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Question—R.E.: I would be much obliged if you will inform me where I could get a sample of paint analyzed?
Answer—I have sent you the address of a reliable, old-established Toronto firm of analytical chemists.
Question—H.G.: Will you tell me where I can purchase some good pictures of Canadian scenery suitable for framing, size around sixteen by twenty-four inches.
Answer—I have sent you three addresses where these are to be had.
Question — B.H., Sask: Will you
please tell me where I can get dresses and spring millinery to sell on commission in small shop, not house to house canvass?
Answer—These things being such that they soon lose their value if not disposed of, are not sold on a commission basis, but on terms, so much down and the balance payable in instalments. I have sent you information on where to find such trade addresses.
Question—Mrs. W. : I live on a farm and would like some suggestions for entertaining a few town ladies in the afternoon. Can you think of anything but euchre? intend having about ten. What would suitable menu?
Answer—How would you like a hat trimming contest? You could either ask each guest to bring an untrimmed shape, or get them in the ten cent store. With table piled up with odds and ends trimming, plenty of pins and scissors, needles and thread, it is great fun see who can turn out the best looking hat. Give two prizes for the best and funniest respectively. For refreshments, some dainty sandwiches made with lettuce and mayonnaise, or tomato, light fruit cake and tea would be quite sufficient.
Question—M.W.: I should be grateful if you could tell me where to write for information concerning the organizing of Brownie Packs.
Answer—Write to the Headquarters of the Canadian Girl Guides, 22 College Street, Toronto, the Brownie Packs being a subdivision of the Girl Guides.
Question—Mrs. E. C., Cape Breton: Could you please tell me where I could get sale for hand-hooked floor rugs, any size, and in any designs, birds, deer, ships, etc. I am a poor woman with three children to support, so would be very thankful if I could get sale for rugs. Here in the country they do not care to buy rugs, all are farm houses.
Answer— Write to the Canadian Handicrafts Guild, 598a St. Catharine St. West, Montreal, Que., as they sell hooked rugs, among other things. I have also sent your name and address to some women who have Gift Shops.
Question—Miss K.: I am given to understand that in Toronto there is an institution where they train girls to become children’s nurses. I am nearly eighteen years and completing my fourth year in high school, and would like to become a private nurse for children up to about five or six years of age.
Answer—The only place I know of that gives this training is the Well Baby Clinics, in connection with the Sick Children’s Hospital, College St., Toronto. Write there and make enquiries. Possibly the nurses in training who are in attenddance at the Well Baby Clinics are taking the regular nursing course at the hospital, but this, even if taken in part, would be a valuable training for a nurse in charge of well children, as they teach them the physical care of children from birth up.
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