an en
cyclopedia of the human heart, if
he is Caruso he can sing like an angel
as distinKuished from a Wagnerian
tenor. If he Falstaff he caa keep the
;oy ot lite going for 250 years and
hand over the task to Pickwick and
Wardle, If he is Cleveland he can put
h:s foot down and not sive a damn,
if he is Ta.t l.e can go on proving the
otter absurdity of the idea that no
body loves a fat man.
But what the writer, in the World's
Work means, of course, is what can a
frt man do not to be fat. Naturally
he begins by quoting Mr. Taft whose
good nature is never more conspicuous
than in the readiness with which he
lends himself to the uses of the writer
on diet About this time of the year,
the almanacs might say, look for a
picture of the ex-president in the
masazines. before and after treat
v..ut. CMy.his time the pictures in
World s V. ork are not convincing.
' Mr. Taft before dieting is shown in
a light-colored sack-suit wim
strong suggestion of a check in the
pattern. After dieting he is shown
in a black cutaway. Now if you will
recall what black does to give the ap
pearance of slimnesa and if you make
further allowance for the flowing
lines of the afternoon coat, buttoned,
as compared with the square-rigged
lines of the business sack-coat, un
buttoned, the two photographs really
do not make out a compiet- case.
.' But that is the way with all photo
eraohs intended to supply irrefutable
evidence such as mere words cannot
. : Some Pictured Scenes.
Bv reading carefully what the pho
lonranher has written underneath the
picture, you can always tell whether
you are looking at a train wreck in
Northumebrland or the fragments of
a Zeppelin at balbniki. fcven More
important than its delineation of still
life is the vivid sense the camera
gives you of tha emotions of a crowdj
under various stimuli, season opens
at Piping Kock men and women
looking at the camera man and smil-
ina. "Starvins: Berlin crowd swarm
ing about movable soup kitchen"
women and children with tin cups
smilins at the photographer. "Pre.
mier Asquith walking through Sack
ville street, Dublin" as happy as if
he were going to the links. Every
body in Lurope loves the man with
the .amera and beams -ipon him.
So Mr. Taft says: "I have IqM sev
enty-five pounds since the 4th of
March, 1915. My diet has not been
severe." Now I recall that Mr. Taft
was quoted to the same effect in the
summer of 1915, and in the spring of
1914, and in the early winter of Mi.
I have not the exact figures with me,
bLt rough!., I should say that in
the last five or six years Mr. Taft
has lost between four and five pounds,
ijoubts about a system of diet capable
of producing such drastic results are
out of the question.- What remains it
only fo publish the secrets of the op
posite diet which Mr. Taft employs to
counteract the reduction process.
' The joint results would then sup
ply, material for two articles, one on
the cure of obesity 'and one on !
to lay on flesh. The first we i.ave
before us. To grow thin 'you Iive
merely to give up the following for
. !. Pork, ham, bacon, and the fat f
any meat. (That is to say, you have
merely to abstain from the bill of
fare upon which the British empire
and , Anglo-Saxon t civilization ln.ve
been built up.) ,
2. Bread, biscuits, crackers,' tny
thing made of flour of .heat, corn,
r . harlriev. nats. tfi. '
Y (This means giving up the food on
which was built all ot Semitic civilita-
tion and at least three great religions
the Jewish, the Christian, and the
Mohammedan.) , 1
3. Kice (and so good-bye to China
and Confucianism), macaroni (the fall
of the Roman empire before it began),
potatoes (making a blank from Pat
rick to Synge), corn, dried '. cans, len
tils (thus eliminating 400,000,000 Hin
dus and several religions, chief among
them Buddhism and Brahmanism). .
; 4. Milk, cream, cheese, butter. .
- (Th original foods of the Aryan
peoples; the plain diet of the simple,
loyal, pious, ' Indo-European race
whose only true descendants are now
engaged in simply, loyally and piously
burning down the French and Belgian
cathedrals, the pristine virt.es appar
ently icrsisting some time after the
primitive foods have declined to a
point where a food-dictator has be
come necessary in the person of von
Batocki, who may. soon rival Mr. Taft
as,an authority on calorics but this
it somewhat mixed.)
; ; Well, you might say, we have out
lived the old civilizations and the old
faiths and we can build a new Ameri
can civilization on a new American
diet. Can you? Read further:
6. Pies, cakes, puddings, pastries,
Iced "creams, sirup-sweetened
cda water., etc
8. Candies, bon bons, sweets.
You might eliminate 6, 7 and 8, but
will this America that you have left
be worth living and dieting for? Will
it be America at all? And what prom
ie do you foresee in the substitute
civilization built up on "any kind of
meat jelly, any kind of green vege
table, and tomatoes, cucumber, mush
rooms, peppers, olives, celery and
nickles"? No; upon such foods are
built up a new art of the theater, in
terpretative dancing, eugenics, com
munity drama, futurism, and vert
libre, but never a nation capable of
e'efending the Monroe doctrine and
warding off the Japanese peril. Mr.j
Don Marquis' Hermoine m!ght thrive
on such a diet, but of Mr Don Mar
quis himself his publishers have re
cently printed a full-figure photo
graph. The -question is really whether you
think of yourself or of America first.
If the latter, you will compare the
adipose Germans, French, and Rus
sians with the lean and athletic Eng
lish and Italians, in in the present
war, and decide to do as you please.
New Yo:.k Post.
JAPAN SENT HONEYSUCKLES
China Contributes New Variety of
Fragrant Flower to Native
Years ago Japan sent to this coun
try a vigorous green vine which won
favor through its lavish display of
fragrant white flowers in late spring.
For a time the vine and flowers were
kept within the bounds of gardens,
lawns ana parks, mm it ran away.
Today you'll find it roaming along
the roadside, climbing stumps and
hedges. It needs no gardener, for it
can take care of itself. It s the honey
suckle. The Japanese variety which ran
away joined some of its American
cousins, who are just as pretty and
just as fragrant. There's the coral
honeysuckle, for example, a famous
porch climber in the southern states.
with trumpet-shaped floweis, red out
side and scarjet within. In England
they have the woodbine, a cream col
ored fragrant relative of the honey
suckle. Recently there came a new variety
from China, where it was found on
the tops of mountains 6,000 feet above
the sea. Its foliage is almost ever
green, and the flowers are a reddish
bronze. Another variety has red
flowers, with yellow ar.d buff mark
ings. mere s no need to hunt for the
honeysuckle. Its fragrance will an
nounce it before you're near enough
to see it. Philadelphia North Amer
ican. Persistent Advertising' is the Road
Gil o u
That need cleaning' and pressing.
Send them to us; 'we will return
them looking as good as new. We
have thousands of patrons through
out Nebraska. '
Look for the emblem tag, which is
a guarantee of master service.
We pay postage one way to any
part of the United States.
I E. W. Truman, Pres. Leo Soukup, Mgr.
Building and Investment Co. 1
W n tht only firm In the dtjr of Lincoln who builds for aih or furntihM Z
tho mony with which to build. When you deal with ut you eut out all tho middle
men and iivi a portion of tho profit, an w hav our own contract department
through which a building la completed without going on the outiide for anyone. - .
5 . . - We have our own earpentert, our own plumbere and our own painter. We
3 have our own architect, we have an attorney to examine your abitracta in caae
3 yuo buy lot. We do not charge fur examining your abatracta, we do not charge
5 for drawing rou plana and apecificationa and we charge no coramUslon for finance
3 of your building. , . ( S
We buy our material In large nuantHle and are ab to1 make a legitimate s
eavlng. Our motto U "THE BUILDING OK BETTER HOMES."
SB The above la from the builder' etandpoint From the Investment eUndpoint
we w.h to ay: The man who accumulated wealth and has sufficient meant for
his needs when active years are past, is the man who saved and profitably invented C
S a part of his Income when he was young. THE NEBRASKA BUILDING AND
2 INVESTMENT CO. of Lincoln offer you an opportunity to Invest your savings
In its preferred shares, guaranteed to earn for you T per cent, secured by morU
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Nebraska Building & Investment Co.
1 ' F. E. SCHAAF, Pres. ' 1
x 138 South 13th St., Lincoln, N.b.
1 Lincoln Security Co., Fiscal Agents. 1
J. H. DAVIS, Sales Mgr. t
Movie Star Picks a
Arthur H. Ashley, who is is caus
ing as many heart flutters among the
feminine movie tans as tnere are met
ers in the latest World film, "The
Summer Girl." in which he is starring,
has added a Paige roadster to his
fleet of motor cars.
While the recent ascent of Mount
Hood, Oregon, by a Paige-Fairficd "6
46," convinced him of the stamina
and staunchness of the Paige, Mr.
Ashley has no intention of using his
new purchase for plunging over the
Palisades, rolling off a jack-knife
hriAae. or for anv other movie stunt.
The new Paige is just for his personal
Mr. Ashley, besides being an ex
perienced Broadway actor, a movie
star and a scenario writer of note,
also a motor car enthusiast. He now
has three cars and two mechanicians
to keep them tuned up and all his
spare time from the studio is spent in
hitting the road. A few years ago he
held many auto records for New York
CRUSHING A CORNER IN BEANS
Boston Housekeepers Revive the Tea
Party Spirit and Do
The housewife's boycott on beans at
25 cents a quart already has had its
effect in Boston. Big wholesale gro
cers predict that the bean market soon
will see the dish that Boston made fa
mous selling at 50 cents less per
bushel at wholesale than current quo
tations. .. . ,
That reduces the retail price only
154 cents a quart, but it means that
the backbone of the "war price" move
ment in beans has been broken, the
wholesalers say. It is a sign that the
big speculators in New York and Chi
cago, who cornered the bean market
in the hope that government buying
for the soldiers on the Mexican bor
der would get them rich quick, are
weakening. ' .
A big Boston wholesaler on the .in
side of the market said that New York
bean shippers, who were holding out
for $7 a bushel wholesale, a price un
precedented, had indicated that they
would accept $6.50 a bushel. He ex
plained the situation thus:
"People simply refused to pay 25
cents a quart tor beans, when a little
while ago they could buy them for 8
cents, and they turned to eating green
vegetables instead. That checked the
demand and the jobbers soon felt the
effect. They realized that the green
vgetable market will be pretty well
supplied from now until the middle of
October, and by that time we will
have a line on the new bean crop. So
the big fellows who had the bean cor
ner began to ease up. on their price."
boston fost. v
rrttU Aera la Cltj limlU.
J3hn 8. W.r, Beor.Lry and treMurer of
th Cumberland Tru.t company, and until
recently deputy atate treaaurer. la an' en
thuelaat In truck raialng and haa a moat
productive acre ot land, connected with hla
residence directly In Brldgeton. Thta yoar
Mr. Ware haa taken from thla aingle acre
over SI. Oft, worth ot produce, and with the
fall and winter crops expecte to make the
yield run up to Sl?loe.
l quartvr aero has yielded izn, worth
ot onlona, one.thlrd ot an acre $60, worth
of lettuce, and from another quarter acre
$160 worth of tomatoes have already been
sold. Mr. Ware will easily pick $0 worth
of fall lettuce and celery. The land la irri
gated from the city water plant. Phlla
Card-Adams Motor Co.,
Distributora for Nebraska, Western Iowa
' , and South Dakota. , ..
AMERICAN OLD LINE INSURANCE COMPANY
OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA ; .
ACCIDENT AND ; SICKNESS '
The American OM Un Inaurwiee Company la one of tht oldeat onanlied
composite In Nthrstko and iaaiiot atondtrd form IncontmUble accumulative acci
dent mni health policlta with Inereaied maximum Occident ond alckneta disability
and death henedtt to tht policyholder., paid tram tht lante (uarantet rtitrvt and.
.urplul depo.it.. The prompt and eatiafaetory wttlemtnt ot the voat number of
claims paid to the pollcylioldera of the company a atrona endontmtnt. aa ia
ehown by tht eubtUatial growth of tht comnany. Tht Am.ric.n hat written
ISe.Me.Ooe.aa of Imuran ee alnct coramencinc buaineta. Saleemen that tan qualify
will be aaaisnod choice territory owl (rat data contract. In Net.ra.ka or any ot
tht eeverel 1UU1 where tht company la tuthoriied. There an aplendid opporton
ttiea t. tneroaee tht Aatnt't income with tht Amtrican.
Lincoln Electric Light
and Gas Company
One of the public service corpora
tions which has had much to do
with the building up of the capital
city is the Lincoln Electric Light and
Gascompany, which has been doing
business in the city for many years.
For the last three years it has been
under the management of G. A. Mont
gomery, vice president and general
manager. Under his efficient man
agement the company has taken rapid
strides and the patrons have received
better service than ever in the history
of the company.
The Lincoln company was recently
taken into what is known as the City
Service corporation, which covers
many of the best and largest cities
in the country. This alone should
speak well for the management of
the company by Mr. Montgomery
and the further evidence that the
stock of this company was selected
as one of the three securities put up
back of the $250,000,000 5 per cent
loan of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland is a striking tri
, . ' . ' ..' " V i -.. ,.' ,
Why Muliiplie d Thousands
Choose the Chandler
NOTHING has been added to the price and nothing taken from the car
to compensate for the higher production costs of the Chandler Six.
Before the prices asked for other cars were marked up, Chandler was
the first choice of thousands of careful buyers. It is not to be wondered
at; therefore, that with distinct price advantage added to distinct mechan
ical superiority, the Chandler is first choice today of multiplied thousands.
Chandler sales for the year 1916 are setting a new big record for high
In the midst of extravagant claims for new and uncertain theories, the
Chandler Motor, refined and perfected through three years of develop-
ment, remains free from any hint of experimentation. And Chandler
bodies are the most beautiful of the year. , '
Seven-Passenger Touring Car ' -Four-Passenger
Roadster - - -
(F. 0. & Cleveland)
Come Now For YOUR Chandler
CHANDLER MOTOR CAR COMPANY, CLEVELAND, OHIO
bute to the worth of these securities
in the collateral world, and is also
I a tribute to the business management
c. the Lincoln company.
However, not all of the credit for
the good standing of the Lincoln
company is due to Mr. Montgomery
Every head of a department appears
to have caught the spirit ot good
management displayed by the general
superintendent and vies with each
other in an effort to make his depart
ment one of the best managed in the
Heads of, these departments are J.
E. jSliuff. commercial manager, who
ha" long been with the company,
knows it like a book and is considered
one of the live wires. O. R. Mallat,
the secretary and treasurer; A. T.
Hutchins, plant superintendent, and
D. E. Byerly, superintendent of dis
tribution,, are all doing their share in
adding to the capacity and efficiency
of the company.
The capacity of the plant is 3,000
kilowatts. A new 3,000 turbine is
now being installed and a new switch
board put in at an expense of over
$60,000. Electric lines and gas mains
of .the company are from time to
time extended so that everv addition
to the rapidly growing city is being
Omaha Chandler Co.,
. 2520 Farnam St., Omaha, Nebraska. ......
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Briscoe is Making.
Friends in State
. The Briscoe has been making a
number of friends in Nebraska this
season, and the new 'model, which will
be exhibited at the state fair at Lin
coln, will undoubtedly be greeted with
much enthusiasm. . . ,. .
Recently the Briscoe has been es
tablishing numerouj records for hill
climbing, which is proving its power
beyond all doubt. , ,
At Mason City, la.,-August 15, Ed
die Hearne drove a Briscoe racina
car to victory amidst a cheering audi
ence ot lUW. Hearne won the 300-cubic-inch
race in hittle Briscoe,
then captured the free-for-all event.
defeating eight other racing machines
of greater horsepower. Among the
cars defeated were such cars as the
Fiat, Case. Mais Special. Duesenburs
Mr. Kopenhaver. Omaha distribu
tor, looks for a big season and an en-
thueiastir. rrnw.t at thm etot fair
Persistent Advertising is the Road
Thousands of Nebraska s
farmers are enthusiastic 1
users of Cushman engines, s
They can be used for all 5
regular jobs ordinary en-
gines handle. They handle
work other engines can- 5
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