Feb. 28, 1909 (Sunday)
GLOBE LOOKS BACK AT PREVIOUS INAUGURATIONS: The Globe devotes plenty of space to the upcoming inauguration of William Howard Taft (which is scheduled for Thursday). One page (shown at right) reviews past inaugurals. The page includes a chart (below) that includes facts about the presidents:
Perhaps it's noteworthy to point out that nine of the 25 have "None" listed for college. Also, look at the number of living former presidents.... Well, as of Feb. 28, 1909, there are NONE -- because Roosevelt is still in office. I haven't looked, but that really can't have happened too often in this nation's history.
DOCTOR PASSES ON SOME BEAUTY TIPS FROM DAYS GONE BY: The magazine section of today's Globe includes an article with the headline of "TOILET TRICKS WOMEN USED YEARS AGO" The article quotes extensively a "well-known doctor" but neglects to reveal his name. He rattled off numerous techniques women have used over the years to maintain their good looks. Among the recipes for beauty: "the eating of herring brains."
My favorite section of the article is shown at right and quoted below (with emphasis added):
"In the old days it was quite generally believed that the eating of HARE'S FLESH would cause the eater to LOOK FAIR, LOVELY and GRACIOUS for a week together afterward, while the ENTRAILS of CROCODILES were considered EXCELLENT TO WHITEN THE SKIN. The same was true of the GREASE OF LION, mixed with OIL OF ROSES.
"The ASHES OF AN OYSTER SHELL calcined and then mixed with honey, WILL REMOVE WRINKLES and MAKES A WOMAN'S SKIN SMOOTH AND SOFT."
I hope Cosmopolitan is paying attention.