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Copyright, 1922, by The Outlook Company TABLE OF CONTENTS Vol. 130 April 19, 1922 No. 16

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suggest a way of getting the children interested in their own health and food

habits that will be superior to the presA -COUNTRY The nurse visited us again in March.

ent weighing system. If she will turn SCHOOLMA’AM" ON THE

hen she finished weighing us again, to The Outlook of March 15, she will she said to “teacher:" "Tell me, have

find a graphic illustration of the stimuUNDER-WEIGHT DELUSION you been doing anything differently lus towards physical perfection given by

from what you have always done? Have Mr. Taylor's height-weight system. The M AY a humble "country schoolma'am"

you changed any habits-done anything effect of the application of Mr. Taylor's 11 speak in reply to Mr. Charles K. special to make you gain?"

system is also told in the letter below.Taylor's attack on “The Great Delu

“Indeed, we have tried to gain. See The Editors.) sion"? Being one of "the victims" of an

that row of milk bottles in the cloakeruption such as Mr. Taylor refers to,

room? That has been there nearly all I feel moved to speak.

STANDARDS FOR BETTER the time since you were here last fall. One day last September the county And we have done other things too.

CHILDHOOD public health nurse descended upon us

Tried to stand up straight and practice T his is a day of standardization in all with her scales. She tactfully asked

breathing deeply, as you taught us to do. I lines of instruction, but in the field permission to weigh and measure the

Indeed, we have tried to gain. Have we of moral and physical development there pupils. We were pleased. Everybody gained?"

is room for tests and measurements. likes to be weighed! But, horrors! We

“I should say you have,” said nurse.

What seems to be needed is an abiding were under-weight: 29 out of 54 of us.

"And that is not all. You are lots better faith that definite results may be accomWe were so much under-weight as to be

looking than you were when I saw you plished in this field. “malnourished." We also had many de

before. I wouldn't have recognized you Dr. Charles K. Taylor, of Orange, New cayed teeth, a few diseased tonsils, some

as the same group of pupils. Keep it Jersey, has that faith. His plan of adenoids, and one or two were someup. I'm mighty proud of you!".

moral education by a system of physical what deaf and more complained of eye

When the nurse's little flivver started standards was outlined in the classroom trouble. Of course these things had been

out of the yard, the pupils were gathered. of the University of Pennsylvania about noticed more or less before the nurse's

at the gate, waving "good-by" and cry ten years ago. At that time I offered to visit, but such things were, and simply ing, “Come again, Miss X; come again

co-operate with him in the Meade School had to be endured. But to be undersoon.” We want her to come again.

in trying out his system. In association weight! That was something we all

We want to “be descended upon” and with the Singerly School we were able objected to being. The drooping shoul"deluded" if this be delusion.

to enter competitive events singly and in ders, hollow chests, and dark, tired

As well write a criticism on the Chris- groups. looking circles under our eyes had not tian religion, saying it consists of teach

Every boy was judged physically acbeen matters of importance to us. But

Ing there is a hell, as to condemn the cording to his own build. This proved when we learned that these were the

weighing and measuring of school-chil to be an effective way of hitting bad result of being "under-weight” and as

dren because it teaches that some of habits a deadly blow. Each boy saw the long as they remained with us we would

them are under-weight. Can Mr. Taylor impossibility of competing with Lee continue to be “under-weight" we be

suggest a way of getting the children Griffiths and Mimin Armstrong if he came interested in learning how to

interested in their own health and food continued late hours. coffee drinking. improve.

habits that will be superior to this? If and smoking. Cigarette smoking almost Milk we had always known was good

so, we will be glad to hear from him. ceased during the period that Mr. Tayfood for calves and pigs. For chickens

If not, we wonder why he was given lor's system was in full swing. too. When we wanted to show our stock

space in a publication so broad-minded A lot of boys substituted hiking for at the county or State fairs, we always

as The Outlook for a tirade that has corner loafing when Andrew McGowen, gave them lots of milk. Oats too were

nothing constructive in it. Being an the mile-runner and hurdler, and Walgood for the stock. Oatmeal we knew

educator, he should know that children lace McCurdy, the Olympic champion, made the baby chicks grow nicely. Milk

are not interested in such abstract were in charge of Saturday "hikes." for us? Oh, no! We preferred real

things as “health.” What could be Girls undertook home planning, room "eats"-fried potatoes and pie just

·more concrete, more vital, more inter- planning, decoration, care of hair, teeth, suited us.. Eat oatmeal for breakfast

esting, than our own weight? It means and the like. under the direction of Dr instead of fried ham and hot cakes? physical development. It is expressed

Frida Lippert, who sought to give them Why? We liked the hot cakes with in units of measure which we all under

wholesome ideas and ideals of "home.” plenty of syrup. And coffee of course! stand. Let us have more of the “Great

Assembly talks by educators and repBut the nurse said we were “under


resentative citizens developed a fine weight" and if we did not drink milk,

El Reno, Oklahoma.

co-operative spirit in the school as a eat oatmeal or those other things called


[Last week we published a series of cereals," with plenty of cream, we might stay under-weight. letters commenting most enthusiasti

Supervising Principal, When the county paper published a cally upon C. K. Taylor's article on "The

Meade School, Philadelphia. story on the school that had the most Great Under-Weight Delusion.” Of the under-weight children in the county, we few letters attacking this article the LETTERS TO MR. TAYLOR knew who the children were, though foregoing is perhaps the most interest.

V ou are quite right about the types of they were so considerate as to not men ing which we have received. This

I figure. Before the beginning of the tion names.

writer, like most of the other adverse Christian era Philostratus, in an interThe result of the "eruption"? Not commentators on Mr. Taylor's article, esting book on gymnastics, divided men knowing we were being deluded, we got ignores the fact that Mr. Taylor places into greyhounds. lions, and bears, and I busy. Milk bottles began to appear in great emphasis upon an adequate medio have some photographs showing these lunch-baskets. There was some sense in cal examination. He would be just as

1 examination. He would be just as various types very distinctly. practicing “health habits" if we were much opposed to the unbalanced diet of

R. TAIT MCKENZIE. doing them to become normal in our the children described in the above let.

University of Pennsylvania, weight. So long as we were just doing ter and just as quick to criticise the health chores to get credit and wear drooping shoulders, hollow chests, and Your articles voice my own thoughts badges, we didn't see that it was worth tired eyes as the visiting nurse who exactly, only in a much more able way while. But if they helped us keep away effected the revolution of the health of than I could do. Your idea of offering from “under-weight" then we were these country school-children.

prizes for the all-around development of ready to listen.

Miss Wilson asks if Mr. Taylor can the body, to conform to symmetrical

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standards, is one I have long held, and mirable measure. We have also been He only sez, “Ye've put it strong. last year, and again this year, with the informed that a similar statute is now Ye mout be right an' ye mout be wrong," co-operation of the physical director of in effect in Ohio. We hope other States An' he stroked his long goatee. my home-town Y, I offered prizes to that will follow suit.—THE EDITORS.] same end. It is a field that has long

IX been neglected, and I hope that the seed

But he wrinkled his brow like his sperit you are sowing will not fall on stony

was vexed ground.


'Bout what he ought ter be doin' next Grand Mere. Quebec.


An' what he oughter say.

With the hul world a-knockin' at his Do you have any reprints of "The


door Under-Weight Delusion"? For some

President of Union College

An' him so rich an' them so poor, time I have been trying to convince the

He'll jes' hev ter find a way. public that it was not always advisable

I HADN'T seen Brother Jonathan fer a to stuff their children simply because

I right smart spell. they did not weigh what the chart said

I thought mebbe it wus jes' as well, they should. H. W. ELIOT, M.D.,

Wall, I thought as I shuk his han' While he settled up his things.

good-by, State Board of Health,

I'd heerd, uv course, uv his carryin's on, A-ketchin' a kindness in his eye, State of Vermont.

How he shoo'd the Kaiser off his throne He wus fixin' to cum reound. It strikes me that you are making a An' chased out all the kings.

Fact is, he's the softes' critter alive, splendid contribution to the promotion

He's balky an' pesky hard ter drive, of a desire in the minds of a larger num

Yit his queer ol' heart is seound. A-fixin' boundaries an' drivin' stakes ber of boys than ever before for physical

Fer Checks an’ Polacks an' Slovaks, perfection. AVERY L. RAND,

Eytalian an’ Chinee.
County Secretary, Y. M. C. A.,

A-bossin' the hull tarnation lot
Jasper County, Missouri.

An' tellin' ol' John Bull what was what,
I enjoyed your article in a recent So I jes' stepped reound ter see.

BY ELIAS LIEBERMAN number of The Outlook and heartily

The roads of spring wind gallantly

III agree with what you say. Will you

I Toward goals the heart knows best; He wus puttin' away his fightin' clo'skindly send me one of your leaflets?

They lead to Inns of Memory
Gilmore, Iowa. G. B. WARD, M.D.
Sezee, a scratchin' the tip uv his nose,

Where weary peddlers rest.
An' lookin' mighty sly,
“I fit all creation over thar,

There, hawkers, tired of crying wares
I reckon they know'd who won the war,"

Along the crowded street,
Sezee, as he wunk one eye.

Slump lazily in cushioned chairs

To rest their calloused feet.
I NOTE in your publication of March 1
I an editorial on "The Automatic Thief

I thought he wus crackin' one uv his The quest that led from door to door Catcher," in which you advocate the


For emptiness atones; registration of automobiles by the State Ye know how he likes ter puzzle folks

They put their packs upon the floor and the issuing of certificates of title, When he's havin' a leetle fun.

And ease their aching bones. to be transferred in the case of sale.

So I sez, kinder solum, “Mebbe so, The State of Michigan has such a law,

Yet they dew say ye war mortal slow Each man, as if the spell of spring and I am inclosing a pamphlet, pubpub. In gittin' out yer gun."

Made hidden fancies stir, lished by the Secretary of State, which

Stares moodily, remembering gives this act in full. R. W. SCOTT.

The things that never were.
I see this got him a leetle riled.
Marquette, Michigan.

Thinks I, “The old feller's a-gittin' I, too, would like to drop my pack. [The Michigan law, with which we


If they will let me in, were not familiar at the time of writing So I giv' him another reound.

A lonely peddler wending back our editorial, provides that no certificate “Yer gittin' so mighty rich," sez I,

Where dreams and faith begin. of registration of any vehicle, or num

“An' liftin' yer feet so mighty high, ber plates therefor, whether original Thet they sca'cely tech the greound. issues or duplicate issues, will be issued

THE MESSENGERS by the Secretary of State unless the ap

"Ye've spoke yer mind out, plain and plicant therefor shall, at the same time,


A Folk Tale from the Azores make application for, and be granted, an Ter Rushian an' Prushian an' Japanee,

BY ELSIE SPICER EELLS official certificate of title, or unless the

Monsoor an' yer cuzzin John; applicant shall present satisfactory eviBut ef ‘Yankee Doodle's' the tune they

MTHERE lived long ago in the island of dence that such a certificate covering

1 Terceira a youth whose name was the motor vehicle has been previously Then Yankee boodle will hev ter pay

Vladmiro. He had come from Flanders, issued to the applicant. Ef the dance is a-goin' on.

and he was a cavalier of the Order of It also provides that the sale of a

St. John. He was betrothed to a fair motor vehicle in Michigan without the


maid of the islands. prescribed formalities of transferring "Ye've talked about yer list of don'ts,

One morning he was hunting in the title makes such act of the owner a Jonathan's will an' Jonathan's won'ts,

forest of cedars when he suddenly saw felony and punishable by a fine of not An' mindin' their P's and Q's.

Death standing before him. He fell more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for But when they talk about the price,

upon his knees and sent up a fervent not more than ten years, or both, in the An' ask more help an' less advice,

prayer to the Holy Virgin. discretion of the court. Ye send 'em to the dooce."

Then he said to Death: “O Death, Under this law dealers in used vehi.

why is it that you have come in search cles, or parts thereof, must obtain a

of me so soon? I am young, rich, happy. yearly license and keep a record of pur- I guess I tuk him by surprise,

I am betrothed to a fair maid who loves chases. sales, and exchanges of all But he set thar as ca'm an' looked es me. Life looks very bright.” second-hand vehicles.


Death stepped back a pace. The Michigan law seems to be an ad. As ol' Methuselee.

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Vladmiro returned a prayer of thanksgiving. Then he said:

O Death, I am going to make a request of you. Please do not come up to me so suddenly again. It gives me a fright. Next time you come will you please be so kind as to send messengers in advance to give me a little warning?"

“Yes, young cavalier," responded Death. “I will gladly do what you ask. I give you my promise that next time I will send my messengers ahead of me to warn you that I am approaching."

With these words Death withdrew and went on alone through the forest of cedars.

The spring of that very year the young cavalier married the fair maid who loved him. Life was full of joy. Many children were born to the worthy couple. Riches and honor came too. The years sped by as if they flew on wings.

At last a half-century had passed. Vladmiro held his grandchildren upon his knee and told them the story of the day he met Death in the forest of cedars.

“We are glad Death passed on and left you,” said the children.

“If he hadn't, we could not have had you for our grandfather,” said the name sake grandson, Vladmiro, snuggling closer in his arms.

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“I have kept my word,” said Death. “I have sent my messengers."

"Where are they?” asked the old man in amazement.

Death pointed to Vladmiro's snowy hair.

“I have sent my messengers in your white locks, your failing eyesight and hearing, the wrinkles on your cheeks. Can it be that you have failed to recognize them?”

Vladmiro bowed his head in silence and without a murmur went with Death.

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A.C.Gilbert's Own Column

Keeping Up With Father

In which Jim Craig tells how he got new

power of Leadership

Father"-is more fun than anything we ever played. That's pretty strong when you think of football, hockey and all that.

But this is another kind of fun. It is planning and building and doing experiments in wireless and chemistry and everything else that men do.

It beats school learning all to pieces, and you haven't any idea what a lot of interesting things, which you never dreamed of before, you can get from Mr. Gilbert's books in almost no time.


Don't send a single nickel

THIS week I am going to 1 ask your indulgence while I take all the space in my column to tell you something of my own story.

My reason for this is that I want my boy friends (and I think I may count more of these in the world than any other single individual) to know what I have been through myself and why I feel that every boy should be trained for skill, adeptness, knowledge, popularity. and leadership.

I am not very far past boyhood myself. It seems only yesterday that I landed at the little university in Oregon from my boyhood home in northern Idaho.

I was interested in three outside things: athletics, sleight-of-hand, and scientific experiments.

In the Northwest I went in for wrestling, got beaten the first year, and the second year won the Pacific Coast championship.

I also went in for pole vaulting and broke the Northwest record, beside winning the track championship of that section.

Then I went to Yale, won the "Y" in three different branches, took the wrestling championship of the United States, took first honors as all-round gymnast, and twice broke the world's pole vaulting record.

But all the time I devoted every possible spare moment to my scientific experiments. This work of making science understandable, fascinating and useful to boys helped me earn my way through college and led me into my life work of making mechanical toys.

This is a lot for a man to talk about himself, you will admit.

VE HAVE a new game at our house, my two

V brothers and I. We call it "Keeping Up With Father." We just hit on the name all of a sudden on last Christmas day while we were going through the pictures and titles of ten corking books that father had smuggled in on the quiet and put with my presents. It sounds funny, but we couldn't "see" our other presents for a while.

You want to know about that game and why we named it.

Well, father is a very busy man, but he knows a tremendous lot of interesting things about science, and engineering and chemistry, and magic, and wireless, and electricity, and athletics. He had always been keen atout magic and tricks of all kinds. So he got us to like these things, too.

Then he discovered that set of books which let us right into a lot of wonderful secrets.

Here are some of the things we 'learned: How to understand the wonders of the Radio Telephone and Broadcasting and how to build your own Wireless Outfit. How to train to become a champion athlete, to be a champion pole vaulter, high jumper or broad jumper.

How to do the strange rope tricks of the Davenport Brothers, who, as you know, made everybody think they had spiritualistic powers until their secrets were exposed.

How to master the secrets of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Engineering, Coin Tricks and Chemistry, how to do some of the amazing tricks that made such magicians as Herrmann and Kellar famous.

How to build all kinds of wonderful and useful things at home with a few tools and a carpenter's bench.

How to be able to talk about big inventions intelligently and explain them to others.

The set contains these ten wonderful volumes:

Radio Telephone and Broadcasting, Boy Athletics, 66 Stunts with the Electric Motor, 75 Electrical Toys and Tricks, Chemistry, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Engineering, Signal Engineering, Carpentry, Knots and Splices, Coin Tricks.

I think I have told you enough about these books to make you long to possess a set yourself. But, to give you any real idea of all the splendid information there is in these books is quite beyond me. Just think of having a quick answer to all questions that come up in the wonderful fields covered by these volumes.

I only hope for your sake that someone will give you this great set of books. And I'll bet you right now, that if your father gets this marvelous Boy's Library for you, he will have just about as much fun with it as you do.

But here! I haven't told you the name of this set, or who wrote it.

It is called the Master Hand Library (ten books in all), and it was got up by Mr. A. C. Gilbert. You know, the man who invented the building sets (Erector) and all those other sensible toys we get for Christmas and Birthday and Vacation presents--I mean the mechanical ones that teach us engineering and carpenter work, and wireless and magic and chemistry.

Believe me, he knows how to write for boys! He ought to, for he was "some boy himself.

That game I told you about—"Keeping Up With

NATHERS, mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts!

You have read Jim's own story. He knows what he is talking about because he has read Mr. Gilbert's fascinatng books from cover to cover and in his spare moments has gathered a perfectly surprising fund of information and inspiration on the things of popular science which every man must know to be well-rounded.

Jim didn't tell you, but they have wrought a wonderful change in him. His father tells us he has gone ahead with leaps and bounds-80 far as popularity is concerned-since he began reading and using the Master Hand Library. Jim wasn't naturally a leader, but somehow he seems to be chosen now for the job whenever the boys get together. He seems to be always a few steps ahead of the procession.

But how about the Boy you have in mind? Don't you think these books would make a great present for him?

It is all very simple. Just send the coupon by next post without any money, and we will send you the entire set of ten books for five days free examination. You see, it costs you nothing to look them over.

Then, if you decide (as we are very positive that you will) that Mr. Gilbert's Master Hand Library is "just the thing" for Bob or Bill or Jack or all of them, send only $3.50 and the set is yours to give him, or them. It is ready for immediate shipment.

Upon receipt of your coupon we will send you, with Mr. Gilbert's compliments, a copy of his 160-page book, "Boy Engineering," in which you will find many interesting

and fascinating things. This book

is yours free of all charge whether

you buy the

Master Hand Send

Library or not.

But I want you to know these things to see therein where I got the inspiration to build the Master Hans) Library for Boys which my publishers are now offering.


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