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��Caging the Bananas to Keep Them Clean

CHARLES P. ARTHUR, a grocer in Iowa Falls, Iowa, was impressed by the great need of a method of keeping ba- nanas clean. He saw that flies and other in- sects crawled all over the bunch of bananas in the store.

After thinking the matter over he de- signed a case which will keep bananas fresh and clean and at the same time within easy reach of the grocer. This has been patent- ed recently. The case stands a little higher than a man's head, so that the bananas sus- pended within it are in such a position that they can be cut off easily. The case is made of a metal frame covered with wire net- ting. This keeps in- sects away from the and admits air.

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��A new method of keeping bananas clean. The wire case is of fine mesh and keeps flies and other insects away

��Even the Price of Monkeys Is Soaring

WHO would think that the European war would have anything to do with the price of monkeys ? Well, it does, and a great deal, too. The price of monkeys has gone up with food, paper, shoes, etc., to the despair of the pathologist and to the sorrow of the hurdy-gurdy man. The causes for the sudden "corner" in monkeys is the closing of the world's principal wild animal market at Ham- burg, Germany, and the lack of shipping facilities.

Not long ago the pathologists of the National Public Health Service at Wash- ington, D. C, wanted a dozen South American monkeys for experimental pur- poses. They appealed to every wild animal dealer in this country, to the zoos, and to the sailors in port, and finally purchased six at $18.00 each.

��Keeping the Shampooing Soap Suds Out of Your Eyes

IF Mr. Jones wishes a really comfortable shampoo at the barber's, or Mrs. Smith at her hair-dresser's, let them ask for one of the new types of special shampoo basins shown in the accompanying illustration. The ba- sins are of the ordinary kind, but they have a special horizontal cup-shaped projection at the front in which the head may rest while Mr. Jones or Mrs. Smith leans back in a special chair set about half a foot in front of the basin. The water and soap used in the shampoo- ing operation thus drains off from the hair directly into the basin without running into the eyes.

The upright portion of the device above the top of the basin proper is made into a tank to hold two gallons of soap lotion. This is heated by gas and is drawn out through the faucet. .

���The special shampooing basin has a cup-shaped projection in front in which the head rests

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