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r42 Woodcraft Manual for Boys as far 03 as possible in the schoolroom and use it each day. Train your eyes to read the smallest letters from your seat. By such exercises during the years of growth almost all short—sight, or near-sight, and much blurred sight or astig- matism, may be permanently prevented. An interesting proof is found by Dr. Casey Wood in the fact that while wild animals have good sight, caged animals that have lost all opportunities for watching distant objects are generally myopic or short-sighted. In other words, nature adapts the tool to its job. Dry Footgear A certain minister knowing I had much platform experience said to me once: “How is it that your voice never grows husky in speaking? No matter how well I may be my voice often turns husky in the pulpit.” He was a thin, nervous man, very serious about his work and anxious to impress. I replied: “You are nervous before preaching, which makes your feet sweat. Your socks are wet when you are in the pulpit, and the sympathy between soles and voice is well known. Put on dry socks just before entering the pulpit and you need not fear any huskiness.” He looked amazed and said: “You certainly have sized me up all right. I’ll try next Sunday.” I have not seen him since and don’t know the result, but- I know that the principle is sound—wet feet, husky throat. READY HELP To Revive from Drowning (I) As soon as the patient is in a safe place, loosen the cloth- ing, if any. (2) Empty the lungs of water, by laying the body breast down, and lifting it by the middle, with the head hanging down. Hold thus for a few seconds, till the water is evidently out. (3) Turn the patient on his breast, face downward. (4) Give artificial respiration thus: by pressing the lower ribs down and forward toward the head, then release. Repeat about twelve times to the minute. (5) Apply warmth and friction to extremities, rubbing toward the heart. (6) DON’T GIVE UPI Persons have been saved after 4")— ‘l ’ A __h'__n