Health Hints.. Preparing The Home .-Now that your children are back; in school, catch your breath rest up and relax. And then, get busy again and use some of that lovely free time io put your house: hold in better shape to meet those miserable but usual wintertime j illnesses, and particularly the mi- serable but qu .e possible newj "flu." The wei: - prepared home! can still run along fairly smoothly when illness comes. Sickness cau-ss cau-ss less difficulty for the family th t's alert, in the home that's ready. . . To help you plan ahead, the Medical Me-dical Department of the . Equitable Life Assurance Society today suggested sug-gested that you stand back and take a good' look at the way your house runs now while everyone is well, compared to the way it functions when someone in the family fa-mily is sick. Turn an' eagle eye first on your stock of supplies and equipment with the following ques- tions in mind. Do you have enough of the right kind of supplies to ease your job in caring for a sick child or adult? ad-ult? Will they help make the sick person less likely to develop complications? com-plications? Will they answer the i foods from the first day c-? You'll, 'want a week-to-ten J-y supply of i canned goods and dried foods, i soups and bouillons, desserts and cereals, fruits and juices, frozen foods, canned or dry milk. With these, you'll be able to give the! rest of the family healthful but quick and simple meals, too. Your kitchen should contain other oth-er practical items for times of illness. Lots of paper bags for waste containers for the sickroom. Trays or a wheeled table to save steps, steps, steps and backs, j arms, legs, and you, too! Juice pitchers for bedside use. Lots and lots of soaps or detergents. Check your linen closet, bureaus; and dressers, medicine cabinets. J Enough extra sheets? Any fitted ! ones, for more wrinkle-free com-, fort for the sick person and less bed-making for you? How about j mattress protectors, blankets, to-j wels, wash cloths? Bedspreads, j too, get used up quickly during! illness. Think over other sick-time needs: paper tissues? enough ther-j mometers? rubbing alcohol? a bell or two? a good (and a safe) vaporizor? pajamas, plenty? keep-busy-and-quiet-in-bed books, toys, and games? Along with extra supplies, you may need extra services. You would be wise to write down in advance the names of several reliable re-liable outside services for home Dick-uD and delivery of laundry, important requirements of safety, cleanliness, and handiness? Does your equipment include all of the extras needed during times of illness? ill-ness? Since sickness in the family affects af-fects every, aspect of living, the Equitable's " Director of Public Health, Howard Ennes, suggests that you check every storage area of your home now to ease yourself and your family through a sick in-bed session, with the fewest household problems possible. For example, take your kitchen. Can you feed your patient the right dairy products and milk, prepared meals, newspapers, drugs and cleaning and is possible, groceries gro-ceries and other household needs. And now that you've prepared your home, you can go back and relax with the assurance that you have saved yourself and your family fa-mily extra work, trouble and fatigue fa-tigue in case someone does get sick! Nice to feel prepared, isn't it?