Looking Back


100 years ago

Gen. Sir Robert Baden-Powell believes in the woman who can do things, and the other day he held up Lady Baden-Powell as an exponent of this much-desired art. The chief and founder of the Boys Scout movement was describing a tour that his wife and he recently made in Algeria. “I saw Lady Baden-Powell,” he said, “not so long ago in — what is the feminine for shirt sleeves? — scrubbing out a saucepan. We were living the simple life in the dessert. We had only one pan, and that was a saucepan. It had to do for frying our fish in the morning and also for boiling our coffe...

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